Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2012 hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom!

What is a blog party?  It is a place where bloggers from all over the world connect!  Prizes are given and friendships are made.   If you blog — come join us!

Welcome to my little corner of the world.  If this is your first time, I hope you will find something here that touches your heart or gives you a smile!   Grab something to drink, sit back, and enjoy some Apple-Nut cake~  Oh, you’d like the recipe?  You can find it here in my cook book.

How did I get here?

I started blogging 5 years ago.   I have recorded my life in journals since I was a child, so when I went through a difficult time in my life in 2006 — it was just natural for me to record my thoughts.  This time, I decided to put them out there for the world to see.

Over the years I have covered many topics: Forgiveness, Healing, Marriage, Weigh loss/Weight gain, and Family.  I also love to participate in Memes and Blog Hops.  Oh, don’t be surprised if you see chickens and chicken coops show up every once in a while!  On April 17th, I will be participating in a HEN HOP!  Oh yes, you read that correctly.  So be sure to come by and meet my hens and see some cute pictures.  Oh, I guess I forgot to tell you that I live on a farm.

Home Sweet Country Home

My husband’s great-grandfather built our house back in 1900.  Nothing in it is square, but it is home.

Speaking of my husband, we have been married 22 years — going on 23.   We had plenty of years alone before our precious daughter was born (who is now 6).   God’s timing never seems to be the same as ours.  Can I get an “AMEN” on that?  But His timing is perfect.  Our little one (I call Princess on here) has been nothing but a sweet joy to us!

God’s plan also placed me as a card-carrying member of the sandwich generation — caring for elderly parents and raising a young child.  It keeps things interesting to say the least!   It also keeps me on my knees.

If you take a peek at my “about me” section, you will find part of my testimony.  I was bound by fear for many  years.  It was extreme torment and it controlled my daily life.   Now I am FREE and I praise the One who broke the chains!  I can’t be silent about the Lord or His Word.  Why?  Because I know there are others who are suffering and are in a similar situation.  I was a Christian, but I didn’t know God’s Word.  I also didn’t know about spiritual warfare and my authority as a believer.  You may find me teaching others how to find freedom.

This blog reflects my life.

Who you see on this blog is who I really am.

Would you like to link arms with me as we walk on this journey — this gift called life?   I would love to stay connected.  You can keep up with me several different ways.  Just check out your options on the right side of my blog.  Don’t think our friendship stops here.  I have been known to call my blog-friends and pray for them.

Hope to see you often!

Don’t forget to click on the button below and join the party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Have a blessed Friday Everyone!