fbpx
The Essentials Blog

The Essentials Blog

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Cor. 13:13

This is going to sound weird, but every time I look at my bare fingernails during this strange time of social distancing and self-quarantine, it makes me think of another word we are hearing a lot these days…“essential.”  Then, I start thinking about what is really essential in life. Clearly gel manicures are not, but sometimes things like bare nails make you have deep thoughts.

It’s in the difficult times, the times we have suffered or experienced disappointment and loss, that what is really important comes more sharply into focus.

As I’ve traveled around the world to many developing countries I’m always keenly aware that most of us Americans don’t have to think of the essentials very often. I remember asking a friend in Uganda about where to find toothpaste and he replied, “Toothpaste is a luxury most Ugandans could never afford.”

Once in Somalia in an IDP camp I asked a family their favorite food. They looked at me a little confused by my question and answered “rice and beans.” I realized, rice and beans is all they have, and most likely all they have ever eaten. They don’t have variety in their food choices. They eat what they have and that’s rice and beans therefore, it’s their favorite meal.

Wants or likes or desires are not even considered in many countries around the world; it’s only need. How blessed are we! We say we “need” a new pair of tennis shoes when our old shoes still fit and do the job just fine, or we “need” a latte when we all know oat milk honey lattes are not actually essential to life.

The reality is that in America we haven’t had to think about the word “essential” much, until now.  There have been a few times in my life when I’ve become more aware of needs and wants and the difference between the two, nothing in comparison to what many in the world face, but small reminders of this truth.

Willie and I were just eighteen and nineteen years old when we said “I do.” We headed off to college the next day.  Literally. We got married on a Saturday and started school on Monday. It was fine with us; we were just excited to be married and start our life together in our very own teeny tiny apartment walking distance from campus (because we only had one car). The apartment was so small that when we took a shower the steam from the shower would set off the smoke alarm that was in the kitchen just a couple of steps from the bathroom. To solve that problem we took the batteries out of the smoke detector. Probably not the safest solution, but hey, we were just teenagers! We were on a very tight budget.  I remember one of our big fights was when we actually had about $3 left in our “grocery envelope” (thank you Dave Ramsey) and I wanted to buy a magazine with the extra money, but Willie wanted to buy a pack of baseball cards; he was a collector. I can’t remember who won that argument, but I remember wanting the luxury of buying something that wasn’t exactly essential.

Another time in our life that I was more aware of the essentials was after we had four kids, and we had just taken over running Duck Commander. The company was struggling financially. One of our big accounts had pulled out, and we weren’t sure how we were going to make it. Willie and I didn’t want to let anybody go, most of the people who worked for Duck Commander at the time were family so we couldn’t just fire them, and the few that weren’t family were people that we loved and were important to keeping the company going. The only real choice we felt we had was to personally hold our paychecks until we got the company back off the ground.

Thankfully we had saved a little money for a rainy day (again, thank you Dave Ramsey) so we knew we could do that for a few months if we just cut back to “the essentials.”  We called the cable company and cancelled our cable, dropped our health club membership, no more buying clothes or the random thing at the check out counter, no mani’s or pedi’s or going out to eat, we cut back on all of the “extras” and made a pact to only buy what we needed so that our money would last us for a while, and we could still feed our family. We held our checks that whole Summer  until hunting season came back around in November and people start buying duck calls again. Then we had enough in the Duck Commander account to pay ourselves.

During this pandemic, we’re all thinking about the essentials. The toilet paper aisle is still empty at the grocery store we shop at. Toilet paper feels like an essential, right? But people around the world even live without that. So far we haven’t had to do that in our home, but I can tell you I’m more aware of how much I use every single time I go to the bathroom. I want to make it last! I really haven’t missed getting my nails done, or shopping at the mall, but I have missed hugging my grandmother, having my grand babies spend the night, visiting with co-workers, having lunch with friends. I’ve missed the things deep down we all know are the really important things in life.

I love 1 Corinthians 13. It’s the chapter all about love. Paul says if I have anything or everything in life, but I don’t have love,  “I gain nothing” and “I am nothing.” Vs 2, 3. Those are big statements, but so true. We all know or have heard of people that seem to have everything materially that we think we all want in life: money, clothes, house, travel…but they are miserable, lonely, unhappy, mean-spirited. It’s because of this truth, when we strip it all away we realize our greatest need is love after all. Love is essential.

The good news is no matter how lonely you feel right now, no matter how many people have hurt you or rejected you, no matter the things you have gone through that have harmed you or that you feel ashamed of, YOU ARE LOVED. Loved by God your Father, the Creator of the universe, the One who made you and me and every single thing ever created. He loves you so much that He brought you to life and wants to be with you forever and ever.

An extension of that good news is that we were made in God’s image so that means you were not only made by love, because of love, but you also have love to give. It all comes down to love. 1 Cor. 13, the love chapter, ends with these words, “and now these three remain, faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love.”

This is what’s essential.

Korie Robertson is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who is passionate about motherhood. Korie (K-Swaggy) is a mom to Sadie — and five other amazing kids. In her free time, you’ll find her playing tennis, drinking coffee and spending time with her kids and grand babies.

Follow Korie on Instagram @bosshogswife

The Gift of Joy

The Gift of Joy

Joy. Something that seems to be hard to find in times like this, but God has been laying this thought of joy on my heart over and over again throughout this quarantine. It seems as though everywhere we look our joy starts to diminish because our fear intensifies; places that used to be packed are now vacant, everyone is keeping a distance between themselves, when we go out everyone wears gloves and masks, we can’t even go visit loved ones for the fear of transmitting this virus. All of this fear of the uncertainty is taking what we are still able to do/have for granted, and I think that God wants to use this time to show us the joy that He provides when our lives seem to be put on hold.

At the beginning of the year nobody could have foreseen this year going like this. Speaking from my perspective, I was so excited to get back up to college and see all of my friends again and get geared up for the baseball season. Then the season ended just like that, we had just finished up a midweek game against Toledo on a Wednesday night. I remember hearing after the game that all fans were suspended, then the next morning the NBA was suspended, then we had a meeting about everything going on and found out our season was suspended until March 30th, and two hours later we got called back in and got the news that our season was cancelled. When everyone received the news that our season had been cancelled it was tough, the room was upset, the coaches, the staff, the players, it almost didn’t feel real.

Amidst all of the chaos, confusion, frustration and heartache, as I reflect back on this time while everything is shut down my life has become more simplistic. I am not constantly on the go from class to training to study hall, my days have slowed down and I have gotten to spend more time in the Word which has been such a blessing and that leads me to where I am at now. Getting to spend more time with God, and experience the joy that He continually provides, even in times of uncertainty. Hear me out, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good, even though we may not be able to see the good right now our God is working.

Sickness is not of God, Revelation 21:4 “​He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Our God is perfect, Psalm 18:30 “Everything God does is perfect”

Our God turns destruction into blessings. That is what I believe He will use this time as, a time to call his children back home. Psalm 22:27 “The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord and return to Him. All the families of nations will bow down before Him.”

Our God is a transforming God, who turns water into wine, who turns grief into wonderful joy, who turns the sinners to believers! C’mon somebody if that doesn’t give you joy then I don’t know what will.

The best way to get through times of uncertainty, is to cling to things that are certain, and what do we have in our lives that are certain besides God? And what do we know for certain about God? We know that “​the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,

faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.​” Galatians 5:22. Knowing this, we know that God is good and we are to hold tightly to what is good, even through the tribulations. Finding joy in times like these are tough, but when we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus we will experience an “abundance of joy” John 16:24, “a joy that no one can you rob of” John 16:22.

During this time of isolation we need to shift our minds from what we don’t have or can’t do anymore and shift our hearts and mind towards thankfulness. When we posture our heart and mind towards a state of thankfulness, it keeps our mind on the positive, a simple way to to finding the light in dark times as such is to focus on the light. To always be grateful, no matter the situation James 1:2-3 “​Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” Continue to praise Him, continue to trust in Him, and experience the joy that our God will deliver in times of such uncertainty.

I pray that to whoever reads this that God will bring an overwhelming blanket of joy over you and your loved ones. That in this time we don’t run from God because of our confusion or frustration, but that it actually draws us closer into Him. He makes his joy available to all who call upon him. It says in Psalm 22:26 “All who seek the Lord will praise Him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.” I pray that many of us experience this joy, and allow it pour out of us.

TYJ☺

Chance Huff, a Niceville, Florida native, is a rising Junior at Vanderbilt University where he plays baseball. A huge fan of The Office and all things food, you can find him enjoying time with friends, family (including brother Christian and sister-in-law, Sadie), and encouraging people toward Jesus.  

This is a God Dream

This is a God Dream

God gives people dreams for His purposes and His people. In December 2019, God gave us a dream to start a gathering of women in our community called cultivate.LA. Cultivate.LA’s motto is, “Gather the girls. Scatter the girls.” God revealed to us the need to unite women from all ages, backgrounds, and denominations in West Monroe, Louisiana. At first we were overwhelmed that God would choose us, a 17 and 23 year old, to do something this big. Cultivate.LA was bigger than us, and we knew that before it even had a name.

For the past five months, we have prayed, planned, and worked nonstop to host our first gathering of women. The gathering was set to happen on March 27th, and with over 450 RSVPs, we were working our tails off with the help of so many amazing women who had joined with us in helping make this God dream come true. We were and still are thrilled to be a part of God’s plans for West Monroe, Louisiana.

Two weeks before our first gathering, we received the call that gatherings over 250 were banned due to the global pandemic. We were at lunch, and as disappointed as we were that our efforts of planning would be stalled, we were not disheartened. We believe wholeheartedly that God’s plan for cultivate.LA will prevail despite any setbacks. That’s the thing when you put things in God’s hands, nothings going to stop the will of God for His people and His purpose. Paul said it best when he said, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28) God saw the days of quarantine and sickness coming even when He gave us the initial dream. We had peace in the storm because cultivate.LA was never in our hands. When you place your dreams in God’s hands, you can dream and plan through life’s unknowns.

Cultivate.LA was God’s dream first, and we are only the stewards of that dream. We are so honored that God chose us to lead and foster community for the women of our area. What a fun thing to get to do, host, learn from, dream alongside, and love on other women! Some days our work is not always what we want to do. We don’t always want to sit through meetings about the logistics of event planning or explain to women the importance of doing something that’s never been done, but it is a calling from God so we’re going to run with it. We don’t want to miss out on something God wants to do, so the second we had the dream of cultivate.LA we decided right then and there that from that day it was our mission to serve the women of our area.

Something we’ve had to learn in our short time of making this dream a reality is that our gifts, talents, and callings are never for ourselves. The dreams God gives us are always for others. God gave us the dream to start cultivate.LA for the women of Louisiana. It was never about us, and it will never be about us. We have said it before and we will say it again, God’s dreams are for His purposes and His people.

Godly community has changed both of our lives, and through the community of cultivate.LA, the lives of the women in our community will be changed as well. We desperately want this for these women. We have seen the power of community firsthand, and we are blown away that we get to do this for our area. We are committed to living out God’s dream for others. Our motivation is just like His, His purposes and His people, always.

Bella Robertson and Kaylea Mayo are the founders of cultivate.LA, whose mission is to unite the women of Louisiana with the love of Jesus. Bella and Kaylea saw a need for a united women’s ministry in their community, and felt called to meet it. Their motto is “Gather the girls, scatter the girls.” Once a season, they gather the girls together and empower them to scatter back into their individual lives to make a difference in our community. 

Find out more at cultivate.online and follow them on Instagram @cultivatela.online

How Are You Using This Time?

How Are You Using This Time?

It is wild to think we in the fourth week of quarantine. Do you feel like the time is crawling or flying by? I feel like the first week or two was full of processing and finding our rhythms, and now we are more settled in and feeling all kinds of emotions. This time can be so triggering for anxiety or fear or a when will this end mentality, and as I reflect on the last 21 days, I am amazed at how easy it is to avoid my internal state. If I am honest, it has been much easier to “task,” watch TV, and lounge on my phone. Who’s with me? It is vulnerable and a bit intimidating to dig into this, to better our minds, to journal, to start intentional conversations, to address the feelings that arise. We are so used to our fast paced “go” mentality, and now that we have open space and quiet moments, it can be startling and scary and, not to mention, harder to live in a state of avoidance. BUT, this could be the best thing for us. I keep thinking about how this is the pace the generations lived before us, and the wisdom and relationships built during those years are unmatched. It’s almost as if this time is a lens into the times before our rush and distraction-filled culture was created, and it is beautiful. Let’s embrace it. Let’s make changes.

It amazes me that the entire world is in this together but circumstances are all different. Some are separated from family, some are home alone, some are at the frontlines risking their lives and serving people during this time, some are learning to homeschool their kids, teenagers are missing their friends, weddings are postponed, struggling marriages are forced to be together, parents are balancing toddlers without help, some are transitioning to balancing two work schedules in the house, many are out of jobs, some are exhausted cooking and cleaning 24/7, extroverts are missing in person connection, and the list goes on. You are not alone. In the struggle, we can all come together.

Yesterday I really started feeling moved by the idea that I do not want to waste this time. This is an opportunity to practice self-discipline more than ever. This is a time to focus on truth. This is a time to be reminded of how much we can’t control. I love this quote that I read this morning in the book Pray Big Things quoted by Oswald Chambers – “all our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God.” God has gone before us and is redeeming this time of unknowns, and He is with us through every moment. Let’s start noticing Him in the day to day and cast our burdens on Him. Let Him carry them.

I started making some intentions and boundaries that I hope can be helpful to you:

  • Limit the news to only the necessary guidelines. This has helped with limiting anxiety and worry.
  • Check in on and encourage your friends every day and FaceTime with family and the people you love.
  • Start your day journaling, reading, and praying before you even look at your phone!
  • Time block your days: working, exercise, chores, and relax time.
  • Make sure you get some vitamin D, whether that’s going on your back porch, on a walk, or through opening your windows.
  • Look up a new recipe and cook it!
  • Support small businesses in your area.
  • Ask your husband, wife, family member, or roommate how you can support them during this time.
  • Send people flowers, thoughtful presents, or gift cards.
  • Play music in your house the entire day.
  • Make your bed first thing in the morning.
  • Give your house some love. Organize and clean out your spaces and donate!

What are things you are doing every day to make this time purposeful? Would love to hear your ideas. Hope you are all staying safe and healthy!

Lauren Scruggs-Kennedy is a Wellness Warrior, NY Times Best-Selling Author, Lifestyle blogger. She’s the founder of The Clean Sweep, Stranded, and the LSK Foundation. Check out all that she and her team are up to at laurenscruggskennedy.com.

Follow Lauren on Instagram @laurenscruggs

Walking Out of This with Jesus

Walking Out of This with Jesus

When asked to write on the topic ‘unplug’ back in the beginning of March, I had no idea what the next month would look like. Did anyone? During this time of self distancing, I’ve found myself spending less and less time on my phone and more and more time doing things that truly give me life. Waking up and spending time with Jesus – time that I thought I didn’t have enough of before. I’ve walked more than I have all year combined, eaten more meals with my family around a table than I have in the past five years, played tennis, read books, gone fishing, and I think driven all the back roads of Williamson County with the top down and music up. I have set aside my phone, let it die, and I have lived. I’ve spent this time doing things that fill my heart, refresh my mind, restore my soul.

At the beginning of this month, I felt the Lord ask me, ‘What is it that needs to die in order for there to be new life? In order for you to live?’

And y’all, I’ve been chewing on this for weeks. I can’t shake it. I can’t move from it. What is it in my heart that needs to go to make room for more of Jesus? More life, more love, more joy, more freedom, more peace… less of me and more of Him? If there’s one thing I can take from this time and know for sure, it’s this…God doesn’t ask for anything from you without in turn giving you more of Himself. Jesus. It’s a beautiful dance, this giving and receiving. This loving and being loved. This whole distancing ourselves from distractions and making room for Jesus.

I don’t know about you but I needed to take a step back. I needed to let the ground rest. To reprioritize, to unplug, and plug back into the one true source of every good thing.

Here’s the thing – we’re always plugged into something, right? So what is it that you’re plugged into and what is it you need to be unplugged from? I honestly feel kind of silly using the words plugged and unplugged so much, but I think they’re fitting, don’t you? We always get something out of what we’re plugged into. I’m talking all sorts of things here, not just Instagram and social media. We GET something out of everything we do. Every thought we entertain, every show we watch, every song we listen to, every book we read, every conversation we have, every app we open. We get something out of relationships we’re in and friendships we have that we know we maybe shouldn’t? We get something out of the foods we eat, the drinks we drink, you name it. Whatever you’re plugged into, you’ll get something out of.

I’m walking out of this with Jesus. Refreshed. Restored. Better off than I was before. Plugged into Jesus. Not by accident, but by choice. Giving him what I’ve been carrying around, the distractions, the weights, the sin, the relationships, the anythings and everythings that don’t lead me to His heart. Taking hold of His outstretched hand, the life that He offers, and walking with Him. Wherever He leads me, whatever it looks like. I’m walking out of this with Jesus.

Sarah Tucker is the owner of Imago Dei in Franklin and Nashville, TN, where the heart behind the shop is to point people back to Jesus and serve as a reminder to everyone who visits that they are made in the image of God. She loves drinking coffee, long country drives, and spending time with her friends and family! Follow Sarah on Instagram @sarahatucker

**We at Live Original absolutely LOVE Imago Dei. Everything from the clothes to the heart behind the store is dear to our hearts. Check out their website HERE!

Words of Holy Week

Words of Holy Week

What do you think of when you think of Holy Week? The triumphal entry? The last supper? Jesus on trial? Peter’s denial? Judas’s betrayal? Jesus’s mercy? The crucifixion? The tomb? The resurrection?

Each of those details make up one incredible, life-changing story. Our hope is that this week doesn’t feel like any other week. That it feels special. Holy, even. Maybe you’re sitting here today, thinking that it’s already Thursday (time flying for anyone else?!) and that it’s too late. It’s never too late. God is with us today, and there’s so much he wants for us to step into leading up to Easter.

We have put together a list of key descriptive words to walk you through the narrative of Holy Week in hopes to spur on a greater reality of all that has been done for us through Jesus.

We’ve also included scripture references for you to read through to soak up all the details that went into this monumental event. Enjoy working your way through these and remember, He is risen!

Hosanna 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:1-17

“And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” Matthew 21:9

Did you know that Hosanna in Hebrew means “Save!” or “Please Save!”? The people that day couldn’t help but cry out for help in the presence of their Savior.

What will you cry out for help today? A family member? This sickness? Anxieties and worries?

Faith

Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:21-46

“And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 21:21

You see, Jesus was speaking to them in terms they could understand. Moving a mountain was a common metaphor in Jewish literature for doing what was seemingly impossible.

This word, faith, is a word daily used by followers of Jesus. But are we understanding what faith is?

Faith is trusting God to do the impossible.

To move the mountain.

To be your strength. 

To fulfill his promises. 

To fight for you and for me. 

What mountain do you need him to move today, friend? In faith, trust him to do what seems impossible in your eyes.

Authority

Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:1-25

We see here the plot for Jesus to be killed thickened. The signs look like Jesus isn’t in control and isn’t in authority. But in God’s upside-down kingdom, authority is exactly what Jesus has. Jesus was in control all along, even unto death.

There is one woman who acknowledges Jesus authority in this scripture.

“While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.

When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” Matthew 26:6-13

This woman saw past the circumstances. This woman knew her Savior could overcome anything. That day, she put on display who truly had authority and who all things in heaven and earth belong to. Jesus.

Unity

Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:26-75

Again, as we’ve been talking about this upside-down kingdom, we see in this passage how much disunity is displayed. But that’s exactly why Jesus came.

“Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “sleep and take your rest later on, See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinner. Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.” Matthew 26:45

Throughout the passage, we see the betrayal of both Peter and Judas. One much more intentional than the other, but all the more we see disunity amongst the people that were closest to Jesus.

Some would think, “Why would Jesus be willing to die for these broken people?” But these broken people also represent each of us today. And there lies the reason for Jesus to take this path. But he came for those people. He came for each of us today. To restore what was broken. To restore unity.

Jesus is unity. Jesus is peace. Jesus is restoration. And because of this day, he set the stage for all that he was going to make new.

Atonement

Scripture Reading: Matthew 27:1-61

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.

At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God.” Matthew 50-54

This word “atonement” isn’t used on a regular basis today. It has a very specific meaning. To atone means to “make or become united or reconciled.” This is where unity and reconciliation actually took place. Jesus, with his last breath, paid the full punishment for our sins. He made a way for us to be brought back to our Creator.

This atonement was once and for all, for us all!

Hope

Scripture Reading: Matthew 27:62-66

There wouldn’t appear on this day that there was a lot of hope in sight. Jesus had died the day before, and his beloved friends and family were mourning as they buried him in the tomb. Pilate’s guards even took extreme measures to make sure that there would be no glimmer of hope.

Today we reflect and empathize with what his followers must have been feeling. Fighting to stay hopeful that Jesus would return like he said he would. Clinging to the words that he had said while he sat with them at those cherished family dinners.

With probably hundreds of questions running through their heads:

Did he really say he would come back?

He said the third day, right?

What if none of it was true?

Has he left us forever?

But Jesus’ promises were true all along. He was the messiah. He was returning. It would be three days. It all was true. What a hope we have in Jesus!

Resurrection 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:1-20

 “There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Matthew 1-10

That must have been the most beautiful greeting that has ever happened on this earth! A greeting of fulfillment, peace, and an everlasting hope in the One who came, died, and rose again.

What a friend we have in Jesus today and forever!

Want to join us this Easter? Sadie is joining Louie Giglio, Tim Tebow, Crowder, Passion City Music and more at Passion City Church online to celebration the hope we have! 

Invite your families, friends, and anyone else to join online with us as we gather together from all over the world!

This will be Sunday, April 12th with services at 10am,1pm,5pm and 8pm Eastern Time.

About Sadie & Live Original

Sadie Robertson Huff is well known for her engaging smile and energetic personality, but there is a lot more to the 25-year-old star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and runner up on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars season 19

XO

LO Sister App

We’re all about championing women to live out their purpose. Inside our app you’ll find prayer, workshops, book clubs and community. Join today for FREE!

Read the Blog

Sisters and friends from all over the world share their stories, advice, and encouramgent on our blog. Topics feature college advice, sisterhood, sadie’s messages and more.

LO Counseling

In Person / Individual Counseling

LO sister app

Virtual workshops on Relationships, Depression, Anxiety And More.

LO sister conference 2023

SEP 8-9 // 2023
MONROE, LA

About Sadie

Sadie Robertson Huff is well known for her engaging smile and energetic personality, but there is a lot more to the 25-year-old star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and runner up on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars season 19

Connect with the LO team

Contact:

Info@liveoriginal.com

Booking:

KristenS@greatertalent.com

LO Counseling

IN PERSON / INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Virtual Workshops On :

Relationships, Depression, Anxiety And More.