Hello, new friend! I'm so glad you stopped by...
I'm Nicole Green, a twenty-something, city-girl turned country wife, with a love for Jesus, a heart for encouraging women, and a passion for blogging.
My dream is to help women intentionally pursue a Christ-centered life with faith, simplicity and a whole lot of grace.
real life & true love...
I met my husband through a mutual friend in college and we were married in September 2014. Soon after our wedding, we moved to a farmhouse in rural Indiana - something I never dreamed I would do! But I have fallen in love with our new lifestyle.
Throughout our first years of marriage, we have discovered ways of simpler living that have completely changed everything I thought I knew growing up in the city. Instead of running to the store for all of our grocery needs, we started a vegetable garden and now grow a lot of our own food.
Life in the country brings peace & serenity, and I have never felt closer to God than in the quietness of the country. We are learning to focus on what matters most by turning back to a lifestyle based on simplicity.
what motivates me...
Blogging & writing are lifelong passions of mine. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve kept a journal. Now I have a box full of journals overflowing with thoughts, dreams, and happenings from my days.
To this day, I keep a journal for connecting with God, untangling my thoughts, tracing the path of God's faithfulness, and cultivating a love for memories.
During college, I wrote a student blog for my university for two years, as I traveled to Europe, studied business, and joined the ballroom dance team. It was called “Dancing Through Life,” and I absolutely loved sharing stories of my college experiences and writing for prospective students.
I had every intent of continuing my blog after college. But you know how life gets in the way…
There just never seemed to be enough time for blogging. And to be honest, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to write about anyway.
Until about a year ago, when God placed firmly on my heart that He wanted me to share my story.
MY Intentional JOURNEY...
I spent months searching for a topic, a name and a niche. There were freebies and webinars and pages upon pages in my journal. To say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement.
It took time, but I eventually figured out a few very important things about blogging that have helped me in my journey:
- A relationship with God is your #1 strategy for success.
- Blogging IS a ministry.
- Simplicity is the key to stop the overwhelm.
Pursuing a Christ-centered life takes intentional steps in both our faith and our lifestyle. My passions are to help simplify that process for you and to take this journey alongside you.
I'm also sharing my story about intentional blogging, because I would have loved to find a Christian resource when I started my blog for blogging tips & faith-based encouragement.
I know you have a purpose, dear sister, and I believe God can do amazing things when we fully step into our purpose.
Cultivate Grace is the story of life as I knew it turned upside down by grace. I hope you'll take a look around and stay awhile.
There's so much for you here & much more to discover as we grow in grace together.
In His Grace,