Welcome!

Hey Y’all!

Welcome to my very first blog post! How’bout that!?  I’ve been saying for years that I need to start a blog, and I’ve had some things brewing inside of me lately, so I knew the time is now!

You can check out who I am on the “About Me” page, but for now I’ll give you a little run-down.  My husband, Justin, and I have been married 9 years this month! (Yay us!) We have 4 children, Tanner – 10, Trinity – 8, Judah 2 1/2, and Blaze – 9 months.  We are beginning a zoo (not really) with all the animals we house… 2 dogs, 5 cats, and a leopard gecko, but I love our little piece of life and our pursuit of happiness.  Sometimes it gets a bit hectic, and finding balance is something I struggle with, but I’m praying and believing that this blog will help me with that.

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Why blog? Well, I haven’t quite figured that out yet. I just know that I am a writer, and I need an outlet. I need a place I can share my words.  Now, the title of my site is “Faith It Out.”  God dropped it in my heart and I ran with it. We all talk about “walking” it out, taking the steps — leaps even — to solve problems, to blow off some steam, or to generally just go through life.  But, you see, walking requires no reliance on our Heavenly Father.  Any toddler with normal capabilities can walk.  We’ve all done it.  We’ve all done things in our own strength.  But, faith pleases God! When we choose to walk on our own, we give Him no room to show His faithfulness, His trust, or His strength. God created us as independent choice makers, so we do have capabilities that we can utilize on our own, but what happens when we become weak? What do we do then? Don’t we find it hard to walk in times of weakness?  That’s where faith in God comes in! When we fully trust in and rely on Him, that’s where we find strength. When I am weak, He is strong!

I’m not sure about what subjects I will blog about, but I know they will all have central truth, to increase your faith, and honor God. Together, we won’t just walk it out, we’ll “faith it out!” I’m not going to complain, or compromise the Word, or share “pet peeves” without solutions to them.  I strongly believe that God has created us all for a purpose.  We were created for greatness, and I intend for this blog to be great… not for my glory, but as I write as unto the Lord, my prayer is that I will always write with excellence so that the reader (that’s you) sees how excellent and beautiful our Heavenly Father truly is.  I, in my own human ability, could not possibly create the majesty that God has already created, but He created me in His image, so I plan to write my world to magnify who He really is.  He is pleased by my faith.  This blog is part of my faith journey, and I’m just “faithin’ it out!” Have faith along with me!

Well, this is short and sweet, but I think you get the gist, right?

I’m excited to hear from you, also.  If you have any questions, comments, encouragement, a million dollars… wait… scratch that last one… (well, unless you  really do)… drop me a line! I’d love to hear from you! Are there any subjects you want me to discuss? I’m not keen to talk about the controversial subjects, but I’m willing to seek the truth of God’s Word on every issue.  If I decide to blog about something you suggest, I’ll be sure to reply to your comment, or if I have already discussed the topic, I’ll leave you a link to it.  My hope is that this blog will reveal truth and wisdom, but also spark interest to dig deeper in Christ to get to know who yourself as the believer you are!

I’m already enjoying this… that has to be a good sign! Faith. It. Out!

<3 Teri