Hi, I am Lizanne. I’m married to Chris (read OUR STORY here or here on my blog) and mama of one sweet boy, Elijah David (10/12/2010), one precious girl, Naomi Leah (26/12/2012), one angel baby Jemima Shalom (October 2015) and our rainbow baby due September 2016.
I qualified as a make up artist in 2007, but after dabbling in a few different careers, God showed me what He had planned for me: being a keeper at home and raising our children. I love cooking new dishes, reading, going to the beach, watching the sunset, spending time with my boys, shopping and being creative. I’m a bit of a crunchy-boho-hippy, so just deal with it.
I love the Lord, my God and Saviour and am eternally grateful that He saved a wretched sinner like me.
I have a desire to glorify God by teaching other women how to be beautifully feminine in a modest and godly way. I hope to accomplish that in part with my blog. (this was the main focus of my blog to start – but as time moved on, I have branched out…. as you’ll see)
Chris is my lovely manly man of a hunky husband! He is a quirky, nerdy, fun-loving husband and daddy disguised as web developer and sometimes moonlighting as a carpenter. He loves Jesus, movies, gaming, reading, fuzzy rodents (hamsters, mice and bunnies – actually all animals), music, and ME,oh and the little boy and girl!
Elijah is the cutest, funniest, busiest, messiest, most huggable little boy! He loves to run around, climb on things, pull things off stuff, play in dirt and water, eat, be hugged and cuddled, and he laughs like a champ. He is also the most loved and cherished boy to ever be born.
Naomi is the cutest, quietest little baby girl, we’re still getting to know her, but so far she’s a real little poppet! She eats, sleeps and cuddles really well, she loves to laugh and be tickled, and she loves food. She’s very much loved by her big brother, who misses her whenever she goes to sleep and she totally adores him.
What we believe:
We believe in the triune God of the Bible, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that we are saved by grace and not by anything that we could do, since we are unable to do what is required for it – that which Jesus accomplished on the cross. Because of this grace we can be in a restored relationship with God, co-heirs with Jesus, in-dwelt with the Holy Spirit and desiring to do good works so that God’s kindgom can be extended on the earth until the return of Jesus. (Ephesians 2:8, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 Peter 1:3, John 1:12, Ephesians 4:12)
We believe the Word of God is the highest authority and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. (2 Tim 3:16)
We believe that salvation through Jesus’s death and resurrection is the only way to salvation. (John 14:6)
We believe that man and woman were created in God’s image and likeness. (Gen 1:27)
We believe that the closest example to Christ’s love for us, is godly marriage, between a husband and wife. (Eph 5:22-33)
We believe that the husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church, even giving up his life for her. (Eph 5:25-33)
We believe that the wife is to submit to the husband in everything just as the church submits to Christ. This does not mean she is his doormat, but that she knows he has her best interests at heart, and is the God-appointed head of the home. (Eph 5:22-24)
We believe that we are to be witnesses to the world of God’s grace, mercy and salvation, and in our daily lives we are to reflect Him so that all may come to know Him. (1 Peter 2:12)
We believe that our bodies are holy temples and therefore we are to look after them and not soil them with ungodly practices and bad habits. (1 Cor 6:19-20)
We believe that the husband’s role is to provide, protect and lead the family. (Eph 5:25-33)
We believe the wife’s role is to be a helper and companion to her husband, and to be a homemaker and raise her children in the ways of the Lord. (Gen 2:18; Titus 2:3-4)
We believe that children are a gift from God but that they belong to Him and not to us. (Psalm 127:3-5
We believe that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and follow His way. (Rom 8:28)
We believe that baptism is an outward sign of an inward change and conversion to follow the Lord, therefore we believe in the baptism of believers and not that of infants. (Rom 6:3-5; Matt 28:19)