About

Finally updated 12-27-14…

I am Dawn, married to Mike in September of 1996, and blessed with 2 sons in 1999 & 2000.  The first 13 years of our marriage, we walked in darkness.  We spent many hours doing “good things”, but with wrong motives.  We mastered looking good on the outside, but were wrecks on the inside…  In actuality, we were pursuing worldly success, going into unnecessary debt, & pretty much walking hypocrites.  We practiced a show of religion, but had no personal relationship with Jesus.  As we began searching for Biblical answers to some worldly questions, His Word began to radically change our lives.  His Word became ALIVE to us, we repented, and I was reborn in the fall of 2009.  That is the same year we began homeschooling our boys, practicing family discipleship, & homechurching with several other families each week.  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 of the seeds that had been planted over the first 37 years of my life, seemed to explode at warp speed!  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.  Through an invitation to a farmer’s appreciation meal, we were led to Living Hope Church in East Canton.  With our past experience of denominations, we were very leery of entering back into a “bricks and mortar” church.  But the Holy Spirit continued to draw us to Himself, and there was no denying where He wanted us to worship.  Our brothers and sisters at Living Hope are some of the most beautifully broken people we have ever met!  Mike & I were so excited to experience our Believer’s baptisms in August of 2014 – something that we had both wanted to do, but didn’t know “how” to before we were led to Living Hope.  I will always be in awe of the Lord’s patience with me.  And He has completely overtaken my life in a way that has radically transformed me.  I feel His blessings everywhere, and everyday He shows 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.  Our 100% hershare dairy is unique in two ways:  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 March/April, and our family gets a break from milking – a time to catch up on things we can’t get to in the warmer months, and a time to recharge as a family. We are continually amazed at how the Lord is providing 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.

I can’t express enough about how AMAZING HIS GRACE IS!  Our passion now is to glorify Jesus Christ IN ALL THINGS.  That includes our dark past, all our mistakes, all our blessings, & everything in-between. I could write about this for HOURS, and perhaps I will – – a little bit at a time!  🙂

Our prayer is that through this blog, you will see a snapshot of our life, and that it reflects His Light in our walk.  I’m gonna say that most of the posts on here will be from me…but, there may be an occasional note from one of my boys as time goes on.  Originally, I thought this blog was going to be about our farm.  But already, I can see the Lord prompting me to share more. 🙂

Just some details about me?  I love journaling inspirations, smiley faces :), sharing quotes & ah-ha moments, writing rhyming poems, taking pictures of our life, walking alongside my boys, 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)  May I be able to turn my mistakes into blessings, as I share where Your Hand is in the refining processes of my life.  May I always be rebukable & moldable… stomp out my pride, Lord, and use me to fulfill Your Will while I am still here on this earth.  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 & Fam

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 last September (2011).  Paul’s on the left & is 11.5 now & Michael just turned 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 🙂

  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 🙂

      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! 🙂

  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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