[look again] // last night I went to a parish mission nearby who hosted @thevigilproject. I knew the vigil project makes amazing music, but they do so much more. Greg’s talk opened me up and gave me lots to think about this lent (this quote being one of them). Tonight is @andreathomasmusic’s talk and adoration with tomorrow night culminating as the whole gang leads us in worship. If you’re in the DMV area, get yourself to Saint Joseph’s in Eldersburg and just be ready to receive a whole lot of grace.
[bump] // because it’s #30weeks today and about time we had a bump picture. Couldn’t have thought of a better way to enjoy my one cup of coffee today than with these beautiful souls. Topics ranging from social justice, taize music, feminism, financial literacy, the given institute, traveling with a one month old, unleashing the Holy Spirit, compassion, blessed is she, podcasts, slack, and homilies...I’d say we covered a lot of ground today! Can’t wait for baby to meet all these beautiful people in my life 💕
[defender] // When I thought I lost me
You knew where I left me
You reintroduced me to Your love
And You picked up all my pieces
Put me back together
You are the defender of my heart #upperroom
[no filter] // seriously, who am I that this gets to be my life? God’s faithfulness is real, that’s all I can say. A month ago, we thought we were buying a house. Today we’re living on a huge farm with over 30 horses and 18 chickens. We are renting and working the farm whenever we can to pay down or rent. (Can you say, PROVISION!) We are loving life and continuously blown away by the beauty, the simplicity, the rest; all of the things that this place is bringing us. Oh and did I mention NEW LIFE? In so many ways, that’s what nature teaches usb The others on the farm are so excited to have the first farm baby in 30 years. We’re excited about it too ☺️ feel free to follow us on our farm life journey over at @littlehousebigfarm!
[#eloncmm] // what an awesome 24 hours. It was so great to be with this group and to share of God’s faithfulness and the ways He has shown me in my own life. I will be praying for you all. Your joy filled me up! Thanks for having me @elonccm!
[elon ccm] // excited to be with you all this week! Headed to Elon for a night of worship on Wednesday. Come hang out with us. Can’t wait to meet you @elonccm.
[is this for you?] // this is on my heart today and maybe it’s for you. Are you making your decisions out of fear? “I can’t afford it”, “God won’t provide for me here”, “If I say no to him, he will leave me”, “If I leave this job that doesn’t mine up with my values, I won’t know where to go”, the list goes on. What ever your fear is today, walk through the fire. FEAR IS THE LIE. The devil preys on our doubts and exploits them. Think of Eve in the garden, he played on her fear. TRUTH IS, God is FAITHFUL, PROVIDER, and ENOUGH. He is TRUSTWORTHY. He knows what you need more then you know what you need. He actually desires what is best for you. Don’t let fear of the unknown trick you into making decisions that will leave you with less than all God has for you. If it’s the “easy way out” it’s usually the harder way to live. Make the harder decision now to Trust and to walk in faith and you’ll find it’s much easier on the other side. I don’t know who this is for but God wants freedom for you and He wants you to know you can trust Him in this. #fearisaliar #walkinfreedom
[conviction] // this last line of the Gospel on Sunday grabbed me every time I heard it (3 to be exact). So as I was praying about this Lent and where I need to grow, it was this line that I kept coming back to. Lent is a beautiful season given to us to help us grow. I know that the garden of my heart has become overgrown and it’s time to allow some pruning to be done. I’m praying this lent produces great fruit in our lives as we anticipate the Resurrection of our Lord and we contemplate what that REALLY MEANS for us. Thank you God for saving us! #ashwednesday #lent2019
[warmth] // craving that warmth of spring! We are using this week at @littlehousebigfarm to weed through all the things we’ve done without for 7 months and see what brings us joy and what doesn’t. This mug is one that surely brings me joy! Who else has a favorite mug (or 20)? I hope you are enjoying the start of a new week. How can I pray for you today? 📷 @meaghan_clare_
[littlehousebigfarm] // two weeks from now we’ll be settled into a new place - it finally feels like the beginning. It’s funny how it’s nothing like we had expected but God is bigger than our imaginations. I’ve been longing for simplicity, for a “going back”, for beauty. He has brought us into it and I am so excited. There’s already a lot of purging and it fills me with more openness to what really matters; compassion, sustainability, hospitality. The list goes on. I’m sure this life on @littlehousebigfarm will teach us many things and have it’s own difficulties but neither one of us ever signed up for easy. We signed on for worth it. Baby Erskine will begin life here and I cannot wait to meet him or her! Any guesses? 👶🏻
[THE farm] // there’s really not enough words to describe what this place is to us. I always try and it never suffices. Thankful for a long weekend of rest, the content, the community, the food and the gift that keeps on giving. If you ever hear me talk about the farm, just know it’s worth the drive and taking off early on a Friday to get a little extra time there. I promise 😊
[this place —> these people] // it calls meeeee 🎶 Wishing the weekend was closer. This is one of my favorite “work” weekends of the year. There are people I see only here but it feels like the bond grows each time. There’s something about just belonging because you are, not because you have to be a certain way. And that’s why I love it. #weekendcomenow #youarewelcomehere
[rediscover] // I am always thankful for the opportunity to sing music from my album. Those songs were birthed over many years and took me through many seasons. In studio they took on a new life and now they are in the world. I hope they’ve been bringing you much hope and solace as they have for me. If you haven’t heard it yet, check out the links in my bio for streaming on @spotify and downloading on @itunes. #thehearth. 📷: @storia.studio