I am a sinner saved by amazing grace, resplendent love, and the power of the blood of Jesus. This is my only hope and plea. This is my soul-worth. This is who I am. This is my true identity.
Everything else you might want to know about me I count as unmerited gifts.
The gift of my husband. I don’t know about you, but it seems too cliche to say “Happily married to the man of my dreams for almost ten years.” The truth is that I’m happier than I ever imagined possible, in spite of the fact that we’re just two sinful people who are constantly being fashioned into the image of God’s Son. My farmer-husband is professor of theology and church history, a deep thinker, and significantly more mercy-filled than I am.
The gift of country-living. My farmer-professor and I live on a small farm deep in God’s country. Red dirt roads, dry yellow hay bales, and mama and baby cows create a living, breathing mural right outside our backdoor. The nearest Wal-Mart is 25 minutes away, the nearest Target is an hour away, and the nearest Starbucks is even farther! But we don’t mind, we’d rather watch the world go by from our front porch swing than enjoy the convenience of city life.
The gift of infertility. Infertility was the story I never wanted to write, and it took years for me to realize what a gift it is. Through the brokenness, the grieving, the wrestling, and the tears God wooed me, romancing my heart with a gift I didn’t want. I wish I could say I accepted it with grace, but I didn’t. I fought and I fought hard. And then I realized that battlefield was really a dance floor, and I embraced the gift, I shared the story, and I allowed Him to heal my heart.
The name A Royal Daughter was inspired one of my favorite verses in the Bible: “The royal daughter is all glorious within.” \\ Psalm 45:13. \\ I believe that beauty begins on the inside, and I want to be not merely inwardly beautiful, but inwardly and outwardly glorious – radiant with His glory.
A Royal Daughter is a Christian Lifestyle blog with a aspen for encouraging and equipping women to live inspired and delight-filled lives. A chronicling of country living, the long road of infertility, and the glorious redemption that is motherhood, A Royal Daughter serves as a resource for finding delight amidst the wrestling, joy amidst the pain, and a reminder that all this living is beautiful story of grace and glory.
As a Christian writer, and a lifestyle blogger, I am continually penning the pages of a story that is being written by someone else. It is my prayer that through this story, my life, that the goodness and glory of the Lord will be declared.