Hey there! I am Kayla. My blog is the best about me that you will find. It is meant to be a haven. A spot on the perfection-saturated web that you can come to see a mama that doesn't necessarily have it all together, a wife that doesn't serve her husband perfectly, a book-keeper that isn't good at keeping the books but is working hard to get there, and a crafter that isn't good at taking photographs of her crafts. I will share my hardships, struggles, and difficulties without the mask of perfection. And hopefully through all of that, you will see the God that I serve. The one that loves me as I am, imperfections and all. The one that gives me grace to make it through the day, the forgiveness to keep going and the patience to keep trying.
So, how did the name A Flower of the Field come about? I'm glad you asked. I am a big believer in the meaning of names and the stories behind them and I would like to share mine with you. I have always had a thing for fields. I grew up on a hobby farm and was taught the importance of hard work and endurance and so spent a lot of my growing up years in a field. Picking rocks, making timothy forts with cousins, it didn't matter, I'm sure I did it in a field. So, fields are significant. The flower part came from the verses that have just really withheld me during my family's struggles (loss of husband's job, husband's basic training, foreclosure...).
Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I clung to the fact that God not only cares for his flowers but even more for me. It just made sense to name my blog after the flower of the field that the verses talk about. Because that is what I want to share with you. God will hold us through it. If we worry, it is harder to endure when we are trying to do it on our own rather than trusting that the God that holds the entire world in his hands has everything under control.
So, that is how the name A Flower of the Field came about. I am a flower in His field and he is watching out for me always. He is pleased with me and I am dearly loved and want to share that with you. Not only I, but you as well are loved and cherished by the same King. Join me as I navigate life's struggles and journeys in the hands of an EPIC Savior.