Hello, y'all!

I am a twenty-eight year old farm girl turned city girl, residing in the midwest with my incredible husband and our darling baby boy. They are my WORLD and I love them more than words can ever express. Every day together is truly an adventure-we love to travel, host people (250 approximately, just the first year we were married!) and work together to create this life we love!

A little background from my "previous life"...

Before I was married the end of 2017, I lived in a different part of the midwest with my amazing parents and nine fabulous siblings, and I also gained three sisters in law (through my brother's marriages) just four months before I got married. I could not have asked for a better home in which to be raised. My parents are my role models---they have given me a beautiful picture of what it is like to parent in humility and grace, always pointing their children to Jesus first, rather than traditions, rules, or fear of man. They have made the gospel look good and real by how they live their lives. My parents raised us to be independent of man and dependent on Jesus alone and that is honestly the greatest blessing of all. Sometime I will write a post about all that they've done for me but for now, in my bio, I have to mention them in this small way at least because they are the ones who shaped me into who I am today.

Other than hanging with my husband and son, I find the greatest of joy in drinking copious amounts of coffee, discovering and then frequenting thrift stores in my new surrounding cities, spending time with my sweet new family (love my inlaws!) and organizing and remaking our little home.

Life is short. After we experience the salvation of Jesus Christ, the rest of our lives are a journey of learning to give, surrender, and die to self as He sanctifies and purifies us. My prayer is that something you read on this blog will be a blessing to you in challenging you to live more sold out for Jesus on YOUR journey! We each only have one life to live, only one chance to make a mark on this world. My challenge to you, reader, is to live your life on fire for Christ. Don't do anything half way. Follow the dream that Jesus gives you and let your life be full of passion and energy! Get a vision bigger than yourself, and pursue those dreams with everything you've got! I am just a very human and common sinner, saved by His grace, and completely powerless to do any good on my own. One of the visions God has given me is this blog. If anything you read here blesses you, than may the glory go to HIM!