I'm Lauren, an Expert Mistake Maker Learning to Live Well, wife, mom of 3, Christian writer, and pig decor addict.
My love of farms started at a young age. When I was in the fourth grade, my parents actually allowed me to get a pet pig. Sweet Pea the piglet joined our family and I was on my way to becoming a real farmer. But it didn’t take long for me to realize Sweet Pea’s pee wasn’t so sweet, nor did my parents enjoy having the shingles eaten off the side of their house. Perhaps it was more the idea of farming, or “fancy farming”, that I was so attracted to.
Now, my love of farms is pretty much contained to the study of agricultural passages in the Bible (and the occasional purchase of anything with a pig on it). I enjoy digging into scripture and writing about how it impacts everyday life from my not-so-farmy farmhouse on California’s beautiful central coast.
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About Faith, Family, and Fancy Farming:
In the beginning, God was a farmer. Even before making man and woman in his image, he commanded the earth to sprout vegetation. He created plants yielding seeds and trees bearing fruit, and in doing so revealed himself to be a God who nurtures growth, provides for, sustains, and blesses his people.
But life isn’t always fancy. Like Adam and Eve on that first farm, we mess up. Sometimes it feels like there’s no harvest. It’s easy to wonder if we’re actually yielding good fruit.
Thankfully, God isn’t a “fancy farmer.” He’s not watching from his farmhouse porch swing hoping we produce, or concerned about getting his hands dirty. God is involved in the nitty-gritty of our lives. He got dirty and took on our sin so we could be cleansed. He’s constantly working for us and cultivating growth in us. He cares deeply about the condition of our hearts, our connection to him, and the crop he harvests. He truly is the Good Farmer.
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