Friday, February 25, 2011

Wandering...

I know it is not Wednesday, but we are going to wander over to Women Living Well with Courtney.  This post has really blessed me and I wanted to share it with you. 

Courtney - I am a stay-at-home home schooling mom of 2, Alexander (7) and Alexis (5). I have been married to Keith, my high school sweet heart, for 13 years. My passion to know God and share him with others led me to the Moody Bible Institute where I graduated with a degree in Evangelism and Discipleship. Last year, I appeared on the Rachael Ray Show as a 1950's Housewife.

The Academy Awards are this weekend.

It's the famous ones who walk the red carpet.

It's the honored ones who walk the red carpet

It's the beautiful ones who walk the red carpet

It's the talented ones who walk the red carpet.

It's the wealthy ones who walk the red carpet.

It's the gifted ones who walk the red carpet.

And I...I am about to walk the red carpet!


Every morning, I walk the red carpet right up to my sink where I rinse the morning dishes.

I am honored to have a husband and children to take care of.

I am beautiful in the eyes of the Lord, living out his will for my life as a wife and mother.

I am wealthy on the red carpet, for many in the world do not have a sink with running water in their kitchen.

I am gifted on the red carpet - gifted with the riches of God's grace that come through my faith in Christ Jesus his son.

There is no greater honor than the red carpet walk I do every morning in my kitchen.

Join me, as you step up to your kitchen sink - in welcoming a joy that the world cannot understand.

My red carpet is... 
A GIFT.

Thank you sweet Jesus for delighting me with this gift!

Courtney, thank you for sharing with us. I pray this blesses you all as it has blessed me!

Sweet Blessings~

16 comments:

  1. I love that! We are famous and extraordinary in His eyes and that's all that matters :-)

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  2. Ah, I love this! What sweet encouragement Courtney, you have blessed me! Thanks Jenifer for posting this!

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  3. What a wonderful post. Thanks Jenifer for posting this. It gives a lot of encouragement to us. I love this. I wouldn't mind copying it and putting it where I could read it every day. Blessings to you and also Courtney. Would you mind if I copied this and put it up, Courtney?

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  4. Hi Jen,
    That was very sweet. What a wonderful gift a husband and children are. I completely agree. I love my job as wife, mother and grandmother. There is no sweeter vocation.
    Have a lovely weekend, Jen.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  5. Hi Jen, I just want you to know that I gave you a shout out today! Love ya, girl.

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  6. Awe, thanks Cindy! You are so sweet! :)

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  7. Great post! I just found you via Oakview Cottage. Any friend of Cindy is a friend of mine! So I'm your newest follower. I look forward to reading more of your blog.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Tammy

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  8. Tammy, thanks for stopping by! :)

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  9. I loved the post today. We are children of a very loving Heavenly Father regardless of what our station is in life.
    It is the simple daily things we do in service to our family and associates that are much more important in the eyes of the Lord than walking the famous Red Carpet. Thanks for the thoughts to ponder.
    Check out my blog, Living Waters
    http://lgwilliams.blogspot.com

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  10. This was a wonderful post, and thank you Jenifer for sharing it with us. It serves as a perfect example of how we are all truly blessed when we choose to look for the gifts in our lives.

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  11. Oh, I LOVE this :) Heading over from the weekend blog hop. Have a great weekend!

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  12. I love this and I have red carpet in front of my kitchen sink too! I will look at it in a whole different light now. Thanks!

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  13. Found you at the FTLOB's Weekend Wanderer and so glad I did. What a beautiful post! I consider being a wife and mother to be a blessing!

    I have been married for 25 years and have two beautiful children. I cherish every day! I look forward to reading your blog!

    Cherie

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  14. I'm totally in love withthe red carpet idea. It is so great to be proud of who God made you and fulfilled in your life. Doing what He meant us to do is the ultimate gift.

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  15. Thank you Cherie! :)

    To everyone who stopped by Sweet Blessings for the first time...WELCOME!

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