If you really want to make a difference in the kingdom of God, the key is not to try to go to a lot of different places, do a bunch of good deeds, and have a bunch of meetings.
It starts with you saying yes to God’s love and yes to love the person right in front of you.
It’s the small things and investing in the individual that start a chain reaction in the kingdom of God.
Why? Let me ask this… How can we truly love and serve God if we don’t love and serve our neighbor? Do we even see the people around us, or are they just more names and more faces?
When you walk by someone on the street do your thoughts reflect on yourself and what you want, or on Jesus, His kingdom, and seeing them as God’s children?
Who are we? The image of God.
But do we truly see, think, and treat others and ourselves that way?
I believe that when a person sees someone else and treats them the way they ought to be treated because they’ve recognized who that person is, who God created them to be, and how valuable they are, that is part of how the gospel is spread. That is how hearts of stone turn soft, and we grow into so much more.
It’s the simple act of saying yes to God’s love, and yes to love the person next to you that makes all the difference in the world.
-Noel Hayner, Winter 2019 DTS student
Happiness should be something we can decide. We can make it through strengthening relationships, doing valuable things that gives us the sense of achievement, and keep a positive attitude. Forgiving your past and do your best at this moment, I believe future will give me the answers I want.
Some dreams are like bubbles, easy broken, still, lets visualize and reinforce them.
The greatest purpose that you have in your life is what exactly do you do to impact and serve PEOPLE. Gratitude was expressed, contribution was given, education was served, stories were shared and lives were impacted. The only person that can make that change for you and the people you get to encounter along the way is YOU. This picture with these people, among many that were here today at Columbus STS, are what I consider family 👑 and as we grow efficiently and abundantly, so will the people like you that come with us. IMPACT the 🌎 is our goal! I’m grateful to be here with everyone! ✊🏾 Lets grow!
I LOVE hosting. If we’re being honest, sometimes I invite people over just so I can play hostess 🤷♀️ .
Once Upon a Time, hosting meant homemade biscotti and an assortment of loose leaf teas, but since having kids, I’ve had to find simpler things to offer guests.
So here are some of my favorite time-saving tricks to hosting:
♦️ Cheese boards make everything look fancier- seriously, sometimes I just throw a handful of Anna’s snack from the cupboard on a cheese board and Viola!
♦️ This morning I had time for French Press Coffee, but normally I let people brew their own via my Nespresso machine- it’s fun and fancy and requires 0 cleanup!
♦️Peppermint in any diffuser blend makes my house smell cleaner than it actually is 👀
There you Go! A few of my hosting secrets 🙈 Now go have some people over!
I saw this word a couple months ago.. Then I found myself coming back to it over and over again. It’s so much more than a definition. It’s acknowledging that you are not just concerned about yourself.
About the the problems you are going through.
About the joys in your life.
About your own personal successes, failures, promotions, sufferings and day to day tasks.
Sonder made me realize I need to hear other people’s stories. The power and influence they have and to realize that there is so much going on other than just what is happening in your 24 hours a day. .
It’s about learning to listen, really listen to the emotion, the realizations and the history that each person holds. We were all made uniquely and with different passions, skills, and talents. Yet we tend to focus on ourselves more than anything else. This word reminds me that it’s not about me. It’s not always about my problems and successes. It’s about walking and talking to your friends, family and strangers and hear their stories to see their passions and to fuel them and build and lift them up.
That’s what the word Sonder means to me and I am so thankful I have it as my latest tattoo to remind me every day just how amazing each individual story is.
🌼 Hug people tight. Buy them sweet flowers. Forgive them quickly. Look into their eyes with wonder at all they are. Marvel at the miracle of their life. Send them songs and invitations and stupid jokes and unabashed joy. Be content with their presence however it may be. Support them wildly. Celebrate them in every way imaginable! .
🌼 We’re not here to be perfect on every level, we’re here to be lovers of humanity. Lovers of magic and oneness and the light in all beings. .
🌼 These flowers were for @jeddesign ... I am so blessed to know you and collaborate with you and the magnificently talented and generous team at @affirmations.publishing ... thank you for making my dreams come true. So excited at what is yet to come!
A great morning working with our friend Andrea and her ministry Common Hearts Foundation! They minister monthly to the homeless community in Dallas, handing out meals, clothing, toiletries and love. An added blessing-our friends from Belize Pastor Victor Hernandez and his wife Sharon are in town, and were able to come be a part of the morning serving these people!
TODAY 🔺 10 AM
We're are so excited for church today! Are you?? Our teams are getting ready for an amazing morning.
Coffee shop opens at 9.30AM so come early to get your order in before we start worship.
Don’t forget to grab something yummy after the service too all proceeds going to Build His House offering.
See you soon! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have you bought your tickets yet?? URBAN PRAISE live at Realife Church
25th August 6.30pm
|| TICKETS ON SALE NOW || Online and at the desk
ADULT Pass $20 (ages 17 and over)
CHILD Pass $10 (ages 5 - 16, 4 and under FREE)
FAMILY Pass $50 ( 2 x adults & 2 x children) •
All tickets include light refreshments
Served from 6.30 PM
Concert to follow
Tickets MUST be presented at the door.
Make sure you register your name and pay at the desk, we have VIP tickets available as well.
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Tomorrow is the start of a new series! Swipe to see a video introducing the main theme of this series, how the Bible has Proven Plays for handling relationships.
Also remember to wear your jersey tomorrow morning!
Join us tomorrow morning at 10am for worship + we continue our series, “Core Values,” talking about Generosity. We’ll see you soon!⠀
10AM || Tomorrow⠀
170 John France Road⠀
Jonesborough, TN 37659
We ❤️ our city! Serving is an honor and we couldn’t have more fun doing it! Big thanks to everyone who came out this Saturday!
Come out next month because I ❤️ My City will be back at it making a difference in our community! #bettertogether#allinthistogether
Missing the lazy summer days already. As the kids get older, I miss their little kid voices and bodies, but I love what we can do together now that they are older. ————————————-
For years I built my Arbonne business so I could stay home with my kids while they were little. I continue to build it now so I can have time to spend with them. Time is such a gift and once we use it, it’s gone. ————————————
The ability to create a 6 figure income WHILE investing in my family is important to me. Arbonne is an incredible company. A place that allows me to build a future that I look forward to. In 10 years, these girls will be almost 21 and 15 years old. We hope that what we are building now will foster a relationship where they will choose to to spend time with us and use their gifts to help others.
*FORGET YOUR PAST AND MOVE ON*
Actually, one can't . All those things that he\she have suffered or gone through just can't. At all. I don't agree k Aap ko apna maazi bhool jana chahiye Infact, you should learn from it. Every single bruise, every single memory, every single nightmare, every single loss, every single destruction or injury shapes you into a person you were never before. Aap ka maazi Aap k sath app ki zindagi mein Aap ko kabhi nahin chorta. Infact, It refrains you from all those things that you've committed before.Cause now, you are a person who's shaped perfectly by his\her own mistakes in the past.A person should, of course, move towards the bright future awaiting ,but never ever forget his\her past.Kuon k Aap ka maazi aap ko buhat Kuch sikhata hai aur WO chahay acha ho ya bura usay kabhi nahin bholna chahiye!!
#past #brightfuture#neverforgeturpast#behappy#stayblessed#staypositive#embraceyourself#loveurself#beyourself#lovepeople#stayhappy #thoughts_unveiled_
It’s crazy when you look over a city and think about the simple fact that there are 100’s of thousands of people living in that city and God has given each of them a unique calling and purpose. You aren’t just a number you are special. You are called, created, and designed with a unique purpose and calling. Let’s all start living like it 🌆🙏🏼
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Thirty three years of friendship. My Sister and I had an emotional last few days. Someone very special to us was paroled after 28 plus years in prison. There were lots of laughs, tears and deep conversations.
We are exhausted but we were there when he went in and there for his release. #lovepeople#friendship#family#sister Excited to see where his new journey takes him. #prayers@missioninnhotel
One of my favorite photos from when I was in Peru. I miss these two world changers! @ashlee_falconer is crushing it in Samoa and @chasedalyyyy is currently on his way back to spend the rest of outreach with us! You both are awesome and inspire me to be better every single day.