canvasing hospitality {celebrating women in may}

May 28, 2014 — 17 Comments

celebrating women doing their God-given thing

{for the month of may, i’m highlighting a few women who are gaining confidence in who God has created them to be and displaying it so through different means. for some, it was born out of cause. for others, it was there since birth. and some, it’s the season of life they are in. and they are sharing their stories here this month! join me in celebrating them and that’s not all…they want to celebrate you! a giveaway on each blogpost through the month of may! make sure you leave a comment the day or the day following the post, for that’s what enters you in the drawing. winners will be announced on the following post} {congrats to Mary R. – winner of a Spread More Love tote from the previous post}

welcome my friend & sister-in-love, Lindsey, as we celebrate women in may!

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Hello, I’m Lindsey Pilgreen. I was born and raised in Alabama for twenty-three years, a resident of Texas for four years, and now currently live just outside of San Francisco in Mill Valley with my husband and our two littles. My husband is a student at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary so seminary wife and stay-at-home mom are my current roles in life.

Before moving to California, I was a high-school algebra teacher in a suburb of Houston, TX. We had a cute little rental house, two incomes, an energetic toddler, and another baby on the way. Then, as He often does, God stepped in and totally redirected our lives. We had almost given up on life in the Bay Area after a couple of failed attempts, assuming we were misunderstanding God. Turns out, we were right about the destination but the reason was just unknown up to that point. God put seminary and a future in ministry on our hearts, and everything fell right into place. Fast-forward to today and

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I can tell you the ride has been far from perfect thus far. However, we have relied on God in ways we may never have otherwise.

What does all of this have to do with Shauna so kindly asking me onto her blog? In college, I discovered a love for hospitality. Weird, right?! But, really. I love the planning and prep of having people over to our home or planning an event and watching people enjoy themselves without worry. Plus, since becoming a mom, I have had a strong desire to encourage other new moms and women close to me.

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Combine those interests with a knack for doodling (and eight years of cheerleading sign-making) and you get this fun hobby-turned-craft you can find at http://bhhandmade.wordpress.com . Most of my canvas ideas have stemmed from events happening in my life or the lives of people close to me. The cards stem from my love of a good set of stationary and the hope to encourage others.

As I mentioned before, I am now a stay-at-home mom, and I could not be happier with the opportunity to watch my babies grow on a daily basis like this. These canvases and cards have given me a creative outlet during this new time in life. Maybe they can be an encouragement or gift to you, too.

 

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Shauna Pilgreen

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17 responses to canvasing hospitality {celebrating women in may}

  1. Beth Costello May 28, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Beautiful words, thoughts, family and creativity, Lindsey! So proud of the Godly young woman, wife and mommy that you are…it’s so exciting to see how God is working in & through your lives….thank you for striving to live intentionally for Him!
    (And the ank you, Shauna, for encouraging Lindsey and other young women to share their stories here. Continued prayers for you and Ben …in your ministry and your family!)

  2. “What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.” – Corrie ten Boom

  3. Erin Richardson May 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

    “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; Trust also in Me” – Jesus in John 14

    I have loved these posts! Thanks for sharing Shauna and Lindsey!

  4. Lindsey – wonderful to hear how the Lord has routed y’all to SF in ways you never imagined and you’re able to cling tightly to His truth and use your gifts wherever He leads y’all! Reminds me of a favorite scripture of mine: “Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge!” – Psalm 119:54 May His Word continue to be your anthem!

    • Love this! Such a comfort when it’s so easy to worry about the future. After clicking on your blog link, I are we have a Pine Cove connection…I worked in ’05 and ’06 but still have friends on staff! Thanks for sharing!

  5. “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis

  6. Beth Costello May 28, 2014 at 8:16 am

    “For it is by GRACE you have been saved, through FAITH – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8

  7. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalms 19:14

  8. “Bind my wandering heart to thee”

    Great post Lindsey! I love what you are doing with the talents God has given you, so awesome & so glad to call you friend.

  9. Loved reading the post and I’ve enjoyed seeing all of your work so far! So thankful for your friendship!
    “Friendship is a very comforting thing to have.” -Christopher Robin (A.A. Milne)

  10. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
    So easy to understand, yet hard to execute! :)

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