Hello! I am Markie the blogger behind Barefoot In Grace! I am a wife and a stay at home barefoot mama of three daughters! I live in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, it's my heaven on earth. The older I get the more I love the simplicity of life in these mountains that make me feel so safe. I have lived in the same house for most of my life. It has been an amazing experience to raise my daughters in the house where I was raised.
I have been married for seven years, it has been amazing and joyful mixed with a few hundred tears along the way. We have grown so much in the last couple of years, both in our marriage and in our faith. This past year on our seventh anniversary we gave our lives to Jesus and we got baptized together. It has been a roller coaster of a year but I can't wait to see where the rest of our lives goes.
I have always had a huge faith in God but it wasn't until around five years ago I started to crave something more. I wanted to get to know Jesus, have a personal relationship with him more than just knowing about him. I started to change things slowly, at first I started to read my bible, then I slowly switched to listening only Christian music, watching pastors on youtube, and praying more. This past May on Mothers Day we started going to church, my husband finally wanted to go to church again! It was such an answered prayer! I have seen so of the most beautiful blessings happen right in front of me, big and small. I have been a witness to the most beautiful testimonies. We haven't been going to church long, but they have become so much like family. God, knew that we were going to need them so much this past summer!
My blog is centered around living a Grace-filled life, I will be posting about my walk with Jesus and my journey navigating a grace-filled life. I love living life barefoot and in grace! I am so far from perfect, but my God is forgiving! I believe that God is leading me on this journey to share my stories with others in hopes that it gives someone else hope! This is my personal journey to grace, my journey in motherhood, depression, being a wife, and so much more! I will post helpful tips and tricks, holiday ideas (Christmas is my favorite), tons of scripture and faith.
My blog was born one Sunday when my youngest daughter that we call Grace was running around after church barefoot with her shoes in her hands standing in Gods Grace. Being barefoot to me means stripped down, flaws exposed, showing with transparency your true self in front of Jesus. The word "In" means expressing movement with the result that someone or something becomes enclosed or surrounded by something else. The definition of Grace means "the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings". The name of my blog is extremely close to my heart because I am standing in front of Jesus surrounded by his love, his grace & mercy. I am truly Barefoot In Grace. This is my journey to Grace. I may not be perfect but everything is possible through Christ!
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