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the voice memo says it all.

y’all, I can’t believe this day is here.

a dream.  a vision.  a prayer.  a calling.  a ministry.  a community.  a place to gather.

the carry camp is finally here!

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if you or someone you know is walking the road of infertility – please send them to our new community.

The Carry Camp is all about loving and empowering women who might feel broken, left out, and even useless in their struggle with infertility. It’s about encouraging each other to walk in the light and the truth of who we really are: beautifully created in the image of a God who loves us and wants to use us and our stories for His glory. We’re about making His story our story and finding purpose from our pain. It’s about extracting the precious from the worthless and sharing it with the world.

We seek to equip women right where they are and provide a place of refuge that brings peace and restoration. Yes, we have all shared in the cup of suffering but seek to live fully + bravely in our true identity: beautiful daughters of the King. This community is not just for us, but for you kindred one.

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come by and say hi?

eternally grateful.

 

traveling // seeing new places // meeting new people // connecting with people who have a passion for something  //  hearing peoples stories // date night // one on one coffee with a good friend // being outdoors // seeing my kids laugh  // being on the water // getting to reflect // jamming out in the car

these are all things that make me COME ALIVE!

my word[s] for this year, is living alive.  I wrote on January 15th….I want to live alive this year.  I want to be completely and utterly exhausted at the end of the year.  Not in a way that I didin’t take care of myself, or didn’t make time for rest: because I want that too.  What I mean is I want to LIVE ALIVE.  I want to take risks, I want to go “all in”, I want to DO things even when I’m tired and would rather lay on the couch and watch TV.   I want to take the chance.  I want to dream my big dreams out loud and think deep thoughts.  I want to go to the places that make me feel ALIVE, and FREE and allow me to think and dream.  I want to live brave.  2014 is not the year for excuses, but for living alive.

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so these things, these things make me feel alive.  and push me to LIVE alive.

 

what about you?  how do YOU live alive?  what makes you free?

  • sb - I love this and I love that “living alive” looks different for everyone. I’m finding my “alive” this year, too!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - Love your list! I LOVE traveling :) Makes me feel alive!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - traveling and experiencing new things; community with people; actually doing things that will have some small impact in the world.ReplyCancel

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I love this quote from a documentary I’m proud of have been a part of, American Blogger.

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sometimes there are just words you have to record, and you pick up whatever writing device is near to put it down.

behind every blog is a blogger.  

I watched my friend Chris get slammed with criticism for this film.  I watched people I respect tweet horribly offensive words about people I love.  It’s so easy to judge.  to point fingers.

and when I take a step back, I know I do it too.

but this quote, these simple words strung together reminds me that behind every blog is a blogger.

the words you read, the pictures you gaze at, the influence that is spread across this crazy internet world – it’s real.  the people behind the art are real live people.

and that reminds me, when I want to criticize, or on the opposite end – envy, these are people just like you and me.  real people with real emotions, real flaws, real families, and real hearts.

lets not hate, but love.  lets pray that the sweet Lord allows us to see people as He sees them, as His beloved children.

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does this give you a new perspective?

  • Caroline - So true Wynne! It’s so easy just to read blogs and not realize how much emotion is in a post – that there is a real person behind every blog! I often think this about scripture too – it’s so easy to just read through it – forgetting that those are real people and it’s God breathed!ReplyCancel

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diving in today quite literally in my journal.  most of the time I handwrite a prayer journal, but sometimes it’s coming too fast to hand write, and I type it.  this is a screen shot.  lots of typos, bad grammar, but it’s not meant to be perfect.  these are just honest words to my daddy God.

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praying for you sweet sister.  you that feels, so often as I do, that God has forgotten you.

I pray you know He has not!

I pray He will breathe LIFE into your dry bones.

I pray He will meet you at your deepest point of need.

I pray the Spirit will envelop you and wrap you so tight you FEEL His arms around you.

you are NOT alone,  you are NOT forgotten, you are HIS daughter.

his beloved.

rest in Psalm 139:17-18 

 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
    I awake, and I am still with you.

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y’all!  just a little fun HELLO from Paige + I back when we were with Noonday Collection + International Justice Mission in Rwanda this summer on our #StyleForJustice trip!

I think I was showing Paige how I do voice memos?  who knows.  but it makes me happy to hear us so happy and giddy over Noonday.  we saw it y’all – we saw the real deal.  spent lots of time in our Rwandan seamstress’ studio, created some fabulous designs you’ll see in January, visited their homes and their families, and broke it down Rwandan dance style at a big party we had the last night with them.

these purchases we make through Noonday are legit.  it’s not “poor little African women” – but it’s empowering these women to create change in their homes and communities through sustainable work!

women empowering women. 

when you gift this season [hard to think about Christmas already, huh?] GIFT WELL. 

know that the purchases you make [and the pretty bows you tie around them for your loved ones] are sending kids to school in Uganda, keeping families together in all 10 counties we work in, and providing dignified work for our artisans.

consider shopping our new winter line for all your holiday gifting needs TODAY!

a few of my winter favorites//

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Woodland Journal//$18//made in India

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silk blush headband//$34//made in India

antiqued cuff//$48//made in India

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rebel clutch//$84//made in India

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classic crocheted headband//$35//made in Peru

frosted eyelet arm warmers//$28//made in Peru

happy shopping!