A Few, Good Blogs--Continued

While out looking for a "few, good blogs" yesterday, I came across Melissa's post, "Living An Authentic Life:  My Journey".  This post said it ALL and said it WELL! I didn't find pictures "to reference and inspire" me. I found words to reinforce what I already know deep down in my heart.  I have been given a life and don't have to look at others to get my "clues"!

The Bible verse from which my blog is named tells me that God has given me EVERYTHING I need for life...AND godliness A look around my house tells me I have been given MUCH.  My "satisfaction, contentment and fulfillment" (Melissa's words) are not out there in someone's blog, but right here where I live and move and have my being (Acts 17:28). 

By my loose definition, authentic living is living a life that works for you, instead of struggling against the one you have been given. It is finding satisfaction, contentment and fulfillment in the present. It is living on purpose and with purpose. And, perhaps more importantly, it is a life where we are useful to people around us because we are able to give of ourselves in the way we want to. (Melissa)

Now, in all honesty, I AM still looking for  "a few, good blogs".  Surely there are a few casual English/French (or whatEVER it is that I like)  interiors out there in blogland!


  1. It took me a long time to find acceptance with being me and living the life that the Lord has given me. I know longer look at others with a comparing heart and struggle with it. I look at your life as a blessed life..You have been given much and you glorify God with it.:)

  2. I AM blessed, Dee! And I DO want to glorify God with it.

  3. Melissa's words were very wise! I love my life but also am always trying to improve it in someway. I think that's what we are supposed to do. Love Di ♥

  4. a 'few' good blogs? i stumble across the
    most beautiful ones by accident but can
    never remember their names.


  5. oh dear, no offense taken, i promise! :)

    i did find a blog you might like. you will
    have to dig back a bit, because she doesn't
    always feature design.

    hope you like it.

  6. You and your blog blesses me.

  7. Good Morning, Rebecca!

    What a joy to come by and visit you. I have perused many of your posts and really enjoyed reading each one. I have had time to look at only two of your blogs and became a follower of both :) Planning to return to see the others.

    Kindly, ldh

  8. Oh Rebecca, so so true. I think many of us eventually discover that we are uniquely created and uniquely gifted in different ways and it is all good. Like I'm fond of saying when people tell me I don't "have a life" (because I'm so busy with my grands and my mom) ... I prefer to say "this IS my life" ...when we get to that place where we truly accept that even down to our family of origin, that God knew all along exactly what He was doing, we find we truly do have all we need for "life and godliness". Thanks so much for the reminder!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)