A few months ago, my sweet friend, hair stylist and photographer, came to our house to snap some photos of our littles. She took this amazing picture of the window behind my sink. I don’t think she knew the window was one of my favorite places in the house, but I LOVE this picture:
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t love washing dishes, but I do love looking outside if I have to soak my hands in soapy water. And to make it prettier, I’ve placed these bright and colorful plants in this cute window sill. I’m honestly surprised they are still alive. I’m not a green-thumbed gal at all. My husband probably waters them when I’m not looking. He’s our garden guy.
We like to joke that I’m the city girl and he’s the country guy. Its true, to an extent. But what I do found that I love is this: watching things grow. I love when my children learn things. I love seeing young women who I’ve seen in youth group grow up to be followers of Jesus.
Flourishing means to thrive. I’ll admit, thriving in my relationship with God hasn’t alway come so easily. Recently I found myself in a slump. I couldn’t hear His voice. The words on the pages of scripture blurred together, making no sense. I struggled to even describe it as “growing….”
You know, dear friend, what I think about growth in the dark. So let me encourage you: you can flourish in the dark, the growth will just be hidden at first. I would have never used the word “flourish” to describe what my heart went through two and half years ago. Looking back, I realized God did so much work underneath the soil, I’m seeing the blooms today.
I’m stepping back into a season of difficult next year. I’ll be saying lots of goodbyes. I’ll be missing and grieving a lot. But flourishing can happen even during the seasons of change. I’ve been encouraged to savor the change this year. I think it is the hardest thing to do – change. But change has to happen for growth, doesn’t it?
Isn’t that what this Christian walk is about: learning to trust God, no matter what He allows or directs to come into our lives? How my faith will be strengthen through truth from His word. How hard it is to trust during seasons of change!?
Recently I was invited to be a part of an encouraging online conference that is helping to equip women just like you to flourish in your faith, family and life.
The conference features remarkable women from all over the country who have encountered many of life’s challenges and I was excited to share about studying God’s Word in your everyday life. I share about our first adoption journey and how God slowed my life down. It is the inspiration behind my book The Glorious Ordinary.
Over the course of 5 days, 15 speakers, including myself, offer hope as we share our personal stories with the desire you too may become fruitful in faith, family, and life. The conference offers a wide variety of practical topics – all to help you GROW!
The Flourish Conference is over-the-top encouraging and equipping.
The best part is that its FREE to watch.
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The Flourish Conference is a gathering place for women who desire to passionately pursue God and His Word.
We all have times when we wander off the path, become stuck in the mud, or lose sight of the target – but real stories of real life, told with honesty and humor, draw us back to God and His Word.
The Flourish Conference features remarkable women from all over the country who have encountered many of life’s challenges. These tenacious ladies have pressed into God’s Word and His promises rather than give into defeat.
Over the course of 5 days, 15 speakers offer hope as they share candidly about their brokenness that became new life through the power of a faithful God. Sharing their personal stories with the desire you too may become fruitful in faith, family, and life.
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