One motto we hear frequently in our culture is, "follow your heart ", which is contrary to what God calls believers to do. We are not called to follow our heart. Our heart is deceitful. By nature, we are self-centered, so from within our heart, comes the desire to do things our way, and for our benefit. From it, also comes the desire to do what we think is "right". We may say, "My heart feels like this is the right thing to do" (or something along those lines). But we know that what we feel is "right", is not always right in God's eyes. Our heart shouldn't control our actions, but instead, we should have our heart informed and controlled by God's word. So while the world chooses to follow their hearts, let's fight against our heart's desires and follow God's word!
Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it"
Mark 7:21 "For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
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My baby is 5 months old!! 😭😭 where has the time gone! Motherhood definitely has its challenges but every time I look at her beautiful face, my heart melts and I realize how much it’s worth it. I just love her so much 💕 // hope everyone is having a great Saturday so far! @wjoelperez
Gods words are true and Jesus truly is the prince of peace. It’s through Jesus that we can go to God. Like Mathew 11:28 says: “come to me all of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” Simply trust God wholeheartedly! 💛 lots of love :)
E: I love waterslides 😍😘
“This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” 🥳🙏 And let us trust Him with every second of it!
Introducing the Seek and Find team!
We thought it was time to introduce ourselves properly! We're a husband and wife team (Childhood sweethearts, getting together at just 15! 💕) We live in South West London with our 4 crazy but awesome kids!
Sarah is the brains behind Seek and Find, writing the stories and coming up with all the ideas! Sarah also works with Andre on colouring the illustrations. When she's not working on Seek and FInd, Sarah loves being by the sea 🌊, building fires 🔥 and spending time laughing with friends!
Andre is an art director and award-winning designer, and the illustrator for Seek and Find. Andre produces all the linework for our images, and works with Sarah on the colouring. Andre also looks after the design and layout of our books. When he's not drawing, Andre loves nothing better than relaxing at home with his family - reading books with his children or pottering in our garden. 🌳
Some fun facts about us:
1. As well as four children, we have a border terrier called Millie and two gerbils, Dusty and Fudge! 🐾
2. Andre loves everything to do with animals - he used to work in a zoo! 🐒
3. Sarah is always on the lookout for tree surgeons or wind-felled trees to expand her ever growing firewood collection...🔥
4. We love wild camping and being in nature - our dream is to one day go on an adventure in a camper van! 🏕️
5. Our kids are the other 4 members of the Seek and Find team, supporting us in counting, finding and even colouring our pictures ☺️
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Every year is another chapter God fills with the plans he has written just for you. Hope you have the best Birthday!! #31
Guess where we touched down this morning! 😍🌵☀️ I may have began the day throwing up in an airport parking lot before the sun came up (pregnancy glam 😭😂) but we’re officially on a long weekend turned mini BABYMOON 👶🏼🌙 & these newlywed babies turned parents are SO happy to be trading pine trees for Christmas cactuses for a few sweet days together 😉💙🥰
Ummmm, where are my Alfredo lovers at Cauliflower Chicken Alfredo - Healthified!!!! ( Imma just going to make words up... )
.....when I saw I had it all the ingredients in my Kitchen to make this .... I was all in 😂🙋🏼♀️❤️. .
🌱1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced thin and then cut into slices
🌱1/2 tsp sea salt
🌱1/4 tsp garlic powder
🌱1/4 tsp paprika
🌱1/8 tsp black pepper
Additional Ingredients: 🌱12 oz roasted red peppers drained and chopped*, 1 cup
🌱4 medium zucchini' spiralized (I found these premade in the frozen section!!!! #winning)
🌱1.5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce: 🍃8 large cloves garlic, minced
🍃2 tablespoons butter
🍃5-6 cups cauliflower florets
🍃6-7 cups vegetable broth or water
🍃1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
🍃1/2 teaspoon pepper (more to taste)
🍃1/2 cup milk (more to taste)
INSTRUCTIONS for the alfredo sauce!
Garlic: Saute the minced garlic with the butter in a large nonstick skillet over low heat. Cook for several minutes or until the garlic is soft and fragrant but not browned (browned or burnt garlic will taste bitter). Remove from heat and set aside.
Cauliflower: Bring the water or vegetable broth to a boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower and cook, covered, for 7-10 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender. Do not drain.
Puree: Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower pieces to the blender. Add 1 cup vegetable broth or cooking liquid, sauteed garlic/butter, salt, pepper, and milk.
Blend or puree for several minutes until the sauce is very smooth, adding more broth or milk depending on how thick you want the sauce. You may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender.
Serve hot! If the sauce starts to look dry, add a few drops of water, milk, or olive oil.
Shaved parmesan cheese
Instructions for the main dish!!!!
1)Rinse chicken in water and pat dry. Slice chicken to desired strip thickness.
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Don’t miss a day! Today’s the last day to sign up for the 10 Day, Awaiting Christmas Devotional that starts tomorrow.
Written with the Enneagram types in mind, these ten devotionals will help us go beyond our type to be less stressed and better connected to God and others this holiday season.
Rather than fill up social media with these posts, I’ll email them. Want to join me
Starting tomorrow, December 15th, I will send the first devotional and then you'll get another one each day through Christmas Eve. Together we can:
❤️ Settle our hearts on the meaning Christmas
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❤️ Celebrate His love for us
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Are you drinking your water
Step #2 in Healing the Wound from Tip #4 Stop Badmouthing the Ex is Don't Pick the Scab!
So you came clean with yourself, you got honest and took accountability now the scab starts to form so new skin can grow for #healing to begin. All of a sudden the wound becomes irritated. Maybe it's reliving an old argument, or rehashing the past and you start to pick at the scab and slowly you rip it open and you are back to square one!
Let the past stay in the past. What is dead should remain buried! Picking at the scab is tempting but unproductive and unhealthy. Listen, there's a lot of history between you and your #kids father, some of it probably pretty painful, but reliving it isn't going to change it. Allow the scab to form. If there is an issue deal with it in the present and don't draw on the past.
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I was a total mess. Sitting by myself in a coffee shop with uncontrollable tears flowing down my face... And soon I found myself with my head in my hands, trying to make sense of it all. .
I was having a meltdown.
And for what
I’m not really sure. Somehow I went from laughing with a friend, to rejoicing and trusting in who God is… to suddenly crying inconsolably about the very thing I was so hopeful about. .
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This is the first year that Farm Girl has even noticed that Christmas is happening, she understands who Santa Claus is, and she has enjoyed the trees, lights and ornaments.
Along with the fun that has come with watching her enjoy all of these things, has come the realization of what a huge task it is going to be to keep Jesus at the center of the Christmas season in a meaningful way for our kids.
So this mama wants to know—what do you/your family do to celebrate Christ’s birth and emphasize the real reason for the season at Christmas
I guess I’m more of a people pleaser than I thought. 🧐😩. .
I just finished #thepurposedrivenlife by @pastorrickwarren, and our book club led by @lindsaymatway @live_life_in_purpose. It was such a good experience! I learned I actually wasn’t living with Christ at the center of my life, and ambition was! Plus, I’m far more a #peoplepleaser than I thought! This journey of service to God is one of constant learning! Now, onward to living a #christcentered life, seeking to be #approvedofGod. What are you working on Do you think you’re a people pleaser Or have you found victory over it How did you gain victory
stay in & still get some shopping done! 🛍
When we you want to go and be adventurous but you still need your mama 💙
So true. Even though we love giving gifts to our family and friends, what they really want is us. Our love and our time. Time spent together is worth so much more than things.❤ Reminding myself of this truth today, as we have a very tiny budget for Christmas this year.
Anyone else celebrating a simple, minimal Christmas this year
14th CHRISTMAS GIVE AWAY:🎄
What does #blessed look like Smiling family, bright future, warm home, close friends or a bulging bank account
By saying yes to carrying the Savior, Mary knew full-well her reputation may be tarnished + her family disappointed. An easy target of crude gossip. Not to mention what she DIDN’T know—someday witnessing her Son ruthlessly murdered. So favored Blessed🥴
But like Mary, it doesn’t matter if the world deems our situation favorable or not—our God tells us that because we’re His children + chosen to bear His name, we’re surely favored + have every reason to hashtag #blessed.
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😭😭😭It blesses me so much to see sweet family’s using “A Thrill of Hope” as an Advent guide. Thanks so much for sharing @jessibevis If you have used the book, I’d love for you to tag me or use the #athrillofhope
//Film Swede Festival with my babies// But see.. what I’m really doing.. is planting the seed that they too can create. That they are just as brilliant and creative as all of these incredible directors. And.. at their age... THEY ARE ON THE BIG SCREEN ALREADY!!!! 🤯Now that may not be their dream. But.. my job is to build them up. To show them THEY CAN DO ANYTHING! They are loved and worthy and capable of all their dreams coming true!! I believe in all 3 of you my loves! Photo Credit: my handsome supportive husband aka the baby daddy ❤️ #raisingdreamers Director: Jess Deniz of the Swede Film FROZEN starring these 3! On youtube shortly! 😉
I'm looked up to by some people as a leader. That's not a brag; that's just a fact. But here's a greater fact. Anything of value about me is attributed to the words to which I've been exposed.
Everybody needs an example to follow. And for a long time, I did not have anyone I admired enough to want to emulate. And then Prophets @uebertangel and @beverlyuangel found me. I didn't find them; they found me. .
I was in a desert place in my life, devoid of just about everything life-giving and nourishing. Their words re-hydrated my parched spirit and soul. Their books enlarge my capacity to receive, teach me how to live in the grace of God, bring healing to my body, focus my prayer life, and push my vision beyond the boundaries of mediocrity. They are my prototype for a successful ministry, marriage, family and life. Their milestones in business provoke me to make bolder moves and take greater strides to make money that's on a mission. Their love for me makes God's unconditional love a daily tangible reality. Their words upgrade my life and increase my value.
So, if you see anything notable about me, just know I'm a product of their grace, built by their words.
My prayer for you today is that God will bless you with someone whose example you'll want to follow, whose words will improve the quality of your life, and whose grace will increase your value.
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