"Know well the condition of your flocks..." Proverbs 27:23 I've been really convicted lately by my own pride keeping me from walking in God's will. The consequences have been emotionally devastating. I have a proclivity to make decisions in haste and then ask God's blessing on them without first seeking His guidance in the first … Continue reading Meet Our New Flock
That's what preparedness is all about; knowing how to live in uncertain times because you don't know what the future holds, all the while knowing it's God who holds the future.
Today was a milestone for me. It marks the first day I've had both the time and energy for a decent workout. My daughter is 4 months old and I'm feeling really good- better than I did at this stage after my son was born. So, since both Bambinos decided to take a long late … Continue reading First Post-second-baby Workout!
Thursday evening, my son's babysitter sent me a text asking if she and her boyfriend could take my little man out for a day at the aquarium. For starters, both of them go to my church, and I trust them. Second, my son loves Miss Shelby, because, well frankly, she's a very pretty blonde, southern … Continue reading My Toddler’s First Day Out
Ideally, homesteading is something you establish while you're young and physically able to meet the demands of land preparation and manual labor. I'm only 26, but like I told my mother, I'm not counting on living to 100 unless the Good Lord allows it, so I'm really closer to middle age. Pregnancy and the subsequent … Continue reading The Homestead Balancing Act
Part of being a Christian is the good stewardship of God's blessings and resources. We've been fortunate in always having God's provision for our family and we respond in faithfulness by using it well. So my goal then had always been, but especially now as our family grows and money has to stretch further, to … Continue reading Land Stewardship
You've heard the expression, "confession is good for the soul," but the reality is that confession is imperative to the soul. I was listening to a sermon by Billy Graham, given in Oregon in 1992 and he made mention of a man who when faced with conviction by God of his unconfessed sins, rather than … Continue reading Confession
My husband is studying theology and Biblical studies through Liberty University right now and one of his classes assigned a spiritual gifts survey as homework. The idea behind the survey is self knowledge of what God has divinely gifted you to do within the Church and in life. Out of curiosity, I took the survey … Continue reading Spiritual Gifts
My husband went to speak with the vet today to discuss Anna's recovery and our options. The longer I'm married to that man, the more I respect him. He provides for our family, he leads us well, and he handles the tough decisions with quiet dignity and integrity. He'd be the last to admit it, … Continue reading Down Dog Update #2
I was sitting in my living room yelling affirmations at the screen while I watched a documentary on a Paleolithic lifestyle/diet. Everything I've been doing for the last 3 years with my diet and exercise was vindicated when I heard people describing their prior chronic health issues: fatigue, hair loss, hormonal imbalance, brain fog, emotional … Continue reading The Narrow Path