The beginning of building a shed is full of excitement and uncertainty. When we began building our garden shed 9 weeks ago, we had no idea the work and grit it would involve! Here is the gambrel-style replacement roof. We were able to salvage 80% of our wood from the gable-style roof and it came … Continue reading A Shed or Barn?
She always started her talks that way. A mentor who has inspired me since I was a little girl, Elizabeth Elliot has since passed away leaving an impression on many hearts of wisdom, love, and fearless obedience to the Lord. Though we never had a chance to meet in person, her voice is amplified on … Continue reading “You Are Loved with an Everlasting Love”
My alarm is set to go off at 4:30 a.m. That’s 45 minutes from now. I can’t sleep with my mind swirling about tomorrow’s plans. AJ is packed and ready to make an unexpected trip to Chicago for a funeral…The favorite great aunt. The one who everybody loved including the spoiled geese who live outside … Continue reading Laying Awake Unexpectedly
January is slow outside, so I seem to buzz inside. I have been following the "Clutter Free January" series on YouTube and find GREAT inspiration within these four walls. Our dishwasher broke the day after Christmas, so instead of running out to buy a new one, I embrace the evening dishes with a podcast playing … Continue reading Black Beans & Brunch
Because I am up early on this beautiful Christmas morning, I decided to do a house sweep and pray through the New Year... Just the two of us this year, like many households in 2020. We did our celebrations on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a hot meal. Now, I am up early with a cup … Continue reading Praying Through the Calendar
"Today is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad!" Waiting. People spend a lot of time waiting in their lives. Waiting in line. Waiting on the phone. Waiting for pick up... But even deeper... Waiting on the Lord. Waiting for a plan to happen. Waiting for answers. Waiting for … Continue reading Overlanding: Done Waiting
Perhaps it started when the Netflix docu series' , "Tidying Up" and "Minimalism" were introduced into my living room January of 2019. Since then, I have learned a lot. A lot about what I have and what I no longer want or need. I have been swinging on the minimalism pendulum for some time and … Continue reading Purging, Purging, Purging
A heavy topic for sure and many thoughts about the subject. It hits close to home because I am not naturally good at this and struggle often. I am trying to find a balance of being productive and resting on the weekends. The balance of grace, love, rest, and play. I am a tinkerer and … Continue reading Weekend Balance
Elisabeth Elliot has always been a mentor of mine from afar. Ever since I heard of her and Jim's story while attending a Steven Curtis Chapman concert in the early 2000's, I was so inspired to live a life devoted to God. As I got older and seasons changed, I found myself drawn more to … Continue reading Do the Next Thing
I started writing because I wanted to share everything I was learning, and show others that there is a better way of living. It is possible to have a charming home without needing all of the extras including massive amounts of money earned by working yourself to death. No, it is possible to have a … Continue reading Looking for Offerings in Homemaking
This is a very odd time to start a blog. Our current world is very strange and stressed. I am not oblivious to the tension rising and the division happening, but I am choosing to live a counter cultural life-- my life. This is a lifestyle that I know is not for everybody, but it … Continue reading Hi, I’m Hope.