About Us

Photo by Janet Phillips for One Radiant Home

Well, most days in our home you will find well-loved toys strewn across the living room floor, an abundance of crumbs scattered beneath the kitchen table, and the bathrooms in varying states of disarray. By all design standards, this is not a picture of a “radiant home.”

The radiance we refer to is the radiance belonging to Jesus Christ. Hebrews 1:3 says, “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power.” What a beautiful word picture! As followers of Jesus we are called to display His glory as we interact with the people He has placed in our lives. “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16).

Though we know what God has called us to, we still struggle daily against our own sin and self-sufficiency. We definitely have days (sometimes many in a row) when we are not so shiny. When we examine our hearts, we are a truly a mess! We fall short of God’s holy standard every minute (Rom. 3:23). He is radiant. We are not.

The amazing thing is that even though God demands punishment for our sin, He also provides the perfect sacrifice through His son, Jesus Christ, so that we are no longer condemned for our sin but forgiven and adopted into the family of God. We deserve punishment, but we get grace! (Eph. 1:3-14)

This is what we want to share with others. So we ask ourselves: How can we share God’s grace with others using the gifts and skills God has given us? How can we develop relationships with people in a way that points them to the radiance of Jesus? We pray that God continues to renew our hearts and that His grace overflows from our home. And we pray that your homes will also be radiant with the presence of Jesus to those around you!

8 Responses to About Us

  1. Tracy Carey says:


    Loved reading and looking at your creativity. How fun! I love to sew as well, and we love doing crafty things. Our oldest daughter is getting ready to graduate this summer from ACC with her degree in Graphic Design. I love helping with costumes for some of our theater companies. Again, looking forward to meeting you in August. I’m on FB at Tracy Stevens Carey.

  2. So nice to meet your sweet family…
    Stopping by from the Allume link-up.
    Hope to meet you in October! 🙂

    • Sara says:

      Thank you for stopping by! I don’t plan on making it to the conference this time, but I have enjoyed finding many like-minded bloggers through the site.

  3. Mic Raz says:

    Such a blessed and beautiful family you have there Shawn! This is so inspiring 🙂

  4. I am so glad I stumbled here via My Joy-Filled Life, I’m your newest follower!

  5. Emily says:

    I love the story behind your blog name. What a witness!

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