Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Confident Heart ~ Chapter 8

When Doubt Whispers "I Don't Have Anything Special To Offer"

This weeks chapter was a lot less depressing. It was about discovering your abilities and finding your spiritual gifts. Something I needed to do. Since going on disability last year due to my RA and Fibro, I have felt like I have nothing to offer.I just stay home and try to be a good wife and housekeeper, failing most days thanks to my illnesses.

In chapter 8 there is a listing and description of seven motivational gifts. I see myself in two of them, teaching and mercy. There is also a free Spiritual Gift Assessment that Renee provided for us to take. You can find it here if you want to take it.

According to the Spiritual Gift Assessment, I have the gift of Mercy. It is a gift where I can minister and have compassion for people who are suffering. Maybe because of what I have to deal with in my own illnesses that I have more compassion and empathy for those who are hurting. I enjoy becoming knowledgeable of my illnesses so that I can pass on that knowledge to others to help them understand what I go through or what they might go through.

One of today's blog hop topics is if money or time were not an issue, what would I like to do. Other than taking a few trips, one to Alaska, what I really want to do is buy some land and live on my own real homestead. I want to be able to make my garden much bigger, I want to have chickens, goats, rabbits and pigs. I basically want to live on a small scale farm. I am happy to stay in the same state or area that I am in currently, mostly because I love it here. That is my dream and thankfully it is also one that my husband shares with me.

To me, homesteading is a way of life. You can homestead anywhere. I live in a mobile home park in a single wide mobile home. I do have a nice sized back and side yard, so I am able to have a decent sized garden to raise my veggies. I am just not able to have all the animals that I want. We can not have any more outbuildings other than our small shed. This is why I call my blog the wannabe homesteader. Some people think that I can not homestead where I currently live.

1 comment:

  1. Heather, you have so much to offer and what a blessing you are to your family. I know how much work goes into having a garden. But, what a difference in going out to pick something from your garden to eat versus what you buy at the grocery store. That is awesome that you and your husband share the same dream. You've already started making your dream come true by making homesteading a way of life. Thank you for sharing your heart with us this week. Lori K (OBS Group Leader)


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