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Restless Hearts

Posted by Ashlee Charpentier on

Restless Hearts

“You made us for Your heart, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You…" Rest… something I’m not naturally very good at. When I’m exhausted or it’s time for bed, sure, I can rest and sleep just like anybody else. But taking the time to rest in Jesus? You might as well be trying to get a hungry or hyper baby to nap. I don’t mean to be this way and I definitely don’t like it; it’s just a habit that has formed in me over the years, a huge part of it attributed to always...

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The Only Mirror Selfie I'll Probably Ever Post

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The Only Mirror Selfie I'll Probably Ever Post

I love this image because it shows the most beautiful picture: the growth of my precious baby inside my womb and the pure joy and healthy glow it brings me... Body image can really be tested when you're pregnant. It becomes so easy to build a habit of comparing yourself to other women, pregnant or not, and to constantly be worrying about things like weight or feeling beautiful. But 'beautiful' is not a feeling, nor is it an identity subjectively affirmed by others. One thing I have learned over the last couple years, and am still learning, is that finding...

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It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Au-tumn!

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It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Au-tumn!

It's beginning to feel a lot like Au-tumn! Which in my book means lots of fun fall-inspired crafts. Today's cold and rainy project: dream catcher mobile for baby's room! 😍 Finished product to be pictured soon... Why do I feel SO much more motivated when it’s cold and what some may call “dreary?” Okay, maybe that’s a little exaggerated, but it’s pretty true. It’s only slightly starting to feel like fall, with the weather sneaking into the 60s and stores putting out their fall decor and clothes, and I feel so full of joy I could burst. I wake up earlier than...

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A Season of Being Rooted

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A Season of Being Rooted

"He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bring forth its fruit in its season whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” (Psalm 1:3) As I am beginning to read the book my husband got for me (Rooted by Banning Liebscher) - the one the Lord whispered to him about on my behalf - I am seeing some immaturities in my heart. There’s been a desire in my heart for some time now to somehow change the world with my love for Jesus, through writing, ministry, being in the ‘spotlight’...

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