When my Faith Feels Hypocritical

I have to admit defeat and confess my weaknesses. Today I sucked at being a compassionate mom. The only boast I have in my parenting after today is that I kept my kids alive. (Joking, I'm joking... Well sort of...) I had a prenatal appointment that was rescheduled from my last terrible, horrible, no good, … Continue reading When my Faith Feels Hypocritical

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My Daily Time in the Word

Ironic as it sounds, I've been praying for diligent faith, disciplined faith, and consistency in my walk with the Lord... That's coming from a week of missed Bible study and prayer... At least I'm self aware, right? Anyway, I've set up a prayer notebook as a sort of accountability tool. Used in conjunction with my … Continue reading My Daily Time in the Word

Update on My Boy

Little man has seemed better today; more agreeable and pleasant all around. He even managed to go potty on his own all day, and several of them were without my prompting him! Hooray for progress!! We're still waiting on results from some labs sent off Monday, and depending on whether or not they rule out … Continue reading Update on My Boy

Prayers for my Boy

My two year old son has been having some odd symptoms lately that suggest, according to the internet, everything from low potassium levels, Celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, or cancer. I'm hoping to eliminate the worst case scenarios from that list of possibilities, but as a mama, I'm naturally concerned for my little man. I … Continue reading Prayers for my Boy

Homestead Name and Logo Reveal

My husband and I have been praying on starting a business to help sustain our animal feed costs.  The answer I got came from Proverbs 31:18: She sees that her trading is profitable and her lamp does not go out at night. That among other passages of scripture and much time in prayer led us … Continue reading Homestead Name and Logo Reveal

Why I Stand By TBC

Here in East Tennessee, there's been a bit of a controversy in the news lately over a local Baptist Church who was voted out of the Tennessee Baptist Convention (TBC). The issue stemmed from the church hiring a female pastor, a role which according to Baptist polity only a man is elligible to fill. In … Continue reading Why I Stand By TBC

Thinking Toward Spring

This morning has been one of my favorites in weeks. Pancakes and bacon for breakfast with a hot cup of maple syrup sweetened dark roast coffee- that is enough to make my morning. After breakfast though, I got the kiddos dressed and ready to hike through the woods. My husband mowed down some brush to … Continue reading Thinking Toward Spring

3 Things Christians Should Stop Saying to Expectant Moms

I am really amazed at the amount of hurtful and offensive comments I get from other church members about children while carrying my third child. Let me start by saying that being offended isn't a big deal, be offended- nothing happens. I by no means would inhibit freedom of speech just because some people are … Continue reading 3 Things Christians Should Stop Saying to Expectant Moms

Being Informed: Legal Issues on the Homestead

There are several things to consider before you begin the process of raising livestock for your own family consumption. What are my county zoning restrictions? If I live in a subdivision, what are my subdivision land restrictions? Can I process my animals on site, or do I have to use a USDA or FDA regulated … Continue reading Being Informed: Legal Issues on the Homestead

Adventures in Plumbing

This is DIY project #3? #4? I don't know. It wasn't intentional. This whole "If you give a mouse a cookie" scenario opened a can of nasty worms when I endeavored to un clog the sink. Simple enough, right? Theoretically, all I had to do was remove the drain assembly, clean the wig of hair … Continue reading Adventures in Plumbing