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Value

Opposition

Purpose

You are a masterpiece, made new, with a priceless unique design.
Reference |
Eph. 2:9-10

Satan comes to destroy you, and everything you value, to keep you from living your best life.
Reference |
John 10:10

You have been created with purpose, for this time, this season, for this life.
Reference |
Jer. 29:11

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to live their best lives
 by walking in freedom through Jesus Christ.

"For you were called to freedom; through love serve one another." Gal 5:13


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Focus: Marriage

As I look back on the past 14 years, if I had to choose the most important thing that has led to our marriage success, I would choose submission.  Note, I am defining marriage success as being still married and living in peace and joy with one another.  It doesn’t mean we don’t have areas of improvement.  However, we are a team, one flesh in Christ, and we are improving together.  Now back to submission. Submission to God and one another, in love, has been the single most transformational catalyst in our marriage (no pun intended).  Through the years, God has graciously taught us and shown us His love.  He has taught us both how to love one another with His Love.  You have to understand, love is from God and is God.  Love does not exist outside of God.

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“Sometimes thoughts or feelings begin to creep in, comparison begins to strangle that joy.  As I pray through those thoughts, those feelings, I realize that my “abundance” and other’s “abundance” looks different.  I realize that that it is my choice on how I am going to live, how to respond and it’s my choice how to move forward.  It’s ok not to be ok, but it’s not ok to stay that way!”

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Sister, I need you to hear this- there is a real enemy and real war against you, but I don’t want that to intimidate you.  God has designed women for war from the very beginning, so be encouraged- you don’t need anything more than what you have right now.  God has already given you what […]

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First thing’s first, if you have not heard of ABLE, you need to stop what you’re doing and go visit livefashionable.com right now.  I’ll wait.  Ok, now that your life has just gotten better, get ready to meet one of the beautiful people behind ABLE. I met Jen Milam a few years ago when I was […]

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“Joanna, if you trust Me with your dreams, I’m going to take Magnolia further than you could’ve ever dreamed, so just trust me.” 

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Welcome, Sister!  This month we decided to highlight Allie’s story a little differently by doing videos four weeks in a row, highlighting the seasons God has brought her through and how she has worked through rejection.  

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In 2012 while living in Nashville and working in the wedding industry, I connected with Lauren Atkinson, an incredible floral designer, dog lover and even more amazing of a person.  Through various events, our friendship grew quickly and we have been blessed to walk many seasons together as friends. The seeds that God planted in […]

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“Through it all I’ve learned to live in the season you’re in. I wasn’t always content in some of the seasons of our life. I’ve learned to deal with loss when I lost my mom one week after a stage four cancer diagnosis. I learned to forgive the past quickly when I only had two days to say all I needed to her after our relationship had remained strained for so many years. I learned to be grateful for those two days (and much more) in the months that followed as we moved to Oregon for Bobby’s work. I was alone in my grief on the other side of the country. It was in those 5 months that God met me right where I was. And it was in that season I learned that God had me right where he wanted me to be. I was where I needed to be and didn’t know it. God knew what was coming.  But doesn’t He always?”

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This month we are highlighting boss babe, social influencer and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Sarah Patton! Sarah is an only child, a first generation college attendee + graduate, and a beautiful woman who decided to pursue a life she loved!

She is shaking up the culture of Nashville, bringing community, diversity and equality to women!  Check out our highlight video below:

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Themselves

Marriage

Community

leadership

Motherhood

Free Women See Change in:

Experience perspective change, mindset, heart, and attitude change now that you are walking a new path, the path of who God called you to be.

Co-workers and teams no longer are people you interact with, but those you have been entrusted in your circle to impact for their own freedom.

You bring healing, life, and new freedom resources to your family.   You shift to more prescense based as you realize the call for your children and the real battle against them.

You love out of a new place and  detect the real battle against your marriage.  Your mindset and attitude shift from fighting against one another to for each other. 

You see your neighborhood, community, and city as a strategic assignment that God has placed you  in for a purpose. 

Focus: Marriage

As I look back on the past 14 years, if I had to choose the most important thing that has led to our marriage success, I would choose submission.  Note, I am defining marriage success as being still married and living in peace and joy with one another.  It doesn’t mean we don’t have areas of improvement.  However, we are a team, one flesh in Christ, and we are improving together.  Now back to submission. Submission to God and one another, in love, has been the single most transformational catalyst in our marriage (no pun intended).  Through the years, God has graciously taught us and shown us His love.  He has taught us both how to love one another with His Love.  You have to understand, love is from God and is God.  Love does not exist outside of God.

read more

“Sometimes thoughts or feelings begin to creep in, comparison begins to strangle that joy.  As I pray through those thoughts, those feelings, I realize that my “abundance” and other’s “abundance” looks different.  I realize that that it is my choice on how I am going to live, how to respond and it’s my choice how to move forward.  It’s ok not to be ok, but it’s not ok to stay that way!”

read more

Sister, I need you to hear this- there is a real enemy and real war against you, but I don’t want that to intimidate you.  God has designed women for war from the very beginning, so be encouraged- you don’t need anything more than what you have right now.  God has already given you what […]

read more

“There are no coincidences with God. He can use you – just as you are and just where you are. Even if it’s a really crummy place. Perhaps even more so if it’s a really crummy place. God has never worked in me and through me more than He did during the times I was walking through the darkest valleys of my life. As we navigated the illnesses and deaths of our two boys, God gave me the desire to be open, honest and vulnerable in sharing our story. What started as an intent to share medical updates in an efficient way, turned into a platform for sharing our hearts and what God was doing in our lives. And He used it. He used it mightily. Words penned from my sons’ hospital rooms traveled farther and reached more lives than I ever could have imagined. I sat beside their beds, wondering, “Why him? Why us?” while pleading with God to change our circumstance, but what He did was so much more. A place that held the worst moments of our lives was also the place He used us the most.”

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Have you ever heard the terms “believe the best” or “assume positive intent?” If you haven’t, I’ll break it down for you. Basically, these phrases mean that whatever a person says or does, you choose to assume or believe they did not mean anything malicious, rude, ugly, or bad about their words or actions. 

This is a very hard concept to accept and posture to adopt. When a person says something that is hurtful, we as humans, automatically jump to the defense or put on a face of anger, hostility, or judgment. Friends, this is not a healthy way to live. 

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Earlier this year I was blessed to go to a yoga retreat with Beyond Yoga in Franklin, TN. The entire weekend was focused on rest. The recommended reading was a book called “Sabbath” by Wayne Muller. It’s tagline is “Finding rest, renewal, and delight in our busy lives.” I brought my Real Simple with me and this issue just happened to be called “Relax and Recharge.” I read an article about the martyr complex- WOW. Eye opener. Then I was reading She Reads Truth and the chapter I read was about not worrying… Specifically about Matthew 6:26-30. This is usually referenced when people are worried about physical needs being met- clothes, shelter, etc. But the author put it in a whole new light for me, worrying about just being. The birds and flowers don’t fret, or try, or strain to exist. They just rest in God, knowing He has created them to just be. He’s got them covered, they just need to rest in Him. Wow, what #truth.

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stories of
Empowered Women

First thing’s first, if you have not heard of ABLE, you need to stop what you’re doing and go visit livefashionable.com right now.  I’ll wait.  Ok, now that your life has just gotten better, get ready to meet one of the beautiful people behind ABLE. I met Jen Milam a few years ago when I was […]

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Read about women, just like you, who embraced their value, purpose, and are overcoming opposition to live their best life!

“Joanna, if you trust Me with your dreams, I’m going to take Magnolia further than you could’ve ever dreamed, so just trust me.” 

read more

Welcome, Sister!  This month we decided to highlight Allie’s story a little differently by doing videos four weeks in a row, highlighting the seasons God has brought her through and how she has worked through rejection.  

read more

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