Monday, September 7, 2015

Blogtember--Sept 7

You may have noticed that the name of my blog is "Life-Lover". 
Interesting, eh? 

Let me tell you about its origin. 

Hubs and I spent 6 months in Uganda at a ministry called New Hope Uganda. While there we were involved in a 20-week intense discipleship course. During that time God did so many things in our hearts and started freeing us from the bondage that held us captive. 

One of the many things we learned to put into our daily lives was repentance. 

Repentance is basically recognizing your sin, turning from it, and seeking Christ's truth. 

We sought to live a life of repentance and walk in daily repentance to God and to those around us. That is hard. But always extremely worth it. I hate confrontations, but typically find that once I have spoken my sin/struggle to someone else (especially the person I have been struggling and sinning against) it has much less power over me and I can live freely knowing I have confessed and turned away. 

During our time in Uganda is when I started this blog (or shortly there after). 

God gave me the verse 1 Peter 3:10  as a reminder of the importance of repentance, speaking truth, and seeking peace in relationships with others. This verse says 

"For 'Whoever desires to love life and see good days,
let him keep is tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit
let him turn away from evil and do good
let him seek peace and pursue it.' " 

Even though repentance, truth speaking, and peace seeking can be hard soul work, 
it leads to a life that is what Christ requires and one that is lovely. One that I can love and enjoy.  

That's what this blog is about. Loving the life God has called me to...the hard and the easy...the peaceful and the chaotic...all of it. And I can do that because of what Christ has done for me.  

Brave Love Blog



  1. Love the name, love your explanation.

  2. Great explanation! My husband and I have friends in Uganda right now building an orphanage community. They are almost done with their 2 year commitment.
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    1. Thank you! A part of my heart will always be in Uganda. We have friends there now for a 6 month term and our cousins have been serving as missionaries there for 10 years. Its a beautiful place with beautiful people!

  3. Oh goodness, I love the meaning behind your blog name. Seriously hit home in multiple ways. Love your heart, girlie.

    1. Thank you Hailey! So encouraging to hear that!


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