An invitation to linger…
“Tea was once reserved for the upper classes who had time on their hands. Nowadays, it’s the opposite. We’re so busy that we take tea to escape from the pressure and the fast pace, especially when someone invites, ‘Oh, do come for tea…’ Now, you have an excuse to linger.” ~Gail Greco
When I named my website Home-steeped Hope, I envisioned two women chatting, seated around a humble kitchen table. Maybe they’d just prayed together or completed a simple study, because a Bible lay open before them. Now, however, their hands cradled steaming mugs and whether sipping on coffee or tea, or sharing joys or heartaches—with a treasured friend, there’s no better way of cultivating hope. Especially when you have the Lord in common.
My name is Mary. By now you realize I’m a Christian…who loves any excuse to linger… I’m twenty-one years happily married to my handsome cowboy, and a stay at home, homeschooling mother of three girls—17, 14 and 10 years of age. With a never-finished list of projects, I’m always wishing for more time to build up the relationships I cherish.
Our modest little home is nestled into a hillside embedded with limestone rocks and trees, and dotted with barns. We raise horses, goats, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, chickens for their organic free-range eggs, and Jersey cows for their delicious creamy milk. Our little corner of mid-western heaven is a constant work-in-progress, one that teaches me something new every year!
We’re blessed to be surrounded by both of our extended families, and we enjoy fellowshipping over God’s word with believers in our small community. I’m constantly learning there is no better relationship builder between believers than working together for a common goal.
I look forward to “lingering” here, to discovering together those small daily differences we each can make. So often, it’s the simple things which enrich our relationships, and feed hope to our souls.
Welcome to “Home-steeped Hope”!