My name is Stacey! And I’m delighted to have you here today. I’d love to tell you a little about us.
First off, I would love to share with you why I’m doing this crazy thing called “blogging”. Short and simple. I’m learning obedience! A good friend of mine told me that “kindergarten in the Kingdom of Heaven is all about obedience”. I am practicing obedience by starting this blog. By homeschooling my little ones. By playing my guitar, singing, and songwriting. Are you in a similar boat?
So, a little about myself and my family:
I am wife to a truly wonderful husband and father, Ryan. I am mother to six children – Owen (11), Emma (9), Lily (8), Aven (6), Eli (3) and Titus (1). All of my family, including my husband and myself, have many food sensitivities. I have dealt with and overcome panic attacks in recent years, and I am continually battling other health issues.
My family loves to have fun, throw parties, and be around people! For the most part, we love being “busy” (as you always are with little kids!) We feel strongly about supporting ministry leaders such as pastors and deacons. We do our best to live out Biblical principles such as generosity (with our time, money, and energy), family, community, discipleship, etc. We desperately want our lives to count and to seek out the Lord’s purpose for our family’s time here on Earth!
A Bible passage that has meant a lot to me in recent years is Titus 2. This passage is actually where the name of my “blog” comes from! Titus 2:3 says, “Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service.” (Amplified version) My goal is to post information and encouragement that will only help you and I to embody the character qualities spelled out in this passage. I wholeheartedly invite you to join me in the adventure!
Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,
4 So that they will wisely train the young women to be sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children,5 To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).