Our Reflection guest post + giveaway

i am so grateful Laura is over here on my blog today! 
she is a very inspiring woman, wife, and mother! 
i can't believe how much she does on a daily basis. it completely astounds me!
she is here today sharing something so special and important to remember.
plus there is an awesome giveaway at the end!!
so please stick around and get to know Laura better :)

Is a blog name really "that" important? 
Should you completely stress yourself out over it? 

I guess I answered yes to both these questions because that's what I did. For weeks. Seriously. If I was going to jump into the world of blogging, I wanted our name to reflect who we really were. I came up with a list of at least a dozen possibilities but they had already been taken. I was literary beating myself up with why couldn't I come up with a simple blog name. Then it hit me. "I" can't do anything on my own. I needed to take the advise I'm constantly giving to others, step back and pray about it. And that's exactly what I did. 


God knew my thoughts. I didn't need to do a hour long prayer with "thees" and "thous" for God to understand what I was trying to say. I simply asked God to use me as a dispel for His will. To be someone who would help spread His word though my blog. Not being someone throwing a bible at you, but by leading by example.

My husband and I are in a couple bibles study and one night when he was speaking about how husbands should treat their wives, he turned at looked directly into my eyes and said, "When I look at my wife, I see Jesus face transparent before hers. There is nothing I wouldn't say or do to her, that I wouldn't say directly to Him." 


I was breathless. So beautifully said, I was bit in aw. My husband is an amazing, admirable man. I rehearsed in my mind, over and over those words he spoke to me that night. My husband is the reflection of a mighty and faithful servant. That was it! That's how I wanted our family to be known, as faithful servants. And to be this, we needed to live in His reflection. 

That's how our little blog came to life. I made my news years goal and on January 1, 2012, Our Reflection came to life. I have my weekly link up parties but I'm now focusing more on posting what's in my heart. What we can do to make a difference in the lives of others. What we can do to live in His reflection.

I hope you found this encouraging. I would love to hear your stories of how God's working in your life. Come drop by and say hi.

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AND A GIVEAWAY!! 

Laura is giving away a this awesome Spa Kit! 



here's how to enter: 

leave a comment for each entry
[mandatory]
1. follow Laura's blog 

[optional]
2. follow Laura on Facebook 
3. follow Laura on Twitter
4. follow Laura's photography blog 

GOOD LUCK! 

35 comments:

Amy said...

I follow Laura's blog. :)

Amy said...

I like her on facebook. :)

TheUnlostWanderer said...

I follow Laura's blog :]

TheUnlostWanderer said...

I follow her photography blog :]

Jessica Sebastian said...

I follow her blog!

Jessica Sebastian said...

And I'm a FB fan

Jessica Sebastian said...

I follow her on Twitter

Jessica Sebastian said...

And I'm a fan of her photography blog...or follower...or whatever!

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I follow Laura's blog!

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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I follow Laura on facebook!

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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I follow Laura on twitter!

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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I follow Laura's Photography blog!

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Rachel said...

I {already} follow Laura's blog!

Rachel said...

I {already} liked Laura's Facebook page!

Rachel said...

I {already} follow Laura on Twitter!

Rachel said...

I {already} follow Laura's photography blog!

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for the giveaway opportunity I am a happy new follower. Hugs P.S. don't forget to enter mu giveaway too :-)

Katherines Corner said...

following your photo blog :-) interested in the photo challenge ( hey girl) I would love some details on that

Katherines Corner said...

following you on twitter @GoAskKatie

Katherines Corner said...

liked you on facebook and left a hug :-)

Katherines Corner said...

following lauras blog

Lindsey Bell said...

Liked on FB.

Amber M. said...

i follow laura's blog!

Amber M. said...

I like her on facebook!

Amber M. said...

I follow her on twitter! What a great giveaway!

Shane said...

I follow her blog!

Shane said...

I like laura on fb!

Brittany TYD said...

I follow her blog :)

Brittany TYD said...

I follow Laura on Twitter

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The Motts said...

I follow Laura's blog!

angela said...

I follow Laura's blog

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angela said...

I follow Laura on FB

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angela said...

I follow Laura on twitter

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angela said...

I follow Laura's photography blog

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