I have grown into someone I never thought I would be. I am now the butterfly God intended me to be. I am so different from my old self and I am so thankful.
In my past-sinful-life, I never had a solid plan, just a goal to always be my best and I am so thankful for that goal. The pursuit of my goal has led me here. Now, in my Christian life, I DO have a set and strategic plan. It is to live every day better than the last, and to walk in His light.
I love trying new things, discovering skills I never knew I had, trying my hardest to succeed and doing everything in HIS light. With God at the forefront.
I love watching my children do the same. They inspire me and make me a better person. I fully believe that I am now the woman He always wanted me to be. I am a Christian mom and I pray continually to allow God to have my whole heart. I am inspired by everything around me. So, I let creativity come as it may.
I do not believe that writing should be forced. Creativity comes in waves for me. If I posted something everyday it would be fake and you would read that. I want you to read inspiration as the Lord designed it in me. I will write when I feel led. I will post the things that He presses on my heart.
One day I might wake up and write a story rhyme. I might decide to grab a couple power tools and build a couple of wooden chairs for the patio. On a random Tuesday, I might paint a feeling or two on canvas. I sew baby blankets for a friends who are expecting a bundle of joy. I love letting the inspiration come and watching what exists in the world after I create another "masterpiece".
I got my inspiration for starting this blog while in the shower. I always think best in the shower for some reason. I had all these little rhymes and stories I wrote on my computer, and I wanted to share them with people. I wondered what forum would be the best way to express them. At my daughter's dance class, I met a cool mom that told me she generated her income from her blog. Wow! The pieces came together! So here I am, hi!
I pray that what stands out in Simply My Swank the most is my passionate love for the Lord. I am so thankful that He blessed me with the opportunity to change my life. Loving God is my favorite thing ever. For so many reasons I can't count. I pray that He continues to inspire my thoughts so that I will always be able to speak of His love in a way that is contagious, inspiring and entertaining for my readers.
I pray that when we are all in Heaven I get to meet each and every one of you. What a cool thought.
Matthew 12:30 and you shall Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength, this is the first commandment...
1 Corinthians 13:13 and now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But, the greatest of these is LOVE.