Happy Monday everyone! Today I have an extra special post for you—my very first guest post! When I mentioned the opportunity on my blog to swap buttons, Susannah was one of the very first to volunteer.
I am a big fan of her blog Simple Moments Stick, and we have a lot in common. We both love Jesus, our husbands, coffee… and the wonderful city of Portland! :)
Susannah’s written an awesome post below, one that definitely resonated with me… and see below for a chance to win a Starbucks giftcard from yours truly, along with a collection of other amazing things on her blog!
Contentment. What does that word truly mean? How do I find it in everyday life? Is it something that is truly attainable? Those are questions I ask myself often.
Hi lovely Harrells on Hood readers! I'm Susannah from Simple Moments Stick and I'm so excited to be guest posting today. I'd love for you to come over and visit Simple Moments Stick where I blog about anything and everything - from marriage to outfits and from Bible studies to reality TV. I adore making friends through the blog-o-sphere!
Recently, being content has been on my heart.
You see, Nate and I have been married for about two and a half years. When we got married, we had discussed that at around two years we'd start trying to have a baby. Nate would be nearly done with his two year seminary degree. We'd be looking for a pastoring job at a church and be getting ready to move where ever that church was. We'd be buying a house in the city we move to (or Portland if Nate found a job here)
Where are we in reality now that two years has come and gone? Well, Nate still has a year left in his degree because he's had to take it slower than we originally thought. Both of us are working in jobs that aren't making us feel fulfilled. I'm definitely not pregnant yet and we're still not quite ready to start trying to get pregnant quite yet because we can't afford for me to quit my job in nine months with Nate still being in school and we REALLY want me to be able to be a stay at home mom. We still live in a little apartment and aren't anywhere close to being able to househunt.
I'd love to encourage each and every one of you in whatever season you're in. There's a reason for it! Allow yourself to see the good in life. What benefits do you have that you wouldn't have if your life were exactly what you're hoping for?
God knows what he's doing in your life. He loves you and wants to guide your life for His glory!