Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. (Jeremiah 29:5)
When I was coming of age I wanted to move to the woods and ‘live off the fat of the land’. One of my most treasured birthday gifts for my 18th birthday was, Old Fashion Recipe Book: An Encyclopedia of Country Living.
At 18 years old I didn’t have enough money for land, so instead I went to school and the next thing I knew I was 40 years old.
Praise God that my 40’s ushered in a new phase of my life. My new life is a simple one. I’ll admit that sometimes I envy others who make different choices, but mostly I am just so thankful. Thankful for my relationships with God, my husband, my son, and my community. I thank God that for the last 4 years, through God, I have lived in simple peace.