Before we jump into these tips, let’s remember that less is more. You don’t need all of the latest fashion statements to create a warm environment where you can serve and love people well. Although, you can totally have an Instagram worthy home on a budget! It is all about how you use your resources. The home was created by God to be a place where people are nurtured and grow to know Him. It has such potential to be a place where ministry happens amidst the chaos. Discipleship over coffee, children learning about a God who loves them, people who are invited and wanted, strangers welcomed amiably, Small group meetings taking place, and the list goes on and on. Continue reading “5 Tips for Nesting on a Budget”
I believe that we have been beautifully created by a thoughtful God. A God who had a vision of a thriving creation dependent on Him. The first institution that God created was marriage. He knew that man was not meant to be alone and that woman filled that need in a physical and emotional way. We are helpers. Continue reading “The Nature of Nesting”
The importance of feminine beauty has been slowly stolen from our culture by the rise of feminism. Women are pushed to be more masculine and to dominate. As a Christian woman and wife, I think that this is terribly sad. A movement started with good intentions turned into masking what God has given us. Men and women were created differently and with different roles (a great book on this is “Girl Defined”.)
This is something that the Lord keeps reteaching me and pressing into my heart lately. It might be the fact that I married my best friend last week, and as a wife I want to create an awesome God honoring marriage where I speak life into Him and encourage Him to seek the Lord and be my leader. It could be the fact that as a wife ( and totally obsessed with children) that I can’t stop thinking about how I want to raise my kids to walk in truth, meditating on it constantly. It could be that I just moved to a new place and feel like it is a fresh start to be known for gospel talk rather than gossip talk. Continue reading “Speaking and Meditating on THE Truth”
If you don’t mind, I am going to take a hot minute to brag on my God if that is alright? Cool. Thanks.
“Singleness wasn’t a season to trudge through but a time of opportunity to glorify God in unique and productive ways” – Kristin Clark (Love Defined: Embracing God’s Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships)
I asked God to break me.
Little did I know then what the consequences of that prayer would be.
Heated words flew back and forth in the air, tears welling in their eyes. Hateful comments and a lack of compassion on either end. Neither cared about each others feelings or what they were saying. Words were just daggers finding their target in the components heart. They wanted to be heard but wouldn’t hear the other. She storms out of the room. He stands there shaking.
I am finally to that place again.
The place where I am frightened, nervous, anxious, and far outside my comfort zone.
And it came completely out of the blue. I didn’t expect to be so uncomfortable at a Bible College, where I have longed to be for so long. Continue reading “// An Uncomfortable Season //”