Today I led a counseling group. And when I say “led,” I mean that I was forced to rest in humility and listen. ———————————————
My counseling professor reminded us this week that before Christ called His apostles to follow Him, He asked them to BE with Him. Wow. How hard is it to truly be present and not act or do? For me, it is sometimes impossible. ———————————————
I am so grateful today for the hard moments, the moments where God stops me in my tracks and humbles me with His presence and allows me to truly be present. ———————————————
I pray today that this reminder that my professor gave to us would also be a reminder to you to let God lead you and for you to just BE. ✨
Sunny Sunday’s are best spent finishing sweet prayer journals, singing worship tunes, discovering running trails, and walking many miles with my favorite guy. God is so faithful and I’m loving these sweet Sabboths. #sundayvibes 🍃
4 11211:14 PM Jan 28, 2018
One month ago I became the wife to the kindest and most patient man. With each day that passes, I am more sure that I was made to be his wife. So grateful for the gift of marriage! Looking forward to a lifetime of being yours @coleclaybourn ❤️
9 21011:34 PM Jan 23, 2018
Settling into the practice of Sabbath today and felt the need to blog about it. Check out the link in my bio to read about the life-giving power of rest and worship 💻💭
This world demands so much of us, our time, our energy, and our focus. This year for 2018, I have decided to give my focus, my first thoughts each morning to digging into God’s word. I have had seasons where I cannot get enough of His word and others where God has had to relentlessly chase me to get me to pray or even open my bible. I have decided that I am not going to let the world dictate the messages I receive, but that I will be guided by God’s word. Therefore, I am taking these tools this year and becoming enriched in God’s presence by declaring his #wordbeforeworld. •••
First, my new @shereadstruth bible is a beautiful and tangible way to immerse myself in the Truth. It is such a lovely and physical reminder of God’s faithfulness, gifted to me by my husband on our wedding day.
••• Second, the Give me Jesus Journal from @wellwateredco has strongly increased my awareness of scripture and its power in my life. This tool allows me to connect to the passages and drink deep from the well. •••
Third, the six month prayer journal by @valmariepaper is one of my most treasured quiet time tools. This journal allows me to write all the prayer requests from loved ones and for my community. Each month I pray for each person and record these prayers in my journal. I have been using this for years and highly recommend it to anyone who needs accountability with prayer. •••
Finally, each day when I open my laptop to study, I am reminded of God’s perfect grace through this beautiful hand-written decal from @shilohcollect.
My hope is that this year you too will let God’s word be more important to you than this world and that maybe some of these tools that have been so valuable to me, may also make a difference to you. 💚
Thank you to all of our friends and families for celebrating the very best day with us! We could not have asked for a better wedding and could not have done it without the love and support of those around us. Merry Christmas Eve from the Claybourns 🎄💍💗
What a fun weekend celebrating our last few days of long distance! After 2.5 years of planning to see each other on weekends, I cannot wait to end the distance in just 13 days! Here’s to the Christmas Claybourns! 🎄❤️
Want to know what’s hard? Trying to take a picture of your mantle without getting a picture of yourself in the mirror.
So thankful today for family, hand-me down candle sticks from my great grandfather, and this adorable place that I will soon share with a sweet man.
Only 22 more days 🎄🙌🏻🥂
What I love most about Thanksgiving is how it reminds me to have an attitude of thanks each and every day ✨ thankfulness should be a daily pursuit. So today, I’m thankful for the gentle reminder to find joy in each moment. Happy Thanksgiving my frands ✨🍂🦃 #chasingjoy#petitedelights#candacetruths#mindset
P.S. Sported my new sweater and necklace from @pulsefashn today! The most perfect colors for #turkeyday 🍂
Days like today, when life is SO hard, have me thanking God for His great provision and faithfulness in my life. On this day last year, I received a text from Cole that would rock my world. I never knew the impact that this day would hold on him and on our lives. Last year, Cole lost his greatest earthly mentor, spiritual guide and dear friend in a tragic accident. This shocking event sent our lives into a season of questions and confusion. This was just before we were to be engaged and it was definitely a season of trial and darkness. When I look back at the pain and sadness that I walked through with Cole during this season, I do not wish it away, but rather am grateful that God would give us not only each other but the comfort and peace in knowing that this life is hard and death is part of it, but that IT IS NOT THE END. One year later, it is not easy. The lives of the Rineharts are missed and we still wish the tragedy had never happened, but I remain thankful knowing that God is good and that He knows exactly what He is doing even when we do not. And also, I’m just really, really honored to be able to marry this guy in only 40 days. ❤️
5 1493:35 AM Nov 14, 2017
This is what my sabbath looks like. If you need me, I’ll be reading the new @magnolia magazine, hanging in my new velvet mauve pillows, wrapped up in a blanket, & watching some Gilmore Girls. 💛🍂☕️
PS: Sabbath is SO HARD for me as a Type A list maker and busy bee, but I’m learning just how vital rest really is. ✨
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Christmas came early for Hammy and I with our custom, "BALL SO HARD" sweatshirts from @bowanddrape ! 🐷🙌🐷🙌 Thanks, @bowanddrape! You can get yours at bowanddrape.com. Seen in InStyle, Glamour and PEOPLE 🎅🎄🎁
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