Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Freedom

So I know that Monday is actually the 4th of July but we celebrate on Saturday! Every year we have a huge 4th of July party at my in-laws house with all of our closest friends and family! Each year gets better and better as our group continues to grow! 

As I think about this weekend, and all that is ahead, I am for sure, excited, but I want to make sure that I take time out to remember why we celebrate this holiday!

Our Freedom! 

Freedom to wear what I want. Freedom to say what I want. Freedom to believe what I want. Freedom to be who I was created to be. Let's take a look at this a little further. In our Declaration of Independence it states....

“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal”

To me, this means that no life or person is considered to be better than another person. No matter what we chose to believe in or how we choose to live our lives, it is up to each individual person, because of our freedom. 

Then why do we continue to tear each other down for the choices we make or for professing our beliefs and opinions? We were all created equally! We should be celebrating our independence and individuality! We should be grateful to live in a country where we are able to do so and stop shaming one another instead!

Today I choose to love and celebrate every person! For whatever they believe in, for whatever life choices they make, for just being who they are, another life created for a purpose!

I have been wanting to share a piece that I wrote awhile back, but was waiting for just the right moment to share. I think today is perfect.

When I say I am a christian.....

When I say that I am a christian, I am saying that I believe there is a God. I believe that He has a son, Jesus, that He sent to die on the cross for our sins and when we choose to believe in Him we can spend eternal life with Him in Heaven one day. I believe that there is a part of God, called the Holy Spirit, that becomes a part of us when we choose to accept Him as our Savior.

When I say that I am a christian, I am saying that I believe in what the Bible says and I do my best to obey His word. On a daily basis, I try to do what is right as to bring glory and honor to Him. I work to have a close personal relationship with Him through prayer and by going to church and having fellowship with other believers.

When I say that I am a christian, I am not saying that I am perfect or that I am better than anyone or that I have it all together. I make mistakes just like everyone else! I make bad choices and I struggle with the flesh all the time. I am human and I am weak. 

When I say that I am a christian, I am not saying that I am here to judge you for what you choose to do in your life. I am here to love everyone and treat others the way they want be treated. I am actually more worried about what others think about me and what I do in my life, especially because I say that I am a christian.

When I say that I am a christian, I am asking that you respect me for what I believe. Maybe, you don't believe some of what I believe, but that doesn't me you have to treat me any differently. I am asking for you to just see me with all my imperfections. I need grace and forgiveness just as much as the next person and I am so grateful that He continues to give it everyday!

Creating Your Nest

I would also like to tell you about my new 5 part series on decorating your home and creating a place you and your family will love. There is nothing I love more than decorating and organizing my home. I love to find new uses for things, create one of a kind art, find pretty solutions for organizing, and most importantly creating a space that others love to be in. 

The areas that I will cover in these posts include: the colors you choose, the feel of your home, textures, life (pictures & plants), symmetry, decor, organizing, and how all of this tells your story. 

I am so excited to share all of my ideas with you guys and help you create your nest for your family and friends, (and you of course). I hope you will follow along!!

Many Blessings,

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