So you want to know a little bit more about me? Let's start here...
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. That 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 of everything I do.
I love watching my children do the same. They inspire me and make me a better person. I fully believe that I am growing into the woman He always wanted me to be, and following the path He always wanted me to follow.
I am a Christian mom and I pray continually - Please God, have my whole heart. Please let me be inspired by everything around me. Therefore, I allow creativity to come as it may.
I do not believe that writing should be forced. Inspiration comes in waves for me. If I posted something everyday it would be fake and you would feel that. I want you to read my words as the Lord blesses them for me. I will write when I feel led. I will only post the things that He presses on my heart.
One day I might wake up and write a story rhyme. I might feel inspired to create a fashion masterpiece - God designed women to love beautiful things y'all. I might decide to grab a couple super dangerous power tools and build a couple of wooden chairs for the patio. On a random Tuesday, I might paint a feeling or two on stretched cotton canvas. I love to sew and create cozy cotton baby blankets for friends who are expecting a bundles of joy. I love letting the inspiration come and watching what exists in the world after I create another "masterpiece".
So you want to know why I BLOG? Dude, this is a doozy. I dislike the internet with a passion, so this is a massive foxy-moron life situation, let me tell you. (No spelling error. Foxy-moron fits, and it will stay) However, the Lord works His will in mysterious ways. 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 pondered what forum would be the best way to express them.
Then, one day at my daughter's dance class, I met a cool mom that told me she generated an income from her blog. Wow! The pieces came together! I could stay at home with my babies, share my rhymes and my creative inspiration, generate an income to support myself and follow the LORD's will all at the same time? Are you kidding me? DONE!
So, here I am, hi!
I pray that what stands out the MOST in Simply My Swank is my passionate love for the Lord. I am so thankful that He blessed me with the opportunity to change my life and set me on the right path. 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.