homestead

  • epic mess,  homestead,  house,  SOKW,  thoughts

    Time for the new.

    I’m sorting through every single thing in our kitchen today.  We are preparing to fully gut it tomorrow, a project that is happening about 5 years later than we thought it would. Life has been a little rocky lately.  We’ve had some strange medical issues, along with some normal but annoying sicknesses.  It feels as though we’ve had every common ailment over the past few weeks, and at times like it may never end. We are embarking on a new thing, the School of Kingdom Writers is just a few weeks from launching its first full time classes.  Students are actually moving from all over the country to little Zanesville,…

  • homestead,  thoughts

    Fall leaves

    When we moved here my heart filled with gratitude knowing that we had a beautiful sugar maple right outside our dining room window.   It was a deep desire of my heart to have beautiful fall leaves in our yard, and God fulfilled that unspoken dream.  I watched the leaves begin to yellow, turn to light orange and then to a robust rust before letting go and burying our yard in 3 inches of mulch. Last year, instead of their beautiful show, the leaves simply dried up and fell off.  No colors, no excitement, just bare. We guessed it was due to all of the construction and digging that happened around…

  • homestead,  life,  life together,  thoughts

    all that is.

    Sometimes when I’m stuck doing a really mundane task like sweeping or hanging clothes out to dry I think about how my grandparents may have stood in the same spot doing the same thing. When I look out over our hill in awe of the colors of the sunset I wonder how many nights they spent doing the same. I’m trying my hardest to see what they saw while also seeing this space through my own eyes. It’s a beautiful connection we have.  One that helps me to remember that even though we are all at different spots on our journeys we are all essentially the same. All of our…