Monday, January 17, 2011

~*♥*~ Blogging 2011 ~*♥*~

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.  ~Judy Garland
One of my goals for 2011 is to blog more consistently. I have always wanted to become a "better blogger" and it's not like I don't have something to say ... I can usually find something to talk about, it's finding someone to listen that can be the problem. I think quite honestly, I am just plain scared. What if I write and no one reads? Or I can't put my thoughts on paper (or in this case, computer)?

A very good friend once told me, "Just write what's in your heart, the rest will follow". I know that God has been leading me to journal/write more so I am just going to start. If you are still reading this, THANK YOU! and I hope to find a way to share my thoughts, my feelings, my story with you. My goal is to inspire others, maybe I have walked along some of the same pathways that you have; I can share my experiences and hopefully help guide you too. I hope you will walk with me (and please share your comments too) as I share my life as a wife, mom, daughter and a mamaw to my grandbabies. I will also share my FarmHouse recipes, FarmHouse designs, Life in the Country, Homestead Happenings (our homeschool inspirations, events and even the things that just didn't work for us), Decorating ideas and our Back to Basics lifestyle....

Come along!! Let's get started....

Who is Lori? * Jeremiah 29:11 - a Work in Progress * ♥ American Country FarmHouse Owner ♥ Child of God. Wife. Mom. Mamaw. Designer. Quilter. Loves to Cook & Bake. Crochet. Sew. Homeschooling Mama to Special Needs Teen. Fabric-aholic! ♥ I am a Country Farm girl who loves a good pair of jeans and a comfy pair of boots!! I try to start each and every day being obedient to God - reading and studying the Bible, doing my daily devotions - and then encourage and inspiring others to do the same and live their God-given Dreams. I like my Trucks BIG and my Tractors RED (it is my favorite color)! I have a love for old-fashion values and beliefs - including spending time with my family, living a simple life, gardening, recycling and most of all, remembering to ♥ Cherish my MOMents. ♥ I hope to inspire other moms and let them know that it's okay to "Be a Mom", Stay at Home with the Kids, keep house and be a loving wife!

I have been married for over 26 years to my very best friend. This in itself is quite an accomplishment because I wasn't EVER going to get married. My parents divorced and I saw what my mom had to go through - the good, the bad and the ugly. Marriage was NOT for me. Sure, I had prayed that God would send me a husband, but after my fair share of boyfriend-breakups (you know the ones that you were sure are the perfect man for you), I wasn't really sure that marriage was God's plan for me.

Guess what? God had other ideas and marriage was one that He was going to make happen. Make it happen?? Yes, after dating a very short time (3 months) and a motorcycle accident that almost cost my soon-to-be husband his leg, we were engaged. Six months later, we said our "I do's" with a small church wedding and a reception with mostly family and a few friends.
Twenty-six (plus) years, we are still together, as best friends, cherishing the moments, enjoying the journey, and most of all, walking along the path that God has chosen for us. 

♥ Making It Happen 

Stepping out of the "safe zone" and into the "faith zone" ... Trusting god each and every step of the way. We are moving mountains ... God's Journey is taking me places that I never thought possible ... and I would love to have you (and your friends) join me on this journey.

I can't promise an update every day (and most definitely not on the weekends) ... My promise to you is to share my story, thoughts and feelings as often as I possibly can. Thanks for joining me.

Country FarmHouse Blessings,

~*♥*~ Lori ~*♥*~


jayedee said...

wow! another way for you to inspire me! you, and all that you are, are very appreciated! thank you for being you!

Lori Homeyer said...

Thank you so very much...and I appreciate the encouragement.

Handmade With Love said...

Lori, You know you have my support! others. Thanks for opening up your life for others to read and be encouraged by.

Mary Joy said...

Woo Hoo!!!!! Hooray!!!!! I am so happy for you!!! And for me, cause I get to read your blog!!! Congratulations my friend!!! God is SO good! Your testimony of your journey with Him is SO powerful!! I can't wait to read more!!!

Just write what He leads you to write...write it from your heart...keep being the amazing encourager that you are and in God's time and in His will grow! Kind of like gardening. :D You are down home, living life with Him, Titus 2 wife and mama!

Blessings my friend!!! Blessings!

Building Home with Him,

Mary Joy

Lynda said...

Sweet, Sweet Momma ~ I am so excited for you... and blessed to be able to walk beside you on this new journey. May the Lord bless you beyond measure as you journal your thoughts, share your home and family stories, and witness for HIM! *xo ~ Luv Ya ~ xo*

Lori Homeyer said...

You ladies are the Absolute BEST!! Thank you so very much for your support - it means so much to me!

CrossMyHeartStudio said...

Lori, sharing the struggles of writing a daily blog, and hoping that you capture an audience is really the truth about blogging. Being honest and open and what is on your heart is really the only way to go. We all just have to put our faith into action especially where the Lord leads us. You will do fine with this and the more that you write the easier it gets. Sometimes being still....and listening ....will inspire you alone. Good Luck!!!! You will do well!

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