Unfamiliar Grace.

Hello everyone! I’m super excited to get this Blog started. First off I want to introduce myself and also let you all know a little bit about what I’m going to be writing about.

My name is Kayla Goodman, I’m 27 years old, I love God, I’m a wife to a wonderful man, A mom to 3 beautiful little girls, and I stay home to take care of them. It’s most definitely is not an easy “job” as most others would agree, but it is one of the most rewarding and eye-opening ones I have had in my life. I’m so grateful I have the privilege to do it each day. It is partly why i wanted to do this.

When I was trying to come up with the name for this, I was at a loss. I’m not gonna lie I’m not the most creative. So I decided to pray and open up my Bible. Still nothing, all of a sudden a thought came to me and I thought I want this blog to be different. But I couldn’t just call it different, ( I legit thought about it haha).  So I thought about other words for the word different, and unfamiliar was one of them, I liked that. Then grace has been a big thing in my life lately. So I put the two words together and thought that is perfect. Unfamiliar Grace, I want women to know that there is a Grace that is so much different from they are used to receiving. Grace for the real life things that happen. The things that people feel uncomfortable and awkward talking about. I want to be open and genuine with everyone. I want to go beyond that surface level that we all stay on. I’ve heard so many time people use the word transparent. I’ve heard it used SO many times, but never really used in the way its meant. It’s like it the new “it word” for Christians when they want to come off as though they are going to be completely honest with you, all the ugly parts included, but then they don’t really. It usually ends up being what everyone wants to hear. Well this blog is going to be completely honest. I want to show other women that they don’t need to hide the real things, in hopes that they will live up to some wild expectation, the world and others have put on them. Seriously it’s DRAINING and EXHAUSTING trying to hide the true parts of our lives that others say are not except-able and shameful. But the good thing is, there is a God who loves all those parts and longs to help you through them.

God has truly brought me a long way in being able to do this. As a woman who has suffered from horrible anxiety and depression, who has constantly tried to please people to make herself feel like she is good enough, this seemed impossible. But God has done such a work in my life and showed me truths that I didn’t even know existed. He has been showing me what grace is, and how it should be given. And I wanted to be able to show everyone what He can do in your lives by sharing some of the things He has been able to do in my life. In 1st Corinthians Chapter 1 it says “He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before we know it we are alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can there for that person just as God was there for us. ”  How awesome is it that He heals us so He can heal others?

I pray that God will use this all for His Glory, and that this will truly help other women in their daily lives. I can’t wait to share more with everyone.

-Kayla

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