Welcome to my Christian faith blog, This is Amazing Grace! I’m so glad you’re here. I hope you will stick around and grow with me.
My blogging journey actually started a year before This Is Amazing Grace launched
I just felt a really strong urge to do it, although I didn’t really know why. And I also didn’t really have a clue how to do it! But I did know that I felt like I had something God wanted me to share with the world. There were just so many things floating around inside of me that I needed to get out and share with other people.
Most of the time, I would catch myself writing what seemed like a novel on Facebook. But, unfortunately for me, people don’t browse through Facebook to read a novel, ha. So, I thought I should find a better platform, which led me to start a simple blog about whatever was on my mind. Enter: Finding Life in His Shadow.
I quickly discovered how much I LOVE to write!
And I found early on that when I start to write, I really feel the Holy Spirit in me take over. Sometimes I can get so lost in the writing and go back later to read it and just be amazed at what He has shown me just because I took the time to sit down and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard!)
What I also quickly discovered was that I didn’t even begin to understand the world of blogging!! It was like a whole other planet that I was certainly not ready for. So I spent quite a few hours struggling through the ins and outs of it and tried unsuccessfully to understand all that went into it.
And then, my life suddenly unraveled around me. Barely a month into my blogging journey we had a pretty major situation arise in our family that put my entire life into a tailspin.
My world was so shaken I began to doubt and question everything I had learned since giving my life to Jesus.
I was shaken to the very core of my being and for the first time in my life I had no idea what would come next, or if there would even be a next. Then I began a long journey that took me so much deeper down the path of faith. It truly was a “thorn in my side” kind of situation and I had nowhere to turn but to Jesus. He was the only one that could get me through that place. And this is where I really understood that when I am weak, I am strong IN HIM (and ONLY in Him).
Not too long after this situation happened, we had our 4th baby. And shortly after that we packed up our lives and moved across the country! Then we started a brand new school year (did I mention that we homeschool??) in a brand new town. It felt like we started our lives all over. Every person we had come to rely on was thousands of miles away. Now we had to form new relationships, find a new church, make new friends…
Needless to say, it was definitely a year of growth for me.
Like I said earlier, when turmoil threatened to turn our lives upside down I questioned everything, including my ability to write. But I kept feeling pulled back to it. Very slowly, the Lord eased me back into it. Every once in a while He would give me an appropriate Word for someone at just the right time that proved to be encouraging to them and at the same time, helped to build my confidence back up in Him.
So at the beginning of this year, I decided to take a second look at the idea of the blog I had abandoned nearly a year ago. I did my research this time, and have relied completely on the Lord to shape and form it into a platform for His purposes. This is the place where I will share the grace that He has given me with the rest of the world. God is good all of the time. Even when we don’t understand our circumstances, God is still good!
My hope with this blog is that no matter your circumstances, you will always be reminded of the great love God has for you when you are here. And I pray that you will be so filled with God’s truth when you leave that it spills out of you onto everyone around you!
I do hope you will all stick around and walk with me on this journey. My prayer for you all is that God will customize each message to you, so that you will take away exactly what He needs you to hear. To God be the glory for ever and ever. AMEN!
Blessings and love,
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