An artist, maker, dreamer, reader and adventurer. I’m married to an engineering genius and I’m a homeschooling Mama to four miracle children.
This is a space for me to share the many things I love: snippets of daily life, books I’ve read, craft and home improvement projects, my faith, printables and patterns, homeschooling helps and our adventures. My greatest goal is to be intentional with the time I have been given. To appreciate the little moments; the nitty-gritty of every day. Real life moments.
I love to draw, paint and create embroidery art. Find my patterns, coloring pages and more in my Etsy shop.
Why A Lively Hope?
We have gone through a long journey of infertility, foster care and adoption. After several years on this road, I found myself bogged down by worries, jealousy, fears and the inability to turn my will over to my Father in Heaven. I went to the scriptures for comfort and felt prompted to learn more about hope. The farther I delved into the topic of Hope, the more I felt my faith, peace and joy increase.
Hope became my motto.
“A Lively Hope” is a phrase found in 1 Peter 1:3. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”.
I love the image of ‘lively’ hope. This is not a ‘sitting-around-crossing-my-fingers-and-wishing’ type of hope. It’s lively. It’s active. Because I have hope I am enthusiastic. I am motivated to put in the hard work necessary to reach my goals. And because I have hope, I am trying to help others find it as well.
I hope my words offer you encouragement and help you to find joy in your small moments.