I know some pretty amazing women. These women are driven, filled with faith, and I feel there is so much we can learn from each one and her personal journey. These church ladies break all molds and reflect God beautifully in so many different ways.
Today, Kaetlyn shares with us her thoughts about simplifying life, willingness, how God spoke to her recently, through the turning of a page, and Christian veganism.
Inspiring biblical passage of the moment: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us,” Romans 8:18.
As a Christian who is constantly trying to walk against worldly ways and help others do the same, it can be discouraging in a world that is so full of suffering and evil. But this verse constantly brings hope and light to me.
Spiritual growth focus at the moment: I’m focusing on simplifying all areas of my life, in order to truly have the space to listen to where He calls me to go and what He calls me to do. Keeping my hands open and my feet ready to move, do, and be.
“Keeping my hands open and my feet ready to move, do, and be.”
Profession: Entrepreneur. I’m a blogger, shop owner, and content creator.
A one sentence bio of yourself: Striving to live simpler and softer.
When did you first encounter God? I grew up going to church, but I never truly had a relationship with God until I graduated high school. I was going through a hard time with my health and my relationships, and that was when I decided to truly give it to God and turn to Him for all my needs. From there on out is when I began to see my world transform.
What has helped you grow spiritually in this season: Finally having friends that encourage me and lead me toward Christ has been a huge blessing to me and has definitely helped me stay on the right path.
Just read/currently reading: I am currently reading Simple Matters, by Erin Boyle.
Top three essentials: Essential oils, a good cup of organic coffee, and a cozy sweatshirt– my three favorite things!
How did God speak to you recently: Recently, I had been really frustrated with things happening in my life and how God didn’t seem to be on my side or helping me out at all.
One night, as I was reading my bible, I was getting frustrated and just as I was about to give up and close the book, I got the feeling to turn to the next page. I don’t remember what verse it was exactly, but it was the only one highlighted on that page, and it was just the perfect reminder to me that God is working even when I cannot see it.
“…[J]ust as I was about to give up and close the book, I got the feeling to turn to the next page.”
Hobby? I love to knit, do crafts, bake, and be outside!
Top three practical tips for staying spiritually strong:
- Carve out time with Jesus each day, not just when you feel like it.
- [Pray] about everything. Even the little things.
- Surround yourself with people who are encouraging and guide you to His truth.
Favorite person in scripture: Hmm, Jesus?
What do you want people to learn about God when they look at you: I want people to know His kindness and grace, especially in today’s world where a lot of people view The Church as judgmental.
Favorite season: Fall has always been my favorite season, hands down! It’s the season of coziness and spices and camping and just everything that I love!
Favorite holiday: Probably Christmas, but not Christmas Day itself. I love the whole atmosphere of Christmas time, where it’s very family orientated, and we bake a lot and watch Christmas classics. I think it’s extra magical during Christmas time, no matter how old I get.
A special tradition you and your family engage in or keep: We rent a cabin in Pennsylvania at the same place, each year. It’s a special place that has been a part of our family, ever since my grandpa was young. It’s definitely my favorite place in the world!
“It’s a special place that has been a part of our family, ever since my grandpa was young.”
Question you will ask when you get to heaven: “Are the animals here?”
Thing you want to raise awareness about: My calling here on this earth is to raise awareness about Christian veganism and the importance of natural/organic living.
What do you usually do before 9 a.m.? Before 9 a.m., I typically have my morning routine done. I wake up, brush my teeth, wash my face, let my bunny out of his crate, make coffee, eat breakfast, and get ready for the day!
What is on your nightstand? On my nightstand, I have a few journals, books, my glasses, Chapstick, lotion, essential oils, and a few little knick knacks.
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Until next time, keep witnessing!