I have been married for 27 years to the man who captured my heartjust out of high school. I’ve home schooled for 22 years. My boys are adults now. The oldest one is married to a beautiful girl who was also home schooled. My middle is working and also still living at home. My baby girl is eight years old now, and this year we are reading through the Little House on the Prairie series as part of her homeschooling. I have enjoyed the years I got to be with each child, learning along with them. I think it was the biggest gift I could give them and myself.
I love the home arts. The best part of one of my hobbies of cooking and baking is that when I’m done, my family actually gets to enjoy it. We won’t talk about the times the recipe was a dud and someone had to pick up In-n-Out for dinner. Another hobby of mine is sewing. Recently I’ve had the privilege of teaching a beginning sewing class to 5th-8th grade home schooled girls. Our devotions are about being a virtuous and capable woman. Then we work on our sewing projects. This has been a great joy each week.
My prayer life has been a journey for me. I accepted Jesus’s plan of salvation when I was five years old at a Christian school. I was the first in my family to make a spiritual decision like this. My only model was the daily opening prayer at school each morning. When my parents accepted Jesus, we started going to church and I heard more examples of prayer. Much later, because of my desire to make my prayers more personal, I started to write them down. I was working on the delivery of those prayers. My thoughts were, if I’m praying to a personal God, then why don’t I talk to him like I talk to everyone else? It was like I had my own words that I used just for prayer. By writing my prayers down, I would literally erase any lines that sounded impersonal and correct them to be more personal. Little did I know this would change everything for me concerning prayer. These have become my Everyday Conversations with Jesus.
I’m writing this blog to bring you what I’ve learnedthe last eight years about prayer and journaling. My desire is to show you a model of bringing life struggles to God in prayer and His responses to my heart paired with scripture. It is safe to bring your heart to our loving God. Come watch how. And maybe you’ll get some answers you’ve needed to hear for your own life’s struggles.
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