house of belonging : the art of living courageously volume I
ok..ok..THIS is what we have been wanting to share for.LIKE…ever!
House of Belonging: the art of living courageously
we will tell stories of courage
answer the questions of HOW do I live courageously in the middle of cancer for example
you fill in the blank a word
YOUR stories grassroots stories
we will peek inside hearts of people around the country
we will get real
we pray hearts are stirred
we will offer meaty content to chew on
that encourages YOU to pioneer new territories
take down giants
set captives FREE
maybe even cook a good meal just to BEGIN..
to let each other know WE ARE NOT ALONE!
our first lookbook..ebook..some kind of book…haha
to say it was a learning curve is an understatement!
my upcoming surgery had us in a time crunch which meant we didn’t get to put
EVERYTHING in it THIS go round
but hey...we are trusting Jesus with it all…it’s ALL GOOD!! right?
lesson learned: there is A LOT of work in putting together a lookbook!
volume I is a sampling of sortsof what is to come
WHO took these pictures you ask???
i love this person so much..and i have been so…beside myself to share her and her beautiful work with all
we mailed lissa the shirts and she ran with it telling the story that we all believed God wants women to hear
lissa so freely gave herself..her heart..to us
i’m just going to SAY it…it was God!
she bared her soul and let Jesus pour Himself into her
i can’t even pick a favorite..can you?
i LOVE them all!!
her gift is telling soul stories through the lens of her camera she lives her life REAL and is a living example of allowing God to heal her and set her FREE
to BECOME all that He had in mind for her from the beginning
the story of FREEDOM in Jesus!
real BEAUTY..true BEAUty is LIVING COURAGEOUSLY … in FULL FREEDOM
in a relationship with JESUS!!
Jesus BEAUTY crosses all barriers
age ethnicity economic status social status
whatever..you name it
::::: if you are interested in receiving our questionnaire on the next
House of Belonging : the art of living courageously volumne 2
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would LOVE to have lissa tell a story for YOU
you can find her
is it friday? it doesn’t feel like it. my days are so off. happens during the holidays…for me anyway.
hey…just a quick post to let you know we are OPEN again.
please read the policies as i am only taking 10 customs at a time
i keep thinking i am super woman
inevitably life shows me i am not
a COUPLE of THINGS
- we have an awesome t-shirt line coming in the next several weeks! we have some of my favorite word women joining in on the fun
so be sure to check back
-we do most all of our social networking on INSTAGRAM. this is where i will open and close the shop..have pop up instasales..give sneak peeks..host fun giveaways…you get the point?:) you can follow on your computer if you don’t have it on your phone too
you can search us @houseofbelonging
-my mom has two new curtains in her luxe linen line. they are in our sign images in our shop
you can find her shop Shades Up & Co. HERE
-we still have a FEW MORE SIGNS to add to this collection before it is complete
use code DEEPERSTILL10 for 10% off through tomorrow
-a BIG thank you to heather @livemadelovely who designed our new logo. you can find her HERE
( pssst. she is closed until january 15 but she is totally worth waiting for…aren’t you glad i didn’t use totes?..wink)
we still have LOTS of tweaking to do to make the blog & shop cohesive over the next month…but we’ll get there.
we adore each one of your comments and ideas. PLEASE know we love to hear them. i (tiffini) am so grateful for you lifting me up in prayer. i have another test on january 22 to see if all the parts are healed and functioning correctly. if so, they will schedule the surgery for the first part of february…so that is where we are with that. i am still on pain meds due to a constant pain that they don’t really know why is there. they say it can be normal…a big sigh. getting through it though. it can always be worse and i am so thankful for so many other things in life.
ok…off to work girls…have a beautiful friday
REMEMBER…LIVE today. start writing down little things that will move you toward your dream…xotiff
we shot the last of the signs today and are busy getting the shop ready to open which is why i have been absent from here.
how have you all been? i bet you have been thinking about this last year and the new year ahead. i know i am.
which brings me to this–no WORD of the year for me for me this go round
being present within each day..one day at a time… is enough for me. my experience has showm me..me talking about me
here .. that part way through the year the WORD of the year went out the window. long since forgotten
2013 has been one of the hardest years i have EVER experienced.
you can read about my surgeries herehere here and here
a growing business that my health seemed determined to ruin
life can change in a second and leave you never the same…grasping for air
for some sort of footing when the ground is crumbling out from underneath you
you just can’t seem to breath and you scream and
no one hears
been there? yeah..me too.
i have struggled HARD with unworthiness and the feeling of not “belonging” my whole life which is the origin of my blog title
looking back over the last year and am undone. the outpouring of grace that you all have shown me. your support of our business
i am blown away
i am grateful to God for His provision…grace..for His constant and unchangeable love for his wayward daughter
that i am the daughter of the king of the universe STILL blows my mind!
i laugh when i think we have a business. a mother daughter business. i must admit that i am OVER the moon doing what i am doing and who i am doing it with. nikki just gets me. i have always said we are like moses and aaron. she is my mouthpiece when i make no sense. she is able to capture my heart for the story i am trying to tell
she does that when she designs the signs i tell her i see
and by pulling of a photo shoot in our backyard..even after the wall fell over twice
that is what photographers are. they are soulographers. ( i first saw this word here ) they bring to life what is in the visionaries soul.
it is similar to the relationship of peanut butter & jelly. they go together
she is the one that encouraged me to blog. she see’s things in me that i don’t. she believes in me. she is my teacher in so many ways. she’s awesome that way.
this is really want i want to say to you today–
to take you by the hand and tell you that YOU ARE going to make it!!
you CAN do it
i don’t care if you have to get up 75 thousand times.GET up! wherever you are right now…do it
you really really don’t know what is around the corner.
God is able to do things you could never dream up even if you tried. trust me. i am living it
i have learned that everything can seem to be falling apart all at the same time that your dreams are being realized
my heart for house of belonging this year is to continue to take you with me on my journey. this year is going to be FULL of new adventures. some so hard you think all is lost..some so beautiful they will leave you breathless and if we are open and receptive we will be loved all the way to life by the One who loves us FULLY!
i believe – if we surround ourselves with words that they will seep into the fabric of our life and will change the course of our lives
you see–i am on a journey. an exodus in a way. i have yet to share that part of my story with you. when and if..the time is right i will but for now know that truth will set you free but you must be willing to let go of
your dreams..in the way YOU think they should come about
let go of yourself
you must surrender. not just once
but every moment of every.single.day
you will fail miserably some days. some weeks and yes…some years.
but you must must get up and keep going
i am so…( i struggle here for the words ) humbled that we get to share US with you. we are not perfect. that is not even the point is it?
i just pray with all my being that this collection cracks open your soul..
and for the first time…in maybe a really really long time–at this time next year– you will be seeing new growth..new healing
new LIFE..a stronger BRAVER deeper woman
these words are for YOU
COMING thursday january 2 the DEEPER STILL collection. the shop re-opens with the first round of soul-crafted words
from our hearts to yours
be sure to check our instagram @houseofbelonging for a contest to win a 60.00 gift certificate towards the
Deeper Still collection…tuesday around 10am cst…xo