Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shaped by Grace - Explained

This blog started out as "Pretty Into Life" because, well, sometimes in life as a single parent I feel that I am only a “pretty good” parent, "pretty good” at my job, “pretty” involved at my church, “pretty” crafty, “pretty” active, you get the point. I never felt good enough. Just pretty good, and sometimes not even that. Life hands a lot of curve balls along the way. It’s NOT always pretty.  Thankfully I’ve become strong in my faith and with God’s help -- here I am, trying to take what life gives me and, well, make it PRETTY! But it still didn't seem to capture ME. I recently read a book that reminded me that I should reflect God in every area of my life. {Seriously God? Every area? Even crafting and blogging?} The answer, of course, is yes. So, here I am. Why blog? I love to write. {Apparently so much so, that I don't even care if anyone reads it or not!} ;o) And I love to craft & look at all the creative ideas out there and somehow bring them into my home. But more importantly, I want my home to reflect how blessed I feel. {Again} I read how I wanted my house to feel -- not in a "look how pretty I made this" sort of way but  in "the 'I am so blessed in life' God-given happiness sort of way. This kind of happiness at home doesn’t necessarily come from having beautiful things or the perfect circumstances as much as it depends on creating a home full of meaning. There is a big difference." {from Incourage} I hope I can share how blessed I am, even through something as simple as a blog. That l am nothing special alone, but I am: shaped by grace. God's grace. xoxo
{But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also. ~ 2 Cor. 8:7}


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