Here we go! Never thought I'd be saying this, but welcome to my blog!
I'm Christi, wife and momma to 4 energetic little boys.
I'd love to introduce myself, here, if you have a few extra moments.
Years ago, a seed was planted in my heart. In certain seasons of life, it was watered, cultivated, getting enough of what it would need to survive. In other seasons, that little seed was forgotten, at times choked out by the chaos surrounding it.
This little seed had little chance of survival if it were in my hands...however, it was a seed planted by the Lord, and if you know Him, He doesn't let things just disappear if they were meant for His glory.
This little seed was an idea.
A landing place for my thoughts.
An inspiration for helping me see my day in a clear, biblical way.
A verse that could, if I allowed it to, snap me out of my dark places and focus on the Lord's intention for this mind He gave me.
Philippians 4:8 says, "Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things."
There it was one day...."Whatever Is"...playing over and over in my mind.
A little seed.
But, what was I supposed to do with this?
SURELY I wasn't supposed to start a blog!
Everyone has a blog.
Who am I to share my thoughts, when I'm a complete mess most of the time?
I look back over the last 5 years, and in hindsight, I can see exactly where I chose to close that door because of my own excuses and insecurities.
But, by His grace, I can also see where I was obedient to watering this seed, even when I didn't realize it. Little things, here and there, that built up my character, my relationship with the Lord, and the desire to glorify Him.
I want people to look past ME and see Christ, but in the midst of my mundane, everyday life, that desire is SO easily buried by the chaos that surrounds me, and I'm finding myself scrambling for "peace and quiet" (I have 4 boys (1 MORE on the way)...you think I could just let that one go by now), instead of reaching for HIS PEACE.
The seed began to sprout.
After a few emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausting months of transition from my home in Jacksonville, FL to our new home in the mountains of North Carolina with my little family of 6, I began to sense that the Lord was telling me it was time to intentionally feed this little seed of an idea and see how it will grow...how it will bloom...what it would look like if I just trusted HIM.
I wanted to be obedient this time, but I was still so unsure of what this "leading" was.
It wasn't until a sweet group of moms/small business owners took me under their wing, and just gave me a place to dream. They didn't realize it, but they were instruments in the discovery of where the Lord was calling me to MOVE forward.
That seed has now grown into the words you are reading, and hopefully will continue to read.
And I pray, that whoever is struggling, no matter what season, that you would join me in this journey to find HIS PEACE, to hold ourselves accountable to fixing our eyes on the truth of Philippians 4:8, and begin to DWELL WELL in the midst of our mundane.
Everyone's mundane looks different, but I know it's meant to be beautiful...it has to be...God created it!
Welcome to Dwelling Well Mom! I'm so glad you are here! I'm Christi, wife, mom of boys, Christ follower, picture taker, DIYer, chocolate eater, and coffee drinker. Born and raised a Florida girl, now braving the mountains of Boone, NC, I'm on a journey to find peace in the midst of my mundane. Join me!