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Most of you who know a little about my background will notice that this is a new introduction for my blog.  My life has changed quite a bit over the last few years. I am now experiencing life on the verge of a new threshold, hence the current blog description: threshold homestead.  I grew up living a sheltered life on a small 9-acre farm, and then married and lived the challenging 28 year-long life of building a productive farm while raising two children, who are one and two of the greatest blessings that God granted me to experience. As life can be challenging with or without the added struggles of making a farm dream become a reality, the ups and downs can knock the wind out of you.  With God’s help many times over, we just picked ourselves up again and again and kept moving forward toward the goals laid out before us. More times than most, we just kept our mindset on the small daily goal of making it into the bed each night, with the hope of doing the same thing all over again the next day.  

As I mentioned, my life has taken some expected changes and some unexpected changes.  My 28-year marriage was interrupted by a test that was not passed, some negative choices were made, and my ex-husband chose a different path for the future of the life, we had planned and built from the ground up.  His decisions forced me onto a new path, one which I am still trying to figure out. It has not been easy, but from the beginning and even before what I know to be the beginning, God has had me in the palm of His Hand, and I know exactly how very blessed I am.  

No, my life has not turned out the way I had dreamed, and many of my old dreams did not come to fruition. However,  I have been given the incredible blessing of starting over, to be able to see the potential for new dreams, fresh new doorways to walk through, and a chance to rewrite what I see, as I walk this new path, and I look ahead toward a promising new horizon.  

So much has happened, I am now the receiver of two great new blessings, my two grandsons, Roman and Knox.  I have a new home, one that keeps me busy, as I try to remodel and update it, as many of the 1950’s building codes don’t quite meet today’s standards. I am doing this a little at a time, as I am working and trying to purchase the required materials and labor as I can afford to do so without going into debt.  I have hopes to begin farming on a small scale compared to my old life, what can I say, my farming roots run deep.  

I was also blessed by God to be able to make sure my daughter finished college debt-free, and fulfill her dream of a beautiful farm-style wedding.  And, I have been able to help my son get a more solid footing for his future. God has been good to us all! His promises never fail!

And now, He is saying to me, let’s get your show on the road!  I have put this off and put this off, but the day is finally here, where I begin my telling of my story.  I have struggled with where to start, and as I was cutting my grass for the last time this past fall, just shortly after my daughter’s wedding, I made a decision, the best place to start is right where you are.  Here I am….just the beginning, just the threshold, just the start….

Stick with me as I journey forward toward my new dreams, all being whispered to me as I listen to HIM: my father, my counselor, my protector, my provider, my redeemer, my ALL IN ALL, JESUS!


11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hi Sharon! Love your new blog and look forward to see it grow! :o)

    May 20, 2009
  2. Thanks! It is definitely a work in progress, and I could never have gotten this far without Cindy! She has been soooo helpful! My brain feels like scrambled eggs, and I’m sure I see fog! HaHaHa! 🙂 Everything that I have learned will come full circle, as soon as I get today under my belt and get some sleep! I would welcome your prayers!

    May 20, 2009
  3. Well since you like to connect with people that have a lot in common with you, we should definitely hook up!
    I too am a homeschooling coupon nut! LOL. I carry my binder full of coupons and save a lot of money!! I look forward to visiting your blog and learning from you. Be sure to drop me a line sometime too 🙂

    May 20, 2009
  4. Hope (sis) #

    love it . You are full of wonders. Love you so much

    May 24, 2009
  5. Victorianne #

    How do i get to the protected pages? i keep entering my password, but it just refreshes the page asking for the password.
    Thank you!!

    May 25, 2009
  6. What password are you using? Usu, I double click on the link, and then another page opens with just the link, and I double click on it again and then it opens. Let me know, if after trying this whether or not it works for you? I will try to work on it, if you can’t get it to work.
    I uploaded another file, my first powerpoint!

    May 26, 2009
  7. cathy #

    great job learned alot love cathy

    May 26, 2009
  8. Dawn Burns #

    I just bought $209.00 worth of groceries for $105.00 using your coupon system. Thank you so much for all your help and advice

    June 1, 2009
  9. Beth #

    I’m listening to your podcast with Cindy Rushton. I can’t get any of your files to open so I can learn more about couponing. I’ve just now started getting serious about this and I could use all the ideas I can get. Thanks.

    June 19, 2009
  10. Beth, I am sorry that you are having trouble. Here is what you need to do: Put the password good times in(good times with a space between good and times), and then double click on the link again? Let me know if it doesn’t work.
    Oh, make sure that you have a pdf reader, they were created by word and then put into a pdf form.

    June 20, 2009
  11. I have reloaded most of the missing files. There were a couple that I have had trouble finding, but I will fix those asap!

    Thanks for the update! I really appreciate the help! I have reloaded most of the missing files. There were a couple that I have had trouble finding, but I will fix those asap!

    June 23, 2009

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