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Thursday, March 12, 2009

What Are You Passionate About?

Today's guest post is from Christy, from Between Here and Home. She is a stay at home mother to three wonderful children- ages 18,12, and 11. Her husband is a pastor at a church in the community where she lives. She has only been blogging for a short time but loves that it is a way for her to journal the happenings in her family and her journey with Jesus Christ. Along the way, she has met many amazing, creative, inspirational, and encouraging women who are passionately pursuing Jesus too.

What are you passionate about? Today, Christy shares with us her passions to encourage us all to pursue what is good.

  1. I am passionate about loving my children and husband well. God continues to show me what this really means and looks like in my life. I want to love my family well in both my actions and my words. Yes, there have been many mistakes made along the way, but I know that grace, forgiveness, and love has covered it all.

  2. As a wife and mother, I am passionate about making our home place that is a refuge. One that is filled with grace, peace, lots of laughter, unconditional love, forgiveness, and one in which memories are being made.

  3. One of my biggest passions... all things peanut butter and chocolate!

  4. I am passionate about friendships.

  5. I have a passion for cooking. I know this comes from a grandmother and mother who, in my book, are the best cooks ever. My mother never really "taught" me to cook, but I witnessed the love she had in preparing meals for our family growing up. I love home cooked meals, collecting recipes and cookbooks, and watching Food Network. (Giada, Ina, and Paula are my favorites!)

  6. I am passionate about my relationship with Jesus. I have definitely had times of not pursuing Jesus the way I should, but I know that His love and acceptance is steadfast and unconditional. In these last several years, my knowledge, love, and seeking Him has been taken to a whole new level. I have learned to trust and believe no matter what the circumstances may be around me. My faith has been stretched but through that my heart has been changed, molded, and drawn closer to Him.

  7. I am passionate about leaving a legacy for my children. I want more than anything for my children to see Jesus in my eyes. Leaving a legacy for them means that they know that I pray for them and that I am teaching them in my everyday life what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

  8. I have a passion for photography. Although I am still learning how to use my new camera, I would like to think that I really am learning some things about basic digital photography. I have always loved capturing events and special moments on my camera. Ask my children, they will tell you I take pictures of everything!

  9. Another passion of mine... time spent at the beach with family. Nothing can compare to the way the sand feels between my toes, the sound of the ocean, the breeze, and reading a really great book at the beach. Every other summer our family travels to Sunset Beach, North Carolina and by far some of the best memories we have had been made there.

  10. And finally, I am passionate about really being a living testimony, a life that has been changed because of knowing Jesus.

Check out Christy's uplifting blog if you get a chance!

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Friend Chick said...

Thank you for getting me thinking. Often times I think I know what I'm passionate about, and some are obvious, but a list is a great idea.

Thanks, Christy!

Sandy Toes said...

Your passions are truly wonderful...

I too love the sand b/t my toes ;)
sandy toe

Sandee said...

Good Stuff! I find myself passionate about a lot of the same things.....

Christin said...

What a great blog post to help others get to know each other! We should all do this! Ha ha! Have a little blog carnival of sorts! :)

Sarah Mae, thank you so very much for all your encouragement. I totally needed it. I really want to put the kids to bed early and just spend some serious time with God tonight. My littlest (8 months) is the hardest lately because of the time change. ((hugs))
I want to dig deeper into your series on our core lies and take more time with it. I'm putting your button on my devotional blog her on blogger. Wordpress doesn't like most of the button codes I come across for some reason.

Michelle said...

What a great post today, it really got me to think about things that I am passionate about...some that are obvious, and some that are not.

I'll definately pay Christy a visit. Thanks again!

HeathahLee said...

Ooh, I love this. I think the first few things that come to mind are being passionate about my Savior, keeping my marriage healthy, raising my son to be a man of God, and drawing others to worship through music. Ask me about any of that and I'll talk your ear off! : )

Isabel said...

It is so good to read about others who are passionate about good, wholesome and godly things such a s these (chocolate and pb included ;) )! It is a great encouragement to me who shares these passions (including choc and pb!!)Thanks Chirsty

Debbie said...

One of my passions is being around people that are passionate about the Lord. Loved this post! Thanks for sharing.

God is so Good!

Kyla said...

What a wonderful post! I love how you've made a list list of your passions . . . what a wonderful idea!

I think I'll be doing this very soon, putting it in a scrapbook layout format, and framing it on my wall for a reminder!

Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Ginger said...

Thank you for sharing this beatiful list!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading. It is a wonderful post.


Cherry Tree Lane said...

How inspiring. I identify with each of these! Awesome!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Wellllllllllll said!

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Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Great post! I love the things you are passionate about!