chateaualamode The problem with being a jewelry designer is I want to keep all if it ;) Link in my profile. Necklaces coming soon. Private message me if you want one sooner! 14h

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chateaualamode I told you God is teaching me about his love. Here's what I found today...
God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we're free of worry on Judgement day--our standing is identical with Christ's. There is no room in love for fear. Well formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life -- fear of death, fear of judgement ---- is one not fully
formed in love. From 1 John 4 ***
Oh how often I let fear run my thoughts! It's not good people! It can be all consuming to the point of physical pain. I'm learning that getting lost in fear is NOT from God. Learn to remember you aren't hiding those fears from God, he knows you have them so lay them down before him and the God of love will help you. Ask him for his help and have faith that he will and he comes through. I know he does.
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chateaualamode God has been constantly reminding me of his great love for me. The message I heard on Sunday, little quotes and scriptures I've seen recently and then today I read in Romans 8....With God on our side like this, how can we lose? And who would dare tangle with God with messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even point a finger? The one who does for us--who was raised to life for us! Is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins.
I hope you know this means you too! because He absolutely loves you! He wants so much for each one of us to run into His arms. He wants to care for you, love you, protect you. You just need to let him.
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chateaualamode Nothing better than a proud daddy! 3d

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chateaualamode Happening now...Ashleigh graduating from Cal State....so proud! @ashleighlorraine 3d

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chateaualamode Mani pedis and Stabuckies with my girlie! 4d

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chateaualamode I just wanted to bottle up worship today and take it home with me...so I did! 5d

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chateaualamode A new little corner of our home decorated with fun finds from a day of antiquing with such special friends @memawonthehill I love picking up fun things like this wire shelf and Sugar jar because they always remind me of the people I'm with when I pick them up. Makes my home feel filled up with lots a love 6d

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chateaualamode My new glass jar I picked up at the Rose Bowl Flea Market on Mother's Day filled with lots of gorgeousness! I think it's a keeper! 7d

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chateaualamode Some well deserved rain is headed this way so shhh...don't tell, put on my PJ bottoms, a fluffy sweatshirt and sitting down with this new book ;) 1w

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chateaualamode Those who are truly happy are kind to one another.
//A good reminder for a Wednesday...go be kind ;)
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chateaualamode My friend and I had a long conversation yesterday about Satan's lies. We had a girls good ole gabfest and here's what we learned. First of all...When negativity creeps in, it doesn't come from God. It's Satan trying to discourage us. We have to be aware that he is a great deceiver. He's very smooth, very crafty. He'll even have you believing it's truth. We have to be shielded with faith. Dig into God's words. This is from Ephesians 6 --- "Be prepared, you're up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it's all over but the shouting you'll be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith and salvation or more than words. Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. God's word is an indispensable weapon." We both had chills at the end of our conversation because we realize that we have so much power in God. He's given us weapons to use because it's a battle. He knew we would have to fight against the enemy. God's words, prayer, each other, it's for all of us. We just need to use it. 1w
  •   giosmama2626 Yes!! 🏼 1w
  •   chateaualamode @km17773 yes such a good reminder that God will protect and absolutely greater than ours. Dropping your son off will for sure be bittersweet. I'm with you momma xo 1w
  •   courtneylovesmw Love this!!!!! A good reminder @chateaualamode 1w
  •   arosynote Oh Valerie, this is such a wonderful message for me today, for far too often I hear Satan's words of discouragement. This is an absolutely stunning photo, by the way. I look at it and am amazed by God's beautiful handiwork. 1w
  •   chateaualamode @arosynote hope you found encouragement today :) and I finally have a big girl camera and love capturing God'd beauty xoxo 1w
  •   sasso78 Amen! 🏼 He recently reminded me of this very scripture, and in my devo I read this: "How long has it been since you took time to stop and reflect on all the weaponry that I have provided for your defense me offense against the enemy?" So good! 1w
  •   chateaualamode @sasso78 so much good stuff when we just dig in ;) 1w
  •   sasso78 True, true!1w

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chateaualamode Sometimes trusting in God is easier and sometimes trusting in God is hard. Dropping my son off last night at LAX to have him fly half away around the world to go on a missions trip was hard. This morning I woke up knowing he is still flying to his destination and momma thoughts start swirling through my head. Then I remember the words to Hillsong's Oceans..."Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders and my faith will be made stronger"....and God quiets my anxious heart. He's good like that. Please remember him and the team in your prayers. I would love that. Happy Monday! 2w

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chateaualamode Just leaving the Rose Bowl Flea Market with this beauty! Glass jar from France. Can't wait to fill it with Spring flowers. Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful moms out there. Hug your momma or another woman you love today Oh, and if you're wondering, cute bag from @whitefigdesigns 2w

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chateaualamode Oh.My.Gosh!!! What a beautiful idea! Wine and/or water bottles used as candle holders. Inexpensive, eco friendly and absolutely gorgeous. Found on Pinterest, I think it is from Elle Decor. 2w

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chateaualamode I don't know about you but sometimes IG can get me in a funk. I can't help every once in awhile to feel less than. So many gorgeous photos, rooms, homes, events. So many perfect, staged images. At the same time it's some of what I love about IG. Just letting you know my home rarely looks like this. We live in our home. We kick off our shoes, we mess up pillows, we leave glasses of half drunken drinks around. Pretty much every day there's a pile of dog hair on the floor. Sometimes you can even write your name in the dust around here. But hey, it's just a house. It should be comfortable. It should be warm and it should look like people leave here. We eat, we play, we talk, we solve world problems here ;) and it looks like it on most days, and I wouldn't have it any other way. 2w

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chateaualamode This is my happily ever after 2w

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chateaualamode Sometimes I have friends say things like, "I wish God would speak to me or I wish I had a sign from God". Sometimes we aren't supposed to. I read today, "A self assured saint is of no value to God". That would make you abnormal and of no use to God. That is completely unlike our Heavenly Father. His people here on earth are to do great work for Him and we are to do it with His great power. We are to seek Him, hold on to Him, let Him use us, all by faith. Then we will feel His presence, we will see His power and we will know, without a doubt, He's near. We get to know that He was near all the time. 3w

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chateaualamode Just returning from a special night away spent with girlfriends I've known since the first grade. What a blessing to just relax, eat and spend time talking about anything and everything with my beautiful friends. #feelingblessed @memawonthehill love you...muah!!! 3w

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chateaualamode When we went to Sedona there were thunderstorms that came through and then the sky would open up and give us a big, beautiful blue sky dotted with puffy, white cotton ball clouds. Throughout the day we went between clouds, rain and sunshine. Sometimes life can feel like that, we sail along in the sunshine and then something can happen to bring in the thunder. And the happiness fades away. But the sun will always come back and start to shine through the sky bringing in a beautiful rainbow. This picture reflects life...sometimes we need to let the thunder roll and wait patiently for our rainbow. 3w
  •   mommerzz Thanks for that Valerie, I love those big/little lessons from God's creation! 3w

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