Love Is All Series| Part 7|
Love is not self-seeking|

"The fight we’re in has already been won. Arise, for the Kingdom has come."
- Hillsong United

As a Christian, we believe that the purpose of Christ’s death was to pay the ransom for our souls as well as to defeat death so that there would no longer be anything which separates us from the love of our God.
Christ, who is God in the flesh, offered himself to is as a living sacrifice in order break the bind which death had. He descended into hell and defeated death by coming back back to life three days later.
If His death alone, a death which paid to cover sin, the flaws of all humans on earth, who were, who are and yet to come, is not the perfect example of selfless, unconditional love, I’m not quite sure what would be.
It’s so beautiful taking a moment to reflect on the past few years, looking where I have been, the things that I’ve learned and the woman God has been shaping me into. I am beyond honored to be a Daughter of our Risen King and the way he has healed me, strengthened me and romanced me. I am blessed beyond human measure!
Happy Easter Monday all, weather you believe or not, thank you for allowing me to share my heart.
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2 days ago

Oh Hai! I’ve missed you.

#vscocam #mextures #socality (at Nessa’s Wonderhut)

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Love Is All Series| Part 5
Love is not proud.

“Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’? Job 38:8-11|

He calls all things to order, sets it in motion and orchestrates everything in the most beautiful was. The love displayed in this act is humbling in the greatest way! It is hard to stand at an oceans edge and watch the waves crash on the shore and not be moved by the power of His love.
Love has the ability to take a step back and see the relationship as a choice, the participants as humans and the choice as a sacred bond between people willing to move mountains with one another.
Our example is the greatest one of all, for love is God.
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1 week ago

Love Is All Series| Part 3|
Love does not envy|

One of the most freeing perspectives I have had the utmost honor of developing as I’ve been attempting to walk in rhythm of His steps is that of acceptance and expectation.
As I have let Him change the way I see the world, myself, relationships, allowing my world to flip right side up, as opposed to upside down, our “normal”, I have been able to love without borders.

"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith would be made stronger in the presence of my Savior."
- Hillsong United (Oceans)
Envy is: a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck.

This characteristic is a result of our own discontentment, with ourselves essentially, our insecurity. It stems from the expectations which we place on others as well as ourselves, in turn robbing us of the simple joys we then miss out on. When we allow the Holy Spirit to change the lens we are viewing ourselves, others and our world, we can only then be able to change the way we interact with the world around is.
“Time is the very lens through which ye see—small and clear, as men see through the wrong end of a telescope —-something that would otherwise be too big for ye to see at all. That thing is Freedom: the gift whereby ye most resemble your Maker and are yourselves part of eternal reality.” - C.S. Lewis (The Great Divorce)
Learning to accept others as well as ourselves without the set of expectations we have, understanding ourselves and others for our true selves, through the point of view of our Maker, gives us the freedom to love without condition or restraint.
There is no need to wish to be anyone else but the people He created us to be. We can stop measuring ourselves against others in turn no longer measuring others against one another or ourselves.
This was a long one, but I’d love your feedback and lastly, love unconditionally.
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1 week ago

Love Is All Series| Part 2|
Love is Kind

The definition of kindness is:
kind·ness
ˈkīn(d)nis/
noun
1. the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

When reflecting on what defines kindness and how love embodies this action, I am reminded that in order to display this character I must take time with others.
We live in a generation that is so hurried, rushed and accustomed to expecting instant gratification. It is often more about what we can receive than what we can invest in those around us.
What does kindness mean to you and what was the nicest act of kindness that was shown to you today?
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1 week ago

Love Is All Series| Part 1|
Love is patient|

Like the patience it takes to wait for winter to turn to spring, for the grasses of the field to sprout from the once snow laden earth, so is the patience of love.
In order to know how to love, wholeheartedly, authentically and without condition or expectation, we must understand this;
“Come what may, I will be standing right here by your side, because love is a loyalty sworn, not a burning for a moment.”
- Thrice
Love takes time, investment, sincerity and risk. It is a choice, not merely the reactions of chemicals in our brains to what unintentionally know as a moment or action of love. The patience that love must consist of must be willing to make that same choice as it braves the storms as well as basks in the joy of the little moments.
Love is an important part of who I am and the woman which God has created me to be. I wanted to start this series to share my heart and to hopefully hear from yours.
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1 week ago

Love this girl, her energy, her heart and her encouragement. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon my dear! #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #socality #mextures (at Crescent Heights)

2 weeks ago

Chorus of angels, lead me in a prayer that will shake the foundations of the earth.
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2 weeks ago 1 note

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. |Isaiah 40:28| #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #mextures #socality #afterlight #sunset #yyc #stephenave #light (at Stephen Ave Mall)

2 weeks ago

Meet my ridiculous sides. #selfie #funnyfacefriday #ridiculous #silly (at Nessa’s Wonderhut)

2 weeks ago 1 note

I want to breath life into the Dead Sea.| #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #mextures #socality #mexico #cancun #ocean #waves #moon

2 weeks ago

"For Pride is Spiritual cancer; it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense." - C.S. Lewis |Mere Christianity | #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #mextures #socality #yyc #city #clouds #cslewis #merechristianity #change (at Tyndale Park)

3 weeks ago 1 note

My Beloved fills my cup, He romances me with a loved evident in the most simple as well as complex ways.
“One foot in sea, one on shore. My heart was never pure. You know me. But man is a giddy thing. Love it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free. Be more like the man you were made to be. “
Through the simple words spoken from dear friends with words of encouragement or the like fluttering of a sparkly snowfall in all it’s glory, You are there. Reminding me that it’s okay to feel, to bleed, to be angry, to be raw and laid bare. It’s okay to exist within the confines of this humanity which I find myself battling in. It is okay for others to be in that same place.
My Beloved is my rock, my foundation my security, within that, I need nothing more.
He has blessed me beyond imagination with wonderful human beings who love, encourage, support me even in my lowest state. I am not the woman I am without Him and without those who love me. For this I cannot be anything but thankful.
Tell someone how thankful you are for them.
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3 weeks ago

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. |Galatians 5:22-23| #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #mextures #socality #mexico #shells #sand #joy #theodorroosevelt

3 weeks ago

It’s always darkest before the dawn. #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #mextures #tofino #ocean #yxxtoyaz #surftrip #sunshinecoast #socality

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