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Because following Jesus makes your life better, and makes you better at life.⠀
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We are the Ekklesia: The Called Out Ones! We are the Body of Christ: The TRUE church! Glory HALLELUYAH! Romans 8 is just absolutely amazing! If you are struggling with your identity or fear or in your walk with God please read this book! 🙌🏽 #AfterGodsHeart #TheDeVineIntervention #OnceUponPTSD #JesusIsKing #jesuschristoursavior #jesusiscomingsoon #bodyofchrist #mentalillness #grace #encouragement #trueandlivingGod #redeemed #enlightenment #freedom #christfollowerlife #nomoreshame #women #jesusandcoffee #daughteradoptedbygrace #jesusthegoodshepard #madewhole #grace #jesussaves #wordsofwisdom #ptsd #centeredonchrist #godislove #women #wordsofwisdom #faithoverfear #fearfullyandwonderfullymade #truthtalk #dailybibleverses
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Welcome to My House. Home and hospitality are two huge lifestyle pillars for me. When people walk through these doors - it is always my hope to welcome them into an environment that is warm, loving and ready to receive - no matter what state my guest arrives! As a follower of Jesus, I believe that I am a mere steward- and not an owner- of this space. Therefore I am mandated (gladly) to welcome all who knock on this door in the most loving and gracious of ways. Rug @anthropologie Plant @heinzbrothersgarden Plant Container @worldmarket 🖤
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Hi, I'm Ariel👋
This is me.😁
1st picture is how I always am.
2nd picture is smiling.

I have never had perfect hair, perfect makeup, perfect outfit or anything perfect for that matter. 
Actually, I'm a complete mess.🤦‍♀️ I have makeup on. 😱 Normally I'm too lazy to put makeup on but I found a makeup that I love and is all the things so I have been putting it on almost every day. No lie.

I'm a Christ follower. I actively pursue God every day with my morning devotional, getting in the word and praying. I just want my life to reflect Him and when people meet me they know I'm a christ follower. If you want to know more about God I would love to talk to you.

I'm married to my best friend who tolerates my craziness 🤪
Literally, God gave me my husband. I just still can't believe how blessed to have the man of my dreams and more. #dontsettleforlessthangodsbest that is all I'm saying 😉🥰 I have 3 furbabies. 
Bristol 🐕
Chloe🐈
And Mia🐕

They are my life. Well some days I just get so annoyed and have to take a break outside from them then come back in. 
I'm an #oilymermaid. My mother did really name me after the little Mermaid. I get Ariel stuff all the time. I'm so glad the Mermaid trend is finally here. Took it long enough 🙄

I love educating others about how they can be healthy by using essential oils. I use the best oils on the planet with their own Seed to Seal promise.

I love meeting new people and hearing their story of how they got to where they are. #whatsyourstory
1st John 3:13;16 Do not be surprised brothers, that the world hates you; By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers
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I really hope this is encouraging for you today! Make sure to let me know what you think below!
MORE: To increase, a want of something. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, Satan knew exactly how to tempt Him. He, like the sneaky snake that he is, figured after 40 days that Jesus was hungry, and suggested that He turn the stones to bread. Satan took what he thought was a “weak” point and tried to lure Jesus in with promises of temporary pleasure. Notice how our King responds to His defeated foe “it is written, Man shall not live on bread alone!” Wow, what a powerful statement made by our Savior! THE WORD OF GOD WAS USING THE WORD OF GOD AS A WEAPON AGAINST THE ENEMY!!! Jesus could have easily turned those stones into bread especially since technically His 40 days in the wilderness were over but He understood that His father would give Him exactly what He needs at the appointed time. Sometimes, in our want to fulfill our own desires/needs, we get impatient waiting on God and give in to the temptations of the enemy. Although at that moment you may feel a quench it usually doesn’t take long before you feel that urge again for more. If we follow in the steps of patience and humility that our precious Lamb so beautiful displays, we will begin to see Gods grace as He (just like His Son) begins to pour out His blessings upon us! Giving us our hearts desires/wants/needs when the timing is perfect, in His divine timing...as long as we continue to wait on Him with OBEDIENCE & PATIENCE. ⏳ #AfterGodsHeart #TheDeVineIntervention #OnceUponPTSD #JesusIsKing #jesuschristoursavior #jesusiscomingsoon #bodyofchrist #mentalillness #grace #encouragement #trueandlivingGod #redeemed #enlightenment #freedom #christfollowerlife #nomoreshame #women #jesusandcoffee #daughteradoptedbygrace #jesusthegoodshepard #madewhole #grace #jesussaves #wordsofwisdom #ptsd #centeredonchrist #godislove #women #wordsofwisdom #faithoverfear #fearfullyandwonderfullymade #truthtalk
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How are you transforming the world around you through your faith?⠀
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1 John 2:6- "the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked." I love love love this scripture. We all have a story to share that God instilled in us for a reason, and we are to walk in His light to reflect HIS plan. ♡🙏 Daily reminder.
"Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame. Many waters cannot quench love, nor can rivers drown it." Song of Solomon 8:6-7

John 3:16, Eph. 2:4-5, Col. 3:12, 1 Thess. 1:4
Amen 🙏🏻
PLAN: Gods plans are not our own but they’re also not grievous. When we put our desires before Gods will for us we place ourselves in the driver seat heading down a twisted broad road called uncertainty. A lot of the times this act of disobedience can leave us living the fast life filled with all that this world has to offer yet still feel like somethings missing. I’ve lived a long life of trying to do things my way mostly because I didn’t trust God enough, or think He loves me enough, to give him full control. Even though, to others, my life seemed perfect on the outside little did they know I was a WALKING DEAD PERSON on the inside! I was know as the kind, hardworking, always smiling and well put together woman but that was just a facade I hid behind to cover up my rotting mind, heart & soul. I had everything this world had to offer and then some but I was missing the most important piece...sharing it with JESUS! When I began my journey of forming a personal and intimate relationship with our Creator it changed my perspective on EVERYTHING! I no longer felt empty, bitter, lonely or like something is missing. I am now completely satisfied and alive in Him! Make Jesus the Lord over your heart, mind, soul, body and life and I guarantee you that it will become a friendship so precious to you that you’ll gladly give your life up for it! 🌻 #AfterGodsHeart #TheDeVineIntervention #OnceUponPTSD #JesusIsKing #jesuschristoursavior #jesusiscomingsoon #bodyofchrist #mentalillness #grace #encouragement #trueandlivingGod #redeemed #setfree #freedom #christfollowerlife #nomoreshame #christfollowers #jesusandcoffee #daughteradoptedbygrace #jesusthegoodshepard #madewhole #grace #jesussaves #wordsofwisdom #ptsd #centeredonchrist #godislove #repentandbesaved #wordsofwisdom #faithoverfear #fearfullyandwonderfullymade #truthtalk
Often times we look to external reasons for people’s sadness and hurt. A lot of times it’s upon introspection of your spirit where the problem lies. Many times we seek external “quick fixes” for our problems, but real fixing comes from God, and the body of Christ/the church. Ministering to your friends or family who are grieving is a bigger help than saying I’ll pray for you, then not following through. I myself am guilty of such. When Jesus was tempted by Satan, angels, His one creation cane and Ministered to Him. That shows the need we have as followers of Christ, to be ministered to, and to minister to others. We as Christ followers must bear each other’s burdens, we have to be empathetic to those around us suffering. Galatians 6:1-2 “1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” This speaks specifically on sin but many problems can arise from sin. • • •  If this was beneficial please let me know, I’d love to know what you think and find encouraging so that I can better minister/ preach to you. #Christ #Jesus #Christfollower #Christfollowerlife #Jesusfreak #God #GodtheFather #ministering #burdens #suffering #HolySpirit #Bible #Biblestudy
Looks can be deceiving. At quick glance, you see water, waves and white caps. When you a deeper look, you see foam instead of white caps. Often in life, we only take a quick glance at what’s on the surface, overlooking what lies beneath. Today, I read a devotional by Joyce Meyer and felt led to include it with my post..
“We all fight battles in life, but do we really know who we are fighting? 
The truth is, there are two forces at work in the world—good and evil. God is good, and Satan is evil. Since Satan cannot hurt God, he fights against His children—those who have believed in Jesus as their Savior. He hopes to hurt God through hurting us. 
You see, your fight is not against people or even with circumstances, but against the devil. First Peter 5:8 says, That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. But here’s the good news—that “someone” doesn’t have to be you! Through studying God’s Word, you can get to know the enemy’s tactics and avoid being deceived and trapped by him.

I am not implying that Satan doesn’t have power. He does, and we should take that fact seriously. But let’s remember that he is not actually a roaring lion—he comes like a roaring lion! Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah, and Satan can only portray an imitation of what is real and true. The devil is a liar, and he can only harm people who believe him and are deceived by him.

Scripture helps us realize that we are fighting from a vantage point of already having victory, rather than trying to win a victory. The apostle Paul writes, Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us](Romans 8:37 AMP). Believing what God says about us in His Word and seeing ourselves as He sees us is one way we let Him fight our battles for us. We know before the battles even begin that we have the victory. We may have to walk through some difficulties and stand strong in faith, but we know how the story ends! 
Pray: God, You have already won every battle I will ever face. You are the Lion of the tribe of Judah, and nothing is too hard for You.“
EATHER 4:14: Perhaps this is the moment for which you were CREATED! Just like Queen Esther I was adopted by my uncle and was perceived to be destined to fall because of my kindred. You see I come from a long bloodline cursed with mental illness, drug addiction, pride and disobedience but I was REDEEMED BY THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF THE LAMB! Just like in this amazing story it displays so beautiful how God can take what the enemy meant for evil and completely turn it around for good, for His glory!
#AfterGodsHeart #TheDeVineIntervention #OnceUponPTSD #JesusIsKing #jesuschristoursavior #jesusiscomingsoon #bodyofchrist #mentalillnesswho #grace #graceupongrace #trueandlivingGod #redeemed #setfree #hisgraceissufficient #christfollowerlife #nomoreshame #christfollowers #heisrisen #jesusthegoodshepard #onceabummerlamb #madewhole #jesusmademewhole #grace #jesussaves #healedfrommentalillness #ptsdeffectsthewholefamily #centeredonchrist #godislove #repentandbesaved #chainsarebroken #fearfullyandwonderfullymade
Ok I have never shared this. Back in the beginning of 2018 I weighed 156lbs which is a lot on a 5ft female. Then my ex husband abandoned me in the middle of 2018 and I went from 156 to 109lbs. In little over a month. Later on I became diagnosed with an eating disorder. I struggled with this for over a year. I legit tried everything. I remember eating my lunch in my car at work and I would be crying while I was eating because it hurt. I managed to gain a little weight bringing me up to 115lbs. That is still not much for someone who is a power lifter. Through Christ, time, proper supplementation, a wonderful support system, and official divorce papers I managed to get up to 122-123lbs and gaining. First time seeing that number on the scale I almost cried and had a negative reaction to the number. After slowing my thoughts and talking to a mentor of mine, helped me gain proper perspective on the scale. I am finally beating this stupid disorder because it’s a process of retraining the mind and thoughts. I share this because I know I’m not the only athlete with this, and I pray that this gives someone hope to not give up. To keep fighting because you will get there, not overnight but you will in Jesus name Amen✝️🙏🏼💪🏼🤩. #christianathlete #christfollowerlife #internationalfitnessday #disabledveteran #veteran #fitlife #fitness #fit #fitnessmotivation #fitspo #fitnessmodel #fitnessgirl #gymrat #fitgirls #fitnessaddict #fitnesslife #fitgirls #fitfam #fitnessfreaks #fitnessfun #fitstagram #fitnessfreaks #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessphysique @ruleoneproteins @beyondrawlabs @onnxnutrition @nv_discount_nutrition
Have you heard of @go_rings 🤔
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#gorings is a company near and dear to my heart, they even made my Misters first "wedding band" which I bought to help a young lady fundraising for a #missiontrip ❤️
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Go Rings was originally created as a way to fundraise for an 11-month mission trip to 11 countries. The venture was funded quickly, but the rings just kept selling! The product & purpose proved to be contagious and, well, ended up accidentally starting a business 💯
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They provide an actual solution to one of the biggest problems every charitable cause faces: fundraising. That’s why up to 30% of your purchase goes to individuals & organizations who partner with them monthly, raising money to go do good 🙌🏽
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@go_rings is committed to creating handcrafted, ethically-made jewelry, while equipping those who are going out and spreading some light across our world 🙌🏽💒👏🏽
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Pictured is me getting my "For Good Bracelet", these bracelets are custom-fit to YOUR wrist and welded on the spot! So it's on you... for good 🥰
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These are ONLY available in #Austin and by appointment only. Choose from 3 different chains, custom fit, 14K gold-filled, hypoallergenic, and Adventure-Proof 💯
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Head to www.gorings.com and make your appointment now!! And #godogood
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GRACE. There was once a time when trauma, pain, rejection and despair consumed my life. I was bitter, angry, ashamed and ready to take my life! It was such an indescribably lonely feeling , until GOD came and completely mended this once shattered women...THATS GRACE! 🌸 #AfterGodsHeart #TheDeVineIntervention #OnceUponPTSD #JesusIsKing #jesuschristoursavior #jesusiscomingsoon #bodyofchrist #mentalillnesswho #grace #graceupongrace #trueandlivingGod #redeemed #setfree #hisgraceissufficient #christfollowerlife #nomoreshame #christfollowers #heisrisen #jesusthegoodshepard #onceabummerlamb #madewhole #jesusmademewhole #grace #jesussaves #healedfrommentalillness #ptsdeffectsthewholefamily #centeredonchrist #godislove #repentandbesaved #chainsarebroken #fearfullyandwonderfullymade
GRATEFUL: Not just for physical but MENTAL health which comes just below God because I know, from personal experience, you can’t have peace without a sound mind. Mental torment makes it impossible for you to be the person (Wife/mother/friend/employee) God has called you to be but Jesus can and wants to set you FREE! I know because He did it for me!
What are you grateful for? #AfterGodsHeart #TheDeVineIntervention #OnceUponPTSD #JesusIsKing #jesuschristoursavior #jesusiscomingsoon #bodyofchrist #mentalillnesswho #grace #graceupongrace #trueandlivingGod #redeemed #setfree #hisgraceissufficient #christfollowerlife #nomoreshame #christfollowers #heisrisen #jesusthegoodshepard #onceabummerlamb #madewhole #jesusmademewhole #grace #jesussaves #healedfrommentalillness #ptsdeffectsthewholefamily #centeredonchrist #godislove #repentandbesaved #chainsarebroken #fearfullyandwonderfullymade
TRUST: In my old life that word was a concept I just didn’t believe in.  I mean how could I when everyone I knew abandoned me, hurt me, backstabbed me or simple did nothing as they saw me emotionally, spiritually and physically drowning?  When you have PTSD, trust is not even a word formulated in your vocabulary because in our world everyone is out to get us and death is lurking around the corner!  Everything changed for me the moment JESUS, even in my complete distrust of Him, reached down and ripped me from the grasp of the devil and fiery pits of hell!  In one of the scariest and darkest moments of my life, surrounded by what I now know as demonic forces, I saw the POWER of the TRUE AND LIVING God!  Before this encounter: I would always HOPE God loved me enough, that He would think I was worthy enough, for Him to help me.  After this encounter: I no longer hoped...I KNEW that God loved me and that I was worthy of His love. He loved me enough to make me whole, which became the turning point in my life... I haven’t been the same since! 🙌🏽 #AfterGodsHeart #TheDeVineIntervention #OnceUponPTSD #JesusIsKing #jesuschristoursavior #jesusiscomingsoon #bodyofchrist #mentalillnesswho #grace #graceupongrace #trueandlivingGod #redeemed #setfree #hisgraceissufficient #christfollowerlife #nomoreshame #christfollowers #heisrisen #jesusthegoodshepard #onceabummerlamb #madewhole #jesusmademewhole #grace #jesussaves #healedfrommentalillness #ptsdeffectsthewholefamily #centeredonchrist #godislove #repentandbesaved #chainsarebroken #fearfullyandwonderfullymade
FLOWER: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:23-25‬ ‭KJV‬‬ #AfterGodsHeart #TheDeVineIntervention #OnceUponPTSD #JesusIsKing #jesuschristoursavior #jesusiscomingsoon #bodyofchrist #mentalillnesswho #grace #graceupongrace #trueandlivingGod #redeemed #setfree #hisgraceissufficient #christfollowerlife #nomoreshame #christfollowers #heisrisen #jesusthegoodshepard #onceabummerlamb #madewhole #jesusmademewhole #grace #jesussaves #healedfrommentalillness #ptsdeffectsthewholefamily #centeredonchrist #godislove #repentandbesaved #chainsarebroken #fearfullyandwonderfullymade

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