⚡️"Not enough."⚡️ God, those are words that I've struggled with every since I was a child. There's always this nagging voice that says, " you're not smart enough , pretty enough or good enough". I've been in a race to be " enough" which is really an unachievable measure of perfection for some time now. It has been exhausting... the way I have beat myself up when I should have given myself grace. The way I let my insecurities and discontent rob myself of the gratitude of the moment. I over analyze my mistakes to a fault, parade them as thoughts in my mind and exalt them by thinking on them again and again. But no more because I am enough. I repeat those words at first , half way believing them and asking God to give me the grace to hold unto faith until I fully do. I am enough because he's made me enough. It doesn't matter who left , what grades I get , what guys don't like me or where I am in my career. 💖I am enough because I'm loved. 💖I am enough because I have a place at Jesus' table. 💖I am enough because he chose me, and he chose you too. I'm praying that the Father will show me what he sees when he looks at me. Tonight , I'm honest with you , the reader, and I'm willing to be honest with God, the Father. I'm confessing all of the yucky stuff out of my mind until there's nothing left to vomit. 🤢 I'm taking it one day at a time and not pressuring myself into "perfection". I'm not judging how many tears fall 🌊💧💦 I'm not judging how many times I tell God, "I feel crazy". I am trusting him with another part of my heart. And y'all , I'm afraid...afraid to let go of this idea of "perfect". But love keeps drawing me in and tells me" I'm enough"... so here I go 💖
✨Whatever the cost I will praise you✨. Those are words that can't be taken lightly , yet should have our full aligence. The truth is sometimes life doesn't go as planned. Sometimes the path you planned and God's plan are two completely different things. Sometimes we feel disappointed or rejected by the people we love for doing the right thing. Sometimes the end to suffering doesn't seem to be in sight. Still, will your heart sing , whatever the cost I'll praise you ? Can your heart still recognize the value of the kingdom even when your emotions rage within you? It's easy to shout those words on the mountain top but it can be harder to mean them in the valley. 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾 Whether it's your last tear, biggest smile , or something in between, will you praise Jesus? 💖This week I'm praying and believing this : " I will praise the lord at all times "... even in the midst of frustration and anxiety, my prayer is for that psalms to be the only thing to exit my lips ... ✨I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. Psalm 34:1 ✨
✨✨I think LOVE is my word for the year. I really desire to love people better and to receive God's love for myself more. Today, I thought to myself love is ..." when someone hands you a pile of poop💩 and you hand them back gold". I know that's a funny way of looking at it, but I can't help but think it's true. Sometimes people hand you unpleasantries in their attitude towards you or even the things they don't think you've overheard. But my friends , LOVE is the real gold here on this earth. It changes people, and i don't particularly mean the offender( although it definitely can change them ). Love changes the one who was hurt, the one who wants to hide under unforgiveness because it just hurts too much [trust me, I know ]. Giving love when you've been hurt isn't weakness, it's POWER💥. Some may think that love is secondary to all the wonderful things we can do or be, but really it should be the lens by which we see everyone , including ourselves. I want to challenge you to LOVE MORE. That means forgive more. Be more patient. Be MORE long suffering. Be more kind. I'm excited to see God's powerful love working in all of us. #kingdomcome ⭐️"If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God's secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn't love others, I would be nothing" 1 Corinthians 13:2
Everyone pours out something, but everyone doesn't examine what they allow in. I don't want to add to the chaos God. I want to fit perfectly where you've created me to be. Whatever I do is only beautiful if it's in harmony with your plan 💖
✨✨Sometimes I go to God expecting to be put in my place. I know I messed up. I know I've fallen short and I expect to get what I rightfully deserve. But, more times than not. He tells me that he loves me. No long lecture, no " I told you so". Just another, " I love you, Ash". 😩😩💖💖 ⭐️Yesterday God reminded me that he simply knows. He knows what its like to live in a world that rejects truth and still let your light shine. He knows what its like to be frustrated. He knows what its like to be exhausted, he just...knows. I can't help but imagine him sitting down right beside me whispering just that..." I know Ash... I know". ☀️But you know what? Jesus never ceases to amaze me. He is divinity, yet will come down to comfort us. He is capable of molding us with his powerful hands, and not smushing us to pieces. He rebuilds and restores and he does it all by love. He's calling us with love for more. He wants us to flee sin, not just because we should, but because we love him. And even in your struggle he just wants you to know that he loves you and he understands. Let him sit with you on the curb of your mistakes, disappointment, rejection, or anxieties. Let him talk to you and point you in the right direction. Jesus' love isn't an excuse to sin, but it's the 💃🏾F R E E D O M 💃🏾to live life a completely different way. ✨[Hebrews 4:15]✨ This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.
Brave the cold. Please join us at our Southlake location for tonight's Here For U event benefiting Rockenbaugh Elementary. 15% of this evening's proceeds will be donated to the school. And, as always, Kids Eat Free after 4pm. #eatunleavened #hereforu #supportlocal #southlake #southlaketownsquare #rockenbaughelementary
I found my new favorite (but shhh don’t tell Flower Child 🤫)
Wishing I could be in Dallas having my @eatunleavened breakfast right now!
‘Tis the season for giving back. Please join us at our Southlake location for tonight's Here For U event benefiting Walnut Grove Elementary. 15% of this evening's proceeds will be donated to the school. And, as always, Kids Eat Free after 4pm. #eatunleavened #hereforu #supportlocal #southlake #southlaketownsquare #walnutgroveelementary
Please join us at our Southlake location for tonight's Here For U event benefiting Old Union Elementary. 15% of this evening's proceeds will be donated to the school. And, as always, Kids Eat Free after 4pm. #eatunleavened #hereforu #supportlocal #southlake #southlaketownsquare #oldunionelementary
I’m not one to normally post pictures of my food, but I’ve been meaning to try @eatunleavened for a while now and I finally made a point to get over to the Lakewood store. It did not disappoint! This is the unleavened wrap paired with their soup of the day which is a delicious turkey and chickpea. I’ll be getting a bowl to take home with me to nurture this sore throat because it is so tasty 😋 Can’t wait to come back and try several of the other options! #eatunleavened
Please join us at our Lakewood location for tonight's Here For U event benefiting Lipscomb Elementary. 10% of this evening's proceeds will be donated to the school. And, as always, Kids Eat Free after 4pm. #eatunleavened #hereforu #supportlocal #dallaseats