the meaning of Christmas

The Meaning of Christmas

Christmas is almost here and every year at this time I truly ponder the meaning of Christmas. After all, it’s really not about Santa Claus, elves, reindeer, or glitter. It’s about a small baby, gifted to the world by His Father…God. See, without Christmas I can’t help but acknowledge that we would have no Easter.…

counting my blessings

Counting My Blessings

We have had an eventful few weeks. We were supposed to close on our home in the middle of August – and then the rains came … and it rained…and rained… and rained…for about a week. Normally that wouldn’t have been a problem, but one of the stipulations of closing on our new home was…

in-the-hands-of Jesus

In the Hands of Jesus

Lady’s puppies are about 10 days old. They can’t see. They can’t hear. They can barely scoot around and are completely dependent on Lady’s care. She feeds them, bathes them, keeps them warm, and protects them. We ADORE these puppies. They are so incredibly beautiful and sweet. When you pick them up they wiggle and…

Meredith’s Preaching for the Day

Here’s a few thoughts of mine for the day. I’m in a “tell it straight” kind of mood today. Life is way too short to be mopey and distant. So what if life isn’t going your way? Today is a new day! Live it! You may not be here tomorrow to do so. Just as…

I Believe

I Believe…

Yes, this is a website and blog devoted to homesteading and frugality, but it is so much more than that. It’s a testament to how I want to live my life and what I believe is important. In all that I do I want to glorify God from sun up to sun down and everything…

Humility

Humility … it’s not something I usually ponder during the Christmas season. Yet, I find myself feeling utterly humbled by God’s love for me. I certainly don’t deserve it nor have I earned it. There’s nothing I can do to earn my way into God’s grace.  I’m a sinner who does not deserve a single…

remembering Emma

Remembering Emma

I’m remembering Emma today as it is her birthday.  She would have been one today.  It marks a milestone in my family’s life – one mixed with both sadness and joy.  Sadness because we miss her dearly yet joy because she lives with Jesus.  One day we will see her again.  One day I will…

our testimony

Our Testimony

Johnny and I were given the opportunity to tape our testimony last week for our church, Crestview Baptist Church.  Have you ever had a life-changing event – something so dramatic that your life completely changed?  That’s what happened when we lost our daughter, Emma.  The following is our testimony of how Christ has moved in…

God's Will

God’s Will

Ever since Emma passed away (well, even before that), Johnny and I have been on a faith walk, following God’s will.  We’re trying to do all we can to follow God’s path for us.  He knows what He wants us to do.  We are just trying to get on the same page with Him.  In…