I’m Elise. Wife to an amazing man, mom to 4 daughters and one precious little boy, shop owner of Little Lunch Maker.
No matter who you are or what you’ve done or where you are in life right now — you are welcome here.
I took this pic during one of the darkest times of my life — during intense grieving. And I still smiled because of this truth: “In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:4-5
I will use every dark shadow that comes my way as further evidence of the loving, death-destroying, all-powerful Light.
Where there’s a shadow, there’s a light.
God’s first recorded words burn in my soul and my aim is to live this: “Let. there. be. light.”
This blog is slices of a private journey made public because God keeps encouraging me “Share anything good that I give you. Life is too brief to withhold.”
“The Giving Place” is in His presence. It’s where I want to live. The best gift of being in His presence is that we reflect more of Him — the Giver. Then we have the ability to share what we’ve received and in turn give good gifts to others. The Giving Place. Receive to reflect and become a mini Giving Place. I know no greater joy.
It’s an honor to share with you.
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One more important thing…
My heart beats inside these crazy-wonderful people:
And here is an abnormally calm + sweet photo of most of my crew…
Aren’t they gorgeous? I can barely stand how much I love them.
I have zero pics of my whole family together – but if you go to my Instagram you can see my handsome little man, who is now as old as my youngest daughter you see in the pic above! Time flies!
Want a little more background?
Here are some posts that will give you more insight on my life-and-God-and-you perspective:
My prodigal years:
On being a makeup artist (about beauty):
Hearing God through Prayer:
You know I need a certain level of adult interaction to stay sane — so type away!
You can email me here:
My other online spaces:
My family business: Little Lunch Maker