Tag Archives: faith

At the beginning of this year, God made it really clear that he wanted me to quit my job. (Actually, let’s be honest. He made it clear way before that. But after dragging my feet and trying to ignore him, to the point of becoming miserable, I finally obeyed in February.) That’s better. It feels […]

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  • October 19, 2015 - 3:11 pm

    Carol Lehe Sauls - Love all your blogs! Don't stop writing them or taking pictures!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2015 - 11:15 am

    laura - love.this. such an inspiring message for all of us who feel lost – but realizing we’re found is all that is needed. big hugs!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2015 - 3:21 pm

    Caitlyn Neff - I love this! Such a wonderful reminder that we are not our accomplishments/failures! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2015 - 11:33 am

    Annie Farrar - I’m struggling with this right now too. I’m a DO-ER. An achiever. a list maker and a list marker offer. And having no ‘job’ for 2+ years I still haven’t found that peace. I still walk around scratching my head. It’s hard for me. It’s hard to not have that ‘title’ or those job tasks. I know i’m right where I’m supposed to be because I do feel like He placed me in this role, for right now, but it’s hard for me. ever day is hard. every day I feel like i’m searching…and get glimpses of the good stuff…but I can’t quite hold on to it. It’s an every day search to find that spot and STAY in it. Because it’s so easy for me to go into the funk spot and sit there. But as my dad often reminds me…though i walk THROUGH the valley…we don’t set up camp there in the valley…we have to walk through it. one foot in front of the other. thanks for this friend. i love you and your heart. you are Jesus to me in so many ways!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2015 - 1:38 pm

    Georgee - Oh my word did you just make me emotional or what!!

    Act like it, indeed. I have been so very focused on myself and my business these last few months, thank you for the kick in the butt. All my stressing recently shouldn’t be my focus at all. I need to start focusing on what He is doing through me. I am not my business or my failures or my successes. I’m simply the daughter of the King <3.

    I didn't know how much I needed this until I read it. He certainly knows what He's doing, doesn't he?

    "God wired me to be passionate about telling stories, but he knew I wouldn’t be great with words, so he gave me a talent behind the lens." Pretty much the best sentence I've ever read, ironically. It really truly resonates with me!

    Thanks so so so much for sharing,
    Georgee xReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2015 - 8:21 pm

    momma - Lyndsay this is wonderful!! I remember in my thirties 100 yrs ago. someone asked me who are you and what do you do? I felt ashamed saying I am a pastors wife and stay at home mom. later I realized after Jesus spanked me with His word that I am a Christian, a wife a mom and a pastors wife!! what a joy and relief to know who you are and your purpose for living!! Hi Im Peggy Sue a Christian, who loves Jesus and Loves to tell people about my Jesus . I am a wife of 36 yrs a mom , and a grandma oh and a pastors wife :) love youReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2015 - 10:55 am

    Suzie Fontes - You are a treasure. Thank you for being the You He has directed you to be.ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2015 - 1:05 pm

    Alicia Knopps - You have no idea how much I needed to read this! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 12:29 pm

    cass miller - Oh sister, in so so so many ways I feel like I could have written this myself. I love that connection you made about Moses and his staff. I have never thought about it like that, and immediately got chills upon hearing that truth. That is so what God needed me to learn right now, I am in a major process once again of changing directions for His will.

    I think you’re incredible, and you have taught me so much about faith in the several years I’ve followed you. Prayers for you in this time, I know He will do wonderful things with you!ReplyCancel

    • September 9, 2016 - 12:30 pm

      Lyndsay - Thank you so much for saying this Cass. I think we all struggle with it! I’m praying for you today!! :)ReplyCancel

  • September 13, 2016 - 10:00 am

    Faithful in the Waiting » Lyndsay Almeida - […] is a totally valid question for this stage! I’m about to lose my mind up in here. I talked in this post about how I never planned to be a “stay at home” anything. I like working, but God told […]ReplyCancel

One of my constant prayers for this little guy is that he will grow in “wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52 says this about Jesus when he was a boy, so I figure if it’s good enough for Jesus… ;) But I have to admit there’s a part of […]

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  • September 9, 2015 - 10:07 am

    Milton Almeida - Hah hah! He is as powerful as a Lamborghini now, at almost 5!
    He is such an adorable and intelligent boy that it amazes me! Of course you, Lyndsay, and Anderson were there, but so everyone would have a hint of how intelligent and communicative he is: I was trying to joke with him that I sleep with my eyes open so I can see in my dreams. He then correct me vehemently and emphatically stating that I was wrong because: You don’t have to worry… you can close your eyes because dreams (as he said pointing the two index fingers to his head) are IN YOUR BRAINS! They’re not really happening, but they are in your brains!!!!
    I proudly thought: “uh oh… grandpa has to wise up if he wants to joke with this kid… He is smarter than most 4 or 5 year old boys!
    Perhaps in his inner being, if we can compare brains with today’s technology, Kingston is a Lamborghini of a boy!!!! You cannot get any better!!!!
    Proud Grandpa Milt!ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2015 - 2:42 pm

    Wes Side - I like it that he is more specialized in what he wants to be. Not just a car anymore, but a black Lamborghini.ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2015 - 7:22 pm

    Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Ha!! Yes-it's important to set specific goals. :)ReplyCancel

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    1st Day of Kindergarten » Lyndsay Almeida - […] look so old compared to his first day of Pre-K4 and […]ReplyCancel

While Anderson and I were both freelancing this summer, we had the opportunity to work on a fun project together! A local church, The Crossing Church, asked us to do the graphics and video for their summer teaching series. They were studying the 10 Commandments but wanted the graphic pieces to have a summer feel. […]

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  • August 25, 2015 - 7:10 pm

    Anderson Almeida - yeah, i had to remove the greenscreen but his mouth was also green do to the skittles, he didn't stay under the lights, yikes! this kid is a true diva!ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    Peggy Hyatt - well all I can say is YES! that is my grandson! and he is precious. Proud of his mom and dad for hiding Gods word in his heart!! Bible verses I learned as a child I still know and I am old :)ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 7:32 pm

We had only been attending our church (Eleven22) for about a month, when one Sunday morning, they announced plans to open a thrift store this fall. Yes. A THRIFT STORE! What? I looked at Anderson and reverently whispered, “It’s a sign.” I mean, we already knew this was the church for us, but that just […]

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We walked into The Church of Eleven22 for the first time on Sunday, January 4th, 2015. And I hated it. I actually started hating it the night before while we sat in bed and talked about giving it a try. We had gone to another church the previous Sunday and loved it. But it was […]

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  • June 11, 2015 - 1:56 pm

    Anderson Almeida - "My Brazilian husband has a really hard time understanding thick southern accents. It’s like when you’re watching a British TV show, and it takes you a good 10 minutes of intense concentration to get used to the way they speak." 1122 challenges me hard every single week. This post is about our church changeReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 10:00 am

    Jennifer - We visited and like you, I didn’t expect to like it nor did I really WANT to like it but we did!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 10:23 am

    Lisa Bowden - Great read Lindsey. I’m on sabbatical for a month, but let’s get some coffee in July, we can talk shop…and Jesus. Love you.ReplyCancel

    • June 11, 2015 - 10:44 am

      pinkcoffeephoto - Lisa!!! Yes-let’s meet up. I’d love to chat again! Enjoy your break. :))ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 3:02 pm

    Lynn Hyatt - So that's why Anderson Almeida always looks at Don and me so weird. LOLReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    Andrea Worley - Loved this and your transparency. We just recently left the church we've been at for 4 years. it's been hard "church shopping" but God is so good and faithful leading us to the right place!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 4:35 pm

    Valerie Brown Sawyer - My daughter and I started attending COE22 just the week before you all first visited! The last Sunday of 2014. My grandson is in the 2-year-old class and he loved it from the first day. Now whenever we drive past the Hobby Lobby shopping center, he points and says "there's my church!" It's a wonderful ministry. I think it is definitely a Light that God has raised up during these dark days.ReplyCancel

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    Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - The first thing Don ever said to him, I swear, was "Ya speak English?!" :)ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 10:36 pm

    Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Valerie, That's so cool! I'm glad your grandson likes it! We do the drive-by and point too. Ha! The children's area is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 10:41 pm

    Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Hey Andrea! I prayed for your family after reading this – that God will lead you to the right church. We know he will be faithful!!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2015 - 10:48 pm

    Sharron Fehrle - My son and his fiancée go to 1122 and love it. Glad you do too.ReplyCancel

    • June 11, 2015 - 7:01 pm

      pinkcoffeephoto - Hey Sharon! I seriously think you would too. If you ever come with them we have to connect!! :)ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2015 - 4:08 pm

    Jennifer Falcone Heller - Such a fun and inspiring blog to read. Loved it. I can say, as a mom of two teenagers who serves in NewGen on Thursday nights, I can't get enough of your kids. My babies are not babies anymore so now I get to love on your babies and share the Gospel with them. Somehow this is where God pointed me seeing that I love kids, miss my babies being babies and love Jesus. Coming from a Catholic upbringing day 1 at Eleven22 freaked me the heck out too but truly it was the best decision of my life. My favorite day of the week? Thursday. I love my NewGen kids and am in awe of how YES, we CAN minister to little ones … and they completely understand it and love Jesus. It's difficult for me to ever miss a Sunday too … 2nd row!ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2015 - 5:01 pm

    Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Jennifer! I'm SO THANKFUL for you and the way you're ministering to the NewGen kids. God is using you in such a big way as you lay a solid foundation for these kids. And you're right – our 4-yr-old can tell us all about the truths he's learning each week!ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2015 - 5:12 pm

    Jennifer Falcone Heller - Thank you for sharing your little guy with us and letting us watch his love for the Lord grow. I love to hear a 2-4 year old pray us out after our large group praise and worship time. So tiny yet so full of the love for the Lord. Love them. If ever you attend 722 on Thursday stop by the 2s and 3s. Would love to meet Kingston! Oh and I loved "What is they let wierdos work back there?" … hahaha .. made me spit my coffee out! xoReplyCancel

  • June 14, 2015 - 10:09 pm

    Caitlyn Neff - Just discovered your blog! Love it! Especially this post! We attend Eleven22, too!ReplyCancel

  • June 15, 2015 - 9:36 pm

    mom - GIRL you are deff my child!! love you and so glad yall found a church that is ALL about JESUSReplyCancel

  • June 16, 2015 - 5:13 pm

    Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Hey Caitlyn! Thank you. :) I hope we run into each other at church!!ReplyCancel

  • June 20, 2015 - 5:22 pm

    Tamara - WOW…just WOW! I am just now getting caught up on your blog and I read this post twice just so I could let it soak in! I LOVE your transparency, your authenticity and you! When the day comes that Hannah and I can go to back to church I am thinking we might just have to visit Eleven22; not because of it being “cool” but because of everything you just said about it….Thank you for always sharing your heart….ReplyCancel