What if….

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So….Here it is… Another blog.  I’ve decided to get past the “what ifs”:  What if someone thinks that I’m just a bandwagon-er?  What if NO ONE reads it??!! Those fears of mine and their possible fruition will never outweigh the pleasure I would receive by nudging even ONE person closer. Closer to working through hardships, pressing forward and growing up in God–even if that one person is ME.  And who doesn’t like a few beauty, fashion, food, and home DIY thrown into the mix?

So here goes.

James 1:2-4 says: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

This blog is about that. Facing trials of MANY KINDS. And somehow finding the joy in the process. Like the trials of my kids’ homework and their lack of bathroom manners. The trials of married life and the toilet paper roll installed backwards. Every. Single. Time. The trials caused by my past and painful memories. The trials of relationships. The trials of eyebrows gone wild (PLEASE….ladies, step AWAY from the tweezers…OR pick them up).  Trials mature us, and that’s where we find the joy.  And in between all of that, there is beauty that sometimes gets crowded out by the chaos.

So here is my blog about trials, joy, the testing of my faith, and the things I am doing to persevere, while enjoying the beautiful things God has given us to enjoy.  I’d love for you to join me so that one day, together, we may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Do you have some “what-ifs” keeping you from doing something you know you’re supposed to do? What are you doing to move past it? Share your thoughts!