About the Developing Domestic Diva

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Kathy Gossen of CornerstoneConfessions.Com

My name is Kathy Gossen and I’m the Developing Domestic Diva from Oklahoma who is learning to draw on the divine in the everyday.  Assuming that you are probably visiting Cornerstone Confessions for one of the first times and wanting to know a little bit more about the who and why behind this blog,  I decided it was high time I share some confessions including a few things I love and why I do what I do…

1 Corinthians 2:9.  My life verse.  ”No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind can conceive what God has prepared for those who love him.”  It describes my life to a “T”.  So many things have happened in my life that I would not have dared to conceive but am nevertheless eternally grateful.  My hubs.  My children.  My friends.   Even this blog–this blog that began in the fall of 2011 out of a venture to share my notes from a few speaking engagements under the inspiration of some fabulous blogs I became acquainted with via the 2011 HSBA Award winners.

A Developing Domestic Diva Drawing on the Divine.  It’s my life motto.  I make no claims to know it all or do it all.  Rather, I’m just your average SAHM who strives each and every day to be that Titus 2 woman who loves her husband, loves her children, is self-controlled, busy at home, and kind.   And let’s just say some days are easier than others, especially when it comes to being self-controlled.  No bake cookies are my downfall every time.

Devoted Wife.  Married 5 1/2 years, Goose and I have experienced a lot in a short amount of time.  Friends to the core, it’s hard to believe that running is one of the things that initially drew us together.  I really should get back to that….

Goose with the Girls

Goose with the Girls after Peanut finished her first 1 mile race

Homeschoolin’ Mama.  As an educator by heart with an organizer’s DNA, I began preparing homeschool lesson plans for my first daughter even before she was born.  Over-enthusiasticness aside, I love spending my days with our two daughters.    Peanut (4 years), who began preschool in July 2012, has a lively personality with a great imagination making each day a new and exciting adventure.  Teacup (2 years) on the other hand makes me laugh in the little things whether its finding a belly button, mimicking new words, or running through the house like a puppy dog.  Both remind me each and every day that there is no greater calling than the one right inside your own front door.

Teacup and Peanut of CornerstoneConfessions.Com

Teacup and Peanut

Community Encourager.  I learned many years ago from a wise mentor that we were not meant to journey this life alone.  God has given us other women in our lives to encourage us as we pursue Christ-likeness.  As such, every Tuesday Cornerstone Confessions hosts a Titus 2 Tuesday link up where fellow bloggers can share their posts on marriage, parenting, homemaking, time management, money management, organization, recipes, and more–all with the intent of encouraging another women in Christ.

Undercover Organizer.  Anyone who knows me well knows that I love organizing. Whether it’s organizing paper, schedules, clothes, or closets…it doesn’t matter.  I just enjoy it.  I live it.  I dream it.  I know.  It’s weird.

Developing Foodie.  My husband would be the first to tell you that I am definitely “developing” when it comes to my cooking skills but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to try and try again.   Slowly yet surely, I am learning how to cook despite a very fickle oven.  Thank goodness because I love food, especially the good, home-cookin’ kind.

Gossen Family Fall 2013

The 4 of Us

Modest Musician.  While I don’t blog much about my musical adventures here on Cornerstone Confessions, occasionally my two worlds collide so suffice it to say the other side of this coin is fairly music-filled.  As the Executive Director of Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs, part-time church pianist and praise team soprano, this Masters in Music Education teacher still enjoys sharing in the beauty of the wordless language.

Aspiring Techie.  A dabbler in all things electronic, a veteran of Blogger and newbie to WordPress, I make no claims to be a pro at this blogging thing, but what I do learn I’m glad to share especially if it will save another from having to go on the search that took me days to uncover.

In Short:  

Kathy Gossen seeks each day to grow into the kind of person God wants her to be and live out her faith in the everyday whether that’s organizing her closets for the twentieth time, preparing homeschool lesson plans for two wiggly worms, cooking for a picky eater (aka her husband), or learning how to become a better blogger.  In the end she just prays that her life song sings of love for her Lord, and she hopes to encourage others along the way in her writings on CornerstoneConfessions.Com.  You can connect with her on PinterestG+Facebook, and Twitter.

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.  Titus 2:3-5