chantal_wiebe Too often I've scrolled my camera roll and rejected photos that weren't straight, free of distractions, or symmetrical. Then I noticed that none of the clean crisp snaps were of us or our boys! Just things and places. Because somehow one of us had "messed" it up. So when I gave my little brother and his fiancé marriage advice the other day, this is what I told them: It will be hard. The things you love about each other today will annoy you 5 years from now. It will be unromantic and nothing will prepare you for the dry spells, where you don't feel much closer than two roommates living together. But then, that's when you dig deep. That's when you stay. And try harder. Don't ridicule, belittle, or correct each other in public. Speak kindly. Never treat strangers better than each other. This is your partner and only together will you survive. Hang on to each other. Keep the messy, unflattering, and yet genuinely happy moments because you will love them more than you thought possible. And always always always let. love. win. #letlovewin 2d

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chantal_wiebe In the shop: Winter is coming | print pack.
Here’s to stepping out.
And filling the white space on the back with love.
#fieldnotes series 14 | ideal for visionaries, leap takers, and faith stretchers |

5 x 5 set of four prints with original artwork
Press-printed Mohawk Superfine Eggshell, 120lb

#fieldnotesonfreshstarts
2d

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chantal_wiebe We might be home now but in my heart, this is what I see. #wiebetravels 3d

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chantal_wiebe We will be content with small potatoes
and playing second fiddles.
We will speak even if our voice shakes.
We will release what depletes us.
We will get less to give more.
We will show our kids what fierce gentleness does to the world.
This is for now.
We will stop looking behind. Or around.
We will compare less and compliment more.
We will make life our business, for others over ourselves.
This is for now.
We will have courage in the unknown.
We will opt in daily for the open-heart surgery that is life together.
We will never let any digital space, weight scale, tax bracket, or square footage measure how we matter.
THIS IS FOR NOW.
Everything else?
That's for later.
#fieldnotesonfreshstarts #bringingbackthevillage
3d

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chantal_wiebe Hello #fridayintroductions because sometimes we forget how we connected in the first place. I'm a whole child kind of psychologist and a wee bit crunchy. I've grown up without stable parents and have over achieved all my life and then taken all the credit. But now, I'm a writerly person currently being dried up of all my words. The great question I'm being asked is whether I will give up my own plans to discover His. With tears and open eyes, I'm saying yes. #moreofHim #lessofme 4d

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chantal_wiebe They say the best time to plant was 20 years ago. And the next best time is today. So wherever you are now, it isn't too late to dig deep and start something good. #fieldnotesonfreshstarts #wiebetravels 6d

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chantal_wiebe Dear Mexico, thank you for sunshine, fresh guacamole, and tacos on the street. Also, your siesta afternoons are pretty great too. So I will forgive what your humidity does to my hair! #wiebetravels 6d

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chantal_wiebe Mercy mercy
Bring me to my knees
As the morning
Calls to light the dark in me
#hillsongunited #wiebetravels
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chantal_wiebe I'm not gonna lie - when my youngest chose to stay behind instead of wave jumping with his brother and us in the little surf town of Sayulita - I cried in the car. I was disappointed and upset and sad. Because it wasn't what I expected for a family vacation and because he was afraid of something new. Again. In the end, he lapped the pool and we launched into the ocean. And the water healed us all. #wiebetravels 1w

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chantal_wiebe Still savouring how the day started... #wiebetravels 1w
  •   duchessandlionco If I didn't think you were still asleep on vacation I would text you. But I couldn't help think of you and giggle as I ran through the airport. I got their 15 minutes before take off and had to check bags. Then got scolded by the ticket agent for cutting it close and then for the first time ever heard them page me over the speaker (I kind of felt like a celebrity). I just imagined having you along my side having a heart attack. 1w
  •   chantal_wiebe @duchessandlionco oh this is too funny! Yes that's exactly how it would go! That's why we will just meet up in airports...where are you off to? 1w
  •   duchessandlionco Utah for alt. Wish my non-social self luck 1w

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chantal_wiebe Infinity pool. Ocean. This guy. #wiebetravels 1w

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chantal_wiebe Are you surprised that my niece fills up my camera roll pretty quick? Me neither. #wiebetravels 1w

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chantal_wiebe Our business is life.
Not work or influence or being right. Not things or ambition or recognition.
So let's speak well to others. Let's let them lose their shadows. And let's try hearing more than harbouring. Right now.
Because
there.
is.
nothing.
like.
love.
in.
motion.
1w

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chantal_wiebe We are a little sleep deprived and he's a little sick but if you're going to do next to nothing, this is the place to do it. #wiebetravels 1w

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chantal_wiebe Let us remember that what breaks over us doesn't break us. That we shine brightest after the wave crashes. And that every breath matters. #fieldnotesonfreshstarts #wiebetravels 1w

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chantal_wiebe From the plane to the beach to the market, @ixcheltriangle makes the perfect travel bag! And who could resist this snap back by @oakandoar #shopsmall #represent #oakandoar #ixcheltriangle 1w

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chantal_wiebe Lemonade. Chips. Guacamole. Repeat. #wiebetravels 1w

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chantal_wiebe It isn't the finding of ourselves, but the finding of each other. #fieldnotesonfreshstarts #wiebetravels 1w

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chantal_wiebe Today's read went right through me. Because I want to be better at accepting His plan than asserting my own. "You become great by accepting, not asserting. Your spirit, not your size, makes the difference." Luke 9:48 MSG

#themessageremix #messagebible
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