Why The Rustic Faith?

Just like good coffee, this idea has been percolating for a while. I’ve always been a lover of words.

A few years ago, while living out of state, I attempted to keep up a blog as a way to stay in touch with family and friends. It was decent. I enjoyed it. But there was no real focus to it. Life was busy. I got distracted. The blog ended.

Since then, so much has happened in life and through it all, I’ve always had an innate desire to share my experiences through words.

The idea first slipped into my mind last winter- what if I started blogging again? I quickly dismissed it. Life was still busy. My plate was full.

Then miscarriages happened. My knee jerk reaction: write. I shared those writings and amazing things started to happen- people started talking. Many reached out to me with their own experiences, they empathized in walking the same road, writing was healing.

This fall I started teaching part time. It’s been a lovely transition, but I’ve found myself with extra time on my hands. I’ve been asking God what He’s leading me into during this ‘slower’ time of life. What are my hobbies again? What do I really LOVE doing? What am I passionate about? Writing. Discussing things that matter. Decorating. Organizing. Connecting with others.

And so, I’ve been letting these ideas simmer. I’ve arranged and rearranged them in my mind. And when I was brave enough to tell my husband, “I think I want to start blogging again”, he affirmed that decision without missing a beat.

So here we are: The Rustic Faith.

Why the name?

Rustic- I’ve always been a lover of all things rustic. My design and decor tastes have changed over the years, but I always come back to the down to earth, cozy, at home feel. Rustic is also defined as simple. The older I get, the more I realize how much I like simple. Bring me back to the basics. Less is more.

Faith- I hope it’s obvious. My relationship with Christ is the number one thing in my life. My faith is the foundation for all that I do. Community among believers is also a powerful thing, and I hope that by being open and honest about my struggles and joys- others will be inspired to join the conversation and together we can be challenged and grow closer to Him.

My desire is to create a space where we will discuss all the things: faith, marriage, organized living, infertility, and more. All unique on their own, but all near and dear to my heart. I hope to inspire, encourage, and connect with you and make this a space you look forward to frequenting.

With that, welcome. Pull up a chair and join the conversation!