on my heart/connecting

are we Instagram friends?  If not, I’d love to be.  you can find me at @wynne4  It’s there that I post daily images + stories from our life.  Sometimes I’ve been known to #instablog, like this week.  I got home from a good night of conversation over margaritas + chips/salsa on the patio with a few of my “dreamer dreamer girls” as I like to call them, and I was just feeling nostalgic.  thankful.  and in that moment of all that emotion, I had to write.

I love nights with good friends where you can say out loud all the hidden secret things that you have brewing in your heart. The disappointments. The hurts. The questioning. Friends that have walked with you in various seasons of your life that you are no longer in, but accept that you are moving into new seasons. And they are too. Sometimes together, sometimes just cheering each other on. I ❤ the friends that all show up to the restaurant wearing T-shirts. The friends that are 100% themselves with each other-the good, the bad, and the ugly. Friends that tell it like it is, can call you out and also speak life. Friends to dream big dreams with. Friends that encourage you & speak out your spiritual gifts. Friends that get you, plain and simple. Friends that are FOR YOU.
I have so many reasons to be thankful for all the friends God put like this in my life, but tonight I’m grateful a handful of them that gathered around the table together. #instablog #dreamerdreamergirls#africagirls #adoptivemamas #gettingsappy#justfeelingreallythankful

so that’s on my heart this week.  just feeling thankful that even when I feel like I’m “in the middle” of everyone else’s hurt and pain, that someone is there to listen to my hurt and pain.  My mom called me this week all worried about me (because of that IG post) and it’s not anything to worry about.  it’s just life, and in life we have seasons.  I’m thankful she called + I have a mom I can talk to about real life stuff with.  maybe it makes her nervous that I share my feelings so openly online…haha….  but I just love friends that you can be yourself with.

do you have friends like that?  If not, pray and ask God to give them to you.  Ask boldly! 

Something that came out of my conversation with the girls – was the gift and the season God has given me to be a connector.  They affirmed that gift in me + encouraged me + let me give them all my crazy ideas and thoughts on how they can fundraise/raise awareness/etc whatever THEY have going on right now [which is some cool, big stuff!]  ya see, it’s a new season.

Usually, I like being the go-er, the do-er, the get my hands dirty-er. But now I’m in a season of mobilizing. Connecting. Sending.

Because I’ve been, I’ve done, I’ve been knee deep in ministry – gods given me a little depth of insight. I can use that wisdom & knowledge and pass it along. Help others go. Help others get their hands dirty.

I miss the season of going & doing but I know that season will come again & I want to be content where I am now. I want to be a good steward of my gifts + my time.

So, that’s where I am.  Praying and asking God what that looks like.  Yesterday, a little bit of that came out.  If you missed it, read here.  But what I did learn this week – is we have to DEPEND ON GOD.  FULLY.  for EVERYTHING.  I get up and pray and ask Him to lead me, and tell Him that I can do NOTHING without Him.  and ya know what, when I do that – He’s totally got me.  He takes care of every single detail + I wonder why I ever worried.  Depend on God.  Ask Him where He wants you.  Believe that He can + will use you for HIS glory and your joy!

We are in Waco this weekend celebrating my mom’s 60th birthday!  See yall Monday – happy weekend!


Hey, I'm Wynne!

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. Jessica says:

    thanks for sharing your heart sweet friend! you are so beautiful!!

  2. Jamie Ivey says:

    Love friends like this!

  3. Kelsee says:

    “I miss the season of going & doing but I know that season will come again & I want to be content where I am now. I want to be a good steward of my gifts + my time.”

    Amen & Amen! That is my heart in this season. You literally took my prayers right out of my mouth + my heart and typed them up so perfectly. I have been homesick for that season of going & doing, of living missionally within the obvious mission field, of “knowing” what was next. Right now, life does not look like that and my heart feels like it’s going through an awkward teenage phase, so desperately wanting to grow up but holding on so tight to the things that were so great (comfortable/known), wanting those things to always be. Learning to be content in a season where “mission(s)” looks atypical is hard, I hear that it is a beautiful one though. Praying for you during this season of connecting others and rooting yourself. It is going to be SO good!

    • Wynne says:

      oh kelsee, thanks for your comment! i love what you said, an awkward teenage phase, you got that right! lets be content in these seasons together! even when it’s hard, we can hold onto know it’s right where we are supposed to be! let’s pray for each other!

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