I’m finally giving in y’all and I couldn’t be more excited! (Yes, I’m a Southern Belle and I say y’all.) For years now, I’ve known that I had a passion for ministry, encouraging women, and uplifting marriages. A few years ago I even started a blog about it. I really, really loved it. It was my passionate place.
Fast forward four years…
I shut the blog down. The time I was putting in just didn’t equate to what I was getting out. You know how we get, when things don’t move as fast as we want them to, or how we planned for them to…oh that just happens to me? Mmm…okay. So I started a new site, with the man I love, doing what we love…cooking. We are both chefs. We got to travel a few places, present our business ideas in front of a national audience, we even made a few coins…but something was still missing. I reached out to a few Christian and marriage bloggers to see if I could guest post or write for them. I just needed somewhere to release my passion. Where could I talk about Jesus, my favorite scriptures…and those days I want to knock someone out that I have to go to bed with (Hello) and I need some godly girlfriends to PRAY for me instead of talking about me? THAT’s what I’m passionate about.
Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking. I love teaching people to cook, and I believe that food is one of the most powerful tools that can be used to bring people together and build healthy relationships of all kinds. But I want to be clear. Love and passion are two different things.
When they coexist, it’s beautiful. When you have one and not the other, it looks good on the outside, but the inside is anxiety and unrest. You can love something because you really enjoy it, it’s comfortable, you may even be really good at it. That doesn’t mean you are passionate about it. You can be passionate about something because of specific events, experiences, or moments of excitement when you do whatever it is. That doesn’t mean you love it.
I’ve come to a place in my life where the two must coexist. For the sake of my sanity, and for those who are holding on the other end of the line waiting for me to pick up.
Somewhere along the way I got lost. Lost in the struggle, lost in chasing money, lost in what people would think…just lost. The reality of the situation is this: You can run from God’s purpose all you want. Submerge yourself in your own plans! Go ahead! In the end, His plans will STILL prevail.
So I’m here. Tired of running from God and ready to run with Him. I’m grateful for close friends and family who gave me a reality check and reminded me who and Whose I am. Here on this site you’ll find gems for life and inspiration for Christian women. This is a place where we can pray, study the word, laugh, cry and just talk and learn about life as a women. How to live it our best, and live it blessed! I want to live prosperous in every area of my life, and I want the same for you. If you’re looking to walk in your divine purpose in 2016 and stop running, you should join me!