A Month of Learning

It has been about a month since I wrote my last post. These past 2 weeks have been a roller coaster ride of highs and lows. There have been celebrations, death, job promotions, birthdays, and so many emotions it is hard to describe them all. These past 4 weeks have taught me a lot about faith, family, marriage and the briefness of life. Life looks different than it did on February 12, 2016 when I published my last post. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this post, captioned: "As much as it embarrasses me to admit it, I struggle with contentment. But last night, I was peeling shrimp for dinner and watching the birds in our backyard and a feeling of complete contentment came over me. I love our little house. I love being a wife and a homemaker. But I often fall prey to the media supported perfect looking staged life and I want that. 

Today is a new day full of grace, contentment and love in #OurMagnoliaHome!"

I struggle with contentment on a daily basis. There have been many a times that I have given into that discontentment and did/bought something that I thought would make me content, but it never did. The human, fallen side of me has no desire to attempt to be content in what I have, and I have closets full of stuff to prove that fact. But the Lord commands us in Hebrews 13:5: Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

This past month, I have learned so much about contentment and the peace that contentment in the Lord can bring. It is such a wonderful feeling. Lord willing, I hope to share more in the next coming weeks with the hopes of helping another wife or homemaker in her struggle with contentment. 

Thank you to all my wonderful readers and followers. I am blessed to have each of you along in my journey of Our Magnolia Home.

1 comment :

  1. I am so glad you posted this! I think a lot of us struggle with this. Looking forward to your future posts about it!