Welcome Back

Honest to goodness, I thought it would be easier than it has been to find the right words to publish my first post on the new RATR site.

When I published my last post on the old site, I had no idea it would be the last for over two years. I didn’t know a lot of things at that point, but I knew my life was in the beginning of a major change.

Sadly, I was in such another frame of mind that I didn’t know when I painfully had it taken down that I failed to back it up, and lost over six years of content. As hard as it was to realize it was all gone, in a lot of ways it was appropriate. I believe it was a God-thing that the whole slate was wiped clean, to be made new – as a reflection of just how my own life has been.

Over the course of the last two years, I have continued writing on paper. My heart, my prayers, dreams, praises and more. Perhaps as the new RATR blossoms I will share some of those thoughts with you. Those that love me most have been urging me to do this for a long time, but my flesh has been resisting. It has been on my heart for a while to do, but I wasn’t sure it was the right timing… Then I recently attended a women’s weekend retreat and a woman praying over me, who I had never met, told me to write again. This woman, who didn’t know I previously had a successful blog was telling me to write again. That I needed to blog my story, and that one day the blogs would turn into a book. I was speechless. She knew nothing about me, yet as she was praying over me, the Lord was giving her the words He knew I needed to hear.

So here I am. Writing. Publicly. For the first time in over two years.

You will still find the usual recipes, tips for creating balance at home, housekeeping fun, health and beauty ideas and much more. But amidst all the “fluff”, it is my prayer that the Lord will use this space for His glory. That this will be a space for extending grace and sharing love with all of you. He’s given me a story. And it’s time to share it. 

Love you all!!