So let's imagine that I invite you over for coffee (it's always time for coffee) and to chat. You'd sit at my dining room table on an upholstered Ikea chair with a red marker stain on the seat that I can't get out (okay I lied, I haven't even tried), and you'd watch me put an unGodly amount of creamer and sugar in my coffee. I'd have way too many sweet snacks on a tray that makes you think "Wait? Are more people coming?" and we'd get to know each other...
I'm Candace. I'm a lover of Christ, I'm a wife to Nicholas, and I'm a mommy to Sienna & Titus (in that order). I'm blunt and extremely transparent. I'm compassionate and empathetic. Which kinda stinks because I'm also a dweller. I can get super sad and upset over someone else's problem for-like-ever. I'm quick to forgive. I will call you out. I'm the friend that tells you what you don't want to hear but need to hear. I can be overly sensitive, and yes I will read into the "tone" of your text and be offended by your attitude of which I read your text in. Contrarily, my theme for this year is "Thrive in Truth" and my daily goal is to have intentional joy and find beauty in the mundane. Also, I stink at laundry. Stains are my kryptonite.
My passions include sharing my walk with Christ, helping others, making all things pretty & festive, and parenting. I hope here I can give you a place of hope. A place where a "bible thumper" seems so tangible and real and flawed. I pray that I can close the gap between the "normal" and the "believers" of thou Christ Child our Sacred Son of the Lamb Hath be Holy Redeemer. (God totally knows my intention with that so no worries, I'm not up in flames). My heart lies with those JUST outside of the gates of Hell. I want to use my words, my experiences, my hurts, and my struggles to lift people out of brokenness by revealing I'm deep down in there with them. My hope is that God's word can seem a bit less of a foreign language and a lot more like a love poem through my testimony here.
Having Selah Joy Company is a result of a deep rooted desire from Christ to be the hostess with the mostess. I have always relished in hosting a celebration, a dinner, a gathering, and filling a space with joy. I have delighted in preparing an event and watching a wedding unfold. I'll explain more about my business in another post (dun dun dun.. cliff hanger!) Anywho, God wants me to have a space of joy and growth and peace and kindness (even if on the internet) to bring people together and love their faces off!! So, that's what this is! I couldn't be more excited, nervous, willing, and lead to be sharing all I come across right here with you all.
By now if we were really sitting at my house sipping coffee, I would have reheated it a hand full of times, we would've switched to more comfy seating because I have a boney butt, my children would be begging for "bunny time", you'd probably be covered in white dog hair, and we would've already been interrupted more times than we can count. Oh the blessing of this blog, we were just pretending & we got to finish a conversation! Now tell me about yourself because somebunny wants to hear all about you. Oh and also....Im cheesy. =)