Hello! I’ve officially made the jump from Xanga to WordPress. It’s felt overwhelming, intimidating, and a little sad all at once! I’ve been absent on Xanga more often than not this last year, but now I am excited about getting back on my blog and photo journaling our family’s life again.
So why the blog name change…
First, mysweetpeas was already taken and second..
Over the past two years, I’ve been learning a lot about Grace. Mostly about grace in parenting. I’ve found some great books that have started a whole new way of thinking and living that can help me to raise up our children to know the love of Jesus and the abounding grace he bestows us every minuet of every day. This word grace has become a familiar part of my vocabulary and dancing around in my mind all throughout the day. I’ve had to go back to the most basic levels of learning who Jesus is and what he has done for me. I’ve had to learn that because of his grace, I’m married to Eric. Because I’m certainly undeserving and can think of many reasons why he should not have asked me to be his bride. I’ve had to learn to that it is his grace that I am surrounded by 7 precious children that bring me such great joy and love. Not by what I have done by being a great Mom. Because I’m not. I’ve learned new gospel truths that have been water to my parched and weary soul. And as I have thought about what to call this blog, I knew somehow the word grace must be in it. Then there is the word dazzling…
That’s how I felt when I realized what grace really is. That I was completely dazzled in the grace of Jesus Christ. And so, Dazzling in Grace is where I will journal and share this crazy, fun, sometimes really, really hard adventure called life!
And just in case you are wondering, the book that started it all is found here. It’s worth checking out!!!
I’m excited about the days and weeks and years ahead. There will be days filled with laughter and sweet memories and there will be days filled with tears and grief and agony. But, no matter what, I want to always be reminded, I am living in the presence of a Savior who is Dazzling me in Grace!