My Reflections on the Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are this weekend. 

It’s the famous ones who walk the red carpet.
It’s the honored ones who walk the red carpet.
It’s the beautiful ones who walk the red carpet.
It’s the talented ones who walk the red carpet.
It’s the wealthy ones who walk the red carpet.
It’s the gifted ones who walk the red carpet.
And I…I am about to walk the red carpet!
Every morning, I walk the red carpet right up to my sink where I rinse the morning dishes.

I am honored to have a husband and children to take care of.

I am beautiful in the eyes of the Lord, living out his will for my life as a wife and mother.
I am wealthy on the red carpet, for many in the world do not have a sink with running water in their kitchen.
I am gifted on the red carpet – gifted with the riches of God’s grace that come through my faith in Christ Jesus his son.
There is no greater honor than the red carpet walk I do every morning in my kitchen.

Join me, as you step up to your kitchen sink – in welcoming a joy that the world cannot understand.
My red carpet is…

Thank you sweet Jesus for delighting me with this gift!

Walk with the King!


  1. Amen! :)
    We are so blessed!

  2. I want my own red carpet for my sink! Wonderful post, Courtney!

  3. LOVE THIS! Thank you! : )

  4. Really cute post.

  5. I remember this from when u posted it before. its good for us to remember how blessed we are.

  6. What a beautiful perspective!! I don’t have a carpet at my kitchen sink, but a red one would go nicely in our home; not to mention the reminder I will have each time I step onto it!

  7. I love this post! It was one of your posts that I have always remembered! I even remember dashing out to the store to buy “red carpets” to place in front of my sink, stove, washer, dryer, etc…. This is an excellent reminder of how blessed we really are! Now all I have to do is find some insoles for my shoes that are red & made out of carpet, of course! ;)

  8. I too have a red carpet in front of my sink, but NEVER looked at it that way!!! Thanks for the new insight for today!

  9. Love it!! We are so blessed! :) Thanks….my “red carpet” in my kitchen will be a new reminder to me! I am Loved!!

  10. Great Idea! A “red carpet” would be a great gift idea to a new mom or seasoned mom! Will use this idea

  11. Thank you for these wise words! I am going to look for a red carpet for my kitchen to help me remember this!

  12. What a beautiful read carpet you have, and beautiful words to go with it! We really are SO blessed.

  13. Suzanne G. says:

    You are so right Courtney! This post made me say, “Amen Sister”!!!! :) Look out Target, there is going to be a run on red carpets!

  14. Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist says:

    What a beautiful red carpet! You almost make me want to do some dishes.

  15. Amen sister! Thanks for the message.

  16. Awesome post. Love it. Thank you.

  17. Well said Courtney!

  18. I guess I need a red carpet in my kitchen too. I am all of what you said above. The color would not only brighten any room, it would be a bold reminder every day. I loved your perspective. Blessings, Nona

  19. Love this post!!

  20. I have a red carpet almost exactly like yours! I couldn’t agree with what you more. It is so sad that many, many women will watch those awards and dream of the life of Hollywood, dream of importance and fame and long for it themselves deeply. They will turn off the television after the show is over feeling less than worthless, and that breaks my heart. I think we all know that Hollywood is not all its cracked up to be given the sad stories of so many, like Whitney Houston. I am so thankful for the red carpet life I have, and thank You, God for entrusting it to me.

  21. Pass the plate! That sermon will preach! LOL!!!


  22. My dad thankfully taught us years ago not to idolize these people and their success. As I have gotten older I just feel pity and sadness for these celebrities who are so unhappy and their worth is built purely on how successful their movie is or who they are dating or what size house they have-how famous their name is…its obvious so many are clearly unhappy despite these things so why do they all still seek after it so strongly? Anyways I am totally with you on this and would be happier to stand on my red carpet (which is in my bathroom in front of my “royal throne”) any day than walk at the oscars.

  23. I am new to your blog, what a blessing it has been daily. Thank you for sharing your beautiful perspective of our gift as a wife and mother. I am going to purchase myself a red carpet this week! As our flesh is weak we need this reminder!

    Wife to an amazing man and two beautiful gifts from God

  24. Love this! What a beautiful way to think!

  25. Amen girlfriend!!

  26. AMEN! I LOVE this. It is an honor and a blessing to walk our red carpets everyday!!!!

  27. Love this… I’m a queen in my house :)

  28. Aww, I love that Courtney! We must remember to be grateful for our many blessings! Love your red carpet! I need a purple one lol!

    ~Be inspired! <3

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