happy birthday to my soul sister!! i’ve never just clicked with someone so fast in my life. what in the world did i do without u & ur fun self. 🥺 21 is YOUR year!!!! ⭐️
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hey hey hey @cbknoxville ❤️
a couple of weeks ago, i had really been struggling with feeling like i belonged. i had been really struggling feeling wanted and loved unconditionally. i was battling external circumstances but it felt like it was a spiritual attack on my identity. These questions were surfacing in my mind: “Where do I belong? Where am I called? What does God say of me?” the Spirit reminded me of the conversation that Jesus had with one of the teachers of the religious law in Matthew: “Then one of the teachers of religious law said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.”” Matthew 8:19-20 and in that moment the Lord asked me, “Even if (fill in the blank ), would you still be satisfied?” and for the first time in my life, i could finally say yes and mean it; with my whole heart. I could say that no matter what the external circumstances look like, Jesus is enough for me. It felt like giving full control in a weird way but the MOST freeing realization that I have ever come to. If I lost everything good in my life that has come from the Lord like Job did, would I still say yes to the ultimate satisfaction that Jesus alone can bring? Absolutely. Would it be hard? Yes!!!! Would I feel alone? Probably sometimes. Would the Lord ever leave my side? Not even for a second. The Lord LOVES me. He pursues me. His love and His grace abound in my life. the Lord LOVES you. He pursues YOU. His love and His grace abound in your life too. We know this. We are daughters of the Most High King; it is an absolute honor that we could never earn. But. It can be hard. We have to love the Lord not because of what He can do and has done but because simply who He is. who He says we are. the sacrifice He made for us to know Him intimately. I love Him because He made me and that’s enough. God gives and He takes away. That is the God we serve. I am so thankful for the things and people God has blessed me with. He has been so good to me and no matter what, I trust Him to continue to be. I pray my desire to trust the Lord grows even more.
this isn’t a before and after. this is me just being me. in two different poses//forms. but still me 💃🏽 . . i choose to celebrate my body that bends, moves, rolls and carries a little extra bloat every now & then. that has stretch marks. that has cellulite. & that doesn’t always make the highlight reel. . . here’s to my body in both pictures that celebrates like no other, worships Jesus, dances all the dances, runs a lot of miles, lifts a lot of heavy weight, jumps, laughs loudly and just has a darn good time. i love my body despite the bending, rolling and all things in between. i want you to do the same even when it’s hard! . . it is NORMAL to have rolls. it is NORMAL for your body to move the way you move. it is NORMAL for our bodies to change. it is extraordinary what our bodies can do. we have an opportunity to nurture it and love it and live in freedom from everything that diet culture and society teaches us to hate. i’m on your team. . . how can you nurture and love your body more even when you don’t feel like it? how can i help with that?
YOUR WORDS HAVE POWER. they can set the direction of your heart, attitude and life. speaking death over a situation will always bring death. speaking life over a situation will always bring life. speak life over your situation. speak life over your body. speak life over your friends. speak life over your calling. redirect your speech and start seeing a difference in your relationships, your goals, etc. “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” Proverbs 18:21
the one i’ll always lean on, love and trust. my favorite person in the entire world. my life giving, God fearing, hunk of a husband 😍 you truly are in a league of your own. 😩
let’s be real. raw. authentic. vulnerable. deep. we are caught in a generation where nothing seems to be “real” anymore. everything is photoshopped. everyone is trying to be some one that God didn’t create them to be. everyone takes the highlights of their lives and plasters them all over instagram. (everyone does it, i do too ). we are deprived of seeing real struggle, bodies without photoshop and genuine smiles. we are deprived of the contentment with who the Lord has called us to be. There is only one YOU in the world. That is your calling and your superpower. To be you. To serve God the way He has called YOU to serve Him. If it’s to be a doctor, be the best darn doctor there is through the strength of the Lord. If it’s to be a missionary, do it! If it’s to be a wife, be a God honoring wife. If it’s to be a millionaire, use your power that the Lord has given you to share His name with people that maybe others will not have the opportunity to do. No one laughs like you. No one has the exact same smile as you. No one can fill your spot. And you can’t fill theirs. You are loved, knitted together in your mother’s womb and KNOWN fully by the God of the Universe. that is stinkin incredible. What a privilege that the world has to know you. I want us to focus on stuff that goes deeper than the way we look on social media, but to ask God these things: “What makes me me?” “What are my spiritual gifts?” “How can I use my spiritual gifts to serve you best?” “How can you use me in a way you can’t use them?” “How do YOU see me?” The Lord will answer and it will be SO sweet. You are you and I love that. You are a total rockstar to God and to me.
not everything in my life HAS to be a season. i feel motivated. i feel ready to conquer everything that i’ve ever wanted to complete. i feel ready to improve every aspect of myself. i feel all in. which, is a great thing. 🎉 but i am also a person who more often than not is all in or all out. i’m fixated on a lot of different things and when i get bored of one thing, i find another thing to do in its place. the jack of all trades is what my Papaw likes to call me. and i love that. I love to be well rounded and know how to do a lot of things (most of the time very mediocrely + i’m 1000% okay with that, i don’t have to be the best ) this leads me to struggle with consistency and stewardship. when it boils down to it: not being gluttonous. not wanting to be all in - with everything. not wanting to do all the things for experiences. I’m working on living my life with an abundance mindset. Meaning, I don’t have to have everything RIGHT NOW. I don’t have to do all the things in the next 5 seconds. I don’t have to have 100 things on my experiences resume (these only exist in my world hahah ) It helps me to slow down, to grow and to walk in the right heart of loving God and loving others. It’s a process and I’m learning. I’m learning to slow it down just a little bit and THRIVE in the moment. By the grace of the Lord, that’s EXACTLY what i’m going to do 👏🏾
am i the only one who has 1000 different styles? one day you can catch me in biker shorts, a tee and forces and then the next you can catch me googly eyed over some cute southern bell outfits like this one 😍 - my style variety is all over the place but if you know me, you aren’t surprised! 🤪 can’t wait for this summer launch for @shoprowdysoul — it’ll have you swingin’ from the rafters 💃🏽
I struggle with giving myself a break - physically and mentally. a lot. I go go go. It’s fun. It’s exciting. I am always ready for the next move. Always wanting to do something fun. Never ever knowing how to just have a rest day and relax. I love to move my body. I love to enjoy life being on the go. I’m ALWAYS ready for the next adventure. I am your yes man - when it comes to things I enjoy. It’s who I am. I am a runner; physically 🏃🏽♀️ and emotionally 😆. But the over stimulation of my mind and my body is so exhausting to my spirit. I find myself in the midst of the chaos (that I love ), running from the Lord. Running from hurtful things. Running from all the bleh parts of life, ya know? The Lord reminded me of this verse today: “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” Psalms 139:7-8 Anywhere that I go; the Lord will be there. So where/what am I running from? I love being an adventurer but also I need rest just like everyone else and bringing my pain to the Lord. I’m trying to find my balance and ITS HARD! I want to workout (atleast twice a day ), I want to spend the time I wake up to the time i go to bed doing SOMETHING, and i want to be the life of my own little party 🎉 BUT i want to learn that in a healthy, God honoring way. - also my cutie suit is from @suntwothree . ALL sets are $15 PLUS you can get 10% off of your purchase with “SANTANNA10”! 😍 if you have questions about fit, DM me!
i hear you. #blackouttuesday
i just really like having f̺͆u̺͆n̺͆ 🤍 please ignore my black socks
it is ALWAYS a good time shooting with @shoprowdysoul . their new arrivals just launched + you HAVE to get this bodysuit and shorts 😍 — i feel like the Lord has really been laying it on my heart to speak more on fitness, being a good steward of our bodies, eating disorders, and all the things in between. I was talking with my friend @amcgowan0930 this morning and I really realized how big of a gap there is with this topic. most people don’t talk about it and we as women have a lot of pressure to look, eat and view ourselves a certain way. which is very contrary to what scripture teaches us about how the Lord views us. Psalm 139:13-14. 👇🏽 I made the instagram @thehallelujahchapter to share my story, give encouragement and just share what I feel like the Lord is teaching me. if you want to follow, please do : ) 🖤 and as always, my DMs are open if you need anything.
ceo of the yellow door along with the rest of knoxville haha
first time i’ve tried in approximately 6 weeks #quarantineandchill
who says you can’t have a photo shoot during quarantine? 😍😍 in love with this face time session idea! it was so fun ♥️ thanks @kelsi .walters.photography ☺️
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2 . For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Hebrews 3:4 . For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36 . Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8 . “I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." Luke 19:40 . And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang: “Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.” Revelation 5:13 . The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it. Nahum 1:5 🌍🌍 #earthday
my favorite person in the entire world. 😍😍 #myguyforever
HEYYY! 🙌🏾🙌🏾 . just checking in! still trying to get used to this new “normal”! time with Jesus and working out have been keeping me sane : ) so i wanted to share this workout i did that pushed me a lot! thanks @megan___coe !! 100 Mountain Climbers 90 squats 80 jump lunges 70 calf raises 60 jump squats 50 lunges 40 sumo squats with crunches 30 step ups 20 burpees 10 glute bridges! took me 29 minutes because i did mine in sets!! It was KILLER 🏋️♀️🤪 for some reason my jump squats didn’t record 🤦🏽♀️ QUESTION: what have you been doing to love yourself and the others around you during this time?
mood about my ROARING 20s!!! 🥳🥳 lets do it! 🙌🏾 #hbdtome