Hello all!I am an Oklahoma girl, through and through!I was born here and after 5 years in Texas for college, I missed Oklahoma too much and just had to come back home with my Oklahoma husband to raise our Oklahoma babies! I met my husband in high school and fell we in love in college.We have 2 beautiful kids that are full of life and make me such a proud momma.I love to craft, journal, paint furniture, and decorate our Edmond home!See some of my creations at The Lettered Light www.etsy.com/shop/theletteredlight and IG:theletteredlight
I have recently finished Jen Hatmaker’s book, For the Love. Ladies, I am a changed woman! I am so thankful I was able to start and finish this entire book, because I rarely see the last chapter of books of my choice these days. It is funny and honest and authentic and AMAZING.
I can really see that the Lord is going to do some big things in the people who read Jen’s words. Please move it to the top of your reading list. You won’t regret it!
While reading through it recently, one tiny little phrase left a longing mark on my heart. She casually mentions “a Sacred Home.” She doesn’t even go into any detail on what that means to her. The context was a just a brief mention of the phrase. But when I read those words, my heart leaped! I took the words from their context and put them right into the context of my life. And I believe that my home will be forever changed. What a perfect goal, right? To have a Sacred Home!
I did a little bible journaling on my Sacred Home discovery!
I began to write down all the things that came to my mind when I pictured a Sacred Home. Immediately, I thought of dear friends of mine who have that aura, that beautiful spirit when I am in their home.
What does it look like, feel like? My list began to look something like this: peaceful, calm, forgiving, love, gentle, God… As I stared at my list a lightbulb went off in my head almost immediately–THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT! A Sacred Home is a home where I, my family, and any guests can see and feel the fruit!
Can it be that simple, Lord? “Yes, simple–but not easy” was His answer! Of course, I already try and make my house these things but until now I never made the connection to the fruit. So of course it isn’t easy. If it were easy then everyone would love and never want to leave their peaceful home!
By definition the word sacred means “devotedordedicatedtoadeityortosomereligiouspurpose; consecrated; pertaining toorconnectedwithreligion.” I love this. Literally, having a sacred home means living in a place that is dedicated to our purpose as Christians! Oh my stars…what a dream, right!
My dear friend Jillian says this about her home:
It is so important for me to have scripture–whether quickly jotted down on an index card or a beautiful piece of art–everywhere. They are constant reminders to me to get my attitude in check. Since sitting down and reading scripture is so difficult to do sometimes, I make it to where I can meditate on it while doing dishes, washing my hands, folding laundry, walking in and out of the house, etc.
My prayer for us, dear reader, is that we can find the fruit in our day. The Lord has given us all the fruit of the spirit. We ALREADY HAVE love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control inside us. But we must remember to access it. We don’t need to pray for patience, we already possess it. We don’t need to pray for gentleness, it’s already running through our veins. I usually forget that, right? So on days when it seems like you don’t have any goodness left, remember that the Lord has already supplied you with enough.
So, a Sacred Home…a home dedicated to my amazing Lord in Heaven, where living out the Fruit makes my days a little lighter, and a little deeper, and a whole lot more like Christ.
As a gift, I created a bit of scripture art for your home to get you going! Enjoy!
If you have any ideas that help you center your home around Christ, please share them with us!
I am an Oklahoman by birth, a Texan by current living situation, but claim the world as my playground.I love to travel and hope to someday soon take our family on adventures to far off lands, where we can share God with others and experience all the wonders He has created.
I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
We all want to be loved and that is exactly what the Women of Faith conference is all about! For 20 years now, they have been going across the US sharing with women from all walks of life just how much God truly loves them. This is their farewell tour called LOVED and you won’t want to miss it!
With 16 cities left to visit, they maybe coming to a city near you and would love for you to “come as you are and let God love you,” as Sheila Walsh says.
July 24-25 ~ Oklahoma City, OK
July 31 – Aug. 1 ~ Fort Wayne, IN
August 7-8 ~ Denver, Co
August 14 – 15 ~ Louisville, KY
August 21-22 ~ Philadelphia, PA
August 28 – 29 ~ Lincoln, NE
September 11-12 ~ Anaheim, CA
September 18 – 19 ~ Orlando, FL
September 25-26 ~ Hoffman Estates, IL
October 2 -3 ~ Dallas, TX
October 9 – 10 ~ Charlotte, NC
October 16 – 17 ~ St. Paul, MN
November 6-7 ~ Birmingham, AL
November 13-14 ~ Hartford, CT
November 20-21 ~ Sacramento, CA
Decembe 4-5 ~ Portland, OR
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When Attending a Women of Faith Conference, Expect To:
Be touched at a soul level by the wonderful speakers
Worship with an arena full of women (AMAZING!!)
Feel God’s love upon you
It’s a weekend event designed to let you know how much God loves you, no matter how close or far you feel from him.
My Personal Experience
About 8 years ago, I attended my first Women of Faith conference with a friend, and I still remember Sheila Walsh saying exactly what I needed to hear. It cut my heart and brought me to a better understanding of how God sees me and wants to use me. The other aspect that blew me away was the feeling of awe and joy for being among so many women worshiping our Lord and Savior all at one time!
Believe me when I say, you will leave feeling loved and encouraged in your relationship with the Lord. And that’s an even better reason to bring a friend that may not have a relationship with our Savior right now. With a variety of speakers, one of the speakers is bound to say how God loves her in a way that wakes up her heart to Him!
The Touring Speakers & Artists for the OKC LOVED: Farewell Tour include:
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