Visual Verses - February 2017

I'm personally terrible at memorizing the Bible. I have tried so many techniques--apps, reminders, copying, flash cards---but found that visual representations of verses work best. Here are some of my favorites from February. 

1 Peter 2:15-16

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1 Cor. 15:57

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Ecc. 11:5

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John 16:33

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1 John 5:14

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Isaiah 41:10

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1 Peter 3:12

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Matt. 7:8

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Isaiah 43:19

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Jeremiah 31:3

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Ezra at 10 Months

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I am daily struck by the thousand little perfect details God orchestrated in the making of my beautiful boys. The first year of life is such a treasure to behold even as it stings with all of the cascading changes. Ezra's long eyelashes; his wispy golden hair; his sleep wrinkles on his cheeks; his duck lips as he mimics drinking in his sleep---all of these tiny flickers of the complex and incredible soul that's housed in this little body. I can't hold on to these gems for more than a moment before they've been swallowed up with something new. It doesn't matter that I snap photo after photo; I'm always grasping at smoke. Why are you so big, my little Ez? Slow down.

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Interstellar Cinderella - An Animated Reading of the book by Deborah Underwood and Meg Hunt

Interstellar Cinderella - An Animated Reading of the book by Deborah Underwood and Meg Hunt

This has been one of our favorite books over the past few months. It's illustrations, light-hearted meter, and incredible characters won are hearts from the first read. We hope this video rendition of this amazing picture book helps you fall in love with Interstellar Cinderella. When you do, buy a copy for yourself here.

The 5 best things I've learned in my first 5 Months going freelance

The 5 best things I've learned in my first 5 Months going freelance

My inbox, facebook newsfeed, pinterest, and even instagram look like one continuous flow of #girlboss advice. "The Instagram formula to growing your business by 10,000 followers in one month," "3 things that transformed my photography," and "How I started earning six figures in six months in design" are just a randomly selected sample of what I see every day. It's not encouraging. In fact, I find such motivational hooks more enervating than attractive. I'm timid about my own work. I don't flaunt it or exaggerate my abilities. If anything I err on the side of shrinking myself when speaking to others. I was absolutely TERRIFIED of doing freelance anything for money and five months in not much has changed. I am often spiraling in a mental "WHAT AM I DOING?!" Not because of lack of desire but just a guttural fear of disappointing my clients.