Must-Follow Christian Women on Instagram

Christian Women on InstagramI am constantly encouraged by the community I have found of Christian women on Instagram!  These women minister to thousands each day through their encouraging posts and truthful words.  I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite Instagram accounts.

These are listed alphabetically!

instagram-gracelaced

@gracelaced
Ruth of Gracelaced is a mom of 6 boys, an artist, a writer, and an encourager! Her posts are beautiful, real, and uplifting.

instagram-jessaconnolly

@jessaconnolly
Jess is a church planter’s wife, an entrepreneur, and a speaker. She lives in Charleson, runs, and lives with intentionality.

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@kristinschmucker
Kristin, creator of #lampandlight, blogs and Instagrams about what God is teaching her through His Word. She is also married to a church planter and owns a lovely shop.

instagram-lifelivedbeautifully@lifelivedbeautifully
Gretchen shares truths from God’s Word and glimpses into her beautiful heart for the world. She created the Give Me Jesus Journal and sells them in her shop.

instagram-mrsrachelcox@mrsrachelcox
Rachel has the cutest puppy ever, and she shares on Instagram about joy in Christ and freedom from fears. She blogs at Oh Simple Thoughts.

instagram-sarahmaewrites@sarahmaewrites
Sarah Mae is an author and speaker, and she encourages other women in their roles as homemakers. She is both challenging and real, and she blogs at SarahMae.com.

instagram-shereadstruth@shereadstruth
Not just one woman, but a group of women, She Reads Truth is a blog, an app (Android / IOS), and a community. The feed is inspiring and filled with Scripture verses and excellent quotes.

Instagram-ThriveMoms1@thrive_moms
Another community of women, Thrive Moms seeks to encourage Christian moms in their roles. Their goal is “empowering imperfect moms with His perfect grace.”

instagram-truththatbringsfreedom@truththatbringsfreedom
Mandy is a mother and an artist, and she shares truth from God’s Word and the freedom that it brings.  She shares printables and other resources on her website.

As always, you can find me on Instagram here: @feathersinournest!

Do you have any other recommendations of Christian women I should follow?

For Busy Moms Who Want to Be Creative

creativity in your own lifeIt sometimes feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, right? With all the mundane tasks of the day, preparing meals, cleaning up after everyone, and putting on yet another load of laundry, there’s very little time for sleep – let alone DIY and crafting!

But do you look at that bare wall in the living room and those old curtains in the kitchen, and just wish you had a few hours to do something about them? Or do you browse through those wonderful crafting successes on Pinterest and think to yourself that “one day” you’ll have a few more minutes to yourself so that you too can create something incredible?

You’re not alone – there’s a huge community of people out there who are feeling just as frustrated as you are!

It’s frustrating, because you know just how satisfying it can be to create something of your own – that sense of accomplishment and fulfillment can’t be beaten. What you need is for someone to pull together everything that you need to get started, to make it as easy and painless as possible.

Thankfully though, there’s an exciting new resource to help you quickly and easily get into (or back into) the creative projects you’ve been desperate to start. It’s called The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and it’s a collection of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading authors and bloggers in the industry.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses. And let me reassure you that this really is great value: the Ultimate Bundles team (who produced the resource) has spent MONTHS seeking out the most respected experts in the industry and asking them to contribute their premium-quality eBooks and eCourses. These really are the best of the best when it comes to DIY and crafting advice and information.

Topics in the bundle include:

  • Home decor
  • Furniture painting
  • Photography
  • Chalk pastels
  • Handmade gifts
  • Homemade skincare products
  • Cake decorating
  • Photography and photo-editing
  • Paint colors and interior design
  • Becoming a better writer
  • …and a whole lot more (76 eBooks and eCourses in total) – to help you be inspired or get started with your next DIY or crafting project!


There’s no need to worry about information overload though: The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with a complete guide to getting started, so that you can know exactly which resource to use for your specific crafting or DIY project and jump straight into it with confidence!  Want to see all the books and bonuses? Click below!

You’ll want to hurry, though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $155. That’s four times the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS an 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to Fawnsberg.com, and a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.

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Family Announcement!

On Saturday morning, we gathered the kids onto the couch for an exciting family announcement!

(Sorry for the weird lighting that covers my face!)

We were just tickled with their response!

We are so thankful to God for the precious new life that is growing inside me!  We feel doubly blessed that this baby is healthy, since we actually had a miscarriage in November.

It was so beautiful to see/hear a strong heartbeat on Friday at my appointment.

Expected arrival of this new baby is early September, and I’m 8 weeks along right now.

(If you’re currently struggling with not being able to get pregnant or have recently suffered a loss, please know that my heart goes out to you. I wrote this post last time around, but I still feel everything in it!)

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In the picture above, baby is head down, bottom up!

Later in the day on Saturday, Vera came up to me and said, “Mommy, I prayed that God would give us a new baby!” (So sweet, right?)

And still later, Cordelia came running into my room and yelled, “MOMMY! Have you had the baby yet?!”

While Tad was out at the grocery store that afternoon, I heard the girls discussing where he was.
“He went out to get the new baby,” explained CC to Vera.

Grateful for my silly girls who keep me laughing, and my incredibly supportive husband who is keeping the house running while I’m sick!