Hello again! It’s Liz, guest writing for Macy this week.
Y’all probably know by now that The Christian Home is all about beautiful ways to fill your home with the truth of Scripture. We know that when we surround ourselves and our families with these truths, they become ingrained into our hearts. Being confronted daily with these truths can also help us to memorize them. This week’s featured company creates beautiful signs that help to do both of these things! Today we are talking about Goodly Heritage.
“Goodly Heritage brings you home embellishments that reflect the truth of God’s Word and the warmth of family. Owned and operated by sisters Emily and Faith Christopherson, our goal is to provide you with lovely, handmade items that will adorn your home and bring glory to our Lord, Jesus Christ. We specialize in rustic Wood Signs and timeless Quilts. You can browse our collection for an item you love, or request a custom order. ‘The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.’ Psalm 16:6”
Scrolling through their Instagram posts, you are immediately struck by everything in their bio! Their signs are filled with scripture, hymns, and beautiful quotes. Please go visit them to see everything they have crafted! For today, I want to focus on one of their signs in particular:
After the birth of my second child, I experienced a season of doubt that I have not previously experienced. That is not to say there haven’t been doubts, but this season was a continual, terrifying valley of doubt. Where I once felt confident, I suddenly felt lost. Slowly I came to the realization that the doubt was coming from a definite need of Scripture in my life.
Before my second child was born, I taught Biblical Worldview part time. Constantly studying theology and books of the Bible then discussing them with students was the majority of my days. The process of study and teaching became an easy way to remind myself of Truth. When my husband and I made the decision for me to stay at home full time, I didn’t realize the impact it would have on my life. Ha! I thought that I would continue to study Scripture and have more time to do it, not less. As soon as my beautiful baby was born, my study time was nonexistent. I didn’t know how to fit it in, so I didn’t. The combination of not filling myself with Truth, sleepless nights and postpartum hormones threw me into a spiral of spiritual doubt.
Did I really believe that the Bible was true? Did God really say these things? Is He really in control? Is Jesus to be trusted and followed? I did not see the direct correlation between my lack of feeding on scripture and my anorexic faith. So many tears and hard conversations later, I realized that I had been starving myself. Just as my postpartum body struggled through one mile runs and basic exercises, my spiritual self struggled through the basic questions of the faith. I had fallen out of the habit of studying scripture everyday, and was feeling the direct effects of it!
In God’s providence, I stumbled across a Bible Reading Challenge to join. Over the summer months, I made my way through the entire New Testament. One of the leaders of the Challenge, Rachel Jankovic, encouraged women to read Scripture whenever they could, in whatever amount they could get. In depth study is good, great even! But a quick read through Ephesians while the kids are playing is important and healthy too! ANY scripture reading is good for us! Reading through the New Testament began a journey back to confidence. It wasn’t quick, and it wasn’t always easy, but it was SO helpful. Just as a plant ripped out of the ground needs time to regrow and reroot, I needed constant and consistent study to remind me of the Truth.
This sign in particular has a very special place in my heart; when I read Elisabeth’s wise words, I am reminded of that hard season and cautioned against neglecting my study again! While these signs may seem like just another decoration in your house, they are actually beautiful reminders. Whether it is Elisabeth Elliot’s caution, the beautiful proclamation of “It is finished” (like another of the signs they sent us posted below), or the words of a hymn near to your heart, these beautiful signs bring us back to the Truth.
Goodly Heritage is so kind to offer our followers a 30% off discount! All you have to do is head to their Etsy page at the link here or message them on their Instagram page @goodlyheritagehome and use the code “HOME166” to receive the discount. Be sure to check out all of the beautiful work that they do and think about who you could gift one of their pieces to this Christmas!
Guest Writer, The Christian Home