Beauty Revived | My First Magazine Spread
My First Magazine Spread | 50 Most Beautiful Moms
Here is the first magazine spread I've been honored to be on. Thank you so much to Lisa Smiley Photography for these amazing photos and the article you wrote about me. It brought me to tears to read how you see my life! And thank you Michelle from Beauty Revived, you're doing great things, love!
If you'd like to read the story of why BeautyRevived Magazine chose me as one of their 50 Most Beautiful Mom's, go check out the blog post! Thank you for reading!
FROM MY HEART:
Friend, I invite you to dream wildly with my right now! Can you imagine what would happen if today you decided to believe that the God who created every living thing and all of creation is by your side and wants to fully support you? That not only he loves you but WANTS to prosper you, guide you, heal you, redeem you and give youlife abundant. Can you dream so wildly right now with me that it scares you right out of your pants? I want to dream as wild as these flowers, for all they had to do to become this beautiful was to trust that at the right time they would bloom. They didn't compare each other, they just bloomed. If God can do such wonders with flowers, how much more do you think he wants to have us realize our potential?! God is more concerned about you reaching your full potential than you could ever be.
For so long, I tried to manipulate things and people to get to where I wanted to go. I now realize that I don't need to do any of that. I learned that God's provision is so much more effortless. It is dependent on my ability to know and receive his love, my faith, and my obedience. When I have faith that he WANTS to prosper me, he does. Friend, it IS hard, it does become a fight because resistance tries EVERYTHING to keep you from being who you really are! There is a lot at stake when we realize how loved we are! BUT you are worth fighting for. Fight for your life and your dreams.
I have and will continue to do so because I know that I am made on purpose with a purpose only I can fulfill. It does not make me better or worse than anyone else, I am just made different and I am needed for this puzzle called life. I love you and I hope that my success encourages you to the plans that God has for you! This opportunity for me has little to do with what I can do and 98% of what GOD can do, I am not special, he is and HE CAN USE ANYONE THAT BELIEVES! He will always do above and beyond all that we can dream or imagine!
THANK YOU, JESUS FOR NOT ONLY SAVING ME FROM DISPAIR BUT ALSO GIVING ME A REASON TO LIVE. .THANK YOU FOR BEING MY BEST FRIEND AND MY PERFECT PARENT. THANK YOU FOR NOT CONDEMNING ME AND MY BAD CHOICES. THANK YOU FOR NOT BEING INTERESTED IN CHANGING MY BEHAVIOR BUT RATHER SHOWING ME A LOVE LIKE I'VE NEVER KNOWN. A LOVE SO DEEP THAT WASHES AWAY MY SINS. A LOVE SO DEEP THAT PENETRATES THE DARKEST PLACES IN MY HEART TO HEAL AND BRING LIGHT TO WHAT HAS BEEN LONG DEVASTATED. THANK YOU FOR BEING PATIENT WITH THIS HARD HEADED GIRL. THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME THAT YOU CARED DEEPLY ABOUT EVERY DETAIL OF MY PAIN. THANK YOU FOR WALKING THROUGH DOORS OF HEALING WITH ME AND NEVER LETTING GO OF MY HAND. THANK YOU, JESUS FOR NEVER LETTING ME DOWN. FOR ALLOWING ME TO FEEL ALL MY FEELINGS AND NEVER MINIMIZING MY PAIN. THANK YOU FOR DYING ON A CROSS WHEN I WASN'T SURE I BELIEVED IN YOU. THANK YOU FOR PROVING TO ME TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT YOU ARE FOR ME AND NOT AGAINST ME. THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME WHAT TRUE LOVE IS. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME MY LIFE BACK AND GIVING ME THE WILL TO LIVE FOR YOU. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME A VOICE. I LOVE YOU MY JESUS.