She was audacious and impulsive. Not the reckless kind of wild you might imagine, but more the kind of just passionately seeking to live to her fullest and embrace every opportunity. She saw margin as something that needed to be pushed, gently but insistently, as if life itself depended upon it. She was determined and … Continue reading Go Gently …
I woke up to my alarm early Saturday morning and immediately thought... "WHAT have I done?" I needed to get up and get going fast! I had an hour drive to my third 5K of my life. "Oh man.. seriously. What have I done?" My mind started to contend against the excuses: I'm in no … Continue reading FREEDOM
I have two very vivid “feeling” memories from childhood. Feeling memories are things tied sooo closely to what your heart needs to hear; They are not a memory of an event or an instance or even a thing. They are a memory of a feeling, and I have two that conflicted and battled for a place … Continue reading The Ministry of Presence
I have a favorite tree. I call it the Sentinel. It's huge and towering , stationed at the very end of our property, up a rolling field and at the top of a hill; standing guard; watching; observing; challenging any who might stray on to the property or any who may try to harm the … Continue reading It’s ok to grow “quietly”
What does your heart need to hear? YOU WERE BUILT FOR THIS. I was blessed enough to be able to go to RISE conference in Minnesota this year. Rachel Hollis is a wild fire and man, that girl can speak to your heart and make you get honest and intentional with yourself in ways many … Continue reading #whatdoesyourheartneedtohear? YOU WERE BUILT FOR THIS!
My heart was hurting It was plainly obvious she didn’t like me. Worse... She couldn’t stand to be around me. Geesh. All the rush of all my childhood insignificance, unimportance and unwanted ”nesssss”… flooded my soul again. And man, for the love of all things yummy (because that’s a big biggg category in my life) … Continue reading Okra
Don't you dare say you can't do hard things. #notetoself. That's totally me, talking to myself. Totally. I stood in Chicago, in October, at the Marathon my daughter was running and as I waited to catch a glimpse and cheer for her, I watched every size, every shape, condition, age, disease, "excuse" and "fear", run … Continue reading New Year; Letting go of Fear
Welcome everyone! Thanks for joining me! I'm Homesteader Kay and you have landed in my space.. a smallish corner of the world wide web where I hope you find a safe place to come when you need to hear encouragement, whispers of worth, nudges of courage, prompts of purpose all folded within the love … Continue reading The Journey Begins