Okay....please be forewarned...I am REALLY angry right now and need to vent. I may even come back and delete this post at some point....but for now....
I don't have a lot of time each day to spend on the computer, but when I do go on-line I like to read a couple of blogs and I'm also a part of a few on-line forums that are meant to be encouraging and uplifting to Christian homemakers.
I won't name names, and I won't be specific, but on one of those forums I have a dear sister in Christ hurting and feeling inadequate. She has heard and read about so many women on blogs/groups being able to do super-human amounts of work and feels she needs to measure up. This woman has just delivered a child by c-section and is not even allowing herself the rest and recovery time that she needs. She's feeling inept and has lost her joy!
Bottom line, none of us are perfect and trying to appear to be that way on-line just because people can't see you is lying...and by misleading others, you can really do some damage. Not all people have the gift of discernment and they take what they read on-line at face value...especially on Christian sites!
So friends...here's my promise. I promise to keep it real. I will tell it like it is...even if it's not the way it should be or I'd like it to be. My house is not perfect, my laundry is never completely done, there may be couple dirty dishes in my sink or dog hair on my couch. Not all of our foods are organic or bought at the Whole Foods store but I try to by foods that are whole...not messed around with and as close to the way God made them as possible.
I am NOT perfect...I'm a sinner, saved by the wonderful grace of Jesus Christ.
My goal with this blog is to be an encouragement and inspiration to others. To show the cool ways that the Lord is working in my families lives. To educate others as I learn more about the homesteading way of life, nutrition and whatever else strikes my fancy.
To GOD be the glory.....not me.