I cannot see a world with no God. I just simply refuse to believe that could ever exist. It’s so easy for me to have faith. It’s so easy for me to know that my God is real and created everything and is everlasting LOVE.
It hurts my heart to think that anyone could not believe what I know to be true. It hurts my heart more when these people are people I love and hold so dear. This is my testimony. This is my story. Without God, without my Father in heaven, without Jesus, I would be nothing. I would feel so lost in this world.
The world is too big for me to go through this alone. And what a song it puts in my heart to know that I am NOT alone! I don’t have to be afraid of anything, for God is always with me! So many times in the Bible it says “Do not be afraid” and I hold those words so close to my heart, especially in times of need, in times of uncertainty, in hard times, because they comfort me and keep me going and put a smile on my face, the knowledge that God will NEVER EVER leave my side. He is in my court. He is my own personal cheerleader, and He is guiding me through every trial, every tribulation, every good time and bad time, He is right there with me, letting me know that I can do this, that I am strong and capable, and how lucky I am to know this!
I want to help others know this too. I want to follow the amazing example set in my life by so many before me, my grandmothers, my aunts, of course my beautiful mother, all strong women of faith, all beacons of light, all have made much more of an impact on me than they will ever know, than they ever could know.
Lord, give me the courage to stand for You, to be a beacon of Your light in this sometimes very dark world. I pray that my life can be a testimony to those around me, to every single person who comes into it.
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. – 1 Corinthians 15:2-4
Katie, I LOVE this!! Made my morning. Thanks for being bold with your faith. :)
Aw thanks so much, Lyndsay! :)
Wow this is awesome! It sounds exactly like what I would have written if I were blogging! =D
Thanks Hannah! :) Glad you liked it!
This is awesome, just found your blog and really liked it and this post made me like it a lot more!! :)
Aww thank you so much!! :) You’re so sweet!
I just found your blog and I love it! Love your honesty. God has given you such a beautiful heart!
Oh my gosh, thank you so much, sweet girl! You just made my day with your comment :)
There is no world w/o God:) we all need him whether we know it or not! And he gave us babies, such blessings! And style of course;)
Amen, sister!! <3
Are you morman or not so much?
Nope! I’m Christian :)
This is amazing! and SO encouraging. It came to me at just the right time, as I am crying. My husband asked what is wrong. He forgets I cry more often out of relief and comfort than sadness. <3
Aw you sweet girl, I’m so glad you found encouragement in this. <3 Thank you for sharing! You made me smile!
Thank you for your testimony!! Just came across your blog and this was an awesome way to start my day. I’ve been on a journey to strengthen my relationship with The Lord and this was helpful for me. Have a blessed day!
I can’t believe I haven’t replied to your comment yet!! Thank you so much, Brenda! :) It makes me really happy that my testimony has encouraged you!
I just stumbled on this blog and I LOVE it!!!! Thank you for putting yourself and your faith in our AMAZING God out there….be not afraid, let your light shine before men…thank you so much for being a light!!!!
Awww you are so sweet! I’m so glad you found my blog :) “Let your light shine before men”- LOVE that! <3
Love this!! So nice to see you be so open and honest about your faith. I think you are already reaching women just by putting what you believe out there for your readers. Thanks for being such an inspiration!
Oh my goodness, thank you so much for your comment!! I do so hope that I’m reaching others :) You made my night.
Now I love your site even more :) Could not agree any more with this testimony!
Aww you’re so sweet!! :)
You are so awesome girl! I love that you have this tab on your blog and are so open about your faith. Actually teared up a little reading this. You go girl.
Aww Christine!!! Thank you so much! :) You’re the sweetest.
Amen, Katie. Amen!! Love your blog lady.
Heather!! You are so sweet! <3 Thank you so much for reading!
Ahh! Ok, I started to follow you on IG when I was pregnant (wanted some good fashion tips for pregnancy, because I didn’t fit in maternity clothes) but had no clue you were a Christian too. This just makes me smile from the inside out!! <3
Aww that makes me so happy!! :) Thanks for following along, and for your sweet comment!
I stumbled upon your blog and I just started my own blog yesterday, and I find it fascinating that you are not afraid to post your faith for the world to see even though believers are so strongly rejected and looked down upon in today’s society. Thank you for this inspirational post and if you have a second, stop by http://www.mayliving.com! Keep believing beautiful!
Oh my gosh, thank you so much for your sweet words Mayara! I’m glad my post moved you. :) I’m actually posting an essay on my faith tomorrow- you should definitely read it! Thanks again for following along!
You are just the cutest little thing! I began following your blog a few years back and while I’ve taken a break from media in various forms it was a blessing to stumble across your blog again. You’re still married and you’re even a mama now! Wow, God’s provision is so evident in these happenings. I hope you and the hubs continue to enjoy the adventures of parenthood. I hope to stop by more frequently but in the meantime, my God continue to bless you and keep you!
Aww you are so sweet! Thank you for your lovely comment- you made me smile so much! May God bless you, too, Patrice! <3
Does He punish people? I don’t really consider myself a Christian anymore, due to recent events that happened with the people that converted me, but I do miss it. Pretty much a Duggar family scenario except a lot more graphic. ANYWAY, I had only been a Christian for a few months and only got so far in bible study and I was just wondering if He punishes people? Like I deserved it because of some past sin?
If you don’t want to answer this, that’s fine. Please feel free to delete comment if you want to. I hope you have a nice day!
I want to answer this for you- God does not punish people here on Earth. He would not have punished you here for anything you may have done. Sometimes, we go through hard things so that we may grow. But, he would not have punished you. I hope you stick with God!
Just now seeing this, so sorry for not replying sooner! God does not punish anyone. We all have things that we go through, and I firmly believe that the trials we face are there to make us stronger. You did not deserve any of the hardships or difficult things you had to endure, but you are a stronger person for going through them and coming out the other side!! Sending you so much love and praying for peace that surpasses understanding for you!
I stumbled upon your site thanks to Pinterest. I love love love how you explained your beliefs. I’m a Christian too and knowing how firm you are in our faith, along with how well you shared it with the world and me, makes my heart so warm. I love your site, and can’t wait to read more from you!
Oh goodness, you are sweet! Thank you for your comment- you made my day! :)
just found your blog and i’m so glad i did! love and agree with everything you’ve said here. keep shining His light, girl!
Aw thank you so much Megan!!
That is beautiful!
Too many people are afraid to share their love of God.
thankyou for sharing and being a positive influence in this world.
Thank you Jaki! What a sweet thing to say! <3
What an awesome God we serve. it’s such an honor and privilege to know that God is there always watching over us.
Thanks so much for this Katie. how’s your lil boy and baby coming on the way.
A quick question pls, when did u start baby shopping. is it too early to start at 21weeks. lol
Have a great week. God is with you always :)
Hi Dolly, so sorry it’s taken me so long to reply to your comment! It somehow got lost in the mix… Thank you for your comment! <3 And I say, it is NEVER too early to shop for baby! I started the moment I found out I was pregnant! ;) It's too much fun!
This is beautiful. What an AMAZING thing to have on a blog. I hope many people find their way to Him after reading this!
Aww thank you so much!! :) I hope so too. <3
Thank you for this. I just started my college and lifestyle blog over at karinnicole.com (if you visit, don’t judge too quickly it’s still being worked on everyday! lol), but I have just begun opening my mind to Christianity very very recently. My family is Catholic but my parents didn’t baptize my sister and I, or raise us with a religion, because they wanted us to have the right to choose our own path. I’ve experienced a lot of hardship in my life, and seen even more, and this, including being raised in a very scientific culture, I judged “religious” or “spiritual” people extremely negatively (not that scientific people in general carry this belief, just in my personal experiences). I stereotyped “them” as being ignorant, uneducated, anti-science, and judgmental. But the more I suffered with out God, with out love and without hope, I found my soul yearning for Him. And as I’ve been searching for spirituality, a friend of mine that suffered greatly with addiction was enlightened to what I believe is the true message of Jesus, and shared his beliefs with me.
What he shared, the love Christ has for us and the acceptance he gives, that he encourages us to love, to accept and to trust… I can’t describe it any other way than I suffered from a huge internal crisis. A huge part of me denied it aggressively, I judged myself for being one of “them”, I told myself that the moment I trusted in Jesus and in God that I would lose my entire identity and become a horrible and judgmental person. And the other part of me argued that I can’t live this way anymore, a life of emptiness, sorrow, questions and darkness…
I’m only now on the very beginning of what I know will be along journey towards Him, and I find so much encouragement and love in posts like this one, but I found myself wondering if I should share my story. I worry about people like me, who would be quick to judge and write-off my blog at the simple mention of Jesus’ name.
But it’s posts like this that remind me not to be afraid, and to spread His light by demonstrating the peace and joy that it can bring. Thank you very much for being braver than I, and sharing your faith for those who need to see it.
WOW. What an incredible comment. Thank you so much for sharing your heart here. And it humbles me so much that my little post could bring you encouragement!! That makes this all so much sweeter. I’m praying for you on your journey and I know God has a plan just for you. <3 Lots of love, Karin!
Thank you so much for saying that! It was weird because I didn’t intend fully on saying all that, it just kind of came out. I didn’t even really know I felt that way. Thanks for being awesome and creating a blog where people can feel encouraged, welcomed and accepted! <3
This is so wonderful! I am glad you are so outspoken about your faith, and I admire it very much!
God works in the most wonderful ways. And He has connected me through internet with so many beautiful people such as yourself. I love your blog. Thanks for being bold in your faith. I rejoice I meeting another beautiful sister in the family of our Father God! ????
I love that you have your testimony out here for all the world to see. What an encouragement to other believers, and testament to others. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. :)
Ellie (from elysedanashop)
I finally got to check out your blog and it’s awesome. And it’s awesome to see you proclaiming your faith!
This was very encouraging for me to read this morning. Thanks for sharing your love for God with us.
Aw thank you SO much!! I’m glad you checked out my blog and that this could speak to you. :)
How can I subscribe to your blog? Do you send out a weekly email or anything like that?
I see so many similarities between myself and you. My husband and I are thinking of trying for a baby, I would love to see your tips and ideas!
Please let me know, thanks!
Kristen @ Making Home
Love this! Thank you <3
Rachel Dahl - a la modest
I am amazed that you have one full section dedicated to this! That’s something we need from more bloggers: full transparency of their faith without fear! Great to hear your heart with these words!
Katie, thank you so much for this! I’m recently venturing into this world of blogging and found yours through a search on how to start. I love that my first search brought me to someone who is faith based :) You’re a great inspiration and I hope that I can be as successful and be as fulfilled in this new endeavor. Keep up your great work! Can’t wait to read more!
Aww Nina!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :) I’m glad your search led you here, too! Best of luck in all things blogging!
I love love love this. It is so beautifully said. I could not agree more with your perspective on the world. A world with no God just makes no sense. Thank you for sharing. God is SO using you through this site.
I came across your blog in searching how I could start my own blog. I must say, your blog has inspired me in more ways than one. It can be so intimidating to put your true self out for people to see, and that is the biggest struggle I have been having. I keep falling back into the mindset of the flesh and not the spirit. When I keep my focus on God and his teachings my purpose is so clear, but the second I stray from that, I loose that focus and purpose. Thank you for being bold and putting your faith out for people to see, it was just what I needed today to keep me on track. Your blog has a way of connection that I aspire to achieve with my writing as well! Thanks for being a positive light in the world!
P.S. Your family is absolutely adorable! I’m 28 as well and my husband and I have been talking about kids. So I will look forward to reading all your posts about babies and motherhood!
Oh my gosh, Jenna, thank you so much for your all of your sweet words!! I’m so glad you found my blog and love it! :) Thanks again for sharing and making me smile today!
Hello! I’m new to your blog, and I discovered it while researching how to start my own lifestyle blog. Well, I’ve actually been reading your posts for the last two weeks, but I’ve been so afraid to comment. Lol I really love the simplicity of your site and the warmth that seems to come through from reading your posts. Everything is very inspirational and personable, and I really love how you share your love for Christ, especially as one of the main pages. I just wanted to say hello and thank you for sharing how to begin a lifestyle blog!
I came across your blog through googling Christian faith lifestyle blogs. I’m aware that lifestyle blogs are centered around how we live our lives, but I was struggling with knowing what to write for my own blog. I’m too, a Christ-follower, creative, but also a student, child and youth care practitioner to be & etsy shop seller and aspiring event planner. I also love food and books. As a multipassionate person, I wasn’t sure what to write about! Would you say a personal and lifestyle blog are different or that they can be synonymous? – Ariette http://www.ariemacherie.com As my blog is new, I’d also love your feedback! :)
Hi Ariette! I definitley think a personal and lifestyle blog can and should be synonymous! I find that just writing what is on my mind (in a structured way) works best for me. If that includes my personal beliefs, it’s not a problem for me!
You made my heart smile!
Katie, Thank you for sharing your beautiful faith in Jesus and God with us. It really touched my heart. It inspired me to add a page on my blog to share my testimony as well. I accepted Jesus as my personal lord and savior when I was 22. And I’m still learning and growing in faith. God bless you and your beautiful family xo Katie
I’m a new subscriber. I have been reading your blogs for a few weeks now as they come into my email inbox and I
can’t help but write how truly Blessed you are. This really brought me to tears. Not of sadness but Joy. I love your Blog and hope to start mine soon. I am also a Christian thanks for the encouragement.
Thank you for such boldness to share your Faith. Your are a n amazing Woman.
Thank you for sharing your faith in this blog post. I too would be lost so without our wonderful God. I think I couldn’t have said it any better if I tried.
Hi Katie – I came across your youtube channel first because I have just started to blog and I wanted to learn more about how people make a little money doing it. I appreciate you and Zach being so honest about what works and what doesn’t. I just checked out your blog today and found the faith blog! I love it! I am so glad that the some of the younger generation is still in touch with reality ( I am old school but love technology) so I won’t give up hope yet! Thank you for being so bold and it looks like God has blessed you for it! Sorry for being so long… and have a blessed day!