The story time is a great activity for young children - @katiejaffe will be reading her new book this Friday!
Anyone else had way too much screen time lately? 🙋Getting a physical copy of @austinwoman’s april issue provides the perfect break while staying connected to the community. Plus, you can check out my client @estilo_austin clothing on this inspiring cover woman in the feature. They’re mailing out issues with donations of $10 or more so you can #supportlocal and #readlocal at the same time! Head to iamaustinwoman.com to get a copy and donate! #austinwoman
2 Samuel 22:6-8 New International Version 6 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. 7 “In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears. 8 The earth trembled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens[a] shook; they trembled because he was angry. My sweet mom is recovering from being deathly ill with a 12 day fever/body aches (she couldn’t get a covid test but I’m so grateful she is on the mend!) Psalm 116 1 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. 3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. 4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!” 5 The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6 The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. 7 Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. 8 For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, 9 that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
Thanks for the feature in @dwellmagazine today! Builder: @dalgleish_construction Architect: @shifletgrouparchitects and @samburcharchitect Interior design: @markashbydesign photography: @claygrier https://www.dwell.com/article/the-garage-shiflet-group-architects-mark-ashby-design-3eaad943
I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. ... And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 11b-13, 19
CS Lewis wrote on fear “Living in the Atomic Age” (1948) - strangely comforting to know generations before us all faced fears of some kind. He said: In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. “How are we to live in an atomic age?” I am tempted to reply: “Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents.” In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways. We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors—anesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty. This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds. Note: of course, we are all social distancing at home (so some words don’t apply) but I think the point is to not let fear (of death, of quarantine, of running out of toilet paper) rule our minds- Let us enjoy the every day tasks at home with gratitude: cooking, caring for family, reading, learning on the Web.
Praying this verse over you all today: 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Inspired by St. Patrick... This quote was his response to his captain after they’d spent 28 days on land and were out of food when the captain challenged Patrick’s god to provide...According to Patrick’s autobiography, after he gave this response, when the men turned around, a herd of pigs was standing before them. They feasted for days and gave thanks to God. .... I know many of you may worry about the future. My prayer for you today is Philippians 4:18 that “my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches and mercy in Christ Jesus.” PS: If you have free time, I highly recommend reading some on St. Patrick- he was sold into slavery to Irish pirates at 16; six years later, Patrick had a dream in which he heard a voice telling him, “Soon you will be returning to your own country.” In another dream, he received the instructions, “Come and see where your ship is waiting for you.” At age 22, Patrick escaped and traveled 200 miles to the coast of Ireland. “I turned on my heel and ran away, leaving behind the man to whom I had been bound for six years,” he wrote of his journey. “Yet I came away from him in the power of God, for it was He who was guiding my every step for the best.... He later felt called to return to Ireland to start his ministry there...starting with his former master.
Hi friends, I woke up in the middle of the night with this verse in my head. There are lots of translations of the Bible verse with many using the words “confusion” or “disorder” instead of chaos. The original Greek word means “instability”: “disturbance, upheaval, revolution, almost anarchy, first in the political, and thence in the moral sphere. ... I know there is so much fear and panic right now and I’m praying for peace for each of you. Please know that is NOT who God is or how he wants you to feel...God is the God of peace. “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” —1 John 4:18 The Bible says over and over: “do not fear”. Isaiah 41:10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ The best recipe for fear and worry is prayer. Philippians 4:6-7 says “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all [a]comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Wishing peace to all...
Praying for your peace, health & safety today. Here’s some words of encouragement... Psalm 55:16 “As for me, I shall call upon God, And the Lord will save me.” Psalm 91:15 “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. Psalm 118:5 “From my distress I called upon the Lord; The Lord answered me and set me in a large place.” Matthew 28:20 says: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” John 16:33 says: These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” The Bible says: “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.” -psalm 50:15
Doing my part to eat and shop local this week to help in small ways I can. Guys, I know everyone is fearful and uncertain about the future- my kids school was cancelled today and our spring break plans got cancelled due to an outbreak where we were going... but, I have an inner peace. I don’t know what the future holds but I know who holds my future. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV. Proverbs 31:25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. .... I always find comfort in the Bible so for the next several days (or maybe weeks), I’m going to start sharing my favorite Bible verses in my feed. They always comfort me. I’m praying for each of you- for peace, comfort, health and safety and know that “my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19. There are 365 bible verses telling us not to fear, worry or be anxious. Hopefully, His word will give you some peace too. His “love never fails” and “His promises endure forever.” (Says 1 corinthians 13:8 and I Peter 1:25). And, if you don’t know my friend (Jesus) in a personal way, He is the best. He loves you so much and He promises in Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 23:23 says “Am I a God who is near,” declares the Lord, “And not a God far off? Romans 8:38-39 says “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” And finally Romans 10:9 says that “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”
My client @storybuilt_co has 2 new projects in Dallas. With the stocks the way they are today, real estate is another option for investment and StoryBuilt actually has a real estate fund as well.
Watch @bayhilldesign on @studio512tv tomorrow on CW from 7-9 if you missed it today. Brooke shows us how to accessorize an entry table...
Loving the new @society_texas issue and especially the coverage of the @tkckindness gala with a musical performance by #Estelle 😘 #kindesswins
We ❤️ these bathroom remodeling tips from our client Catherine Wilkes of @davidwilkesbuilders in this month’s Austin Woman magazine. Check out the magazine for page 2 with photos...
Loving the new mural @thelinehotel today! #womenvote #wonderwoman #votesforwomen #vote #murals #linehotel
The Spring @austin_home Issue is out today! Thank you for featuring Good Company Home! It’s worth checking out if you haven’t been in...
Thank you @fox7austin for the report on the new @storybuilt_co urban village on S. First (condos, townhomes and single family homes available).
Today, capturing @estilo_austin on @studio512tv for their segment on transitioning your winter pieces to spring. It’s on the CW tomorrow if you missed it! #springstyle #fashion #trends
Thank you @cbsaustin @weareaustin for having @andraliemandt on today to talk about the emotional wellness journal from @tkckindness and @erincondren - it’s great for tweens to adults!
Congrats @katiejaffe on your amazing book launch for Fly, fly again... loved the 3-D learning with @doublealabs - here’s to many more book launches through your company, @liftofflearningstudios - I love your sweet heart for educating young readers in a fun way! Such a beautiful person on the inside and out! 😘
Thank you @tribeza for featuring the local apothecary line by @goodcompany.shop in your wellness issue.
Such a treat to share a panel with @camillestyles and Mayela Barreda of @nadamoo on Social Media and PR for @skuatx - so impressed with the companies within @skuatx (and of course, so honored to be with these panelists). Thank you @lyngraft for capturing the moment 😊
Thank you @studio512tv for having @hearthsoulatx on to talk about how to make the perfect cheese board. And, please join host @stephaniegilbert.tv and I at the upcoming denim & diamonds event in store this Thursday, February 6, 6-8pm with live music, @ranchriderspirits cocktails, freshly shucked oysters, and a diamond giveaway.
The February wellness issue of @tribeza is out! Thanks for including the @estiloaustinmens launch party!
Lots of fun with @katiejaffe of @liftofflearningstudios today, showcasing her new children’s book: Fly, Fly Again... along with @doublealabs who created augmented reality tech to further enhance the reader’s experience. If you missed it on kxan today, you can watch @studio512tv on the CW Monday’s between 7-9am. Book signing at Book People Feb 1 at 2pm.
Filming with @fox7austin and @storybuilt_co today at the new Frank real estate development at 900 S. 1st
Congrats to my good friend, Colleen Ogilvie, who has started @startwithplants (a plant-based nutrition program) and was @hearthsoulatx with the team from @popupbirthday (providing birthday parties for children in the foster system)
Love this lady! Had a blast celebrating with her at the opening she planned for Lantana Place! Great shops and restaurants. Carve was delish!
Love this feature in Cowboys & Indians magazine. The ranch home was designed by my client: @sandersarchitecture and interiors by @scheerandco
Loving this scene coverage in @tribeza from the @tkckindness Art of Kindness Gala. Thank you, Tribeza, for supporting this cause!
My prayer for each of you in 2020! This is one of my favorite Bible verses, and I especially pray this for my children on a regular basis. #bible #bibleverses #encouragement #peace #prayingforpeace #blessings
Tune in to @studio512tv for a Christmas gift guide with @hearthsoulatx - pet photos with elf are in store this Friday along with sips. Call to reserve your spot.
Thank you home design & decor magazine for featuring Brooke Anderson, Austin’s premier interior designer, of @bayhilldesign in your new issue.
‘‘Tis the season... for giving. Thank you @waterwaysmagazine for featuring the @imagine.a.way gala to support therapy for children with autism.
Have you made your wish list? Check out these beauties from @estilo_austin - estilo men is now open right around the corner too! Check out @waterwaysmagazine for the feature!
Loving the murals at 900 S. first. Thank you @austin_business_journal for reporting on (my client) StoryBuilt’s new mixed use development of condos, office and retail space. A great investment, by the way!
It’s the holiday season! Thank you @tribeza for featuring this beautiful glassware and marble cheese boards from @hearthsoulatx in your entertaining feature!
I’m thankful for local businesses who support our community- like @gottesmanresidential who donate 50 percent of profits to charities over the past few years- thank you @austinwoman for shining a light on Gottesman & companies who give back.
Thank you @waterwaysmagazine for covering the Austin 20 event to raise funds for Nicole’s Place, a place for rescued victims of human trafficking. 😔 Thanks to all who have donated- we have funds for two cottages (and already have the land). Our next fundraiser is 2.20.20 for Nicole’s Place to furnish and build more ...#enditmovement❌ #inittoendit❌ #austin20board