Our Infinitely More

 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20

Years ago when we began the process of buying a business I kept having a scripture pop into my head over and over again. I knew it was a scripture, but I didn’t know where in the bible it came from and honestly I didn’t care. I didn’t even check. After a week or two of this scripture constantly popping into my head my sweet friend Sam sent me a text.

It said, “Morning! This was my daily scripture today, and I thought it was appropriate for you! Have a good day, love you!” Or something to that affect, but I was so taken back when I clicked the image. It was Ephesians 3:20! God was doing His best to get His word into my mind and heart, and used my friend to confirm.

I clung to those words while opening the business. Months later I created a Christian t-shirt line and once again the scripture kept coming to mind so I created a design just for it “Boss Lady” that has been one of our number one sellers.

However, being me I still didn’t truly get what God was trying to tell me. His Word got me through opening a business, starting a t-shirt line, but I still wasn’t letting it sink into my life.

Friday, March 24, 2017 it finally hit me like a ton of bricks. Happy bricks!

As I hung up the phone and bawled my eyes out (Not me at all, but pure gratitude) all I could think was…

NOW ALL GLORY TO GOD!

HE IS ABLE!

HIS MIGHTY POWER IS AT WORK!

HE JUST ACCOMPLISHED INFINITELY MORE THAN I COULD EVER ASK OR THINK!

If you know us personally then you know that we’ve been wanting a house to make a home forever. Literally, since before we got married our goal was to buy a house. I was that girl growing up that dreamed more about my future house than my wedding decorations. We tried constantly, yet always failed. Every time we got a step closer to our home we ended up 10 steps back. It finally got to the point that we just quit talking about it. Our family and friends were tired of hearing about it and so were we. We gave up.

Finally, out of nowhere it all aligned this year and we are proud owners of a beautiful home that is perfectly us.

Back to March 24th, it was Spring Break so I got the day off to spend with Kyle. We worked all morning on packing up the apartment, but that wasn’t what was truly on our mind. We had been waiting on a phone call all day long, and he finally zonked out on the couch in the afternoon. I had given up on getting the call that day, and sadly sat on the couch.

Finally, the phone rang. I ran to the bedroom to not wake Kyle, and shaking answered the phone and the conversation went like this…

The guy said “Hello is this Macey Rumsey?”

“Yes it is.”

He said, “Great, I got your blood work results for you.”

“Ok, Great” (I was really thinking “Please God!”)

He said, ” They came back positive.”

“OK………OK…so… you mean…. I’m pregnant?”

He said, “Yes m’am… (followed by BLAH BLAH BLAH)

I literally don’t have a clue what else he said, I was just trying to keep it together long enough to get off the phone.

As I said earlier for the first time in my life I couldn’t stop hysterically crying. I had previously thought of all kinds of fun ways to tell Kyle, but I didn’t care anymore. Once I pulled myself together to walk (more like run) to the living room I just jumped on him! Panicked he opened his eyes to see me bawling, and quickly became terrified. He had never seen me cry like that before, but then he realized the beaming smile. I said “It’s positive! It’s positive!”

We sat on the couch in awe of God for the rest of the day.

You see it may not seem like much to you, but we had been trying for two years to have a baby. With many doctor visits, many medicines, and a failed insemination in 2016 we prayed and prayed this one would work.

Everyone in our world knew of our desire for a home for the past four years, but not a soul had any idea of our deep desire for a child for the past two. We decided early on to keep it between the two of us, because when it was time we wanted it to be a surprise of pure excitement.

We sat on our couch on Friday, March 24, 2017 in complete awe of God. We had been so distracted by our desires and wants for a home and family of our own that we hadn’t paid enough attention to what God was saying…

I am able. My power is mighty. My power is for you. I will accomplish infinitely more than you could ever ask or think. 

Our infinitely more is not only getting our perfect home, but having a beautiful baby to bring into this world. We would have never thought to ask or think for this perfect timing, but God knew.

He always knows. All glory is His.

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This Live Simple Life may have plans that fall short, but God does infinitely more than we might ask or think.

Macey

P.S. I will fill you in on how we told everyone soon 🙂

Design & Devotion: Keep it Simple

Happy Sunday Friends,

We have been dreaming of becoming home owners for years, and it was finally our time. More like God’s time. Those of you that know us have been thinking “Thank God! Now we don’t have to listen to them talk about it!” Not true, now you just have to listen to us talk about how much we love it and see all the pretty pictures. (Sorry, not sorry)

This week we finished the smallest room, the bathroom! I thought I would combine two of my passions, design and devotion, and share with you a look into our home and life.

P.S. We were so excited to get started that I didn’t get the best “Before” pictures, but these will give you an idea. I was thankful to have a fairly blank canvas! (Handsome man in the mirror has worked his tail off!)

Step 1: Paint

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Accent Wall – Sea Salt from Sherwin Williams

Walls – Alabaster from Sherwin Williams

Door, Trim, Cabinet – White from Sherwin Williams

Tip: If you watch for their online coupons you can get anywhere from 20-40% off your purchase, plus $10.00 off a certain dollar amount. We ended up saving over $80.00 on all our paint!

Step 2: Install custom fixtures

I am a lover of simple, farmhouse, and industrial. I sketched out just what I wanted and off to Menards we went!

After cleaning off the pieces it’s easier for me to lay it all out on the ground to visualize how it will display. For the wood shelving we grabbed one piece of standard 12ft board and cut it into six pieces to stain.

The shelving took some time (and a lot of my dad’s patience), but the towel and toilet paper holders were quick and easy!

Tip: Your hands will be covered in black, but that’s part of the fun. The piping and attachments aren’t as cheap as you would think, but they aren’t outrageous either. The pieces range from .69 – $2.95 each.

Step 3: Decorate (My favorite!)

I like to keep it simple, and the custom fixtures already added character so it didn’t take much!

We built the shelving to display the towels and such, which is a little unconventional, but that’s ok! I like that when people come over or stay with us they don’t have to wonder where everything is, it’s all easy access.

White Metal Basket – Ikea

Sea Salt Matching Towels – Tuesday Morning

Soap Pump – Tuesday Morning

The one thing I do still want to change down the road is the vanity top, I am not a fan! It can wait for now though (Hubby says so anyway)  I added the cotton balls, Q-Tips, and flowers on the counter to draw your eye to the texture not so much the counter. The massive mirror also draws your eye away from the counter. I found this gem at junkin’ event for $20.00! Woot Woot! Fresh coat of white paint and it made the entire bathroom feel more spa like.

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Overall, I am very pleased with our new bathroom, and believe it or not the clean colors seem to keep it cleaner. I don’t know if that is actually possible, but hey I’ll take it!

I hope you all enjoyed the first look into our new home, and I hope you’ll finish your Sunday night with this in mind…

“Don’t load yourselves up with equipment. Keep it simple; you are the equipment…”

Luke 9:1-5 The Message

We so often want all that we can get. We want a bigger house to hold more people. We want nicer things to show more people. We just want more. Jesus was talking to the twelve disciples in Luke 9, and the scripture says He commissioned them to preach the news of God’s kingdom and heal the sick. He literally could have told them anything, yet He told them to keep it simple.

This Live Simple Life may get loaded full, but today I hope we remember it’s far more simple in God’s eyes. We are the equipment. We are His equipment.  May we be in good working order this week.

Macey