Coffee & Words: Control Freak

Do you beat yourself up often over things that are out of your control?

Things that don’t add any value to your life, things that you can’t change, things that are a distraction to you on a daily, things that drain you, things that make you feel worthless, things that cause you to overthink.

I have learned over the years that I am not in control most of the time, and its okay, I am learning that when we humble ourselves to God in all ways, we can seriously do some wonderful things without overthinking and wanting things to be perfect, and allows us to be free from the things that are no good for us and concentrate on the things that matter the most. We can find ourselves setting bigger goals, dreaming bigger dreams, putting God first, and seeking our purpose that much more.

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Over the last couple of years this verse out of Philippians 4:6 constantly plays in my head,

Be Anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

This verse spoke to me at a time and season in my life when I wanted to know what’s next, I wanted to know how, and when things would happen and change. I seriously wanted to have control of it all.

This verse really helped me to rest in Him, and let him steer, leaving me to sit in the passenger seat and embrace the journey.

No matter the situation, no matter the outcome, no matter what people think, no matter your season. Let God be in Control.

THINGS WILL BE OKAY!

NYCIA'S BRIGHT HOME OFFICE

Finally getting around to sharing my creative space that I call my office.

Working from home can be hard some days, and for me, escaping to my little bright space in my home allows me to tap into my creative side a little bit better.

Bringing in a bright colored rug and a fun wallpaper would definitely get my creative juices flowing and allow me to be more productive. Monday’s are normally my hardest days, and it’s nice to have a space to go to, even if it’s in my PJ’s.

What INSPIRES YOU TO WORK HARDER & BE MORE CREATIVE? Go Tap into that today!!

 I had a custom desk made for my space. I wanted wood with a little metal detail to keep it modern and light. The chandelier is from  Wayfair , one of my favorite go to places for easy online shopping and great prices.

I had a custom desk made for my space. I wanted wood with a little metal detail to keep it modern and light. The chandelier is from Wayfair, one of my favorite go to places for easy online shopping and great prices.

 The wall paper is from  Jillian Harris  partnership with MK Wallpaper, and the rug is from  RUG USA.

The wall paper is from Jillian Harris partnership with MK Wallpaper, and the rug is from RUG USA.

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 For me finding inspiration is a big deal on a daily.. So it was fitting from me to add a large inspiration board, full of words, photos and travel. I am constantly inspired while sitting in my space and my board is constantly changing.

For me finding inspiration is a big deal on a daily.. So it was fitting from me to add a large inspiration board, full of words, photos and travel. I am constantly inspired while sitting in my space and my board is constantly changing.

 Thanks  Rooted Trumpet Photography  for these lovely images of my office!!!

Thanks Rooted Trumpet Photography for these lovely images of my office!!!

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She Inspires Brunch Nashville

She wasn't where she had been. She wasn't where she was going, but she was on her way-

Jodi Hills 

It's amazing when you open yourself up to new things and new adventures in life and have no clue how things are going to work out, how things look or who you will meet along the way.  Life is made up of so many possibilities and full of so many beautiful things.   When God sets the path, you never know where you'll end up.  You'll find yourself going places, you never imagined going. 

    As the She Inspires team and I headed to Nashville last month there were four words that really were evident to me;  Courage, Confidence, Boldness, and Faith.     Courage in knowing you're going   Confidence in knowing you are capable of going   Boldness as you move forward   Faith enough to not look back and just trust the journey   We had the opportunity to brunch with some lovelies at  White Avenue Studio , and celebrate faith and purpose.  The venue was amazing and made for the perfect brunch setting. 

 

As the She Inspires team and I headed to Nashville last month there were four words that really were evident to me;  Courage, Confidence, Boldness, and Faith.  

 Courage in knowing you're going 

Confidence in knowing you are capable of going 

Boldness as you move forward 

Faith enough to not look back and just trust the journey 

We had the opportunity to brunch with some lovelies at White Avenue Studio, and celebrate faith and purpose.  The venue was amazing and made for the perfect brunch setting. 

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 The Creative Faith panel, did not hold back.  The discussions were real, and honest and I loved every moment of it..  The ladies on the panel were all FABULOUS!! 

The Creative Faith panel, did not hold back.  The discussions were real, and honest and I loved every moment of it..  The ladies on the panel were all FABULOUS!! 

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    Thanks to all the lovelies that attended the Nashville Brunch and A Big Thanks to our friend Hannah with  Rooted Trumpet Photography  for all the beautiful images.. 

 

Thanks to all the lovelies that attended the Nashville Brunch and A Big Thanks to our friend Hannah with Rooted Trumpet Photography for all the beautiful images.. 

Coffee & Words: Rejection, WHAT?

How often do you feel like you are not enough and beat yourself up because of rejection?  Rejection causes fear and lack of confidence, and a feeling of not knowing who you are, or what you stand for, a lack of purpose and motivation.   

Rejection in your marriage, rejection in that new job, rejection in buying that new house, rejection in your career,  rejection in relationships that you have built for years. 

What does God say about rejection?  

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. Psalm 34: 17-20

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Guess what?  Things are going to be okay!! God will never reject you, he will never leave you nor forsake you. So be bold in knowing who you are, and know that God has bigger and better! You are worth so much more!

Your worth doesn't come through what people think of you, but what God thinks of you,  your purpose in him,  and how you live your life or how you seek to know yourself in him.  He knows what's best for you and he knows the answers to all your struggles.  You are so worthy of all that God has for you!!! 

xoxo,

NYCIA

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COFFEE & WORDS: A Seat At The Table

That day you look in the mirror and feel lonely and unwanted. You are caught up in your own selfish thinking and can't seem to shake it.  The thought of not being included in that girl’s night out or you totally just recognized your close friend didn't invite you over for dinner, but another friend got an invite. You sit in that uneasy feeling of pity and feeling left out yet again. 

Why does it even matter?  Why does it consume you so much when you wouldn't have gone anyway? You would've made all the excuses to why you didn't want to go and would’ve caused anxiety to set in for even thinking about it.  Not only that you probably really want to be home curled up on your comfortable sofa watching a movie.  Especially since you had a jammed pack week with work, taking the kids to practices or just exhausted from not getting enough sleep with so much on your mind.

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Having a seat at the table, doesn't always mean you know how it looks, and you always know the person seated next to you.  

That seat sometimes means sitting with new people, meeting someone at the coffee shop that you don’t even know and letting them vent and tell you their whole life story. 

A seat at the table sometimes means sitting alone, until God brings the right tribe to sit with you. 

A seat at the table sometimes means it’s just you and God, discussing how you need to be more present with him. 

A seat at the table sometimes means you need to walk out of your comfort zone, and travel alone and next next to a stranger on the plane and share the love of God with her. 

Sometimes a seat at the table means inviting the right people into your home and loving them well.

Sometimes a seat at the table means you are the one that supposed to be hosting.

You have to be reminded you are not alone, you aren’t the only one that feels left out, you aren’t the only one struggling, you aren’t the only one feeling lost and defeated, and you also have to recognize that God may be calling you to raise up and set the table, and be that movement of LIGHT for him. 

Be the movement that leads people to the table and stop always waiting for the invite. 

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8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests.

 

XOXO, 

NYCIA