old fashioned pep talk.

I have to say that I loved using my social media voice and “disappear” for the End it campaign.  praying and asking God to break my heart for these 27 million people who’ve disappeared.   human trafficking is one of those things I want to be more broken over.  or really I want to act more on my brokenness.  and it was really nice to be away from social media for the day.  it really helped clear my head and heart + I’ve got some thoughts yall.

It seems like recently God keeps inturrupting my “me time” at night to instead hear from amazing believers that are LIVING their story OUT LOUD.  like seriously I’ll just be there watching TV & all of a sudden I’ll be on a conference call with Jen Hatmaker.  or a 17 year old girl will ring my doorbell with a really scary taxidermy monkey staring me in the eye to tell me about her trip to India/Uganda she’s raising money for.  Or while enjoying a glass of wine in a nice bubble bath, Jeff Goins words in his book Wrecked, will pretty much wreck me.  like how can I go back to watching The Bachelor after Jen Hatmaker talks about the statistics of human trafficking?  there is so much more out there my friends than what I spend my time on.  and I think the enemy has been DISTRACTING me with tv/busyness/birthday parties/etc and I’m sick of it.  He’s done the same with my core group of missional sisters and that usually means that God is up to something!  spiritual attack in my life almost always means God is trying to do something in my heart.

I feel like Satan is trying to steal this life, this “ruined life” we are living + inch it back to my “life before being ruined” and I want nothing to do with it.  I’ve been feeling the weight of how difficult it is to “be different”.  I feel like for a season it was more or less “cool” for me to be different [I know thats horrible to admit].  As someone who has spent most of her life trying to “fit in” or “please people” – this ruined life is really good for me.  It’s freeing.  I think going to Africa, being ruined, praying thorugh lots of insecurities and putting a name to my craft – I am an ARTIST!, all contributed to that freeing feeling.  but sometimes – sometimes I don’t feel confident in who I am and the life God has called me to live.  The set apart life.  He never promised as believers our life would be easy and He never said it was about US.  nope, it sure isn’t.  it’s about HIM – making Him known, knowing Him more, making Him famous.  why is it so easy to make it about us?  guilty here.

I needed a good pep talk.  a “you are fighting the good fight” pep talk and I’m grateful for friends and mentors and inspiring + authentic christian writers and teachers who have done just that for my soul.  and helped me get OUTSIDE of myself and get my eyes OFF me and back ONTO jesus.  our pastor this past Sunday reminded me that I need to look to Gods WORD for wisdom, direction, answers.  I need to PRAY through His word, be a continual reader of His Word and ASK HIM to show me His promises for me in the scriptures.  and so it’s begun again.

I have a little pep talk I wrote for myself that I want to share with you.  

It will be up here tomorrow so check back!

Isaiah 61:8-11

For I the Lord love justice;
I hate robbery and wrong;
I will faithfully give them their recompense,
and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Their offspring shall be known among the nations,
and their descendants in the midst of the peoples;
all who see them shall acknowledge them,
that they are an offspring the Lord has blessed.

10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord;
my soul shall exult in my God,
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to sprout up before all the nations.

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Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life.  I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.

A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
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  1. Jen says:

    Jen’s Bible Study 7, is wrecking me.
    Also the Passion movement to end human trafficking is encouraging.
    And Christine Caine’s book UNDAUNTED will wreck you as well.

    God is certainly moving those who say YES and we won’t be silent any longer.

    • Wynne says:

      oh i CANNOT wait to start it. i read the book last year but am ready to get in on the challenges & doing it in community! i need to read christine caine’s book! going to look it up on amazin now! all it takes is saying YES!!! you are right!

  2. Laura says:

    Wynne, I find you to be so inspiring. You are one of those people who don’t look at trials and struggles as obstacles, but as opportunities to be strengthened. I am a Christian too, and I find your faith to be more than inspiring – it makes me act and change. You’re absolutely right – this life is MINE to live, and Satan works so hard to make me forget that. Thank you for reminding me that my life is dedicated to a more noble cause than keeping up with blogs and TV shows, fashion trends and DIY projects. I am living my life for Christ, because He died and lives again for me.

    • Wynne says:

      laura thank you so much for your words. seriously they came at a great time. i love that we are all on this journey together and it’s amazing when we can encourage each other and pray for each other! i’m glad that i could challenge you! CHRIST is more than enough for us!!

  3. Charis says:

    Wynne you & your blog are so inspirational. You are touching a place in my heart and giving me courage to move forward to where I feel I need to be. Thank you.

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