Challenged by her pastor one Sunday morning to “jump,” KariAnne and her family made a big move from Texas to Kentucky. KariAnne shares their doubts and hurdles along the way.
KariAnne writes the decorating and lifestyle blog, Thistlewood Farms from the back porch of her vintage farmhouse in the rolling hills of Kentucky. She followed God’s call for her heart and jumped with her family from the busy Dallas metroplex to the middle of the country where she lives with her husband and four children. If you turn down winding country road to KariAnne’s farmhouse you might find her painting mismatched chairs, listening to the music of the crickets singing in the pasture or singing scripture. She loves sweet tea with lime, thunderstorms, good books, milk glass, yard sales and she is an imperfect DIYer saved by grace.
- So Close to Amazing by KariAnne Wood
It was something we couldn’t make happen on our own and I think that’s what part of the problem was that we were trying to make it happen on our own and he had a plan that was so much better than ours.
If God has put something on your heart, you really need to step out on faith.
Every challenge that we faced, God was there.
I had spent all this time making it happen in my own way in my own time and if I would have let go and let God I would have saved myself all that painting.
God made me imperfections and all.
There was such beauty in imperfection.
Sometimes our humanness gets in the way of allowing God to work in our lives.
Celebrate the imperfections that make you uniquely you.
Recognize that imperfections in other people make them amazing.
Never apologize where you are in your journey.
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