Saturday, August 29, 2015

Just in case you didn't know....

You don't need permission to be great! Having the support and affirmation of others is awesome but don't let the absence of it stop you from going after your dreams! Sometimes God removes people from your life so when he blesses you, no one else can take credit for it. Soar eagle, soar! See you at the top!

 Ghia ♥

Friday, August 28, 2015

Check me out on Pericope! #TruthMoments

Happy Friday! Anyone who knows me knows that I am a social media junkie! LOL. First it was Facebook, then Twitter, then Instagram, and now Periscope! I did not understand how Periscope worked at first but it's basically an app that allows you to produce live videos where viewers can comment, ask questions, and most importantly show you love by tapping on the screen and giving you hearts! ♥ ♥ ♥

I wanted to find a way to tie my blog posts to my live Periscope videos so I launched #TruthMoments. These will be videos where I discuss various topics and get the chance to engage with you all! Yay! I recorded my first video yesterday and it was pretty awesome! Live video recordings expire after a few days so it's best to view them live if possible.

So, here's what I need from you (yes you...LOL):

  • Download the Periscope app (iPhone or Andriod)
  • Follow me @Ghia_Kelly
  • Log on when you get notification of my #TruthMoments
  • Show me lots of love!!! ♥

Talk to you soon on the scope! Enjoy your weekend! :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I have GODFIDENCE, how bout' you?

I am probably super late, but I recently learned of the term "Godfidence". I came across a friend's Instagram post with this word and was immediately a fan of it. I am a word and quote type of person so words and phrases always catch my eye, but this word says so much to me! What do you see in this word? What do you feel when you say the word? For me, the word is empowering yet humbling at the same time. I have GODFIDENCE...meaning I can do all things but only through Christ! This word reminds me that I should never become confident in my own ability but rely fully on God's ability! Greater is HE that is within me! It's in my weakness that HIS strength is made perfect! Sometimes we tend to forget that everything we have is because of God's goodness (whether we deserve it or not). So, I encourage you to make this word apart of your vocabulary. When you go on that job interview, remind yourself that you have GODFIDENCE! When you have one of the days where it feels like nothing is working out the way it should, declare that you have GODFIDENCE! Declare that your hope and confidence is in God because there is no failure in him! Be encouraged :)

Ghia ♥

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Anniversary Trip...Savannah Style!

My husband and I celebrated 6 years of marital bliss on August 8th. It has become our tradition to go on a weekend trip to celebrate so this year we chose historic Savannah, Georgia! We had a wonderful time so I wanted to share some pictures with you of our trip! Enjoy and visit Savannah!

The interactive water fountain at city square

Date night with the hubby! ♥

Trolley tour of historic Savannah

Couldn't visit Savannah and not eat at Paula Deen's restaurant!

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist...simply breathtaking

One of many beautiful historic homes

The inside of the Cathedral...Savannah's "Sistine Chapel"

Dinner at Sweet Potatoes :)

City Market

One of Savannah's famous squares

Monday, August 3, 2015

More Faith, Less Stress!

You ever had one of those days when you felt completely overwhelmed? Well, I did just the other day. I typically do well with multi-tasking and deadlines but today it wasn't just work stress that got to me but also the stress of motherhood, marriage, and ministry. I literally had an emotional meltdown because it was too much to even attempt to figure out. It was the human thing to do so I took off my red cape and just embraced what I was feeling. I was stressed! Did I just admit that? LOL

It takes a lot for me to say I'm overwhelmed because I like to be in control of things. I am learning that "being strong" is not always the best option and sometimes you need others to be strong for you. It seems that we have become so consumed with exhibiting strength that we forget to be human. I mean even Jesus had human moments...moments where he said things like "take this cup from me!" Fear, doubt, worry, and feeling overwhelmed are all apart of the human experience and no one is exempt.Ultimately, my human moment showed me that I lacked faith. It was just that simple. I was leaning on my limited understanding instead of trusting God to direct my paths. Say it with me, "ouch!"

In my human moment, I also realized how much I needed my husband's affirmation and his security. I needed him to be strong for me. And he was just that! :-) I hope you're encouraged by this post and know that you are not weak because you don't have it all together all of the time. Sometimes God allows life to frustrate us to remind us that we can't do everything alone! Stop running on fumes and take some time to just breathe. We get so busy that we don't even have the time to hear our own thoughts! Remember this: You can not be good for anyone else if you are not good to yourself! Stop, breathe, and give it to God!

Ghia ♥