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Happy Easter. Glory, Hallelujah – He Is RISEN!

by Texas Homesteader ~

Easter celebrations may look a little different this year. But celebrate where you are! Go ahead & let the kids hunt Easter eggs in the back yard, or even in the house like we used to do when the kids were little and rain hampered an outdoors celebration.

Attend your favorite church service online and praise the Lord! Celebrating shouldn’t be a gathering this year, but it certainly  can and should still be CELEBRATING!

Gatherings may be canceled, but Easter has certainly not been canceled!

For all my Christian friends - what a glorious day today is. Happy EASTER. He Is Risen! #TexasHomesteader

For all my Christian friends – what a glorious day today is.

He Is Risen!

Happy EASTER.

~TxH~

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Learn To Recognize Family Stress

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

This Covid-19 thing has people nervous, scared. Their whole world has changed. In our area people had been requested to stay home from work. Some were struggling to home-school their children, necessities were hard to find in the grocery store.

Worries abound

  • Will my family get ill?

  • Will we have enough to eat?

  • What about my bills?

  • Learn to recognize stress and seek help if necessary. #TexasHomesteader

 

Learn To Recognize Stress In Your Family

Anxiety is high. So high in fact that there are news reports of children suffering extreme abuse due to the stresses their parents were feeling about all that’s going on.

Child abuse cases are up. Domestic violence cases are up. Stress is high.

So y’all, be sure to recognize your own stress, or stresses experienced by your family members.

Here’s a link  from Health & Human Services with tips for recognizing & managing stress in your family due to COVID-19.

Find Joy In Your Days

Do what you can to bring joy into your life. Get outside when you can and feel sunshine on your face. Putter in the garden. Serve lunch picnic style in your backyard or even your living room floor.

Turn on the music and have dance contests with your kids. Open the windows at home and let in some sunshine. People are fearful & stressed. Learn to recognize stress in your family. Do what you can to find joy in your days. Seek help if needed. #TexasHomesteader

Get dressed in the morning, don’t just languish in your pj’s. Play a game together as a family – laughter is the best medicine.

I don’t have all the answers y’all. But I do feel those same stresses of uncertainty just as all of you do, so I understand.

We’re in this together.

Please, take care of yourselves.

This too shall pass…

Love & peace to all.

 

~TxH~

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In our area earlier this year, shelter-at-home had been ordered for all but essential reasons. Many people were feeling the pressure of being stuck at home for an extended length of time.

But as is typically the case, your perception could very well determine your outlook. Consider this:

You’re not stuck at home – you’re STAYING SAFE at home!

People are fearful & stressed. Learn to recognize stress in your family. Do what you can to find joy in your days. Seek help if needed. #TexasHomesteader

If shelter-at-home is ordered in your area, it’s an effort to stem the tide of new infections. If not for yourself, then please, please, PLEASE stay home for the sake of those whom you love!

 

A Comforting Tradition When Going Through Hardship

by Texas Homesteader ~

In my family we have a tradition. It’s one that brings comfort again & again. We each have a small cross that we keep with us.

The ladies in my family keep it in the lipstick pocket of their jeans. When things get tough in life, we can reach into that pocket, feel that cross and know this comfort:

We do not walk the path alone. God is with us.

I carry a pocket cross with me when going through life's trials. It's brought much comfort. The message on my pocket cross says BELIEVE! #TexasHomesteader

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Living Life With NO REGRETS!

by Texas Homesteader~ 

Most mornings RancherMan & I engage in what I consider to be an intense conversation about any number of hot-button social topics. In the past these topics have included religion, law, politics, elections, etc. (groan…)

Thankfully most of the other’s thoughts are met with an energetic nod and the words “Exactly!”. So we’re typically on the same page but WHEW! Intensity sometimes reigns at during these conversations!

But a recent topic? Life’s regrets.

Living Life With NO REGRETS! Quietly going about the natural rhythm of my days in ways that make sense to me - not some corporate head #TexasHomesteader

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Our Blessings Abound. Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!

by Texas Homesteader ~

Thank you Lord for food to nourish me, a warm bed for rest, and the love of family to warm my heart! #TexasHomesteader

Thank you Lord for food to nourish me, a warm bed for rest, and the love of family to warm my heart.  From our family to yours – Happy Thanksgiving!

~TxH~

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The Importance Of The Family Supper Table

by Texas Homesteader ~

Family supper time is more important than you might think. Studies show that gathering around the supper table each day as a family offers more than just a meal.

When our children lived at home we always sat at the table and ate together as a family. It was an important and non-negotiable family tradition of ours. So much so that there were no distractions allowed during our meals together.

Do you know the importance of a family supper table? When family shares a meal together many benefits are realized. See what the studies say #TexasHomesteader

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The Fast Life: Slowing Down, Living More

by Texas Homesteader ~

It seems we all get caught up in the rush-rush-rush part of life. You know the one, where this task is hurried through in order to rush to that next task which is already behind because that other task had to be done?

Maybe the ability to live slow is being pushed out of our lives and replaced with ‘busy’ to the point where all we want to do at the end of the day is plop down onto the couch & watch tv.

I hear ya – we feel it too! But is the push to cram more & more into our days shadowing our ability to live slowly & more purposely?

Are your days packed, leaving you feeling like a hamster on a wheel? Us too! See how we've taken a hard look at what fills our days & made changes - for the BETTER! #TexasHomesteader

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An Emotionally Volatile Day For Me Today

by Texas Homesteader ~

Today as I do each year, I tiptoe into a powerfully emotional & volatile day. It’s the anniversary of the day I kicked breast cancer to the curb. First & foremost, I Praise God for my healing!

I’m grateful for my health but… this particular day each year just always sends me into pretty hard emotional turmoil.

Fear, dread, maybe survivor’s guilt? I don’t know, but it grips me each year. Hard.

As I celebrate the anniversary of the day I kicked breast cancer to the curb, I'm racked emotionally with some powerful feelings. #TexasHomesteader

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