The Ladies Anthem

Today, I am channeling my inner Beyoncé. I feel fresh, fierce, and focused (or maybe its the extra cup of coffee - most likely).

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"{It is} by God's grace, I am becoming a woman of courage, a women of strength, a woman of self-discipline. A woman of diligence. A woman of wisdom and discernment, a woman of compassion, a woman of beauty - true beauty - the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.

A woman who loves much, because she has been forgiven much. A woman who takes refuge in God alone. A woman of valor who does not run from the battle but to it, fearlessly, relentlessly determined - through her obedience - to defeat the enemy and bring victory to herself and her people, to the glory of God and His eternal kingdom."

- Christin Ditchfield

I'm almost certain there was a mic drop after she spoke these words that I call, The Ladies Anthem. I also wanted to share with you this past weekend, I attended a (very much needed) "mom's night out" along with many other women. At the event, there was a guest panel of some of the sweetest women I've ever met: Mrs. Measom, Rebecca Smith, and Sarah Schneider.

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They spoke all things from photography to giving grace to work-life balance. Some of my favorite advice they had shared was:

  • Give Yourself Grace. It's ok to be afraid and not have all your ducks in a row. Laugh at the curve balls life throws you and handle them with grace.
  • Whatever you do, do with purpose. Do it well and with passion. Whatever it may be, do it wholeheartedly.
  • Be Present. In order to be thee best version of yourself, presence is paramount. There is nothing more valuable than spending time on something or someone because those minutes, days, years cannot relived.

Have a blessed week, friends! My inner Beyoncé is wearing thin. More caffeine please!