Esther Emery and her family just moved…from a yurt to a cabin she and her husband built from scratch with trees from their property. She is a homesteader, working on the skills of homemaking and sharing her experiences and knowledge with her followers. It is an intentional, alternative lifestyle. And one she wasn’t planning on. Until life got difficult a few years ago and things needed to change.
In this episode we talk with Esther about the heartache that caused some external changes (like going off of the internet for a year), which led to internal reflections and work (her own coming to faith and reconciliation with her husband). We talk through what it means to choose to love your spouse and choose to trust when that very trust has been broken, the benefit of stopping and slowing down as a family, and the determination to make the ordinary count. From homeschooling to canning Esther’s life is filled with connection to God’s creation.
For the woman who has been hurt in her marriage, for the one who is pursuing God, but her husband isn’t, for the one who craves a simpler life and doesn’t know where to begin…this episode is for you. We hope you join us in this refreshingly honest conversation about choices we make and the peace we are searching for.
You can listen to our conversation with Esther on iTunes here.
A few things you heard on the show:
“And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.” -Luke 23:34
Recipe for Wild Apple Plum Butter:
–cool slightly and put through food mill or Squeezo to remove apple seeds and peels
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