Whether you are looking for some garden tips, a new recipe or just some homemaking encouragement, I'm glad you stopped by Home Joys!
my garden, a pile of good books, and a fresh loaf of bread - life is only worth living when it is lived for God.
I never intended to become a blogger and actually fell into blogging accidentally. In the spring of 2008, I started a little email homemaker's newsletter for the ladies at our church. My goal was to have an easy way for us to share questions, tips, good deals, and encouragement. I wasn't expecting the newsletter to be forwarded and shared with friends near and far! And I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed sending it out each week!
I originally started this blog as a way to archive past issues of the newsletter. Too often I was looking in vain through past email newsletters trying to find a recipe. Since a blog is faster and easier to update then sending an email newsletter, gradually, I blogged more and sent the newsletter less frequently.
grow them and enjoy them in the kitchen. In the winter, or really any time, you can find me baking homemade bread. My goal is to share recipes using real ingredients like whole wheat flour and fresh produce but we enjoy our sweets and you'll find recipes for cheesecake, too! I will try to make about anything from scratch, even pop tarts! Eventually, I want to have all my favorite recipes typed up for my daughters. But I'm sharing them with all you in the mean time!
exploring God's world together and reading good books. I believe that God created women to be homemakers and help meets to their husband. For the last eights years, I've had a privilege of assisting my husband in building a home (not house) together and I thank God daily for this privilege.
But some days, I don't feel real joyful. Some days the sink is full of dishes, there is no food on the table but plenty on the floor, and the children's whining match mine. Serving the Lord by serving my family is genuine hard work some days (make that most days). I don't blog much about those days. I strive to keep this an upbeat place. No one wants to read a gripe, especially me! And on those days, I don't want to be on the computer, but rather spending my spare time taking a nap, or, even better, running to my Heavenly Father for an attitude adjustment.
too much fun with my family too pull myself away!
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