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I'm an Indiana girl who started a small Etsy shop side hustle in college and grew it into a nationally recognized personal brand. I love writing, educating, and raising chickens with my husband. I'm here to help other multi-passionate, ambitious women (like you!) own their everyday and reach their potential, too!

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Persevering and Growing Through Weakness

My mom gave me a pot of sunflowers two weeks ago. She knew my history with keeping flowers alive and told me this is a simple starter plant, easy to keep alive. Just needs full sunlight and water now and then.

Sunlight. Water. Got it.

I stuck it in a patch of light on my back porch, up for the challenge that’s *supposed* to be easy.

Well I’ve since forgotten about said flowers and today I found them wilted, dried up and dead.
But it did rain since I set them out there, so I think God was trying to help me out. But alas, they are still goners.

So, this is either a test of my perseverance. Or a clear sign that I was not born to have flowers.

I believe it’s the latter.

And I think we all do that sometimes—see the things we struggle at and assume we’re just not made for them. But maybe they’re really a test of our perseverance.

Maybe the very things that need to bloom in your life aren’t the things that come easy but the things God wants to grow Y O U through, too.

Give those raw and delicate parts of your heart lots of Light and water em with the Word – with the well that never runs dry.

And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Isaiah 58:11

July 17, 2018

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