Tuesday, September 12, 2017

#sistersofinfluence: Elizabeth Mayberry

Friends, today I am so very excited to introduce you to my sweet friend Elizabeth Mayberry. She and I haven't met in real life, but we are acquainted through Instagram. :) I have followed her blogging journey for years, and then mutual Insta-friends brought us together a few months ago! Not only is she a blogger, she also designs these amazingly cute mini-planters for succulents! She is a wonderfully creative woman with so much vision and drive. She loves her people well and enjoys life. I guess I'll let her tell you the rest!





Tell us about yourself. Who are you?
My name is Elizabeth and I am a Colorado Lifestyle Blogger & Photographer. I have been married to my best friend for five years and we live in a home we own & love at the base of Pikes Peak. I have a tendency to be an workaholic and perfectionist but God's grace is bigger and better. I love people, the outdoors, local beer, and sour gummy worms. I am passionate about making a difference and helping others awaken their God-given dreams and passions! 

How did you come to know the Lord?

I grew up in a Christian family. Both my mother and father grew up in non-believing homes and met the Lord in high school. Their faith was very much their own and they were passionate about the Lord. I accepted Him into my heart when I was 4 or 5 years old. In college I was faced with a new world and forced to figure out what I wanted to believe and stand for all on my own. I stumbled around for a couple months - trying on new friendships and relationships - and quickly realized the Lord was the only one who satisfies. I switched to a new college (John Brown University) to major in ministry or people and grew into the person I am today! 

What do you think it means to be a woman of influence right where you are?
Every lady is a woman of influence - we all have an impact on those around us. Whether large or small, possessive or negative, our lives impact others. We need to take that seriously and own it! I was once told that your words either bring life or they bring death - there is no in between! To be a woman of influence right where we are, we need to open our eyes to those around us and open our hearts to the Lord. We each have been given a platform to steward, whether our neighbors, our classmates, or Instagram followers, or our blog readers. Being content and open to the Lord will help us love those around us and be good stewards of the influence we have been given! 



How does the Lord allow you to shine His light through your business(es)?

I think one of the largest ways is how I interact with others and how I share the Lord in natural ways. I do not have a Bible Study blog, I have a Lifestyle blog. And even though every post doesn't dive into theology, the Lord is an active part of my life and shows up often! I've revived super sweet emails from believers and non believers alike saying I've encouraged them, inspired them, or taught them more about the Lord just through how I live my life. 

What is the best marriage advice you've received?

Marry your best friend.... and so I did that! If you marry someone you enjoy being around, you'll have that to fall back on. Marriage is wonderful but not always easy. When hard times come, your friendship remains. 

What is one thing you want the women of our generation to remember?

You are chosen, you are worthy, and you are called to action. Love the Lord God with all your heart and love others as yourself. 



What is your favorite verse or passage of Scripture?

"The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing." - Zephaniah 3:17

What is one truth you want others to remember and cling to?

Grace. Grace. Grace! 

And last but not least: coffee or tea?


BOTH! Coffee before noon, tea after! 





Individual shots: http://ashleekay.com/

4 comments:

  1. What a fun series! I loved getting to read Beth's answers to all these, and the questions are so good!

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