This is an interesting style because it’s composed of two individual styles integrated together. Transitional consists of traditional and contemporary. The roots of this style are historical yet updated. 

Honestly, I had never even heard of this decorating style until recently. I suppose many of my own pieces could be categorized as “transitional”. I tend to mix styles together in my home. Certain pieces have special historical influence upon my life, yet I pair them with an updated, colorful, or trendy item. Perhaps to the decrement of the original piece, but luckily that’s what’s so great about style: everyone’s is unique. 

Much like our lives we live everyday, don’t we each have a unique history? Situations and experiences from our past become a foundation and frame for our future. Oftentimes this history provides instability and cracks upon which we waver and sometimes fall. 

“Do not be discouraged…” (Joshua 1:9). With the help of the Lord, our broken pieces can be meshed together to form a beautiful mosaic with an updated flair! As we consider the trials from our past and examine where we stand today, can we find growth? Have we learned anything? Have we committed it all to the Lord? 

Jesus is the ultimate expert interior designer. Allow Him to “transition” the old to new. It’s an ongoing process, just call upon Jesus daily. Let Him redecorate your life. 

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) says, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 

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As a former mathematics teacher and pastor's wife, I encounter many people facing difficult problems in everyday life. I desire to inspire others to push on during times of difficulty. I am a mother of two grown children, and what I lack in personal experience, I have gleaned through the experiences of others. My goal is to encourage through my "Priddy" words.

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