This picture above pretty much sums up February and how it was a month that not only stretched me beyond my comfort zone but changed my life forever. There are truly no words to express how much each of these girls impacted me and I am forever grateful. I had the greatest opportunity to speak at the Delight house and share my testimony with these ladies. The delight house is a BEAUTIFULLY renovated house that is dedicated to hosting week long intensives for young teenage girls where they can come together to seek the Lord, share meals, worship, and grow in their creative gift. It is one of the most AMAZING ministries I have ever been a part of and the Lord is doing such a beautiful work in Kristin Wall as she gives her life to teenage girls all over the country. This past intensive was quite different where teenage girls didn’t gather, but married and engaged couples did. Girls from all over the country came to spend time together in the delight house to talk about their marriages and how they can become a better wife. It’s crazy to me how the Lord works and places us in positions beyond ourselves. I immediately became insecure because I knew I did not “fit” into the marriage or engaged category. I questioned why God would place me all the way in Washington with this beautiful group of women to share my heart. What did I have to offer? How can I be relatable? I struggled to find my purpose and I almost let the enemy steal my joy. BUT the Lord gently spoke to my heart and the moment I stepped into the Delight house with these women I knew it was orchestrated by God.
The week was so much deeper than just a “marriage” retreat. I sat in a living room with 14 other woman who poured out their hearts and shared their testimonies. It was a week of digging deeper and being refreshed. A week of getting our hearts re-focused back on the Lord. If He is the center and He is our focus then our marriages and other relationships will thrive. I learned so much about myself and who I am in Christ. And I also learned how imperfectly perfect marriage is and how marriage is to be the direct representation of the gospel. What an incredibly beautiful picture this is.
-Read The God Ask and Daring Greatly
-Get up 15 min earlier every morning
-Have a weekly sabbath
-Finish updating blog
-Find a mentor
-Hot yoga 2x/week
-Life coaching with Britt
-Join Valley Creek Church
-Go to NC for our EB yearly retreat! SO excited and thankful for those who have poured so much into our lives over the years!!
-Finalize Africa details for EB trip this summer
-Complete my FIRST birth photography session!!!
-Try a new recipe and put it on the blog
-Move out of my apartment (and NO I have no idea where I am going to live. I’m living on FAITH.)
-Continue to practice photography 1-2 hours/week
PC: Emily Moller