Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Introducing Kimberlee from Enough Faith for Today

Hello, friends! I would like to introduce Kim from Enough Faith for Today.

Kim is a wife and mama to 4 sweet kiddos (yes, 4!). I'm super excited for you to get to know her as she guest posts here today. Please read her story, check out her awesome blog, and leave some lovin' for her! She has a great sense of humor and a very sincere heart. I just know that you're going to love her!

If you head over there today, you'll see my guest post on her blog. If you don't know about my family curse yet, I encourage you to check it out. It's my story. The story that gave me a voice. The story that honors the ONE who creates each of our stories.

Hey New Friends,

My name is Kimberlee Haag. When I am not busy being a wife to Keith and a mom to 4 precious kids {Kelsey, Kaden, Kaleb, and Kinley}, I have a little fun at my blog “Enough Faith for Today.” Here I like to talk about the ways God has blessed me, dote about my children, and laugh at myself and all my short~comings. If you are looking for a blog of someone that has it all together, then this is NOT the place for you. But, if you like to have fun (even at your own expense), praise Him, and be real then I can’t wait to meet you! Thanks for spending a little time with me today!

I would like to tell you the story of how the name of this blog came along...

Chapter 1~
See, the last few months have been hard for me. Really hard. I don't want to go into specifics but let's just say this: I was not seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. And I wanted out. Not like I wanted life to end, but I just didn't want to be me anymore. In fact, I didn't even know who me was.

Somewhere between the cleaning and coffee, laundry and lunches, diapers, dinners and dishes, I WAS LOST... The life that I had prayed for ~ EVERYTHING I had asked of God, a wonderful husband, healthy children, a beautiful home, I was given. And yet I still wasn't satisfied. HOPELESSNESS gripped me. I was alone, afraid, and LOST. If I couldn't be happy with THIS life, how could I EVER be happy?

Chapter 2~
Fast forward a few months... I still had the same feelings. I hid them well in public, smiled at church, tried to hold it together... But I still felt alone. It had been a LONG time since I had prayed and HEARD Him... Been in devotion and felt Him move me. But in this moment, while reading scripture, He spoke, right to me ~ through His word.

"I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ."
Philemon 1:6

A dear friend had introduced me to the blogging world right around the same time I was beginning to unravel. I began following (or more like blog~stalking) some amazing women. They weren't claiming to be perfect, to have it all together, to be iconic. But just the opposite ~ they were real, organic. Living through their trials and tribulations and finding a peace that sustained them. They had something I had been lacking. FAITH.

And they were sharing their faith, and through that understanding the good things they had through Him.

Chapter 3~
I am growing slowly growing in faith... Continually making a conscious decision to choose to look to His Word for guidance and embracing His TRUTH over Satan's lies. He is giving me my portion day by day, and I am receiving just Enough Faith For Today.


Nancy said...

Wow. have i been there? what a great summary about how our faith works and finding a sense of community through the blogging world. I'm off to check out her blog. Great testimony!

Marie said...

this is so important and relevant.

seems like many of us live there, in that place of being weary and hopeless, unsatisfied.

kimberlee has found the key in the word. sharing your faith lifts others up AND you! try to recount His blessings and faithfulness, and you will be blessed.

heartland farmhouse said...

I completely 'get' this!!!!

What a perfect 'word' from the Lord (Philemon 1:6) at just the right time for you (for me for all of us)!!!

God is GOOD!!!

Thank you Katie for hosting!

Jessica Johnson said...

loved learning about the meaning behind her blog name. always fun! :)

Flor said...

Oh Kimberlee, I have been in that place before :(
It seems that the more we have in this world, the less fulfilled we have spiritually. Beautiful post.. and it was great to know how your blog name came about! :)

Amanda said...

Hi Kim! Thank you for sharing! You should go check out the most amazing lady I met. She is over at "Eager Hands" I think you will be blessed by her!

theolivetree said...

lovely guest post!

Rachael said...

love, love, love your faith and heart Kimberlee. you are an amazing, precious part of the body of Christ and we need you. so glad you shared!

Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

I love you both Kimberlee and katie! 2 amazingly gifted ladies. I can relate so well with your post Kimberlee...thank you. :)

{cuppakim} said...

love it. love God's grace - gifts of faith - each day, just enough, not too much so we think we can do it on our own. perfect story Kim! :)

and glad to see you and katie are swapping - i have a feeling you two encourage each other in incredible ways!

likeschocolate said...

Love your new photo profile!