ME: I am a Christian, a wife, and a stay-at-home mom of two small children. I am growing into motherhood (some days more gracefully than others). I love drinking hot tea, British comedies, cookies of all sorts, reading (at least I did before kids), spending time with my family, learning new recipes, and writing.
MY FAMILY: My husband, John, and I have been married since 2009. Our meeting is a perfect example of God’s beautifully intricate design, as he is a native North Carolina resident and I am a Chicago gal. Our story is never how I would have written it, but God is the master story-weaver. I was traveling for my job at the time and the rest is history. We have two beautiful children, Madeline and Asher, who keep us on our toes and constantly remind me of my need for a Savior, often before 7am.
WHY THIS BLOG: I have always loved writing and encouraging others with the things God continually teaches me. I am by no means a completed work, and every morning as I am quick-tempered with my kids yet again, I am reminded of that very thing. This life is hard. The struggle is real. It can feel like you’re rowing upstream.
And yet, God’s word says in Isaiah 26:3,
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
Living the upstream life encompasses the struggle of our daily lives as women, wives, mothers and Christians in general. While we may have moments of serenity and calm, our hectic days are more often filled with busyness and chaos.
God tells us that we can have perfect peace when our minds are on him. I long for that peace and I believe it is attainable.
Join me as I share my journey with you in hopes that I can encourage and inspire you to live in that peace as well. It’s not about living the in calm, but living in Christ, amidst the chaos, and letting Him bring the calm. I want you to know that you are not alone in the struggles of this life and I plan on sharing the ups and downs of my journey with you, as well as providing you with practical resources for biblical homemaking.
So hang out a bit and explore. Hopefully you will find something to aid you in your upstream journey.
I would love to hear from you if you need prayer, or if you have been encouraged or challenged by something God is doing in your life. We were never meant to live this life alone. Feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org