January 6, 2011

Our House...Our Home!

A home is a house we live in, where we rest and serve Him, until we make it Home!

This year my goals for our home are not physically aesthetic ones.  My goals in 2011 actually have nothing to do with paint colors or fabric swatches.  This year I am going to try and focus on what makes this house  a home! 
I have talked about my new career in past posts which is the glamorous job of being a stay-at-home mommy!  Though it is by far the most rewarding job and fulfills His plan and purpose for me more than teaching first grade ever did I have found myself constantly looking and thinking about newer, bigger, and greater since staying home.  I want a new house, I am ready for a bigger family, and I want to fulfill a greater purpose.  And in the past months I have heard the Lord saying "Whoa, slow down there girl!  Try and focus on the newer, the bigger, and the greater that you already have!"  So...that's what I am trying to do!

My NEW job allows me to spend my days with this amazing human being!  Of course not all moments look like this one but I have been so convicted to find the joy in each NEW day!

The Lord has blessed me with these two amazing guys!  And I have been so blown away at the fact that since I married Graham and since we had Wells my life is so much BIGGER than just me!  Together...we make a much BIGGER splash!  Together....we have a BIGGER party!  And together...we serve a BIGGER God! 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11
Isn't it beyond reassuring to know that He has a GREATER plan for our lives!  Right now, my purpose on this earth is to serve Him, to serve Graham, and to serve Wells.  Though at times I think I want a GREATER purpose, my Father has it all planned out!  And my plan may be okay...but boy, I'd be willing to bet that His is far GREATER!

Happy New Year!  I hope that you will be reminded each day of just how NEW, BIG, and GREAT our God really is! 
Check out some other fun home goals at The Nesting Place


  1. I really enjoyed this post! I hope you have a bigger and better year. This house will come along. I know how you feel. My husband and I remodeled a house, and we're continuing to still have many projects ahead of us. Good luck!

  2. Awesome post!!! Thanks for sharing at the Nesting Place...we needed your insight! Very inspirational.