Lately, I've been asked some really good questions: Who are you? What's your purpose in blogging? Who are you trying to reach? I LOVE those and periodically, I'm asked questions like, "What kind of facial products do you use?" I LOVE that too.
In reviewing The Lylah Blog, I realize that it's time for me to post some answers to the good questions.
Who are you?
Let's see. I'm Lylah! I love life and seek to live it without regrets. What helps me stay on track is daily living with a "frame-work" of purpose defined in my personal mission statement that I believe is my God-given purpose (statement) in life ~
I also am Michael's wife. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being Michael's wife. I would NEVER had this much opportunity to gain character and reward (only comes with the right attitude) without being married to him. What I mean by that is - the truth be told, marriage is sometimes hard and we all need to change and marriage either changes us to be sweet or bitter. I'm sweet.
Part of a wife's job description: is to learn how to respect, give honor to, serve, follow, submit to his authority, treat like a king, be a blessing to a man who might not 'earn' respect, be easy to follow (because he's most likely not sure where to go or how to get there). And, yet, this is what God spells out for us to do and this is what's rewarded (only when do with a good attitude).
I'm also a MOM. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being a mom. Being a mom is another one of God's gifts to women. I enjoy watching my daughters (Candace, Jenni) grow and mature and develop character as they are the best moms to my six little grandkiddos. Being a Nana is the most amazing thing in the whole world. Right now as I type, Ivana keeps wanting to trace my hand with this orange crayon. How can I say no? Can't. Won't. Love it!
I'm also a beginner gardener, writer, teacher and speaker and I LOVE practicing hospitality and building bridges, creating sanctuary and making our home The Simple Home.
What's your purpose in blogging?
I've been in ministry to women for over twenty-five years. These years have been as a leader, disciple-maker, mentor and coach to women. I'm passionate for women to be better (biblical) and confident wives and mothers. I think it's one of the ways that the world can change is if women's hearts turn homeward. I also believe that a woman's greatest "ministry" will be from what flows from her kitchen.
Who are you trying to reach?
It's about life, home, gardening, baking cupcakes, coloring with grandkids and teaching them to work.
It's about being a wife and having an intimate marriage. It's about being a mom and a friend. It's about an older woman helping a young woman learn the gentle art of Home Keeping and Creating Sanctuary.
It's about learning to and being encouraged to Trust in Him, have hurt and wounded places grieved over and healed and grow in relationships with girlfriends by not gossiping and learning to listen.
As an older woman, I suppose my primary target is the younger woman but in reality it's for ALL ages of women.