About

Updated 4-19-21

I am Dawn, married to Mike in September of 1996, and added 2 sons in 1999 & 2000. 

The first 37 years of my life, I thought I was a Christian. But really, I was a counterfeit one. I knew how to be religious and “look good,” but my heart was far from the Lord. I had lived a very rebellious life full of lies and promiscuity before I was married, and much darkness continued for the first 13 years of our marriage. I thought I could just hide all that by pretending holiness in the right circles, and doing a bunch of good deeds. Thankfully, through the power of His Word, the Lord removed the veil from my eyes in the fall of 2009. Now I could actually see my need for a Savior. WOW – what a season of repentance I experienced! It was both devastating and amazing at the same time. I am still humbled by His grace and mercy.✝️❤️

That fall of 2009 was the same season we began homeschooling our boys and homechurching with several other families as we had separated ourselves from the church we had been married in. I was so hungry for the Word, and the curriculum we were using for homeschool was soooo rich in Truth… The Lord knew we needed this time to grow in our knowledge of Him, and much was learned in this season of our lives.  All the seeds that had been planted over the first 37 years of my life seemed to explode at warp speed now that the soil of my heart was primed and ready. After a couple years, our homechurching era came to a close, and we began to feel drawn toward worshiping with a larger body of Believers. In God’s providence, He knew that I would need 3-1/2 years of growth as a new Believer before He would allow me to see that Jesus had not only died for my sins, but ALSO my shame. What an emotional Truth this was to accept! And it humbled me to my core.✝️

Over the years we’ve been a part of several Bible-believing churches. We are drawn toward expository preaching.

Mike & I experienced our Believer baptisms in August of 2014. It was a delight to experience it and have our family around us.

Right now, the Lord has led us to a lovely group of Believers in Beloit, Ohio – Community Bible Church. We are often overwhelmed at how the Lord continues to grow us amidst this world’s chaos.

I will always be in awe of the Lord’s patience with me.  He has completely overtaken my life in a way that has radically transformed me.  I feel His blessings everywhere, and He’s continually showing me more of Himself.

We are full-time caretakers of Mike’s parents’ farm.  They allow us to practice chemical-free, grass farming where we rotationally graze beef and dairy cows.  Right now we milk for just our family. We milk once-a-day, and we milk seasonally.  During the coldest part of the year, our girls get a vacation from milking as they grow their calves for birthing in late April, and we get a break from milking – a time to catch up on things we can’t get to in the warmer months, and a time for recharging. On the side, I also work part-time, mostly virtually, doing marketing for an IT company out of Alliance. The Lord continues to provide for us each day.  We still deal with the consequences from our dark days, but progress is being made, & we give all the glory TO HIM.

Our prayer is that through this blog, you will see a snapshot of our life, and that it reflects His Light in our walk.

Just some details about me?  I love writing, smiley faces🙂, sharing quotes & ah-ha moments, writing rhyming poems, taking pictures of our life, walking alongside my boys young adult sons, memorizing hymns, surrounding myself with Scripture (visually & audibly), preparing nourishing food for my family, and creating crafty items from crazy tidbits I keep around.  Oh, and it doesn’t take much to make me cry – “happy cries,” we say around here!😂

Heavenly Father, I pray this blog will be an avenue to share whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, …excellent, or praiseworthy.  (Philippians 4:8)  Thank You for incorporating my mistakes into Your plan. Help me to share where Your Hand is in the refining processes of my life.  May I always be rebukable & moldable… Stomp out my pride, Lord, and continue to fill me with the knowledge of Your Will until I’m promoted to Heaven. Thank You for rescuing me from the dominion of darkness, and bringing me into the kingdom of the Son You love, in whom I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  (Colossians 1:12-14)

Blessings,

🌷Dawn

April 2021 pic:

Summer 2018 pics:

Christmas 2014 pics:

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(I couldn’t resist keeping these old pics in here…)

3-1-2012 Here’s a pic of our boys at Mike’s brother’s wedding in September 2011.  Paul’s on the left (11.5) & Michael’s on the right (13).  🙂

18 thoughts on “About

  1. M. Murphy

    I am glad to read your post! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I have missed you and have thought about you these past couple of years. I am glad to know you and your family are all doing well. Your boys have turned into handsome young men!

    Molly Murphy

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    1. Dawn Roberts Post author

      WOW – that was quick! Thanks, Molly. 🙂 I also think of you often – perhaps this can be our year to finally catch up? Blessings to you & your family! 🙂

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  2. MaryJo Reynolds

    Dear Dawn,
    You, in your continual walk with God has helped me with mine. I am blessed that we found each other and will look forward with an open heart to fill my hunger, my heart, and my soul. (I WANT TO LIVE !!!)

    MJ

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  3. Heather

    Thanks for sharing your story! I really enjoy your posts. I didn’t realize you are homechurchers 🙂 We are also schooling and churching at home. It’s nice to meet you!

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      1. Heather

        So sorry! I think I got it fixed thanks to the wordpress support people. Should be able to click on my name and get to my blog now. Thanks you for trying so hard to respond to me! Looking forward to reading more about your life 🙂

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  4. Heather

    Dawn, I just wanted to thank you for the encouraging words and verse you left for me over at sendthelight.wordpress.com. You’ll never know how much that meant to me! I was feeling quite alone after all of the discouragement I had been getting not only on the blog but through the mail and face to face as well. Hearing from you was truly a healing balm. God bless you 🙂

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    1. Dawn Roberts Post author

      You are welcome. I am so thankful I finally found the post so I COULD comment, lol. I’m feeling technologically overwhelmed as I muddle my way through learning a new phone and how to navigate with it. I appreciate your passion for Truth and will continue to lift you up in prayer. 🙂

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      1. Heather

        Did you get a smart phone? I just upgraded to one and it has taken me several MONTHS to figure out how to use the thing. I know I’m not getting the full use out of it. Maybe with practice? Have fun playing with your new phone 🙂

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      2. Dawn Roberts Post author

        Yes – I actually had a blackberry before & was pretty comfortable with it – but it was overdue time to renew & we were advised to go to iphone… Overall it is much nicer BUT soooo much I need to re-learn. Plus it is sucking up data usage on our family plan so not only do I need to learn HOW to do things, but how to do them EFFICIENTLY so our bill isn’t insanely high. Feeling overwhelmed, OLD, but NOT WITHOUT HOPE, lol! 🙂

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  5. Michelle Tebbe

    Enjoyed reading a bit about the journey God has you all on…thanks for helpful posts on homemade foods using raw milk, too! Blessings, Michelle

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  6. Julie

    Hi Dawn,
    I came across your blog and you may not remember me but I attended Revere and we were in many classes together. Looks like you have a beautiful family! Take care,

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    1. Dawn Roberts Post author

      Hi Julie! Yes – I do remember!! You will laugh at what the first thought that popped into my mind was: a skirt that you had made out of neckties?? Am I remembering correctly? Do you still dabble in creative arts? So good to hear from you… Would be fun to catch up sometime! Blessings to you…🤗

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