This week was a big week for us. Our mini Jersey bull and heifer were delivered into our care. We're boarding them at our friends' farm as our barn & fencing won't be ready until summer, but they are officially our cows. We are responsible for their lives and care and they will play a part in sustaining and nourishing our family with milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, and so much more more! I've never had cows before. Or sheep, or pigs, or my own chickens. I've never trained livestock guardian dogs, or adopted a burro. But these are all things we...

When to speak? When to keep silent? Social media has demolished all notions of sensible boundaries. It's no longer uncommon to see people putting their opinions where they don't belong. Do you ever wonder why? I wanted to share a rule I try to live by when considering whether or not to comment, write, or speak out. My rule is this - I ask myself, do I have the authority to speak in this place, specifically, into this person's or these people's lives? Have they given me the right to speak over them about this particular thing? What is authority? An easy way...

For a majority of 2020, on top of the macro stresses we have all faced, there had been a steady build up of stress and feelings of entrapment in my life. I found myself overwhelmed with burdens and responsibilities I willingly took on in years past. Though not bad in themselves, and in fact serving a very important role in equipping our family for the future, they turned into weights on my soul, and no longer something I could manage. It was time to let them go. I took an overnight trip to the high country, dedicated to purposefully offloading...

If you believe something to be true, does it make it true? If you can identify it as a lie, is it possible to still believe it? Whether we like it or not, chances are, there are lies that we believe. There may even be lies that I can identify as a lie, and yet, I still believe it. How does this happen? In the Restoring the Foundations ministry, we call the lies that we believe, "Ungodly Beliefs". Because anything that doesn't align with God's truth, is simply a lie, whether someone believes it to be true or not. We may know the...

I feel like someone out there needs to hear this today - Just because you are in a period of waiting, does not mean that nothing is happening. I was reflecting today on how differently my life looked a year ago. Nick and I were at a point where we knew where we wanted to be, where God was calling us, and the dream He had planted was burning inside my heart. But we were just...

Eunice, my amazing friend & someone I consider a mentor to me, made this video about the words we speak over our kids, others, and even ourselves. Check out her YouTube Channel, Motherhood Minutes here. And here's the link to the The Journey Home, Eunice & her husband, Chris' ministry. "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." - Proverbs 18:21 ...

School this year looks nothing like anything we have ever experienced in history. I've been reflecting on how stressful it has been as the one-day a week homeschool program that my boys are attending has already changed their supply list THREE times in the past two weeks to try to prepare for anything that might happen with COVID. I was driving home from the school drop off today and praying for my mom friends, all of whom have had to make difficult decisions of what to do with their children's education this year. Some have chosen to fully homeschool, some...