Monday, January 6, 2014

New Digs

Glory in the Valley

Hello and thank you for stopping by.  Thanks for coming to see me in my new home. 

I wish you were stopping by for real.  Like really stopping by.

I wish we could drink coffee together, except I don't own a coffee pot (gasp).  So that might be a problem.

If you did stop by here are some things I'd say that I think you should know....

This past year has been a struggle for me.   I've gotten really honest on this blog but that has also caused me to be very vulnerable.  I've loved every minute of it (even the minutes I spent crying over a post before I hit the publish button).  Because of the "heavy" nature of my blog over the past year, I found myself at the end of last year struggling to write.  I had words but I wasn't sure they were worthy because of what this space had come to represent.  I felt very conflicted.

It dawned on me that I needed a new home.  I needed a new start.  My old space and its name were something I felt I had outgrown. 

This past year has brought me to a new place.  In my heart, in my mind, and in my writing.

A theme that seemed to really resonate over the past year was the theme of living for God's glory right where I am.  I spent the 32 years previous to 2013 trying to find God's glory and always thinking that it was around the next bend in the road.  It was just up ahead and I just had to get there to experience it.

2013 taught me that I can live for God's glory here.  Right here.  I don't have to wait until I'm there.

So I contacted a friend and asked her to do a total redesign of this space.  Kerrie has truly become a friend over this past year.  We've collaborated on a few things and I have grown to love her as a person but also to trust her design sense.

This is what she came up with over a few e-mails and one phone conversation.  The girl is pure genius, I tell ya.

So this new space.  This brand new space.

This space will be all about me living for His glory right here.  I'm still sticking with the same content.   I'll be oversharing about our adoption (get ready!), I'll be sharing with you what God is showing me in my devotions, I'll be sharing about parenting a 5 (going on 16) year old.  I'll share how I am an imperfect wife.  And I'll still be sharing what God is teaching me about my infertility.

I also wanted this space to be a little artsy.  And Kerrie nailed it.  I've realized this past year that life is about making art.  Wherever you are.  And so this space will also allow me to do that even more than my old space did.

I'm really excited about the changes that I've made (with Kerrie's help) to this space.  I love the new direction that I am heading.

I'm excited to explore what it means to live for His glory in the valley.  Will you join me?

If you haven't already, please follow me using any of the social media buttons to the left.  Also, if you could would you please leave me a comment below to let me know you stopped by and saw my new digs?  I'd really appreciate that.  Consider it my blog-warming present.

14 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you love the new design and that you allowed me to be a part of your rebrand :) It was so much fun working with you. Love you!

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    1. Kerrie- thank you sister! This has been so much fun and I am more than thrilled with the result.

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  2. Kerry (and Kerrie), the blog is beautiful! Best wishes with your blog (and everything else) in 2014. =)

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    1. Hope- thank you for stopping by. Best wishes to you too. I hope you had a good holiday.

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  3. welcome to your new online home! it's just gorgeous!!!

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    1. Andie Jaye- thank you so much for stopping by. And I agree.

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  4. Kerry! Congrats on your new digs!! Wishing you blessings beyond imagination in 2014!!

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    1. Oh Sybil- thank you so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it. And many blessings to you this new year.

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  5. It's beautiful!! Love the photo of you on the left. Congrats!! :)

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    1. Thanks Carly. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words. Happy New Year!

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  6. Love the new design Kerry. Keep 'em comin'!

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    1. Thanks Kelly. I really appreciate your kind words. Stop in again sometime.

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  7. This space is looking lovely! Congratulations! I look forward checking back in over the coming year!

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    1. Thanks so much Katie. It means a lot to me that you stopped by. And please do check back in. I hope your 2014 is off to a great start!

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