About the blog...

This is a blog of God's grace, love, blessing, and provision for our little homegrown family. - An eclectic and sometimes random & tangential variety of entries, articles, pictures and tips - chronicling our journey through life, parenthood, crunchiness and ministry.... and sharing what we've learned along the way.

Origin: My husband lost his job back in March of 2008, and ended up being out of work for  total of 18 months.   During this time, I found myself having very difficult time staying content, and continually struggled to keep my joy.  In order to refocus, and get my mind back on the important things in life, I decided to start this blog.  My goal was to not  post anything negative... but instead, focus all my attention (& posts) on  how the Lord was blessing our little family's life - even despite the most trying circumstances.

The Name: Keeping the blessings focus in mind -  I really wanted to entitle the blog something simple yet powerful/meaningful.  I originally came up with the title, "Simply Blessed"...  but sadly discovered the url had already been spoken for. :-(  Changing gears, I started to think of the many aspects of our lives & interests... which is what this blog is all about. B and I both come from close-knit families.  We were both home schooled (grown educationally at home - which we also plan on perusing for our child[ren]).....we are huge advocates for home birth (made at home, born at home).... and  live to serve the Lord faithfully -  trusting that the results of our parenting & lives be a strong reflection of our desire to grow daily in the love & grace of the Lord. ---  Homegrown-Love -- it just seemed to fit. :-)  Then I used the tag line "Simply Blessed" to further describe the purpose of the site. - Which is: God is good... ALL the time!

"But he knoweth the way that I take, and when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold." - Job 23:10

**Last update: March 2010**