Hi, I’m Na’

I’m Na’omi. Please call me Na’ (pronounced naw), all my friends do. I am excited you stopped by.

As of March 2017, I am new to blogging and I pray my blog will be successful. How do I define success? Success is reaching people in the name of my Lord by offering encouragement, knowledge for spiritual growth, and tips for living in God’s Kingdom. God placed a desire in my heart to create with a purpose; I hope that my blog will fill this desire. I have noticed a pattern of serving people who are going through life circumstances I have already been through. It’s an awesome and humbling experience for God to use me as His instrument.

This blog is designed to encourage the broken and empty, to provide spiritual nourishment for growth, and inspire and encourage individuals who wish to serve in the Lord’s Kingdom. The hope for Royalty by Grace is to help people find hope in Jesus. I’ll draw from my own experiences of trial and of hope. My hope is to assist my fellow children to find peace in The King. Also, I will offer spiritual food for those who have found their worth and strength in God (Matthew 5:6).

Royalty by Grace is meant to be a place of community. The plan is to:

  • have a prayer wall, where we as a community can pray for one another,
  • have weekly devotionals,
  • encourage and inspire my readers to live for our Father,
  • Invite guest writers.
Dreaming Big

I have a T-Shirt somewhere that says “Dream Big. Start Small.” And that is my intention. With a BIG DREAM in my head and a prayer in my heart, the plan is to start small then grow. As my blog grows, I want to hear what you have to say. It is important that I am writing about what you feel you need to hear.

Fair Warning: some of what I have to say will not be easy to swallow. My goal is to facilitate growth. Growth means that sometimes you have to push your way through the dirt before you become a flower

Wedding Day. Sauk River Christian Camp.
My Family

With that, I am almost 30 years old; a wife of a preacher. My husband, Jay, and I are a little unconventional. He is 18 years older than me … I’ll let that sink in for a second.

Got it? … Good.

Even though there is an age difference, he is my bestest friend. Our favorite things to do include: serving our Father (GOD), playing games, and cuddles (although, I think I enjoy the cuddles more). God put him in my life during dark days. With his encouragement to keep the faith, I made it to sunlight. He fell in love with me at my worst, and he absolutely loves me at my best.

Jay has a teenaged daughter, a fiery red-head I adore. We met when she was 13 and she didn’t like me much, but after some trials, we love each other. I don’t expect her to see me as a mom figure, and I’m Ok with it, but in my heart she’s my daughter. We live in Mineola, TX, a few minutes away from her. She is in our prayers and we think of her daily. (In case you’re wondering: No, we don’t have children of OUR own … yet.)

Firey Red-Head at Gas Works Park, Seattle, WA *We used to live north of there*

I am the pet mom of three adorable fur babies. Sugar, the black and white Papillion, is the oldest, but acts like the youngest with the biggest personality. Whitney, the black dachshund mix, is the middle and her more than 12.5 years show on her. Whitney has been my baby since the day she was born; we have been through a lot together. She is the most loyal of the bunch. Honey, the blonde pup, is our youngest at 10ish. She is a bit skittish and acts tough, but deep down she is my honey bear.

Collage made with Google
Ok … Me, I’m a Work in Progress

You should know: I am an odd duck. For instance, I’m looking forward to my 30s.

I’ve experienced love and abuse. Both my parents served in the Air Force. Because of that: Texas is state #7, that I’ve lived in. I’ve seen the Space Needle, walked on Hawaiian beaches, cried at the Grand Canyon, and gazed upon Mt. Rushmore. My parents had very different upbringings and it was reflected in how they raised us. Us: I am the middle of three. I have spent most of my adult life serving children.

My favorite color is purple. I loathe doing dishes, but I enjoy the laundry. At the moment, I live in an RV, which is a blessing because it gives us the flexibility to go where we think God wants us. I LOVE Church! Worshiping with brothers and sisters fills my heart! It gives me joy when a Church works in their community. Jesus meets people where they are; I believe the Church should too.

However, I think the most important thing I can tell you is I’m a work in progress. You know 1Timothy 1:15:

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.

As a young adult, I remember reading this and sobbing because … that’s me. You know? That feeling of undeserved grace and forgiveness, the humbling love and favor God gives. HE came to save me. I had been treated as if I was worthless so many times, I believed the lie. But the Lord tells me every day: I am loved.

This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10

I Hope You Like it Here

I think that is all I have to say about me at this time. So I wish to leave you with my theme verse. It is the verse that reminds me of His love and that He is always at work – even in the hard times. This verse empowers me to reach for Him and use my anguish as a benefit not only for myself but for those around me.

Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back. Isaiah 38:17

Thank You for reading my blog. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email me at naomikeith25@gmail.com.

I Hope You like it Here.

*Hugs and Love* Y’all,

Royalty by Grace

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