A Note From Nikki

311712_4034487953105_2007245358_nHello and welcome to 5 Minutes for Faith! I can tell we have a lot in common. For here you are, with the limited free time you have, striving to find encouragement and camaraderie that also points you to the arms of our Savior.

My friends call me Nikki and I’d be honored if you would do the same. I am simply a loved wife, blessed mom, mere child saved by grace who strives daily to live like I deserve it.

Home for me is found with my husband of 13 years and our 4-year-old son in the ever-changing climate of Minnesota. Before my role of mother, my favorite jobs included teaching piano and working in interior design. I have a hard time saying no to anything with peanut butter and chocolate and if we meet for coffee, a chai tea latte will be in my cup.

I am simply a girl in love with her Savior who is also in love with the idea that we can help each other along life’s journey. So I share my heart with you here and on my blog Simplystriving. I journal my adventure of seeking joy in the everyday while simply striving to become all that God has made me to be. Because we’re all striving. Stretching. Sometimes struggling. Why not encourage each other along the way?

May you see the way He pursues you. May you feel His loving embrace. And as you go about your busy day, my prayer for you is this:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 NIV