Thank you for stopping by Domestic by Design, I’m so excited that you’re here! This day has been long awaited as I’ve worked hard to build a blog that will encourage and spur women on toward Christ and His Word, in every area of life. Many hours of thought, prayer, and work have been put into this, and it is still work in progress. But, I hope you’ll be encouraged and edified! In the video below, I’ll share my vision for the blog and a little about myself.
I am passionate about Jesus Christ. I desire to see Him glorified in my life…in every area of my life. I don’t want to have any area of my heart that is not surrendered to Him or attentive to the Holy Spirit. Seeking to live this way is not always easy, and it is definitely not popular with the world. In fact, sometimes it’s hard, lonely, and tiring. But, there is also great joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment that can be found as trials are overcome and self yields more and more to the Holy Spirit.
Here at Domestic by Design, I want to encourage you, spur you on, and help you to pursue God (even in the hardest of places) for the purposes of His glory and your sanctification. That’s what this blog is all about. Seeking the Lord by turning to Scripture as our guide as we walk through life. This blog is about intersecting sacred faith with practical requirements of life. Since everything we do should be done in faith (Rom 14:23), life shouldn’t be done any other way! The gospel is for all of life.
With that said, it is important to note that I am very open to evaluating my perspectives on just about everything. I desire to write with humility, and I don’t want to be so arrogant as to assume that I have it all figured out! What I will attempt to communicate on this blog are things I have come to believe, usually with my husband, through studying Scripture, seeking the Lord, and the leading of the Holy Spirit. My desire is that you’ll read this blog with a mind that is open yet evaluating. Evaluate what I write. Evaluate your presuppositions. And, please don’t hesitate to ask me questions or to respectfully challenging me if you believe I may be in Scriptural error or factual error! I don’t plan to force my opinions on you. I do plan to share with you things I’ve learned and am learning that I believe can be of benefit to many (if not most) women.
I also want you to know that anything I write about on this blog that I think may be controversial my husband reads and edits for me. I earnestly desire to bless, be blameless before the Lord, and represent my husband well.
So, if you read this blog regularly, you’ll notice a variety of categories and topics that I’ll write about. The topics will range from how we view food, our marriages, our role as mothers, money, as well as others. And, as an added bonus, I am so excited for you to get to know a few people the Lord has used to encourage and build my character as they contribute to the blog as well.
You can read about the origin of the blog name here. This will be helpful for you to understand exactly how everything ties together!
Again, thank you so much for stopping by. It blesses me and is humbling to know that others would take the time to read what I’ve written. Please feel free to leave comments, contact me through the contact form, or email me at any point along the way. I want you to be a huge part of this place. I know I don’t know everything, and your expertise may be helpful in building a mutually beneficial community here. I am writing for God’s glory, the edification of others, and to serve as a blessing to my family. This place is for you. I want you to be a part of it!
You’ll notice advertising and will hear me mention affiliate programs I’m a part of. It is my desire to bless my family through seeking to bring income into our home, but that is not my main purpose of this blog. I desire to serve women. If, through service to others, I am able to generate a extra income for my family, hooray! It is my desire to bring to you products that I can 100% recommend to you. Most we use or are a part of ourselves. So please know that there will never be any knowingly questionable companies or products recommended here.
A little about me…
We live in east Tennessee, where Blane grew up and where we met. I’m originally from Maryland, so I’m really just a displaced Yankee. We are part of a wonderful body of believers associated with Sovereign Grace Ministries.
I enjoy running (it’s therapeutic for this mama), reading, and learning. I ask lots of questions (you’ll soon see this!) I am imperfect, hard on myself, and am learning how to laugh at myself. I love meeting new people, and though I may be reserved at first, I’m generally not afraid to walk up to someone I don’t know and introduce myself. So I hope you won’t be shy around here!
I hope you come back often. I am looking so forward to getting to know you and hope that I can serve you in such a way that you are blessed and inspired to deeper love and admiration for our Savior! Thank you for stopping by!
And a giveaway…
I have loved decorating our home with Scripture since we married. Most recently, a friend asked me to make her a few Scripture frames for her upcoming marriage, and I decided to extend the reach. I will have many more available in my store very soon, so stay tuned!
Two people will win a Scripture frame to decorate their home with!
The contest is open until Saturday, October 9th at midnight. I will choose a winner (through a program on my computer) and will announce the winner on Monday, October 11th. To enter, simply leave a comment!
Come back every day this week for a new giveaway! I’m excited to introduce you to some pretty neat people who have graciously given gifts for you!
Giveaway is closed!