Walking in God's Blessings for our Lives

Walking in God's Blessings

I know this is not my norm on the blog, but I want it to be. I share a good bit on my social media about my faith but I also feel God is telling me to share more here. I hope my story can be a blessing to you and that you open your heart to the quiet whispers He may be sharing with you. 
Quiet Whispers Quote

For most of my life I have believed and said out loud that the creative gene just skipped me. Both of my parents and my brother are all extremely talented when it comes to your typical artsy abilities (crafts, drawing, sewing…) I have always had a gift in music but that’s where I thought it stopped. 

When I started cooking I did believe that’s where my creativity came in. I enjoy pairing new flavors together and exploring new ingredients but that’s not really artsy, right? Wrong! Most chefs will tell you cooking is an art, baking a science. I love how creative I can be in the kitchen and I love to share my knowledge with others. Ok so maybe there’s a little bit of crafting in me.

When I was teaching preschool, my co-teacher would tell me that I had a real gift for the crafts for the kids. That I was great at coming up with artsy ways for the kids to learn and explore. Y’all I enjoyed doing that stuff with the kids, but most of the ideas were coming from Pinterest. I know some kids learn better by doing (I certainly did, and so does my 6 year old!) I didn’t think it had anything to do with my abilities. 

Within the last 6 months, I’ve noticed something more, something different. A desire to branch out.  A need to explore other areas of crafting. I’ve found an urge to want to decorate the house (y’all we lived in our last house 5 years and the decor that was up was mostly designed by other people!) I started getting these words that needed to be shared. A sweet friend suggested a blog and I probably looked at her like she had 5 heads. I’m not a writer, I’ve never been a writer (lies I’ve been telling myself for decades!!) But here it is, I have a blog. And whether it goes anywhere or not (which I certainly hope it does) God is opening up so much knowledge in me about MYSELF that I’ve never believed before. 

I’ve been wanting to paint. I saw a painting on Pinterest for my daughter’s room and thought, I could recreate that, it’s only two colors and glitter (as all the parents cringe, yes I was that teacher, you’re welcome :D ) The week of my daughter’s birthday I pulled out my paints, (from the many projects I never finished) turned on the worship music and just started! It took very little time (again only two colors) and it turned out just as I had envisioned it! But now I wanted more! I wanted to create again. But I didn’t really know how to mix colors or even sketch out a design of anything. So I took to YouTube. You can learn how to do just about anything on YouTube, even paint. I found a few videos on how to paint a pumpkin. PERFECT I can decorate for fall AND fulfill this desire to paint! Except I have three kids; they want to paint too. What do I do? With a set of extra hands (thanks Momma!) and some mini canvases we all started to paint. The baby was just “painting” with water. The older two did their own things (pretty sure they painted 3-5 each!!) and I painted a fall pumpkin. 
Abstract Painting
Pumpkin Painting

Y’ALL!!! I could not figure out where all this was coming from!! I told my husband it feels like another part of my brain has just been cracked open! Never in my life do I remember wanting to design anything, paint freehand, (I could follow a paint by number!) write a story, y’all I was even playing with different makeup looks that I’ve never been brave enough to wear! And you know what, God just said, “here, I have something for you. Those little lies you’ve been telling yourself for so long, they are just not true. I’ve given you these creative gifts, you just had to believe in yourself enough to try them.” His timing is perfect. He knew what I needed and when I needed it, and He knew that any sooner would not be the right time. 

My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 The Good News Bible says “I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.” 

“The future you hope for.” When you don’t know it’s there, you don’t know to hope for it, but you may have a desire, a stirring, a quiet whisper for something. Maybe it’s always been there, I just didn’t listen to it. Or maybe it’s completely new, He does that too! Listen to Him, look for those whispers, He has hope for you too! He wants you to be all he’s designed you to be! He desires to be friends with you and to have a relationship. What gentle whispers has He been sharing with you? Is there something you thought you’ve always been missing, or not good at, or just never had the desire to try? 
Jeremiah 29:11


  1. Love watching this come alive in you!

  2. This is so encouraging! It's fun to see your transformation and how God has been working in you.

    1. Thank you! It's been a fun journey and I can't wait to see where God is leading me!

  3. Love this! I think we definitely have hidden gifts that can emerge unexpectedly. I have always wanted to be a writer and never deviated from this path, but slowly I've started to branch out. I ended up as a teacher, something I never saw myself doing (perhaps I was resisting the cliche that English majors become English teachers), and now I could potentially see myself doing some type of personal coaching or mentoring.

    1. Embrace that cliche! We need GOOD English teachers out there to encourage those of us (me) that struggle!

  4. We have had our own private conversation about this. Just know that I love you and believe in you!

  5. I LOVE this so much! I'm excited to see where God takes this with you!
    Ephesians 3:20-21 has been laid heavily on my heart for the past year. There is something I'd love to do, I know I'm good at it but frequently feel not good enough. God's inching me along, embracing change can be difficult. (But so worth it!)

    1. You should totally go for it! What would it hurt? Knock gently and see if God opens the door for you!