Thursday, May 26, 2016

Life Lessons & Update + an Exciting Announcement!!

Hey friends! Wow, it seriously has been so long. I honestly have never let my blog go by this long without posting. I am usually a very scheduled and organized person, so not spending time in this space has been a shock even to me. 

This month has been full. I mean like, Fuuuuuull. But all in incredible ways. Some very exciting things have been going down at our home. A new journey to head out on. Which is 1000% percent from God but also time altering in many ways. God has been teaching me a ton lately and spending every bit of free time in the word has been life changing this month.

So speaking about those lessons...the main thing God has been teaching me is that I need to say no more often. I'm a yes person. I'm sure I've probably talked about this here before. I am a people pleaser and saying yes, being the person others can count on, gives me value in life. 

But He's been teaching me that I can only find true value in Him alone. That I need to say no to some things. Because as I'm constantly saying yes to certain opportunities, I am then unintentionally saying no to others. Lysa Terkeurst wrote an incredible book called The Best Yes which addresses this entire phenomenon. I didn't have time to finish it....that should have been my first clue.

I have been so busy saying yes to everyone, that I unintentionally said no to the book that would have helped me out of this very situation. 

I've said yes to so many things recently that I've unintentionally had to say no the past few weeks to my blog. (Not the only reason why I've been a bit absent, but you get the picture). I'm sorry I haven't been able to check in with ya'll. But the comfortable homemaking hasn't completely been at a halt. If you keep up with me on Insta, you know I've been posting up a storm.

That leads me to my next few thoughts. I talked about it a bit last month, but I still don't think I've settled it yet...I'm not sure where God is directing me with this space. If God is directing me to continue as I always have or if this is a transition moment. 

I do know that I am a visual person, 100%. And I've recognized recently that a huge passion of mine has been on IG fooling around with home photos. Because they're my favorite. And the best person I can be is me. With that being said, there are going to be parts of this blog that transition into more of a photo diary. I am a visual person, I enjoy great photos, so it only makes sense for me.

Now that doesn't mean that I don't plan on continuing to bring y'all great content. I want to continue with that as well. I just know that if it is going to be heavier on the writing side, then I need more time to articulate that since it's not really my strength.

Now on to the very last thing that's been keeping me away....the exciting news. I have been working around the clock to put together a project that God has been putting on my heart for the entirety of 2016. In just over a week my hubby and I will launching our very own candle company!!

It is called Inspire Light Candle Co and as well as having delicious scents for you to enjoy, it is a company focused on God's word where Jesus speaks to us saying, "You are the Light of the World!" We're hoping that it will be a place to inspire each person to shine brightly in their world. The official launch will be in June and I'll be doing another post to share all about our journey so far, at a later date. But if you want to get on the mailing list for the launch, then just click here

I thank you all so much for sticking with me. I'm honestly amazed and humbled. I logged on to this account after my three week absence expecting to see a ghost town (picture the tumble weeds floating by). Only to find that my readership had not dropped at all. I know that's a God thing. I couldn't do any of this without Him and without the loveliness of all of my incredible readers. I love you all more than you know.

I pray that as we continue on this journey together we can learn from each other, I can help inspire your life a little more, and we can grow as community. Because honestly, that's what the online world is truly all about...building a lovely community. Enjoy your Memorial weekend friends!!
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