2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASV)
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature;
the old things passed away; behold, new things have come!
I feel strange and a little overwhelmed writing this. If you know me you are probably reading this beacause either (a) this will be funny to read because I have a tendency to tell way too much about my life to anyone who might listen or (b) you feel sorry for me that no one might read this. (And, if you don’t know me, you are about to know more than you ever wanted to know concerning my life!!) Either way, I’m glad you are here! You should know that I am not technology savvy at all! I might have been the last person you know who started texting or joined facebook. Now I have a blog. . .I’m moving up! But, I am keeping with the rules. And, the rules said the first page should be about myself and this blog. . .so here it goes.
My name is Kristin Kerley. I am a sinner saved by Grace. Jesus is the most important thing in my life! I don’t know why He loved me when I was so unloveable. I don’t know why He cared about me when I didn’t care about Him. I don’t know why He died for me when I wasn’t even willing to live for Him. But, He did. Not one day of my life will go by that I am not thankful for what He has done for me. He has pulled me out of the pit and placed my feet on a firm foundation. He has loved me, saved me, provided for me, healed me, and set me free! I know. . .this might not be what I told you this blog was about, but there is absolutely no way for me to share who I am without talking about Him. Without Him, I wouldn’t be who I am today. To You, Jesus, I am forever grateful! May everything I say and do glorify You!
I am a wife to a wonderful, Godly husband. His name is Jonathan and we have been married for 9 1/2 years. I am so thankful and blessed to have him. I am a homeschooling mother of 5 (yes, 5) great children! They are 7, 5, 3, 2, and 6 months. There are 4 boys and 1 sweet girl! Bless her heart. . .she prays for a sister every day! I’ll talk more about my family at some point. (oh. . .that might have been (c) you are interested in why we have so many children. That seems to be a popular and reasonable question!)
So. . .what is this about? Well, here it is. I had my baby Daniel 6 months ago. I had a really hard pregnancy and things kind of got out of control. . .my weight, my health, my relationships, my order in my home, my finances, and. . .as sad as it sounds. . .my personal time with the Lord. I remember, very clearly, thinking, “Ok. . .now I have had this baby and am feeling better. It’s time to get my life back in order!” And, then life happened. . .and here it is, 6 months (and if I really want to be honest. . .almost 7! ugh) later; and in all honesty, things are a lot the same! I have a lot of excuses that I could use. . .but, truth is. . .I just haven’t set my mind to it. Even more, I don’t have the ability on my own to do it! I have to have His help! So, that is what I’m crying out for. . .His help! I need to have a Total Mom Makeover. . .but it has to start from the inside!
I have come to the conclusion that I refuse to look at my life in 6 months and it look the same as it does today. I want to be becoming all that He created me to be. I want to be working on every area of my life so that I can walk in His good and perfect will!
I don’t expect this to be easy. And, I’m certain that at the beginning, it won’t even be fun! I’m pretty sure that I will want to quit and have good reasons to. However, I am making a commitment. In the next 6 months, starting on June 1, 2011, with God’s help, I am going to have a total mommy makeover. . .truly from the inside out.
1. I am going to draw closer to Him.
2. I am going to feed my temple (my body) with the healthy nutrition it needs.
3. I am going to exercise my temple.
4. I am going to work at becoming a better and more Godly helpmate to my husband.
5. I am going to be the mother to my children that will equip them to do God’s work
6. I am going to organize and create order in my home. . .both spiritually and physically.
7. I am going to become a better steward of our money.
I am not an expert at any of these. But, I plan to find out who is and learn from them. And, I will be happy to pass on what I’ve learned and my successes (and I’m sure even some failures) with you!
So, here is my question. Does anyone want to join me? Does anyone else think. . .there are some things that I need to change? There are some areas that I really need to work on, and I need God’s help? Join me. . .it doesn’t have to be the same areas as me! It doesn’t have to be the same ways that I am going to do it! It can just be one thing if you want! But, what a great way to hold one another accountable. What a great way to. . .instead of comparing ourselves. . .uplift each other. . .with prayer and encouragement! What a great way to start your own mommy makeover. . .from the inside-out!
Join me! Let me know what you’re doing! Let’s do this together! Let’s become the new creation that He has called us to be! I’m excited for this journey. . .and I’m even more excited you are coming too!