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February 14, 2017


So many times over the past few months, I’ve wanted to write.  I’ve wanted to reach out and tell you what’s been going on.  I’ve wanted to do a project and share it.  I’ve wanted to tell you where I’ve been.  But I never seemed to have the right words to articulate what’s been happening.  This morning, I sat down to write an Instagram post with a photo from last night, and when I was finished writing it, I realized I had the perfect post to sum up where I’ve been for the past 6 months so I thought I’d share it here instead.

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I had the pleasure of attending a very special night last night at Passion City Church called The Grove, a monthly night for women only.  I didn’t know when I left my home last night that it would be the climax in my personal story that has been developing over the past 5 years, that I’ve been conscious of it anyway.  You see, I haven’t discussed my faith journey much because I realize it’s not for everyone, not everyone will be accepting of it and, geez, you came here for painted furniture, farmhouse style ideas and DIY tips, right?  (*smile*)  I know I’ll lose some of you as I expose it.  However, it’s becoming such a huge part of my daily life that I can’t not talk about it anymore.  I’ve had a close relationship with God all along, I’ve just never shared it, and it grows stronger and stronger with each passing day.

I have no idea what the future holds for “The Ironstone Nest”.  I’ve been still for the past six months since we left our store behind and am still waiting for the answer of what’s next.  But even in the midst as I wait, I am so grateful for all of it.  The highs.  The lows.  The triumphs.  The disappointments.  They’re all a part of the greater story.  Including you.  I’m grateful for you and your support of this little thing I started almost 6 years ago.  Even those of you who have snickered and sneered.  I’m grateful for every single one of you.  There has been an evolution, however, in my heart over the past few years.  I see it in hindsight.  I look forward to seeing how God will use all of it, and me, going forward.

It seems the perfect season for this vulnerability, yes?

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