Fighting Words Fridays have been an absolute blast. I love sharing parts of God’s word that have been extremely hope inducing for me with all of you. I wanted to share the story behind the song Fighting Words with y’all because today is a special day that is very much connected with that song.
Hello and Happy Summertime!
As we head into this new season, I've been praying through this beautiful Psalm, hoping to point my own heart and my kids towards the beauty of God & His creation & His Word this summer! Hope it will help fix your eyes on His goodness and His truth and His beauty as you head into the summer too!
A few years ago, I was invited to be a part of a conference in Dallas, TX called the There4 Gathering. It is a conference focused on pouring the truth of God’s love into middle, high school, and college girls. I was SO excited for this opportunity because even though not many people knew it at the time, I struggled a lot when I was younger, and I love getting to speak to younger girls what I wish someone had spoken over me!
Mom's can be hard to shop for, y'all! What do you get the person that has loved you all your life and deserves the world?! Whether this is for your own mom, or perhaps you want to casually slip your husband this link ; ) , here are some gift ideas that I LOVE!
Happy Mother's Day to all you mommas out there.
Much Love, Ellie
Happy New Year, y'all!
Cheers to new beginnings! I LOVE ringing in the new year. There's something so beautiful to me about getting a fresh start. God gives us one every morning, but I love taking a bird's eye view of the year at hand and making a plan to pursue health and love and wellness. I wonder how many of you have new years resolutions?
The Night I Puked My Guts Out at Passion City Church
I hinted that I would share this story on Instagram, so I wanted to follow through and let you into what was a crazy night with Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA last month. I had the wonderful opportunity of leading worship and sharing some of my songs and story with Passion City’s college group. The plan was to drive to ATL in the morning, rehearse with their band, sing and share at their event, and then drive home the same night. Sounds crazy, but I love a late night drive. : ) It was a blast rehearsing with their worship team in the afternoon as we anticipated how God would meet each college student who walked through the doors that night…until… I suddenly started feeling VERY nauseous.
I was playing for an adoption benefit, and Emmylou, who had just turned 3, kept asking if she could come sing a song on stage with me. I felt nervous about this for her, so we walked her through when and where she would come on stage to sing. We had a little stool set up in front of a mic for her and the plan was for her to sing the first song of the night with me. As I was introducing her and getting her all set on the stool, she leaned up to the mic and said, “Actually mom, I’m gonna drum.” My heart started beating REALLY fast. This is not what we had planned... I was both a mom and an artist performing, and I had NO idea how to handle the situation.
I wrote this song after a conversation with my little sister. We were talking about the power that comparison has to steal our joy. The struggle is real. Whether it’s flipping through a magazine, walking down the street, or scrolling through an Instagram feed, comparison calls to us. We see the way a girl is wearing her hair, or who she went to the party with, or the job promotion she just got/vacation she just took/meal that she just made, and all of the sudden we are “not enough”. We don’t measure up, and what we have been given… our bodies, our jobs, our friends, our gifts and talents, our homes, our everything is not enough.