From CookWipeSweep.com to FaithAdventures.me and Why the Change
I wanted to take today off from #TeaAndWord to update you on my blog renovations. Do you like?? I have been praying for direction for a really long time and feel I now have the right look and such that fits what I am about.
Some of you have been here since the beginning of my trek with the blogging world a few years ago, and if you have I wish I could jump through the screen and give you a friendly squeeze for sticking around through the changes.
I now have extra respect for famous people because as you know, if they start their public careers early in life -it seems like they have to discover who they are also, in public.
I feel as if this was the case for me. From one failed business to another. To a blog about family but getting burned out. To a cooking blog to which I also got burned out on. It has taken a bit, though 30, to find out who I am and what I believe. What I enjoy and where my niche is.
I have lived a rather scattered life. Being disorganized and overwhelmed was my forte, and I am not bragging.
The one thing I couldn’t seem to get tired of was reading my Bible and trying to find the good even on the really hard days.
I have wrote a lot about our daily life and how God was working in it, through the crazy months of sickness last year to when Matt broke both of his wrists and we didn’t know how we were going to pay our bills -to getting completely overwhelmed last winter with obligations and stepping away from e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g in order to hear God better -to our crazy 4 month span of living out of boxes, and finally -to the miraculous move that happened by God’s hand just over a month ago.
Yeah. All that.
If you have stuck around through any of it: You are not overlooked. You are appreciated. You matter -and I mean it! From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your support and prayers.
Through this online community, God has showed me a whole ‘nother world of love through His people that I didn’t even realize was legit.
I knew it existed but I used to be a skeptic. It was through months and months of trials, molding, God’s guidance and perseverance that I found myself faithfully coming back to the keyboard, where I not only found healing through from depression and confusion, but found real live friends who cared about me and dropped notes of encouragement along the way.
This journey has been so eye-opening and very refreshing the last little bit, as it feels like we are in a season of fresh air on the mountain top. I do not take any of the hardships from before lightly, and desire to share what I learned thus far.
With a new season and fresh perspective. With the move to another town behind us and a new adventure before us. With a fresh focus and a life of simplicity instead of busy, I pray I can steward what God’s given me and move ahead by faith to what He is calling me to.
I want to seek Him daily. I want to glorify Him in all I say and do. I want to write and I will not feel guilty about it anymore. Because I did that for a long time.
I didn’t space for what I enjoyed. For what I felt drawn to. Now I know He formed me this way. It is not by accident I love words, wood and making things. It is who He hand crafted me to be.
In order to be me, I can’t be everyone else. In order to do what I hear Him leading me to do, I can’t do everything else too. It just isn’t possible.
What should I be doing?
Each day is different, but this I do know: It is letting God lead.
Seasons come and go but for now this is where I am. At home with my posse’ – loving and teaching at home. It is writing and sharing captured good that glorifies God. I am ready to be able to nestle into a seat and write words that have been building up.
If you feel led to keep journeying on with me, and I pray you do but if not, no hard feelings – then grab your water bottles or cantine, your sketch book and journal and let’s see what we can unearth in this gracious gift of a life we have been given!
Come back next Tuesday for the continuation of the #BookOfRuth #BibleStudy we have been doing – and where you can link up your blog posts too!
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