dearpomegranates @danceypantsdisco invited me to share one #fromthecuttingroomfloor. I often don't post pictures of me (which was funny when my husband and I were meeting new friends through @Instagram when we went to Portland earlier this year. I didn't realize they may not know what I look like!) I scrolled through the phone and this photo just brought me such delight, I knew I had to share it. Nothing epic in landscape or scenery, just a fun and silly moment with my little. I actually don't even remember when we took this but I'm very happy we did. If you would like to join, I invite @wildhobbitjam @mytinytribe @ozarkmamadeer 12h

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dearpomegranates This kid. He always finds adventure, even in dirty puddles during sister's softball practice. #everydayadventure #partypartyapp 1d

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dearpomegranates After our strawberry dipping frenzy (my favorite is the dark chocolate with a little applewood salt) we enjoyed strawberry basil (with a hint of raw honey) pops. #everydayadventure #resolvehousesummer #resolvehouse #wholefooddiary 3d

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dearpomegranates Today is our 2nd Annual National Gutierrez Strawberry Dipping Day. This year we added chopped bacon to our dipping selection which included balsamic vinegar, applewood smoked salt and dark chocolate. #everydayadventure 3d

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dearpomegranates I'm sitting in the backyard watching Finn run around. It's still morning and the clouds are thick and covering most of the sky. It's not hot yet, there's still a freshness in the air lingering. It's that air that reminds me of camping, of trees, of autumn. My sweet new friend @mrswolma tagged me for #fromthecuttingroomfloor. As I think of Fall I remember the children dressed up for Halloween. Nattie was a fox and even in this photo, age 9, I can see her childhood rushing by. It does go by so fast and I want to do all I can to make it beautiful. #widn tagged by @oregonmama is this. Pondering, looking ahead, trusting in Jesus and being sentimental. 4d
  •   simplelittleamy Oh my gosh, such a sweet photo. And funny enough, my littles dressed up last night and were playing Halloween! Must be something in the air... 4d
  •   mrswolma oh my Andrea. thank you so much for sharing. So grateful I asked you to... I knew your little square accompanied with words would be nothing less than awesome. So blessed to call you my new friend... you sure do inspire me. 4d
  •   pnw_courtney So beautiful, Andrea. I feel your sentiments. And can't wait for fall 4d
  •   leacollignon29 Cute !! 4d
  •   thefaithfulfeather She is so beautiful. Fall will always be my favorite. 4d
  •   oregonmama Beautiful4d
  •   gretchen.leah Just adorable... 3d
  •   ekwetzel I love everything about this. 3d

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dearpomegranates Be still my heart. 5d

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dearpomegranates She's loving her new look. Ten inches off and she claims she can walk and run faster. ;) 6d

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dearpomegranates This morning I am full of thankfulness, elation and awe. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would find an astounding community of women who inspire and encourage me daily as a mother, right here on an app called @Instagram. Words are insufficient right now but I can't believe that some of these women have prayed for me and made possible for me to attend the first @wildandfree.co conference coming this September. His love is so big and expands so wide and I'm in awe. Thank you thank you thank you! To Him first, who opens doors and to all who have friended me and shown me love. I'm truly excited! I will be the one with a permanent smile beaming from my face and with an endless amount of hugs for the taking! 7d

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dearpomegranates Summer schooling this week didn't work out so well. I'm trying not to get too hard on myself for it. It is Summer. The heat's beginning to rise too, so it's about keeping cool and having fun. Even when it doesn't look like it ;)
#widn tagged by @courtneypdx//how about you @adeltadawne @saraparsons @gretchen.leah
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  •   kelseynormz Miss you guys 1w
  •   adeltadawne Lol! 1w
  •   gretchen.leah Thanks for the tag sweet friend. 1w
  •   ainsl3y Oh yes, definitely don't be too hard on yourself. This summer our schooling has flown out the window in lieu of staying cool and making memories 6d
  •   hamdencrew Summer school?! What's that?! I had every intention of having some sort of structure...it never happened. It's totally fine though! I know these kids of ours will be just fine. Even better than that actually! 4d
  •   nattiesnana Send me this picture 3d

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dearpomegranates Thank you for a great cup @moonwoodcoffee! Next time, affogato (I just couldn't have some without majorly tempting the boy) ;) 2w

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dearpomegranates Inspired by a Facebook post from @rebeccaartemisa, a favorite artist of mine, I journaled yesterday with words and pictures. Drawing and creating is a huge part of who I am and I think this will be a wonderful way to journal bits and pieces of my life and fulfilling the artist in me. It reminds me of my younger days, drawing in all my journals but I like the intentionality of remembering things through drawing. So, here I go. #drawjournaling
Ps. The house drawing was inspired by a recent post by @holyfarmer's new house/mill. It's amazing.
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dearpomegranates It has been wonderfully overcast today. Getting me in the mood for Autumn, my favorite. 2w

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dearpomegranates She's been gone all week at VBS. It's only a few hours in the morning but I miss her still. 2w

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dearpomegranates Because @chantal_wiebe is a beautiful example of love and lifting up others. This morning I send #fieldnotesflowers to those who have encouraged me, lifted me up, have become a part of my community even just through @Instagram whether they know it it not. To @mamagaddis (always!) @ekwetzel @woodsermom @homeeducator @nickholden @billyjackbrawner3 and @skbrawner3. There are so many more, trust me. I'm blessed to be here because I get to know all of you more and more. Keep shining His bright light upon hills!! 2w

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dearpomegranates This morning, all I can do is be still in Him. To know that He forges the way ahead of us, especially when it looks like there's no way. Knowing that He has always provided for us and will never cease to do so. That life has been the way it is because He desires for His glory to be revealed in it. That His gain is our gain. There is no where for me to go but to Him. There's nothing but for me to believe in His plan and purpose for my life.
Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes. (‭1 Samuel‬ ‭12‬:‭16‬ ESV)

I'm here Lord, standing still in You. May your will be done and your great things be shown for your glory. #thegoodportion
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dearpomegranates Family, friends, summer and concerts in the park. #resolvehousesummer 2w

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dearpomegranates Small moments like these remind me of the bigger picture when my current vision is clouded by facts and circumstances.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. (‭Psalm‬ ‭37‬:‭23-24‬ ESV) #thegoodportion
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dearpomegranates Yesterday my faith was on the 'seen'. My faith was rooted in earthly things, in finding immediate happiness which was no where to be found. My joy was not in Him but in my circumstances, which had no joy to give. I failed in having faith, in finding joy, in believing in the unseen.

To be honest, the morning didn't come with a radical change of mind and heart. My circumstances didn't magically changed. The scene is still the same. However, His Spirit hasn't let go nudging my heart back to Him and His truth.

The LORD says, "Then I will heal you of your idolatry and faithlessness, and my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever! I will be to Israel like a refreshing dew from heaven. It will blossom like the lily; it will send roots deep into the soil like the cedars in Lebanon.
Hosea 14:4,5 (NLT)

He is healing me of my idolatry and my faithlessness. His love is that big, is that deep. Am I deserving of it? No, not at all. Does He give it to me anyway? Yes, unconditionally. So you see heart of mine, He does work miracles still.
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  •   mrs_bnava Needed to hear that today! 3w
  •   nelsonnn Woosh. Me too. 3w
  •   maddiemayjack Needed that. Thanks, Drea. 3w
  •   mommyminjung I'm going to go meditate on that passage asap. 3w
  •   alyssab1227 Wow. Healing from idolatry? I've never read that verse but wow, is it full of power! Thanks for sharing. @dearpomegranates 3w
  •   rachelsnydah Drea! What were your favorite places in Portland when you went? :) 3w
  •   dearpomegranates @rachelsnydah blue star donuts and the screen door for food. Powell's and I would have loved to see more of Forest Park! 3w
  •   rachelsnydah Thanks, I'll have to check them out I miss you and your family! 3w

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dearpomegranates Childhood is a short season. ~Helen Hayes

Because it's all going by so fast and I want to remember it all.

Thank you at @theimaginative and @andthroughthewoods for posting an amazing video the other day and inspiring me.
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dearpomegranates This girl. She's pretty magical and I love her so. 3w

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