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It’s Simple Lives Thursday!

My favorite day of the week where you share your tips and recipes for living a simple life. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all 4 sites! As a reminder, this blog hop is a way to share with many people your posts on what you are doing to live a simple life. Whether that’s gardening, raising urban chickens, homeschooling, sewing, making your own deodorant, or cleaning supplies… we want to know about it! If you’re into homeopathy, ways to save $ by conserving energy or other ways to live frugally… we want to know about it! If you bike, cook real food, homestead or farm… we want to know about it!

Your Hosts

  1. Millie from Real Food for Less Money
  2. Diana from My Humble Kitchen

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

1. If linking real, traditional and simple recipes, please make sure all ingredients used are whole. Such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, meats, even sugar. In order to keep the integrity of “nourishing” food, we will delete any recipes that utilize processed, boxed foods. We are definitely not going to be ingredient policeman, however, please note that this is a hop hosted by advocates of the real, local and sustainable food movements.

2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Simple Lives Thursday community by sending your readers to all of the other participants posts. We all end up sharing and learning from each other.

3. No giveaway away or otherwise primarily advertising oriented posts. Keep your topics to fit our simple living theme of “consume less, produce more.” We will delete posts that don’t fit.

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Let's Build a Shop Together | myhumblekitchen.com

I can’t even begin to tell you how amazingly blessed I’ve been by this community. After sharing with you some of the financial difficulty that my family has seen this year, I’ve had an outpouring of comments and emails come from many of you sharing some of the trials you’ve had this year.

Its been humbling to see that the “year of crap” has led many to victory! Maybe not in the material but in the spiritual. We’re standing taller, stronger, and filled with his power!

Its been uplifting to see how we’ve realized that in our trials God is using it all for his glory and bringing us much more joy and peace than we have ever known. I’d encourage you to read through some of the comments from Monday’s post. Many brought me to tears especially to see others commenting and praying for each other. God has a way of using everything for good!

Let’s Build a Shop Together

My wife's handmade pigs for daughter.

Over the past few months God has impressed it on my heart to do something for this community. Specifically, stay at home mama’s needing to make extra money to help in supporting their families and in keeping them at home.

There’s still a bit of planning to do, but you know what, I’m going to give this to God and if it’s meant to be, then it will.

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Has God Ever Answered Your Prayers? | myhumblekitchen.com

Life this year has been anything but simple.

A job loss which lead to fear of the unknown, panic and anxiety, the toppling of pride… suffering.

I’ve been walking on a rocky path that’s often left me breathless as I’ve dealt with a heavy burden of weight suffocating my inner soul.  You may be confused as throughout this year I’ve continued posting recipes and photos of my garden which have flourished and blessed us with a tremendous bounty this year.

I’ve been able to share those types of posts as through my suffering, I’ve never lost my joy. Although I haven’t fall into a depression, I have been dealing with severe anxiety that’s been mostly mental. I’ve feared for my health as I quite literally have breathing problems which I’ve learned initiate in my mind. As I get stressed, I feel a weight compress my upper chest making me feel as though I can’t take in a deep breath. As I reach for more air, it’s made me hyperventilate and commence a cyclical pattern that I’ve been fighting with since this past June.

It seems really silly to write about but it’s been very real to me.  I’ve feared of lung cancer, heart problems, and everything in between.

What has kept me veraciously fighting for life, free of fear, has been my husband, my children, and most importantly, my God.  Through every struggle I’ve seen this year its made me grow closer to my Savior, my Messiah… Abba. Its made me thirst for his presence, for his touch, for his embrace.

It’s made me search for who he really is.

The one clear thing my God has shown me through this time of suffering is that I’ve been scared of death.  I’ve been scared of what comes after this life.

Call it a midlife crisis, but the Lord has used this time to show me that I’ve allowed the enemy into my mind much to often to work against the sacrifice of his son. To work against the fact that Jesus died for me.

If I truly believe that Jesus laid down his life to save me, why should I be afraid of losing mine when I know that a life free of stress, of pain, of suffering awaits me in the presence of my God. I’ve asked myself these questions, and this past week, I cried out to God, “Lord, please send me something that you may show me, clearly show me, that you love me, that you hear me, that you long for me.”

I dried my tears and left it at that, having complete faith that God was going to show me something. 

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spaininiowa

It’s Simple Lives Thursday!

My favorite day of the week where you share your tips and recipes for living a simple life. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all 4 sites! As a reminder, this blog hop is a way to share with many people your posts on what you are doing to live a simple life. Whether that’s gardening, raising urban chickens, homeschooling, sewing, making your own deodorant, or cleaning supplies… we want to know about it! If you’re into homeopathy, ways to save $ by conserving energy or other ways to live frugally… we want to know about it! If you bike, cook real food, homestead or farm… we want to know about it!

Your Hosts

  1. Millie from Real Food for Less Money
  2. Diana from My Humble Kitchen

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

1. If linking real, traditional and simple recipes, please make sure all ingredients used are whole. Such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, meats, even sugar. In order to keep the integrity of “nourishing” food, we will delete any recipes that utilize processed, boxed foods. We are definitely not going to be ingredient policeman, however, please note that this is a hop hosted by advocates of the real, local and sustainable food movements.

2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Simple Lives Thursday community by sending your readers to all of the other participants posts. We all end up sharing and learning from each other.

3. No giveaway away or otherwise primarily advertising oriented posts. Keep your topics to fit our simple living theme of “consume less, produce more.” We will delete posts that don’t fit.

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My Humble Tips on Blogging For Profit | myhumblekitchen.com

Since the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Sale is live this week, I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you a bit about blogging for profit.

I’ve had readers ask me what I do to generate an income online.  Before I share my humble tips, I want to let you know that I make a small income online; however, since this year its been as much as I was making teaching part time.  So this year, so far, I’ve made about $10,000 – $12,000.

No, it’s not big time money, but it’s a decent part time income that allows me to stay at home, share my passion with you, be a homemaker, and homeschool my children.  It blesses my family and as I continue to write online, its shown itself fruitful to many other families as well. God is good.

Here’s the cool thing, as my traffic continues to grow and I reach more people, my part time income will go up as well.

Also, if your only intention in starting a blog is to make money, you will fail. Stop reading now! Blogging is not easy and takes a lot of hard work. You have to have a passion for what you want to share with the world. If the passion is not there, your readers will see right through that. You have to love it so much that you would blog for free (which I did for three years).

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