This blog has moved! We recently realized that, since we seek to live our entire lives, in every area, for Jesus, there was no reason to keep maintaining separate websites for work and family... And so, this blog has transitioned over to become part of our family-business website, at Riven Joiner & the Homestead Store!  There,... Continue Reading →

Immediate Answer

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. (Psalm 34:17, KJV) Have you ever had a moment when the Lord answered you right away? What great comfort when He sends His word in immediate response to ours... For months, I have been having nightmares. Not every night, but... Continue Reading →

A New Question

Am I glorifying You, Lord? How can I glorify You, Lord? In this new place, this year, of sharing blog posts and participating in social media and building a business website, I have a new question in my heart. Lord, am I glorifying You, or glorifying myself? Is this glorifying You, or glorifying myself? How... Continue Reading →


It seems like I've seen a lot of posts, a lot of comments, a lot of discussion centered around waiting, lately. And maybe I've noticed a lot of discussion around waiting, always. And really, it makes a lot of sense. Most of us, most of the time, are waiting on something. And all of us,... Continue Reading →

Lost in the Noise

I often feel like my tiny life is simply lost in the noise... one blade of grass waving among millions in a sunny meadow... Anytime my gaze wanders beyond the boundaries of the family, the homestead, the little world that the Lord has snuggled us into, I can sense my absolute tiny-ness in the... Continue Reading →

In Vain (Proverbs 30:9)

…or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. (Proverbs 30:9, KJV) No matter how many times I read the word of God, no matter how familiar the verses become, the Lord is always still bringing new truth to light in His living word. light shines through wild... Continue Reading →

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