the moments that create my life

Thursday, December 3, 2015

With boldness

"For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Philippians 1:19-21

The apostle Paul lived such an impactful life for Christ. These verses in his epistle to the church at Philippi really stand out to me as an explanation for the magnitude of his life. Paul's hope and expectation was such that Christ would be magnified BOLDLY in his life. Honestly, Paul didn't care what that meant either, be it death or continuing to live his life day in and day out for Jesus. He just wanted to bring glory to God and grow His kingdom. 

Imagine what this world might look like if believers lived for Christ like Paul did. I'm working to see this changed in my life. I'm studying His Word, spending time in prayer and desiring to be bold like Paul, to proclaim Jesus in all that I do-not just at church or with my family, but in every encounter and every moment. I want every breath to bring glory to God. 

Let's be bold for Jesus and see His Kingdom grow and His name be magnified! 

Sweet reminder from my Mama. By Farmgirl Paints

Saturday, November 14, 2015

a bit of honesty

In September 2011, I opened up this little corner of the interwebs. I wrote on and off and eventually quit writing at all. I never let myself just write. My goal was to grow this little site into a crazy popular mom blog and have sponsored posts and make a little supplemental income for my family. My heart wasn't in the right spot. I got too wrapped up in statistics and comments and how quickly my blog wasn't growing. 

So I'm hoping to get back to writing, to truly writing.....not just telling what happened in our day and hoping someone finds it interesting. I pray that this little corner of the Internet will grow into a place where I can share what's on my heart, what I'm learning in the Word, and offer encouragement to other mamas (and to encourage myself) who are deep in the trenches of motherhood. 

I'm not funny. I'm not really that witty. I like to read and learn and share. I want to encourage mamas to be in the Word, not the world, and to ensure them that they were created and placed here for such a time as this. 

As mamas, we need to be in all of these little moments and doing our best to teach Jesus to our littles...because this world needs more of Jesus and more of Him in us. 

Praying for blessings upon this space!