Some of the Things I’ll be Writing About

Everything Else

So, again, this is a blog about dabbling. But even dabblers need to be a smidge organized. That’s what this post is all about. What topics do I intent to cover? Why did I chose them? And what can you expect from them? I’m glad you asked! I’ll be writing about the following 10 things on a pretty consistent basis:

God

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

Galatians 2:20

And that sums it up folks. I am a Christian. Although everything else is fun, everything else is secondary. I’ve got a long road of growth ahead of me and I’ll be sharing the lessons God teaches me along the way. May God use them to bless, mature, and teach you as well!

Married Life

“Then the LORD God said, ‘it is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”

Genesis 2:18

I have said it many times: marriage is the best, hardest thing I have ever done. God’s design for marriage is that I be a helper to my husband, NOT the other way around. I’m still a work in progress, but the Lord continues to grow a desire in me to be the very best helper my husband needs. May the Lord continue to grow all of us as we endeavor to be the most god-honoring spouses we can possibly be!

Parenting

“Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;”

Psalm 127:3-5a

My children are such a joy. The Lord has used them to sanctify me in ways I couldn’t even have imagined before they arrived. So cute. So full of love. And so very sinful. My prayer is that I will be the faithful mother God has called me to be so that my children will desire Him and, Lord willing, accept Him as their personal Lord and Savior. I pray for your children too, and for you as you seek to parent them in a way that brings glory to God.

Cooking

“Then God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;’ God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.”

Genesis 1:29, 31a

I love food. I love to learn about it. I love to smell it. I love to prep it. I love to cook it. And I LOVE to eat it. Food is one of those blessings that I am thankful for all the time. Not just because I need it to survive, but because God was so good to us in making it taste so good. I’ll be sharing my love of food with you as often as I can – it’s just too fun not to!

Crafting

“She stretches out her hands to the distaff, and her hands grasp the spindle. She makes coverings for herself;
 Her clothing is fine linen and purple. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies belts to the tradesmen.”

Proverbs 31: 19, 22, 24

Crafting is one of those things that I never grew out of. My mom was always encouraging us to use our imaginations and crafting was one of my outlets for doing just that. I could craft all day, and, before the kids came along, I used to. But now I have to be a little bit wiser about how long I craft, for whom, and to what end. The projects I share with you will usually be 6-8 hour crafts, split up across a few days. Easy to learn and easy to make. That’s what my crafting is all about these days!

Homesteading

“She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.”

Proverbs 31:27

There’s only so much homesteading I can do living in an apartment, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try. The things I share with you will cater mostly to people living in small spaces, but still want to make wise choices when it comes to saving money and being healthy. I’m no expert, and I’m just starting out, but, boy-oh-boy am I having a ton of fun!

Writing

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Although it would be blasphemous to claim that my work is inspired by God, I do aim to create pieces that are profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. That doesn’t mean my work is the fluffy, feel-good stuff we sometimes demand Christian authors produce, but it is always keenly aware of God’s design for the use of language and it always uses Scripture as an example of what types of stories Christians ought to tell. The ability to write is another one of those blessings that completely floors me and that I try to use as often as I can manage!

Teaching

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Although it would be blasphemous to claim that my work is inspired by God, I do aim to create pieces that are profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. That doesn’t mean my work is the fluffy, feel-good stuff we sometimes demand Christian authors produce, but it is always keenly aware of God’s design for the use of language and it always uses Scripture as an example of what types of stories Christians ought to tell. The ability to write is another one of those blessings that completely floors me and that I try to use as often as I can manage!

Reviews

“Discretion will guard you,
 understanding will watch over you.”

Proverbs 2:11

Everyone’s a critic. And if they’re not, they should be. In today’s society we value ratings, percentages, customer commentaries, testimonials, and reviews. Let’s be honest, they help us make wise decisions by gathering countless pieces of data into one neat, little star system. This section of information isn’t much different. I’m one of those people who spends hours researching the perfect product to find the best quality at the best price point, and I don’t think you should have to reinvent the wheel if you are consuming the same product as me. From music to movies to books to home products to just about everything else, I’ll be sharing my educated opinions for you to take or leave at your leisure.

Everything Else

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

1 Corinthians 10:31

Let’s face it, if one is going to be a taylor of all trades, she’s probably got a lot of things going on at once. And I usually do. That’s why this page exists. It’s a place for me to gather all the other things I’d like to share that don’t fall neatly into one of the other nine categories I’ve already created. It will be fun to see what shows up here – enjoy!

Until next time, my friends!

S. Taylor, The Taylor of all Trades

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