Beauty in Beginnings
Updated: Sep 30, 2018
Welcome to "The T Word". I'm glad you're here! A little bit about me...
Occupation: Stay at Home Mama/New Blogger/Hopeful Author
Family: Wife to an amazing, Godly man and Mama to 2 wonderful kids, ages 12 and 9.
Hobbies: Reading, writing, beauty (I'm a lip gloss addict), lover of all things pretty like flowers, candles, home decor, and fashion to name just a few...
Other: I'm blessed to be involved in my church's marriage ministry, mentoring engaged couples with my husband. Along with that, volunteering at my children's schools when I'm able is always fun for me as well.
So, that's me in a very small nutshell. My journey to this point in my life is what brings me here, typing these words. Sharing my story here is in hopes to inspire, give hope, and learn from others about their stories. God never wants us to do life alone. Let's open our hearts and have conversation...grab your coffee (or tea...I love both...) and let's learn from one another.
Over the last few years, God has shown me how to find the good even in the bad. I never imagined my life the way it has turned out so far, and even though some of what has transpired would not be my choice, it's brought me closer to God and closer to who He made me to be. Thank goodness for grace and mercy and forgiveness from a God who loves me. I have fallen more times than I'd care to admit to and will fall again. I'm a sinner. I'm selfish. I want things my way...(I can be stubborn...just ask my husband). So, needless to say, trusting God hasn't come easy and sometimes still doesn't, but at the end of each day, from the bottom of my heart, I know that God is there and He loves me, just like He loves YOU.
So, let's begin. Let's begin with having faith, even if it seems small and fragile. We just have to take that step...
Even if that step happens every minute, of every hour, of every day. The start of something new brings so many emotions. Excitement and joy come to mind, but so does fear. I've been known to focus on the negative a time or two...how about you? I'd like to say it's because I'm a realist but it's probably more a case of pessimism. So, while feelings are very real and they deserve validation, they are not what we trust because they are fleeting. They change like the wind. So, when faced with something new or a decision, we must rely on truth, our rock, Jesus. Every decision we make, or path we take, that includes prayer and asking God for his guidance brings us closer to where He calls us. We have the ability to change and step out, not on our own, but with God's help. Each and every person was created for a reason and God wants us in relationship with Him.
What is God calling you to? I don't quite have the answer fully to that question even for myself but that's okay. We aren't meant to have all the answers but we are asked to seek Him and trust Him in all things. So, today step out with me and just "begin".
My hope and prayer for this blog is a community to share with one another our hopes, dreams, fears, trials, and how through it all we are learning to lean on our Father in Heaven who calls us by name and loves us, each of us and has great big plans for us!