About Me


Welcome to my new blog. When my old blog host became rickety and generally unsupportive to blogging, I considered being finished with blogging. It is not like I don't have enough to keep my mind and hands busy with a doting husband, seven homeschooled children, a garden, 28 chickens and various other animals, projects and events. However, a few of my dearest friends begged me to reconsider. So, I did. I continue to write to process thoughts and events, stay connected with my friends in a deeper manner than possible on FaceBook, and to share what I have with a small audience. 

What do I have to share? Mostly stories and food. My best friends and favorite relatives frequently urge me to write a book out of our everyday-no big deal-experiences. Here I am writing a living book-the partial story of our family as we bounce, grow, and break things. It is a partial story because I am not telling you everything. I am dreadfully afraid of boring you, and I don't like to embarrass myself either!

Nine people eat a lot, so food is a recurring theme. As we clean up after a meal, I am already thinking about the next one, because preparations must be made when you cook from scratch and have food allergies to consider. However, I would not say I am a "foodie". I do have other hobbies. Cooking is a necessary hobby so I am making the best of it. I think photography is more fun than cooking (and it lasts longer), so I found a way to combine the two by taking pictures of our favorite recipes, and sometimes the people cooking, to make a family cookbook to pass down to my children. This is a work in progress, and one which I share with you in my Recipe Box.

I chose Being Fruitful for my blog name because it summed up what I want my life to be- full of good fruits. I want to cultivate the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Yes, I'll have one of each, please. When I read about the Proverbs 31 woman, I am continually struck by verse 31 which states, "Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates." I ask myself what fruit am I cultivating today? If this family, my words, my activities were a garden or an orchard, what would I be growing here? So the name is more of a focus or a goal than an expression of what I have accomplished.


© Being Fruitful, 2012