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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Am About to Walk the Red Carpet!


The Academy Awards are this weekend.


It's the famous ones who walk the red carpet.


It's the honored ones who walk the red carpet.


It's the beautiful ones who walk the red carpet.


It's the talented ones who walk the red carpet.


It's the wealthy ones who walk the red carpet.


It's the gifted ones who walk the red carpet.


And I...I am about to walk the red carpet!


Every morning, I walk the red carpet right up to my sink where I rinse the morning dishes.


I am honored to have a husband and children to take care of.


I am beautiful in the eyes of the Lord, living out his will for my life as a wife and mother.


I am wealthy on the red carpet, for many in the world do not have a sink with running water in their kitchen.


I am gifted on the red carpet - gifted with the riches of God's grace that come through my faith in Christ Jesus his son.


There is no greater honor than the red carpet walk I do every morning in my kitchen.


Join me, as you step up to your kitchen sink - in welcoming a joy that the world cannot understand.


My red carpet is...
A GIFT.




Thank you sweet Jesus for delighting me with this gift!



Today is Women Living Well Wednesday! It's a Link-Up Day!!!


Join the fun, do a little blog hopping and don't forget if you join below -please add the Women Living Well Wednesdays button to your post so your readers can find us here! (posts can include the topics of marriage, parenting, homemaking, finances, recipes, organization and more!)





Walk with the King!

I am linked up at Titus2days (Time Warp Wife), Raising Homemakers, and Works for Me Wednesday. I heart Homeschooling



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38 Comments:

Blogger Nicole Auld said...

Courtney--amazing! Sometimes we can forgive it is such a blessing to be a homemaker! Thank God for giving me my 2 blessings and a husband that will support his family. Sometimes, I do take it forgranted...thanks for reminding me.

February 22, 2011 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Wonderful! I have a red carpet in front of my sink too! I never made that connection before! Now I will do so every time I stand on it. :)

February 22, 2011 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Love this post! Thanks for hosting the hop.

February 22, 2011 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Hey, I have a red carpet in front of my sink too! I will think of your post as I wash my dishes :)

February 22, 2011 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger {esther} said...

A beautiful way of remembering how blessed we homemakers really are! However, I now feel the need for my own "red carpet!" teehee. Thanks for hosting the blog hop!
Our Simple Country Life

February 22, 2011 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Good story! Love it!

February 22, 2011 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Lisa Maria said...

Thank you Courtney for this wonderful validation of the work homemakers do. Its really easy to feel like what you do is unimportant when the world doesn't value your contribution. I love your visual tools... and I'm off to buy myself a red carpet too.. just so I can remind myself everyday how beautiful, blessed and important I am! ;-) Love & Blessings to you

February 23, 2011 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger Sarah beth said...

Super adorable Courtney!!! I def feel super blessed to have a family~~

I walk up to a green carpet hehe

Love the jammies too!!! :}

Blessings, Sarah beth
http://hislovingpresence.blogspot.com/

February 23, 2011 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger sweet european dreams said...

well said and absolutely true!

February 23, 2011 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks for this wonderful post!

Greetings from Germany

February 23, 2011 at 2:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great message,I find your blog very encouraging!

February 23, 2011 at 3:59 AM  
Blogger e-Mom said...

You absolutely have the right attitude. I'm excited for you, Courtney. What a great metaphor.

Thanks for hosting!

e-Mom @ Chrysalis

February 23, 2011 at 4:16 AM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Love this!! Thank you!

February 23, 2011 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger Nicki said...

Love it, Courtney! Thanks!

February 23, 2011 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

I LOOOOVE this post!! I might just have to print this one out!

February 23, 2011 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger JenT said...

Great post!

February 23, 2011 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Priscilla said...

Just today I was thinking, before turning on the computer, that I am the ONLY 30-ish SAHM in my son´s class. That was an odd feeling. All other moms are working women. I know it´s God´s will for me to be here: at home. But still, sometimes it´s difficult to deal with day by day. And you tend to forget why are you doing it and hte IMPORTANCE of it! God chose us to do these because he trust in us! And that is a lot!! So thank you Courtney for your beautiful post today!

February 23, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Amber said...

That brought tears to my eyes! I walk "the red carpet" everyday too! I wouldn't trade it for the world!

February 23, 2011 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger My Heart Song said...

Love that perspective, you honored one you! :-) Me too... I will remember that today.
Shannon in Indiana <><

February 23, 2011 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Lady-in-the-Making said...

Wow, this is beautiful. As I was reading the first few lines, I started to slump (literally). I was thinking, "I'm not wealthy...I'm not beautiful...I'm not honored.....

I think I'll have to buy a red carpet for in front of my kitchen sink now. :)

Love you!

February 23, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

This message was soooo vivid to me since we stood outside the Kodak Theater just this past September. Like you, I consider it an enormous blessing to be at home caring for my family full time. I was one of those women who thought it wasn't possible, that we couldn't afford to do it, but God (through my husband) showed me it in fact WAS possible. I really LOVE how you put the spin on this, that we should not miss our own red carpet walk. And the best part is, it's not a once a year event for us. ;-)
Blessings,
Toni

February 23, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Thoughts for the day said...

I love this.
It is all about perspective and believe me hollywood or new york is NOT the place to be. In your home creating and molding little people is far more important than 'acting'.

February 23, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

Thanks you Courtney! Lately I have been forgetting what a blessing it is to be a Christian and this had helped reveal that sin. Thank you!

February 23, 2011 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger DoleValleyGirl said...

Love that you are humble enough to post a picture of yourself in your jammies. :) Thanks for the encouragement today, and thanks for hosting the linky party. :) Blessings to all! ~Lisa

February 23, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

LOVE THIS!! :)

February 23, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

This inspired me to go buy a red carpet for my kitchen! :)

~Kristi

February 23, 2011 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Barbara H. said...

Second try -- forgive me if this goes through twice. I got a "service unavailable" message the first time.

I love this. We are truly honored to be where we are doing what we do.

This is my first time to link up -- I saw the link on a friend's blog. I'm looking forward to reading more.

February 23, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Sergeant Zapple said...

Great way to look at your day.

February 23, 2011 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Amie said...

Awesome post! I love reading about women who feel honored to be wives and mothers...its such a gift.
Amie
www.ahandfuloffun.blogspot.com

February 23, 2011 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

My first time linking up..love your perspective on the red carpet! http://www.multitaskingmama.com/2011/02/marriage-testimony/

February 23, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Priscilla said...

What a sweet perspective on our jobs as homemakers! When we realize it is not about us being in the spotlight but instead about being blessed to have families to serve we can be joyfilled. Thank you for your blog - I read it often and am always encouraged!

February 23, 2011 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger 5ennie said...

What a sweet post! Thank you! Here from HHH :)

February 23, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Misty said...

I just realized that I have a red carpet in front of my sink, too. Never thought about that before....

February 24, 2011 at 1:23 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

LOVE THIS! I am so glad I found your blog and have been very much blessed by your words! I will begin homeschooling my kids this next year and I am so looking forward to reading more! Thanks!

February 24, 2011 at 4:10 PM  
Anonymous resa said...

Hi Courtney,
Great post today! Your blog really is such a blessing to me. I thank God for leading me to it. And thank you for doing your best to Walk with the King. I just had a question. Do you pray in the Holy Spirit/ Tongues? Is that something you believe in? Thank You so much!
Resa

February 24, 2011 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Cait said...

just came across your blog :) ohmygosh its so cute! love it love it!

February 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Resa - no I do not.

February 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Just read this post over at Sweet Blessings and wanted to say that I'm a new fan! Blessings!

February 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

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