I’m a big fan of those home makeover shows. You know, the ones where they come into a home that’s seen better days and fix it up to look like something from a magazine. Some of the houses are are old and neglected and need significant structural work before they can be beautified. Others need little more than a good cleaning and decluttering, plus some cosmetic improvements like new paint and flooring. The moment I love best, though, is the big reveal. We’re reminded of how the house looked ‘before’ and then the homeowners are walked through the ‘after.’ I’m always struck by how the homeowners take in the changes. They’ve been ‘making do’ and living in their ‘less than’ for so long and now they have this ‘more than’ and see their home through new eyes.
Today is the “big reveal” of a major makeover on my virtual home here. I’d begun to notice this site was getting a little shabby, a bit cluttered and run-down. Most of all, it didn’t clearly reflect me or why I write. So, I’ve been busy working on this makeover. I hope you’ll take a minute to look around and tour my new “home.”
Living God’s Possible in an Impossible World
As we stop at the front door, I’d like to highlight the revised focus for this blog: Living God’s Possible in an Impossible World.
This site is all about learning to live into God’s possible, in this oftentimes impossible world. Learning to trust God’s promise in Matthew 19:26:
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
Everything you find here should hang off that statement.
- How do we start living into God’s promises and trust that He’s bigger than our all the impossibles in our world?
- How do we get to know Him well enough to trust His plans for our lives, especially when the world around us asks us to put our trust and focus elsewhere?
- How do we stay rooted in Christ and focus on following Jesus, rather than following the things of this world?
Hear more about this new site from me:
To live into God’s possible in this impossible world, we need to focus in a few key areas:
Prayer is at the core of relationship with God, so we need to invest in our prayer life and keep it vibrant and focused. You’ll find loads of resources on prayer here – how to pray, what is prayer, what is the power of prayer, more than 20 different methods for prayer, and a library of written prayers to get you started.
Trusting God fully may be the hardest part of faith. Here you’ll find resources on taking Sabbath and finding stillness with God. Letting Him refill you and lead you forward. Discerning and listening to God to find your purpose. Trusting God through life’s changes and the storms that inevitably blow in. Learning to trust in God’s provision and just-in-time equipping.
Studying the Bible is essential to our faith walk, so we’ll look at how to study the Bible and also dig into scripture. Spiritual disciplines are taking our study of God’s word and combining it with spiritual practices to deepen our spiritual formation. In addition, I plan to add some Bible studies here. The first two are Discipleship with Peter and Surrendering to the Holy Spirit. Look for more to come…
Faith isn’t just something we have on the inside, but also something we live out visibly and vocally. We serve others, give of our time, talents, and treasures, build community, and encourage each other. We share our stories of faith to spread the hope we’ve found with others.
Make sure to stop by my new Resources section, where I’ve started a collection of all my favorite resources for living this life of faith. You can find more information on the books I’ve written, plus other great books to enhance your study and spiritual growth. I also have some of my favorite faith-based jewelry and clothing, and some beautiful items for your home to keep you reminded of your faith. Lastly, if you’re a blogger or thinking about starting a blog, I’ve included a section of all my favorite tools and technology that I use for this site.
Welcome to my new home!
So, welcome home, dear friends, welcome home. I hope you’ll stay awhile and tour the new site. Even more, I hope you’ll join in this community as we learn to live into God’s possible together. If you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe below so you receive all the updates and latest news.
This renovation was more than just cosmetic changes. It required some big structural work, too. So, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you find something that’s not working quite right. I truly appreciate your feedback to help get this new site in tip-top shape. You can find a ‘contact Kathryn’ form under ‘About’ on the top left – or click HERE.