Red Trench Coat & Introducing My Family
Familia! How are you?! Oh my goodness it is so nice to talk to you today! I feel like my mouth is on fire! I just ate a sandwich and coupled it with a Serrano pepper, ohhh-weee! It was good, and way hotter than I expected! So this post is going to be spicy! Get ready! Meet my family! I am so excited for you to see pictures of my A-team! Team Reynolds!
I wanted to share some of the pictures we took for a photoshoot we did with an amazing Sacramento photographer, Ariel Berlin. We shot these pictures and they were used for a magazine! What in the world? How good is God? I had been praying to be in it for some time now and God answered my prayer! Thank you to Laine for the opportunity! High five!
Don't ever underestimate the power of audacious and vulnerable prayer. I don't ever just want to pray for what seems doable and logical, NO! I want my prayer life to be full of hunger to know and experience the power of my Heavenly Father. I want to pray HARD for the impossible, because with God, ALL things are possible. There is NOTHING He can't do. If it's in His will for your life, consider it DONE. But you do have to 'bring it', as well. Nothing is easy, it's just become possible! You have to claim it, He'll guide your EVERY step!
So this is my family. My handsome husband, Doug whom is behind the camera taking most of my pictures for the blog, bless his heart! And my two littles, Maddy and Haylee. They are the whole reason why I've been on a fervent quest to changing from the inside out. They were given to me to train up in the way they should go, when I didn't even know what way I should go. So I sought God fiercely because I didn't want them walking in the same crippled way I was. I wanted to believe that God could change me so that I would not make the same mistakes that let to me having so many issues and heartache. I didn't want to continue on with the same generational sin. And boy, has he changed me! Still is! When I didn't love or respect myself enough, it was my little girls's beautiful bright faces that reminded me that I was once an innocent child needing love and guidance. They helped me to fight to be the momma I am today. A free momma! Not perfect by ANY means, failing most every day, but now, not carrying so much shame and baggage that diluted my relationship with my family! Today, I know the momma I want to be. Just me. He paired us perfectly with each other my strengths AND weaknesses will shape them into the people they need to be, same with my husband. He is everything I need to help me get closer to God, he inspires me in good ways and sometimes difficult ways. Our family is by no means perfect, we have good days and bad days, the cool part is that I see constant growth in God! It's cool to see a change in all of us. God helps us be better every day because He's in the business of restoring and redeeming lives. I am forever grateful for my family. God tells us in Isaiah 61:7 that he will pay is double in joy what we've endured in pain.
Isaiah 61:7 "Instead of your shame
you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
and everlasting joy will be yours."
I believe God has already paid me double in my family! They make my heart pitter patter and the joy I get from seeing their faces, gives me strenght to keep moving forward. And some days my strenght is based on how badly I want to strangle one of em', but I guess that's a topic for a different post! LOL
Thanks you for stopping by! You are beloved my friend. Know that with every part of your being!