My name is Jacqueline.
Home is where I love to be. We all desire our homes to be safe and clean, full of nurture and beauty (not the impersonal decorator magazine kind), and savory aromas from the kitchen. There is no greater place to incubate souls!
Natural interests for me are creative home-making, healthy and green living, organic gardening, God’s amazing Creation, and preventative medicinals.
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am only able to grow at all because He feeds me like rich, fertile soil feeds and supports the vitality of a growing plant. I feel His embrace and the warm sunshine of His grace.
For 38 years, I have been a wife to my husband and a teacher of our children in the home. Now a new season has come, and with the blessing of my husband, I write this blog as an encouragement to myself and others. (Titus 2: 3-5) What better way than to share some of the useful things the Lord has shown me along the way. What I share will be varied and practical…focused on being a good steward at home, of our time and finances…but I also love to do things that bring beauty and order to our hectic lives and reflect God’s creativity. I will capture as much as I can through photography so you can ‘see’ it as if right here. Oh, may we learn how important our jobs are as we become older women of God to speak into the younger woman!
Blogging for me is about as uncomfortable as wearing a size 8 shoe on a size 9 foot. There is so much I have yet to learn, technologically speaking!
There are so many interesting ideas I want to share. I just think I will let the seasons be much of my guide (and of course, the LORD’s leading). Spring and summer-planting, berries, flowers, fresh food. Fall and winter- dehydrating, cooking, decorating, storing. All year round-music and nature! “God ordained the moon to rule the seasons.” Psalm 104:19
The habits of the home in one generation become the morals of society in the next. As William Ross Wallace said: “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.” 10 May, 1996 Washington Times
You can read my testimony here: http://www.growinghomeblog.com/2012/08/now-i-value-life.html