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Stand Still And Let God Move!

Do you ever feel like you pray and pray and nothing happens? Maybe you you try to take situations into your own hands and it just causes more stress to your life?

Well that's how I feel. Lately I have been praying for multiple things and in my impatient heart nothing is happening. But the Lord reminded me that he is an on time God. He has a perfect plan for my life if I will just sit back and stand still and let him move. So I am, and it's funny how things begin to happen or fall into place when you least expect it. I am so thankful that the Lord speaks to my heart. Just the other day my husband had some good news and then something irritating happened and the Lord showed me how the devil likes to seek and destroy. You see in our happy moment something came up that was just simply irritating and the devil tried to still our joy. I am thankful that the Lord gave me the insight to see this and rebuke the devil!
With Thanksgiving upon us I am reminded of all the blessings the L…

Why I Don't Have Facebook!

Disclosure: This is my personally opinion and thoughts about social media if you don't agree then that's ok this is a free country and I am able to voice my thoughts just like everyone else in the world.Read this post at your own discretion or go checkout some of my other posts! Thanks





Look at their life! Wow they get to travel all the time! Their kids get to do a million different sports! Wish I had a new car!............






These are the thoughts that go through most of our minds when we see other people on facebook posting all the glorious things that they are doing and how great their life is! Might I add these thoughts went through my mind as well. That's when the Lord convicted me about my facebook and why I deleted it not just once but twice. You see I was beginning to spend more time on social media wishing I could do what other people were doing.I was getting irritated with people I new and how they would post pictures of there life and make comments about how everyt…

Am I a Homesteader?

Todays topic....... Am I A Homesteader?



Well I have read many blogs about homesteading and what qualifies people as a homesteader. I have read blogs of people living in apartments and growing a windowsill garden to families living on 20 acres and having every animal known to man and a huge acre garden and so forth. So I ask myself, Am I a homesteader?? I will tell you why I consider myself to be a homesteader. My family and I strive to be self sufficient. No that doesn't mean we grow all our own food and can everything and live off grid , completely off the land although I would love that. I am a homesteader because I raise some chickens so my family can have eggs without added hormones.
I am no green thumb but every year we grow a garden to help feed our family even if it doesn't produce a lot.
We are raising our own grass fed beef to supply our freezer with food for the year.
As far as our animals go we have a few dogs, cats , a rat and snake to top off our homestead. I am…

Getting out of DEBT!

(Disclaimer)I am not a financial guru with lots of experience. I am just telling our story about debt and how we are trying to dig out of it! I am also an Amazon Affilitate and any link you click on will help support my blog and is greatly appreciated. Thank You


Hello everyone.


Well I am going to talk today about the dreaded word DEBT! My husband and I have been working for a long time on getting out of debt and I wish I could say we are but that's not the case. Last year we were doing very well. We sold our home and moved to a new house in the country. In doing this we were able to pay off all our debt except for the new house. It felt great, no car payments no credit cards etc. But as we all know life has other plans. First we bought a fixer upper and so things got put on the credit card again. Then my van was quitting and we needed to get a better car one with 4 wheel drive for the snow we get. So that brings us to our current status. House,car and credit card debt UGH!!! I ha…

How to keep your family healthy!

Hey everyone! Well its that time of year again when everyone gets stuffy or runny noses and the flu bug hits. There are lots of ways to stay healthy during this time and I am going to share how our family treats illnesses. A little disclaimer (I am no doctor or claim to be one I am just going to share what works for our family.) First of all we definitely try to eat as healthy as we can but still the flu sneaks in sometimes. Our family tries to avoid over the counter medicine if at all possible. To start our day we take fish oil I know this sounds gross but we have found a fish oil that even the kids enjoy taking. It is called Barleans lemon flavored fish oil and it comes in a liquid form and you just take 2 tsp a day. Another way is to use essential oils. They work wonderful, right now I use the Radha brand of 100% therapeutic oils but there are many brands to choose from. When my kids are stuffed up we rub eucalyptus oil on there necks, for headaches I rub peppermint on the back…

A Christian Delight Directed Curriculum!

After homeschooling for 10 years and trying all types of curriculum I have finally discovered that not all curriculums work for all children. My son who is in high school is a textbook style learner he learns well from reading and answering questions. My middle daughter on the other hand struggles with several subjects. This resulted in lots of unpleasant home school days. And my youngest daughter falls some where in the middle of the other two. So I decided to try Delight Directed Learning and have fallen in love with this approach. There is something satisfying about watching your child learn and retain things because it is what they wanted to learn and not forced upon them. We started out using the Thinking Tree Journals which I do love and we are finishing them up this year, but for me I just wanted a little more structure in our day. I searched and searched for a curriculum and could not find anything. So as the line from the movie (Robots) says ....."See a need fill a need…

How To Save Money On Your grocery Budget!

Hello everyone! Today I thought I would share with you how I save money on my grocery budget. First of all I am no chef and all of my meals are very basic. We live on one income and are a family of five. Might I add that my son who is fourteen eats as much if not more than his dad. Then there is myself and my two girls eleven and seven who don't eat as much. In our house hold one way I save money is that I never buy soda, cookies, or chips on a regular basis those are special items for birthdays. When I shop I always by staples such as rice,beans,flour,sugar,potatoes etc. I feel that with these main ingredients on hand I always have something to make. Even if it is just rice and beans! We love using the Dave Ramsay Envelope system and I always pull out cash for groceries and yes I shop with a Calculator! It can be time consuming but in the end I feel better when I get up to the counter to check out. We set a budget of 550 to 600 dollars a month that includes food and household i…

A New Endeavor!

Hello My Friends!

Well Summer is here in Idaho and we finally hit 100 degree weather. Which means lots of swimming and air conditioning. We have had a lot going on, so I will fill you in a bit. We finally have a fence up around our whole property which was a huge accomplishment. Our garden that I started is finally taking off, the ducks and chickens that we have are doing great and to top it off we have purchased a cow. Yep, that's right we are officially a small homestead! We are going to raise our own grass fed beef and see how that goes.  In  between all this we have managed to make a family camp trip and our whole family will be having a reunion this year!! So much stuff going on, not sure how I am keeping up on everything but only by the grace of God.  I do have some exciting news I have entered into the world of self publishing books. Yes, you heard that right! I have been creating workbooks for my children and they are available on Amazon. I decided to make a curriculum th…

Best Curriculum Ever!!!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying the start of Spring. I know we are here in Idaho. Its been a while since I have had the chance to post anything. We have had some rough months which include sickness, homestead clean up and a few close friends and family members have gone on to be with the Lord. The Lord has showed me that time goes by so fast and is reminding me whats important in this life. To love  the Lord and are family and friends,to spend quality time with them whenever we can because you never know when it may be the last time you see them. With that being said I have had to take a closer look at how I homeschool and why my joy as been smothered out. Sometimes when you have been homeschooling for awhile you tend to get in a rut. I know I have. My son who is a ninth grader is pretty independent and needs very little help, which is great for me. My fifth grader and second grader are another story. They need my constant help and guidance and I feel frazzled and tired from …