Happy Sabbath, friends. I hope you’ve had a lovely week. It has been very nice around here. The weather has been beautiful, and I’ve closed my Etsy shop for the time being. This means there has been more time for my family and reflection. Which are both good things!
I have been reflecting a lot on my life, and have been asking the Lord to conform me closer to His image. This has been tough work, to be certain. But a blessing, none the less. You would think that after so many years of walking with the Lord, all of the hard work in my life would have already been done. But no, there is still much more work to do!
I am grateful for it. To me, it is proof that God cares about me as He sanctifies my heart. At the same time, it is tough to work through my flaws one by one.
I’ve spent a lot of time outdoors lately, just taking in the sunshine and my children. In the quiet moments, I ask for God to show me His heart. His love is so evident as the world comes back to life. The grass is greener and birds are chirping. I can truly feel His love everywhere.
I’ve taken in the blessing of our land as we continue to clear it of briars and thorns. I hope to bring it back to it’s previous glory. It has been a lot of work, no doubt. There is a lot of work yet to come. But to know that the Lord has asked us to be the steward of it for the time being is humbling. To partner with His creation brings joy unspeakable.
What a blessing my kitchen has been this week. My husband and son have transformed it into a beautiful space, which makes me want to stay in it nearly all day. Which is a good thing! Yesterday I made soup, bread, crackers, and granola bars! I continued to organize my pantry and smiled the whole time. The wood that now fills the space makes me feel so warm and cozy. It is like the outside has been brought in. This has been a blessing to me.
I have made it a point to begin stocking my shelves with homemaking and feminine encouragement books lately, which have brought me joy and peace. The Lord has been so good to make us homemakers, friends! There is such peace and safety that come from staying at home.
The final blessing I would like to relay is that of being a wife and mama. This is a blessing always! I’m floored that the Lord would take a flawed person such as myself, and set me in my family. To teach and nurture my children is a great gift, as is loving and honoring my husband. I’m so thankful for it.
I hope your March has been sweet so far, and full of God’s goodness. He cares so much for you, friends.
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“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 NKJV