What if I told you, that this year, was your year, in Christ? 2020 has a bad reputation, the worst. The vast majority of people have cursed…… Read more “Run to the Fields”
“The waiting room. I hate when they make you wait in the room. ‘Cause it says “Waiting Room.” There’s no chance of not waiting.” -Jerry Seinfeld What does…… Read more “Freedom in the Waiting”
“The ones who live with fists clenched, holding tight to their shiny things, seem to have never enough. Those who live with their hands wide open, seem to have readied hands steady full.”
If you’re still with me in this slow sprouting garden series, you must love the growing season as much as I do. Its good to be in…… Read more “The Garden V: Weeds + Water”
the boy and his board The first blow of change we all felt, when the world shut down, was like a carefree kid boogie boarding, and…… Read more “Children and Disappointment”
The planting of seeds is such a hopeful ambition. Every pack of seeds have anywhere from 24-100 chances for new life. The first day of planting, is…… Read more “Homestead Chronicles: The Garden IV Planting”
So we have a plan, and we know our dirt, now we need to prep our space. This stage may look different for you, if you choose…… Read more “Homestead Chronicles: The Garden III Prep your Space”
If you asked me years ago if I’d ever consider writing about having a relationship with dirt, I’d laugh at you! Surely, my life would be full…… Read more “Homestead Chronicles the Garden II : Know Your Dirt”
It is such a treasure that the Creator Himself gives us the gift of growing, and when you pick your firstfruit, you will feel like the richest man on earth, like God Himself is smiling on you. I can not describe it, but it makes all the hours of sweat and mosquito bites and back-aching work, worth it. It drives all the growers to plant again year after year.
Here it is! The Simple “How to” for our 21 Day Family Challenge! If you missed Part I and are wondering What is the 21 Day Family…… Read more “21 Day Family Challenge Part II”
Every so often, our family hits a slump and needs to hit the “reset” button. We know that we’ve reached this point, when our attitudes get a…… Read more “21 Day Family Challenge”
“Like the frost on a rose, Winter comes for us all Oh how nature acquaints us, with the nature of patience Like a seed in the snow, Ive…… Read more “From Seed to Sequoia”
“I held their cheeks and spoke into their hungry eyes, “He is for you, He is for you”. I sang it over them, until they could sing it back to me, until they could hide it in their hearts for future reference.”
Morning came, and it was time. We were made ready. The first order of business was to clear out the school room. We would no longer have a…… Read more “Homestead Chronicles 6 : Way Maker”
One of the things we loved about this home, was it allowed space for today, and all the room to grow tomorrow We knew we needed extra…… Read more “Homestead Chronicles 5: Room to Grow”
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. These people who live in my home love to eat, most days it’s six times per day.…… Read more “Homestead Chronicles 4: All the Light”
Our neighbors and dear friends, the Carters, set off some fireworks in the culdasac on our last night in the old house. It was bittersweet. The next…… Read more “Homestead Chronicles 3: Welcome Home”
It had been a few days since we had toured the property. Our hearts were heavy, yet hopeful, surely there was purpose in all this. The things…… Read more “homestead chronicles 2: the blue quilt”
It had been five years in our first home. When we arrived there, it was just Brett and I and two littles. We grew to six and…… Read more “homestead chronicles: love at first sight”
For what is the home? Is it for living? Then let it be alive.
Friends, if only I could sit with you, face to face over a cup of piping hot coffee, and look you in the eye and let you…… Read more “Wide Eyed”
John 15 Jesus, the True Vine 15 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce…… Read more “The Undoing: On Tiller Tears & Slowing Down”
I think one of the hardest things about this season of Sabbathing, is not the quiet, not the stillness, not the rest, the hardest thing about it, is the undoing, the unbeing.
It’s the crumbling of self.
I have found there is more to life than awaiting the next mountaintop, there is actually available to us, joy in the valley. We have heard the…… Read more “Dance in the Valley”
Took a drive to the coast today, I needed to get to the waters’ edge. I knew I needed a day in the salt air, a…… Read more “The Waters’ Edge”