I am a huge fan of HGTV. Name any show on the station and nine times out of ten, I watch it. My absolute favorite show on HGTV is "Fixer Upper" featuring Chip and Joanna Gaines.
For those of you have no idea what or who I am talking about, I urge you to simply Google Magnolia and you will quickly learn of this amazing couple, show, and their entire empire in Waco, Texas.
Last week, I was dog and house sitting for one of my neighbors and while there I, of course, had HGTV on replay. At one point, an old "Fixer Upper" episode from season 2 came on and since I’ve seen the episode and know exactly how the home turned out after Chip and Joanna’s magic touch, I decided I’d find something to read.
On my neighbors living room table, there is a stack of home decorating magazines and atop the stack sat The Magnolia Story; a book written by Chip and Joanna which tells of the triumphs and downfalls that they have endured, not only of their remodeling empire but their lives together as well.
Their story is very unique and at the moments when most people would falter and just give up, their strength and trust in God just blossoms. I’m the type of person who loses faith quickly and easily, and reading their story at the moment I did helped me rediscover the faith and trust I should be putting in our ultimate creator and provider.
If you too feel the need to be restored, "The Magnolia Story" would be a great place to start!