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Welcome, Friends!

My little blog has a new home!

I decided that with a new home should come a new name. Let me just say, choosing a blog name is definitely not the most fun thing in the world to do. I have been (annoyingly) beseeching my brother and sister for days on end about helping me choose a name that I felt was the “right fit”. A name was finally decided. 

Why the change?

Mainly, I have been having many issues with Blogger and decided to start researching other blogging options. Over and over again, WordPress seemed to come out as the better option when choosing a blog host. So, here I am.

Choosing a new name was not exactly necessary. When I first decided to start blogging, almost 4 years ago, I didn’t have a real direction for what I wanted to blog about. So, I just went with a very generic name and pretty much have bounced from platform to platform throughout the last few years.

I feel like this year I have finally established what I want to blog about.

Exactly everything that I have already been blogging. Ha! Go figure.

I enjoy blogging about – cooking, my family, life’s ups and downs, my little “homestead”, ideas for DIY projects, learning activities/ideas for the kids, and most of all, having the opportunity to share thoughts about God and the redeeming power of the Gospel message through Jesus Christ.

Once I “established” the nature of my blog, I knew exactly what I wanted to name it.

That is a lie. I struggled with this part of the process. All I knew, is that I wanted to use the word “Keeper” as part of it.

Called to be a Keeper is a study I am currently involved in with a group of awesome ladies at church. In this study, I have been challenged as a follower of Christ, as a wife, as a mother, and as a friend. Challenged not by the world’s standards, but rather, by the calling that God has set before me.

A Keeper. It is not defined or restricted by a woman’s age, stage of life or occupation. The example is set in Proverbs 31; the guidelines are given in Titus 2. The task is hopelessly daunting on our own, but attainable through Jesus.

I know that I am broken as a sinner. I know that I make plenty of mistakes as a wife and as a mother. So, as the keeper of my home…I know I fall short of perfection.

So keeping these things in mind…I played around with some ideas as a name for my blog – “The Imperfect Keeper”, “The Blubbering Keeper”, “The Struggling Keeper”. You get the idea. 

The thing is, I didn’t want to be defined as being comfortable with any of those titles.

So, I continued brainstorming – “The Striving Keeper”, “The Hopeful Keeper”, “The Graced Keeper”. Whomp whomp. They all, just…did not fit me. 

I mean, I’m sure “the graced keeper” would not be running laps in her backyard around her chickens and goats. Right? Right.

But, y’all, I am striving to be the keeper God has called me to be. There is godly strength in the woman who can fulfill that role. I was determined to somehow find a way to make “keeper” work.

Which is why I went back to what I blog about. Stories of life. Stories of my life being lived as a keeper of my home. All accounts being laid out there – the good, the bad, the sad, the funny, the awkward and the amazing. Chronicled.

Thanks for stopping by my new home; I do hope you will visit again.

Sincerely,

Chronicles of a Keeper. 

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