What a true blessing this weekend has been so far with this beauty, but even more specifically TODAY. My best friend Alex is a Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) Warrior and today she hosted her very first annual PWS awareness walk...
PROUD IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!
For those of you who are unaware, PWS is a complex genetic disorder caused by deletion of chromosome 15 from father affecting appetite, growth, metabolism, cognitive function and behavior. It is typically characterized by low muscle tone, short stature (when not treated with growth hormone), incomplete sexual development, cognitive disabilities, behavioral problems, with hallmark characteristics being chronic feelings of insatiable hunger and a slowed metabolism that can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity. Those who have PWS need intervention and strict external controls. Fun fact... PWS occurs in approximately one out of every 15,000 births!!
Sweet Alex, you are so incredibly strong, resilient, selfless, determined, and COURAGEOUS! You have inspired me more than you will ever know in my own health journey, and my words will never adequately be able to express how insanely proud I am of you!! I love you to Heaven and back sweet girl. Thank you for letting me have a hand in this bold & beautiful step in your journey💙
8. Be watchful and control yourselves. Your enemy the devil is like a roaring lion. He prowls around looking for someone to swallow up. 9 Stand up to him. Remain strong in what you believe. You know that you are not alone in your suffering. The family of believers throughout the world is going through the same thing.
Jesus nos advertiu: a vida egocêntrica terminará em perda. Pois quem quiser preservar a vida, este a perderá; mas quem perder a vida por amor de mim, este a preservará. Que adianta ao homem ganhar o mundo inteiro e perder-se, ou prejudicar a si mesmo? (LC 9:21-25). Viver uma vida egocêntrica é semelhante a viver como uma pessoa morta-viva.
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If you see me rotating outfits, please don’t judge- clothes are packed. 😉 Every time I pack to move it is exciting and sad. Exciting to change things up a bit, but sad to be reminded of how I thought my life would be different by this point. However, to go down that road only leads to discontentment, frustration, and any number of other feelings. So, I choose to live in the present and look towards a future God has already planned. In every phase of life: I hope to follow God first, love Him most, serve Him always. #godisgood#always#stayingjustmoving#yeahthatgreenville
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First time going to a drive in movie theater 🍿 it was a lot of fun! :)
HEBREWS 12:1-3 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of [a]witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us, [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work]. Just consider and meditate on Him who endured from sinners such bitter hostility against Himself [consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
The first step to living your best life is believing you can!😊 There are no magic pills, potions or lotions. Hard work and dedication are keys to success. 🗝 All that said, God put this AMAZING stuff in my life to help and I would love to share it with you!❤️ Helping others is my passion! What are you waiting for? #liveyourbestlife#believe#youareworthit#strengthinnumbers#Godisgood
La felicidad de volver a jugar con esta banda de cracks es inexplicable, solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento por el aguante, el empuje, la motivación y para confirmar que con este equipo estoy pa' las que sea ! #23ISBACK#Godisgood 🔥🙏
Mengasihi perlu adanya kedewasaan, kedewasaan tidak dapat dilihat atau dinilai dari umur, karena kedewasaan harus adanya pertumbuhan iman dan berbarengan dengan tanggung jawab.
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This summer I have the pleasure of interning with Campbell’s Soup Co. It’s only been a month and I’ve learned a myriad of skills that will benefit my future. #GodIsGood
This is my I-didn’t-feel-like-working-out-but-I-did-anyway face 💪🏼💪🏼
Have you ever tried to start a workout regimen but when it got hard or you got busy or tired you gave up? Have you tried to clean up your eating habits but not been able to follow through? Accountability is a huge component to sticking to new challenges... when you have a tribe coming alongside you and reaching for their goals as well it makes the process easier! I didn’t want to work out today but I have my girls (and one dude!) showing up so I got my butt out of bed and showed up for them! -
If you can’t figure out why you haven’t been able to stick to something.. perhaps you just needed some accountability! I can help! If you’re interested in getting some advice and accountability hit me up!! Dm or comment below 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 -
Throughout my life, there have been so many days when I’ve been down, discouraged, and depressed. I’ve been at the point where everything has felt helpless and I couldn’t see a point in anything. It could last for a days at a time and I had no way of getting out of them. I felt lost. I would pray and cry, but it would feel like God couldn’t even hear me or was just ignoring me because He didn’t care. In the back of my head, I knew that wasn’t true, but I couldn’t push it away. I realize now that it was Satan putting those thoughts in my mind. He was trying to get me to turn on God, and he wanted me to be stuck there. He didn’t want me to trust God or to be happy. Within the last few months, I’ve realized that God is the only source of true happiness. People come and go and hurt you. Happiness in material things will come and go, but happiness in God will last a lifetime. I’ve realized that my relationship with God can’t just be limited to me running to Him when I’m having a rough time, but should consist of my talking to Him and spending time with Him every day of my life, not just when it worked for me. I’ve come to the point where I can’t hold on to the bitterness in my life. The bitterness towards everyone who has hurt me, even some bitterness towards God, was doing nothing to help me; all it was doing was keeping me in the place I was so desperately trying to leave. I can’t push through anything by my own strength. God is the giver of all my strength. He has put many blessings in my life and done so much for me. All the way from the cross, to allowing me to have amazing friends, and (I realize now) people who do actually care about me. I can’t stand running from God anymore. I want to be able to walk through the doors God has opened for me and never look back. I want to live a life that will please Him, and by doing that it means getting rid of the things in my life that don’t. I know that it’s so much easier said than done, but I’ve made a decision to fully stand in my faith both publicly and privately and not be scared of what strangers or anybody will think of me. Nobody’s opinions on my life is worth giving up a lifetime of serving God and the blessings
Hey y’all. Once you like this pic, go (right now) and do something kind. Maybe it’s a text to someone you love, a phone call, or literally reaching out to someone. Just do somethin kind. Something loving. And I promise, youll feel SO GOOD afterwards. #challenge#choosekindness
So happy with my beautiful unicorn! He pulled it off, double clear cross country! We finished on our dressage score of 26.4, winning the Junior Novice division! I am so happy with Chewy! I love this horse soooo much! #lovemyunicorn