I often wish I was born back in the early 1900s, for I would have joined Anne at Green Gables or Jo in the March family. It seems exciting back then when you drove a buggy to town, dressed in poofy sleeves, sent the kids to a one-room school house, and worked together in the fields, plowing and harvesting vegetables for dinner.
But after three C-sections, a failed garden, and a son allergic to horses, I have realized I’m glad I’m not in control of my life. God placed me the 21st century by design.
I love preparing my family’s favorite foods in the kitchen, reading compelling stories in the living room and admiring God’s sunrises every morning over the fields. Adam and I make our home in Texas where I find joy in life’s simple illustrations and writes about them here.
I enjoy homeschooling my 3 children working with my hands. It’s not uncommon to see laundry spread through out the house and me laser focused on decorating cupcakes, writing on the laptop or crocheting my next project.
Having extra time and space to be creative breathes life into my soul. My kids even notice a difference!
But, every once in a while I’m serious too. So serious, I wrote a book about all my serious issues!
When I’m in a serious mood I may ask a question like…
What do women struggle with?
We know about the struggle men have with pornography. But what does that look like for women?
And I would answer the serious question with a serious answer –
For women, I believe the biggest battle is in our mind. Imaginations, thoughts and fantasies, which are often tied to fears and shame about things in our past, can haunt us.
Shannon Ethridge dives deep into this topic in her book Every Woman’s Battle, but I desire to come alongside you before the physical or emotional affair has started. In my book (and sometimes on this site,) I’m going to shine the light on our thoughts and show you some ways to deal with them in a godly fashion, helping you stand up under the temptation set before you.
For we know, No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Cor 10:13
If we back the whole train of infidelity up, that’s where it starts. Unchecked thoughts that lead to actions quicker than we realize.
And before we begin to deal with our thoughts, we’re going to walk down to the basement and clean out that old trunk full of haunting secrets you forgot was even there.
Old remnants of past hurts, fears, shame, wish-i-would’ve, wish-i-hadn’t-of issues that Satan loves to use as fuel for his fires. We’re going to deal with those strongholds and set you free from what holds you captive once and for all!
Do you see the conflicting mind I have?
So whether we’re digging through the buried trunk or comparing homeschool resources or doing a project together, I’m glad you stopped by into my creative space.
It would please me greatly to hear from you! Here’s how you can do that!