brisimp Sitting here trying to stay focused on school but my mind is just day dreaming.

I've never had such a strong and steady desire before. I always had this hope that "one day I'll teach English overseas." I was thinking one day when I'm 40. When I've lived a good career life here in the states. Something cool I could hold onto tuck in my pocket, and share with strangers and one day my grandchildren.
It wasn't until coming back from Haiti did my mom help connect some dots. "If you wanna teach" she said. "Then why not go to school for it?" Why hadn't I thought of that?! Crazy right. I mean I did think of it. But being in the public school system all my life I saw just how hard teachers had it. Not just from their students, but their parents, and other teachers, staff, and just the culture and world around us.
But isn't that every job, profession?
Sitting here trying to do what seems to be "the beginning" of this so called journey, but in all aspects it's really not. Yea it may be my first actual teaching class. But I've been teaching and learning all my life. It's one of those inevitable things. And obviously God's had this planned as part of my journey.
It's just crazy to think that for once I actually feel like I have some clear direction as far as my career goes. It's so evident that these are the next steps yet rather mind boggling. But that's our Savior for ya.
I just want to be back in Haiti teaching all those smiling faces that life is more than what we see and know. That the Creator of the universe has a specific plan for each and every one of us. That just because we are here in the now doesn't mean that's where we will always be. That we can do anything when we look to God and press on; and love is more powerful than we will ever truly know. And once we experience His there's no turning back.
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brisimp rerooted in Christ. ✝
trying to make sure my little babies don't die. It's hard to just admire them from afar.
Only time will tell...
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brisimp I'm diving deeper. The farther I go the more I AM ABLE... to breathe

He gives life // He IS life

It may be darker, but His light prevails. The quiet is my contentment and it's easier to hear his voice. Leading me on, leading me home. Abba, Father I want all of you and nothing else can satisfy.
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brisimp Started my day off before the sunrise hanging with my cousin for a couple hours. Hadn't seen him in awhile. Even though fishing and getting attack by bugs wasn't my first choice, that was his. And that was just one way to show my love for him and get some quality time in and tell him about my Haiti trip.

After that got coffee w/ @sarah_lizbeth_ and got to just have some one on one and just dwelling on how true God really is and how much he's done and is doing in each of our lives and just our friendship.

Got to workout with @iamnikkijoy again just share how amazing the Holy Spirit is. And it's one thing to talk about but another thing to truly live in not as a life style but as life. He is life.
Really feeling amped up and encouraged. It's days like this, moments, community, fellowship, vulnerability, and being intentional that make a world of difference. Not just in our own personal walk but in the people and community around us.
As this semester begins for various people I encourage you not to just tune into and dive deeper with Jesus but with people around you and truly do life together. Making one another accountable. Luggage is so much lighter when carrying it with a friend.

Thankful that God is indeed in control and remembering not to lean on my own understanding by having His will in mind knowing my heart is in his hands and the best is yet to come. Happy Friday Folks (:
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brisimp Just because it's today's weakness doesn't mean it can't be tomorrow's strength.
It's all about the process no matter how long and painful that may be.
God gives us great strength and through Him we can conquer all.
He gives us community to be transparent with. To do life with; to help, dust of, and carry one another's burdens.
Life changes. People change. He does not.
God's brought me deeper within him and my own heart trying to use His guidance to tear things apart and make them more like his image; it's no dull task.
I just want to completely surrender it all to him and have peace knowing he does work all things for good.
It's definitely a process and I know he's not finished yet.
Super thankful for the friends I've made along the way who aren't afraid to tell me like it is, hug me when I'm hurting, and just the countless amounts of laughter.
Let's keep going...
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brisimp • let there be light •
As most of you know a little over a week ago I returned home from my mission's trip in Haiti. God has placed it on my heart to continue raising awareness and support for my friend @ashleighballantine who's been serving/living there for the past two years. I've set up a @gofundme account (link in bio) in hopes to have donors support her dream and be apart of our team. The goal is to have her utility bill paid for her each month so it's one less thing she has to worry about and can really just be the hands and feet of Jesus where she's at. If you would like to know more regarding any of this feel free to DM, email, contact me. I would love to get in touch. Please spread the word and share the link. Thank you so much for your love, support, and prayers.
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brisimp I honestly can't get over how blessed I am. Like God why me? And what should I do with all these blessings?

Just waking up today and being able to reflect with one of my closest friends who I haven't really done life with in a year, but were able to go to Haiti together and reconnect. It's cool just seeing how we've both grown in our walks and just our friendship.

During this upcoming season I feel like I need more quiet time to reflect to remember who I am in Christ and who Jesus is and what that really means. To focus my day and get the right perspective. Also being in Haiti I want to continue that mindset and not think that it's a life style, but truly how life should be. Having a servants heart and just being open to where God leads.To continue diving deeper within my self and God's love. Being intentional and constant in that and just with people as well.
I really feel like God has answered so many prayers, one being the fact to just be able to easily dwell with Jesus and see him so clearly in the mundane.

I encourage you all to do the same. It's about the process and it's not always going to just blossom and change over night; but God is always at work.
The change we want to see in this world starts with us.
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brisimp First night back at work in a little over 2 weeks and it was different. Physically there and still fully capable of completing tasks without forgetting, but in such a way I was simply going through the motions. My mind somewhere else... In the future, in eternity.
I'm still so high on Jesus and I'm not coming down. Thinking about it makes me so giddy, so overjoyed; I want the world to know God is greatest and His love is unfathomable.
I can't stop thinking about my friend and her vision for Grand Goave, Haiti, and how obtainable it is, and how vast our Lord is. And just how much He's already done.
With him nothing is impossible.
You can never be too full of Jesus and I love that.
I wish I could put into words how my heart truly felt, but I just can't. But what I can do is love and continue to share my heart and story knowing God is using it and working it out in the best ways possible.
A year from now, or even three months I wouldn't have believed you if you told me this is where I would be at in life right now.
God is so good.
And I'm excited to see my story unfold in His hands.
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brisimp Hey peeps.
So my friends @ashleighballantine and @lynseyagnew are working on finalizing and making sure all the kids are sponsored for this school year in Haiti. It's $150 and pays for all the school expenses and goes towards their uniform and books. Not only does the money go to their education but health as well since they will get a meal each day at school. If this something that you could help contribute to please DM or comment. Thanks for the support. Education should not be a privilege.
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brisimp Ya know just your typical bathroom selfie ft. muh gals 2w

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brisimp Today my great grandmother would be 89.
Not a day goes by where I don't think about her. And what she would say regarding my jokes or ambitions. Going to my grandma's house last night I was reminded my great grandmother wouldn't be there to greet me. Such an odd feeling. Memories remain, but there's some kind of empty space.
God blessed me with her for twenty years and for that I am forever grateful.
"Love you more than you know kid." Is what she always said.
"Right back atcha Grammy!" Right back atcha.
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brisimp Just taking the day to really reflect on life and just its blessings. Being out of the states for 10 days was something words can't really describe. Just remembering how personal God is and how he meets us where we are Living in America for 20plus years has been such a privilege. I get to come home to a house with running water, electricity, and air conditioning. I live in a home where I don't have to worry about bills or when I'll eat again. My mom has provided in such a way that I can't even imagine doing. Not that I don't think God would give me the strength to, but her struggles are hers and mine are mine. She dedicated her life to give me a better one; and so did our Lord. And He didn't do it just for me but for everyone so we could live a life worthy.
Being in Haiti God was so evident. With no distractions and just the mindset to serve him and serve others it was truly heart and mind changing. And just a reminder that God is the same no matter where we are but as a follower of Him I should have the mindset to always look to him even in the "small" things.

Being back here I feel like I'm just more aware of His presence and his grace. I could have been born in a 3rd world country, abandoned, working by the time I could walk, not being able to go to a school, or make money.
But God saw it fit to place me where I am, with a loving God honoring family, with good health, community, friends, and freedom.

My job is to love others as Jesus loves us and follow him. I'm not always sure what his plan is but I know it's for the greater good. I'm excited for the journey ahead and the people I'll meet along the way. I hope to share my story more and just what God has done, is doing and who he is.
Aspire to inspire
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brisimp iPhone 5 cases for sale. Good condition. Make an offer. 2w

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brisimp I don't expect others to always understand me but like the wind embrace my presence and let me go... 3w

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brisimp Empty
So many feelings I'm numb
Just a pile of bones
Aimlessly walking
Recklessly abandon
Take me home //
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brisimp God has definitely placed Haiti on my heart, and my friend Ashleigh who's been called to live there. She does numerous local ministries and outreaches. I ask that you watch this short video http://youtu.be/ULq6OW6z6kU and just pray for her. And if you feel led to donate than do so. (DM me on how) Thanks for the love and support <3
Don't forget to share her story! (Link also in bio)
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brisimp • when God speaks... Listen •
Be in tune, dig deep within your heart, and deeper in His love.
I'm not ready to go back to the states.
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brisimp We have this goal in mind, but God doesn't just focus on goals he focuses on the process as well. How are we growing maturing in our walk, not our stance. Feeling like I should keep this in mind as we travel; as in now and always. 1mon

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brisimp Investing in people is like investing in stock... You never truly know. It's tricky, and you should never expect anything. That way when something does happen you see it as a bonus, a blessing.
Someone asked me "why would you go try and help someone when you are putting yourself in danger?" I didn't answer but my immediate thought was I know God I have a relationship with him. I'm putting others' lives in danger by not proclaiming and showing that same love to them. Danger is growing up in a world not knowing the one who made it. Danger is not knowing what's after death. Danger is living everyday "comfortably". Jesus put His entire life "in danger" for me, for us... Every single human being. And greatness came from it.
I'm not saying we should live precariously. Yes I advice you to look both ways before crossing the street, to lock your doors, and to chew your food before swallowing. But we don't need to live in a box, confined to some space. Jesus made the world for us and he holds it in his hand. Each of us have our very own lives that he's blessed us with.
L I V E your LIFE
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brisimp |when some1 means so much to you & they haven't got the slightest clue. You love w/ all that you have & all that you are. The pure joy of seeing them be littles; the innocence still present. Even though she's the youngest of four I can sense her leadership. And her aim to always help and please her parents. I pray that she continues to grow and mature in those ways and that one day she'll shift the focus on the everlasting God which I've come to know and adore.| "Train up your child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it"
P R O V E R B S 22:six
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