Saturday, October 24, 2015

They Need Real

As I was having my quiet time with God today, I could feel Him pulling at me. I knew He had something for me, I just had to prepare my heart to listen.

I struggled. I waited. I prayed. I sang. I listened...

"They need real."

That's what I heard.

 I felt this- stop trying to be the best or what you think they want or even like others that have great success. 

There's enough of those.

"They need real."

"That's why I didn't let you change your entire blog or delete old posts - it's you. 
It's how I've changed you. It's real."

They need to see my struggles. They need to see my mess. They need to see my successes. They need to see me.

Just me.

The real me.

The every day me.

Somebody needs me - needs me to just be me.

I don't have to have it all figured out. I just have to be me. Learning. Changing. Living. Loving. Laughing. Struggling. Messing up. Forgiving.

My every day messy life.

The real me.

I change my ways with the seasons. It's okay. It's okay to always be striving to be better, to never be content with stagnant.

It's okay..!

Thank you Lord!

I haven't been inspired to blog in months. Now I know why. I was trying to make this blog mine, not His. I had my own ideas of what it should be. But His ways are better.    Infinitely better.

I thought because I didn't have the best recipes, the best ideas and certainly not the best pictures - that "they" -you- wouldn't be interested. But God says that someone out there just needs me to be me. To be real. So that's what I'll post. I'll post my every day real. Some days will be boring- let me just get that out there right now. Some days I'm lucky to get chores and school work done. But it's real and it's my life.

But you know what?

I love my life!

Blessings my friends,


  1. So glad to hear your back to blogging!
    Your post struck a chord within me today. I also feel like I have been trying to be something or someone I am not, just to make others happy. I seemed to have forgot to let the Lord lead. Your being real has helped me to see that I too need to be real & let God mold me & shape me into the wife, mama, daughter & friend he wants me to be.
    I am also a homeschool mom. We live on the farm my husband was raised on. I love hearing about other homeschool families daily lives. Sometimes it just helps me to see we are not so abnormal after all, if you know what I mean! I enjoy your post & hope to read more of them in the future.
    God bless you & your family :)

  2. I have missed your blogging too. I love hearing about everyday life.
    What you may think of as boring may be just what someone needs to hear.

  3. Thank you both so much for your sweet words! I cannot tell you how much it means to me to know that I am encouraging others!! I do plan to post much more often, even if it seems boring to me ;)
    Thank you again!!