Tie-dye Maxi + “Soul Food” Part 2

Two weeks ago I did a re-cap of a podcast I have been listening to all month by Havilah Cunnington called ” Soul Food.”  This week I am breaking down a few highlights from the rest of the study.  I am literally sad that this 20 day study is over for me!! The podcasts are never more than 7-8 minutes and are always PACKED with so much truth and encouragement.  You can check out my recap from a few weeks ago here.  It is not too late to join the study either and it is free!!! Check it out here. I will be attempting to continue my goal this year for listening to at least one podCast per week! I am not sure what is next! I will keep you posted 🙂

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Soul food Part 2: (Recap) Words by Havilah Cunnington


Your value never changes, but your effectiveness does. Once you know your value and understand that it can never, ever change, you begin to become more effective. It’s impossible to hang out with someone consistently without becoming like them. So hang out with God more! We are created to become what we behold. 

Day 12:  ROOM TO EAT

Your beliefs about who you are affect your ability to get to the spacious place and the table of God. The enemy would love to stop you moving forward and keep you from growing, emerging, becoming.  “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost… Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live.”

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We find ourselves malnourished because we don’t understand the needs of our soul and how to feed them. Our soul can keep us from living in our Promised Land.
When we choose to align our thoughts with Christ and eat from His table, everything begins to flow and we become a place of abundance.


My soul needs to be reminded of what’s on offer; what He can do for me, be for me, and provide for me. Connecting to Him is my source of soul food.


God didn’t just want to give His people a Promised Land, He wanted to make them His people of promise. That meant He wanted them to stop grumbling about the lack of automatic provision and to grow up and into a people who faced and overcame challenges. What He looks for is that you remember who He is and what He has done and then use that knowledge and remembrance to respond to Him calling you forward into maturity and into your Promised Land.



Once we know we are loved and we belong, we start to become. After we become, we have a deep hunger to bless. When we hang out with a miracle working God, we start to see those who need a miracle and we find we have a deep hunger to reach others.


God asks you what’s in your hands. Whatever you have, bring it to Him and see Him multiply it so that you can do extraordinary things!


It’s not those who have it together or come with full hands that Jesus uses. It’s those that are willing to bring what they have to Him.

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As we know with the parable of the talents, God loves it when we steward what He gives us. It leads to an increase and to upgrades in our relationship with Him.


The moment we give Jesus our lives and all that we are, He is ready to perform the miracle in us and through us that He’s been waiting to perform.

“Once you have found the joy of being in God’s presence and being overwhelmed by His love, you are enabled to share His miraculous power with everyone you meet. God is longing to release His miracle working power through you.” – Katherine Ruonala

You can check out this full study along with a few others by Havilah Cunnington here.

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My dress is from Love Stitch Clothing  an LA based company! I love the material! It is SO soft and comfy.  I am going to wear this dress ALL summer long!! My Bag is from Marks and Spencer.   Thank you as always for stopping by the blog!

Much love,

All Images by Mikayla Christine


Ps. If you are looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas, check some out here. XO


  • Comments ( 22 )

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    This dress is awesome!!! You look gorgeous!! 💞

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    Now that is a tye die dress that I would enjoy owning and wearing. Love how long it is and the flow of the material.

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    Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary

    OKAY, you are seriously the most beautiful! That dress is exquisite but girl, I just love this look! Red lipstick looks fierce on YOU!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

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    Ruthie, You look so stunning. I am loving this dress so much on you.

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    Jessica Sheppard

    Love, love, love the recap of a portion of your study. SO good, who we hang out with really does influence who we become…love that HE takes our ordinary and makes it extraordinary. Fabulous soul food! Looking magnificent in that maxi-simply stunning… these pics are gorgeous! Hot mamma with those red lips!

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    Amanda Kruse

    This tie-dye maxi dress is so fun! I love the sleeves!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    Lee Anne Benjamin (@leeannebenjamin)

    I love this podcast recap, it definitely sounds like something I need to listen to! And you look gorgeous in this dress, so pretty!

    Lee Anne

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    Love the dress!! Is it a stretchy material?

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    Heather Brown

    You look absolutely amazing!

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    Wow I love your outfit and I could def get lots of use out of a similar purse!

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    Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    You are so beautiful in this dress! And that purse looks like a winner.

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    Natasha Stoneking

    this maxi dress… absolutely LOVE it on you!!!!

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    This dress looks amazing on you! SO pretty 🙂

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    Bobbi Burleson

    I am in love with that dress!!

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    Dashing Darlin’

    This is sooooo good.. I love “hes not going to use those who have it all together… its those willing to give it all to Him.”. andddd, You look beautiful!!!


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    What a gorgeous dress! I’m dying over that print. Happy weekend!


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    Jenna Colgrove

    This is just STUNNING! You’re such a babe!

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    Oh girl you look amazing in this dress!!

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    Stephanie Whitman

    First of all, your dress is absolutely gorgeous on you, and these photos are all sorts of perfection! Secondly, you have me wanting to jump on board with this podcast right away! It sounds incredible! I’m so glad you shared just the little bits you took away from these past few days, because you’ve given me enough to want to learn more!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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    This is such a pretty dress on you! I love all the details.


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    Mndy Thompson

    This dress is gorg! Love the print


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    Until I found this I thohgut I’d have to spend the day inside.

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