At the beginning of this new year, I deactivated my facebook account. I want to encourage others with my writing and my photography, and several people told me my posts greatly encouraged them, but I was feeling like I was getting too addicted to the constant stream of "new information" in my news feed, too caught up in what other people thought of my posts, too narcissistic in thinking every detail of my life was worthy of sharing with every person I know, and that there were too many relationship connections...more than any person can humanly keep up with. I felt God leading me to give up my fb account for now and focus my writing energies somewhere else. Blogging allows me the chance to process, share, and encourage without getting distracted by that little ticker!
I started a new blog because I wanted a fresh start. I wanted to have a place where I can share tidbits of joy from our simple days and glimpses of God's grace at work in our lives that would be fairly brief and encouraging to women of all walks of life, whether or not they have children, homeschool, or are looking for homemaking tips. I still plan to keep this blog open; there are lots of homeschooling articles, recipes, ideas, etc. that can be of help to young women. As I get fresh inspiration, I may even continue to write articles on topics of homemaking and homeschooling here. But, I felt it was time to create a new blog. I'm not the same person I was 8 years ago when I first started blogging (The name I first started with was The King's Missus, which then changed to Faithful Homemaking.) I've grown, changed, and matured a lot since my early twenties and I cringe to think about some of the things I wrote "back in the day" that no doubt offended people because of my pride, immaturity, or legalism. Life is a journey, and while I don't claim to have "arrived" I do claim to be different and wiser than I was a decade ago, and I hope this new blog reflects that.
If you've enjoyed reading here, I cordially invite you over to my new place!