Friday, January 2, 2015

Speak Up: Wild & Free

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The day is finally here! Welcome, welcome, welcome! We are simply thrilled to have you.

And, of course, go see my dear friend and co-host Annie because WISDOM. 

And for those who missed it:
next month's theme is HEART. 

Some inspiration for your HEART:
  • "To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”  - C.S. Lewis
  • "Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." — Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry
  • For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. - Matthew 6:21
And this video: 

The February Speak Up link-up will go live on February 6th! 

Of course, buttons:
Mr. Thomas and Me

Mr. Thomas and Me

Now you:

19 comments:

  1. I just love your vlogs Amber. They're just you and I feel like we're sitting there together having a conversation. I love your word for the year, savor. I'm not one to do words for the year, mainly because I can never pick just one, but I love yours! That's something I definitely need to work on. I just finished filming my video and it'll be uploading soon. So I'll be linking up!

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  2. Can you link up any time in the month? I'd love to take part but I'm currently traveling so I can't make a video! I love your word for the year :)

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  3. YES. Oh yes you totally can! And holy how I'd LOVE to have youuuu! <3

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  4. You are just so cute! I'm excited to meet you and get to know you through this link up. Savor is a GREAT word, I love it. Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Didn't stumble across this till now! I'll put up a vlog this weekend for this linkup :D Love any excuse to vlog some more!

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  6. I love this and I love you. I love the heart behind your mission to savor this year. I'm reading Beth Moore's Believing God right now and she mentions a five-statement pledge of faith that begins with the sentence, "I believe God is who He says He is." And if we believe that, we must believe He is, like His Word says, good and gracious and loving and kind, and to settle down at His feet and determine to look for those works of His hand in our lives and and enjoy the blessings that pour down on us as a result is a critical work of faith.

    "So you can give kids back because they're wild." <--- hahaha! Exactly. I feel this way and I don't even have children. ;]

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  7. I really love this idea! There's something so cool about seeing someone on video and hearing vs reading the words. I especially relate to what you said about not always looking forward- I've committed myself to BEING PRESENT especially in this season of life! I've never done a vlog- but this seems like a great reason to start :)

    Oh and by the way, you're adorable!

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  8. You are always so so SO encouraging Amber! I love your word for the year and I can't wait to see how the Lord blesses you this year!

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  9. Just met you and love you! I love this whole idea, your vlog and can't wait for all this excitement each month! I completely relate to living in the moment, not just getting to the next. I linked up!

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  10. I really love this vlog... I needed to hear this. Savoring this year, and His presence... you speak to my soul!

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  11. Girl you are such a sweet thing. SUCH A SWEET THING. So glad that you're here, that you participated, that you're just plain awesome. :)

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  12. Oh Amy thank you! :) I'm hoping that savoring becomes a lifestyle for the year (and hopefully beyond that!).

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  13. Girl SO GLAD you were a part of it because your heart and voice are pure goldness. :)

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  14. YES to being present. It's SO HARD, but so rewarding. I'm hoping that it'll be something that goes beyond 2015 and becomes a beautiful way of life! :)


    P.S. I am SO GLAD and flattered that you joined!

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  15. Oh thank you Lauren! I can't wait to see what this years hold, to see and to savor that is! :)

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  16. Hello Sandy! I'm so thankful you joined and will be around for a bit because your spirit is SO SWEET! :)

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  17. Girl, I heart you. HEART YOU. Because you're adorable and awesome and I just want to squeeze you tight.

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  18. I made one, yay! Thanks for giving me a reason to enter the vlogging world :)

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  19. My name faith i want to give thanks and i will always give thanks to Dr ogboni who brought back my love that has left me for 6years within 48hours, i have said about this last week but i promised to always tell people about this every week end so that those that did not read about it last will read about it this week, i have been looking for how to get this boy back to my life because i love this boy with the whole of my heart, i could not replace him with any body,one day i was watching my television when i saw a lady giving thanks to Dr igbalu and telling the world how he helped her i was so shocked i could not believe it because i never taught that there are powers that can bring back lost love, then that was how i decided to contact him too because i do really need my love back,when i contacted him i told him everything and he told me not to worry that my love will surely be back to my arms within 48hours at first i could not believe because i was thinking how could somebody that has gone for 6years come back within 48 hours,so then i decided to watch and see,unbelievable within the next 48hours i got a call from unknown number so i decided to pick the call the next thing i could hear was my loves voice he was pleading and begging me on the phone that i should forgive him that i should forget all that have happened that he did not know what came over him,he promised not to leave for any reason, that he was really sorry for what he did,i was so surprised because i never believed that this could happen,so that was how i accepted his apology and the next morning he came to my house and still pleading for me to forgive him i told him that everything is okay that i have forgiven him, that was how we started again and now we are married, i promised to say this testimony in radio station, commenting this testimony is still okay but before this month runs out i promise to say this in radio station and i will,sir thank you very much.World please am begging you people to try and thank this man for me,or if you need his help here is his email address:ogbonispelitemple@hotmail.com , you can still contact me through my email to know more about him.this is my email adress:ogbonispelitemple@hotmail.com.

    Name:faith

    Country USA
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