936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting
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I have a conviction. It’s one that I never intended to share on the blog. It’s personal; convictions often times are. It’s a conviction that has stirred deep down in my heart since we began this whole food journey almost 2 years ago, but one that I’ve only recently been able to put into words.
It began with a car ride. We were in the midst of year-planning for the blog, and my husband threw me this question: Why are you writing the blog? A simple question, I thought. I’ve been doing this for almost two years, of course I knew why I was doing it….or did I? I mumbled a few answers; words I had written, published. “To inspire people to eat better.”
He kept prodding, explaining that the “why” of the blog would be a much more personal answer. I began to grow aggravated, mostly at myself for not having the words to answer this seemingly simple question. Finally my burgeoning irritation erupted into a string of words composing the clearest explanation for the blog I’ve ever been able to communicate, and it was this:
“I have a strong conviction that many people are missing out on the abundant life Christ intended for them, and not serving Him to the fullest capacity, much in part because of choices made surrounding what they eat, and because of a lack of nurturing both the body and soul.”
So there it is, my conviction. And it is a conviction born of my own experience. I was living a less-than-abundant life. Tired. Weary. Unfocused. Sick. I was serving to a lesser capacity (Tired. Weary. Unfocused….sick….) And then we discovered something. We discovered that the real foods which God intends for us to eat, whole foods found in their most natural state, remedied much of this lesser experience. Our bodies began to restore. We gained energy, vigor, focus, health, and all-around well-being. This we had to share, and so my conviction became a calling.
This year on the blog I am absolutely determined to invest my time where it matters, where it loves, where it grows exponentially by inspiring others to use a little bit more of their 24 hours in a day to learn, to create, to nurture, to allow their body and soul just a little more time each day to thrive.
First–this is not about us making money off of the blog. In fact, we don’t, and we don’t intend to. This is about everything I wrote above: inspiring, enabling, and educating others to live a more abundant life and serve Christ to a fuller capacity through nurturing their bodies, souls, and families. That’s what this is about, and we need your help to spread the word!
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Once we reach 100 subscribers (we are currently 27 away from that goal), we will switch the blog over to a self-hosted site! This means we will have a whole lot more control over the look and feel of the blog (no more pesky ads!). This will also give us much more visibility on the web (reaching more people with our story!), and more tools to use in reaching those people.
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I cannot thank you enough for your support, encouragement, and help as we see where the Lord takes this whole thing! Thank you for taking some of your precious time to read what I write. That thought both humbles and baffles me. We are very excited to see where this year takes us in our own journey of health, and to likewise see where it takes you in yours.
-Eryn, Gray, Zeke and El.
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!