October 7, 2009

About Me

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Michelle over at "She Looketh Well..." has initiated a blog party...go on over to her blog to link up and enjoy "meeting" some new friends in the blogging world. She has encouraged us to tell a little about ourselves and why we blog, so here goes...

Who am I?

First, I am so grateful to be a child of the King of Kings! What a blessing to remember that this is our true purpose here and in eternity...God created us for Himself. How often we forget...

Second, I am a wife and aspiring helpmeet to Howie (only with the help of the Lord can I do this at all)! My husband and I celebrated 18 years of married life this past July.

Third, I am a Mum to four. Austin is nearing 15, Calvin nearing 13, Fraser is 10 and Emma is nearing 8. I am so thankful for these treasures from the Lord and grieved that I don't cherish the days with them enough.

Fourth, I am a sister, sister-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, etc...and seek to be godly, by His grace, in these roles as well.

Why did I start blogging and what is my purpose in it?

My sister began writing a blog and that was my introduction to this "other" world. I thought I would never write one myself! Just like I said I would NEVER home school and God would never ask me to! Hmmmm...we all know how THAT goes!!

This blog is meant to be a journal of whatever is on my heart or in our lives, which pretty much covers everything! Especially when homeschooling is going on in the house, and there are four children always home, and there is food to be made, etc. I enjoy learning more about "natural" food choices, healthy living, and ways to make our home more welcoming for those that live within its walls...these things will make their way into my blog as well. My desire is that in the "everyday things of life" the Lord would shine through. Occasionally He will lay something on my heart to share that I have been learning in His Word...or a special hymn or poem. My prayer is that the Lord would use this regular girl's thoughts and daily occurrences to touch a heart or two...for HIS GLORY.

Blessings,
Camille

25 comments:

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

These are the absolute best reasons to blog. I blog for the exact same reasons. My sis started a blog first and convinced me to start one. At first I resisted, but now I'm hooked! God bless you, Jackie

Camille said...

Thanks Jackie...What an encouraging comment! :)
Have a wonderful day!
Camille

Amanda Sikes said...

I am also a homeschooling mother to four just earlier on in this adventure. I love your blog and will be following along to learn all I can.

Just stopping by from the blog party at "She Looketh Well".

Camille said...

Welcome Amanda!

Thanks for joining in on the blog party! It has been a blessing to meet women like you!

I know the feeling of just starting out in homeschool...I was a bit overwhelmed! This is only our fourth year (even though our kids are older) and I am still learning and growing in it as well.

One thing I would say is this...you CAN do it...and it will be GOOD...as long as it is WITH THE LORD!! :) He will guide you and give you the wisdom you need...what a blessing He promises to give daily to us that wisdom and grace that only He can provide!

Have a wonderful week!
Blessings,
Camille

bookflutterby said...

Hey! Thanks for you comment on my blog, it's nice to "meet" you too! :D For some reason, I when I published your comment, it disappeared, and I didn't even hit reject?! So I don't know what happened to it. Thanks for popping by! :D
Courtney

Sharon said...

It's nice to learn more about you Camille :)

I love how first and foremost you ARE a Daughter of the King. The perfect response for us :)

A year ago I had considered a blog but didn't want to start unless the lord wanted me too. I kept in in prayer (off and on) for awhile. one day He told me to go ahead and gave me the name for it. it has been a major blessing for me, meeting other sisters in the lord and hopefully being able to encourage as well as being encouraged.

Thanks for sharing!

have a blessed day Camille :) (I love your name!)

Sharon

Camille said...

Welcome Sharon!

Thanks for stopping by...I also appreciate the link back here from your blog (which is lovely, by the way)!

I only began blogging in August...and it has been a blessing to meet others like yourself...the Lord is SO wonderful and gracious to give us these bright spots in life.

Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Camille

Camille said...

Welcome Courtney!

I'll have to return to your blog and see if I can recreate what I put the first time! :)

Thanks for visiting here...it is a blessing to meet other like-minded women...the Lord is SO good!

Blessings,
Camille

Camille said...

Sharon ~ I forgot to say...thanks for the name compliment...my Mom liked "different" names...so that's how it happened! :)

Christa said...

Thanks for sharing about you. It's a wonderful testimony of how the Lord is working in your life.

:)

Christa

Camille said...

Thanks Christa...you are a sweet friend in this "blog-world"! :)
Blessings,
Camille

Tina said...

It's great to "meet" you, Camille. I'm enjoying your blog. Love the peeks into life in your home, the recipes (we're trying to eat more natural foods also), and the encouragement you share. I look forward to peeking in often. :) Thanks for your sweet encouraging comments on my blog also.
In His love,
Tina

Camille said...

Welcome Tina ~ It was a blessing to see into your lives...and encouraging to my heart! May the Lord guide you as you seek to raise your family for Him!
Blessings,
Camille

Gloria said...

Hi Camille,
Thanks for the nice welcome comment on my blog. My boys are 15 and 13, too! How cool is that? My daughter is 18 and done with homeschooling. So nice to meet you!
Blessings,
Gloria

Camille said...

Thanks for stopping by Gloria! The boys are a delight...if a little bit rambunctious...wouldn't want it any other way though...would we?! :)

It must be such a blessing to you to have a young lady in your family...I'm trying to treasure the short time we have with each of them!

Scrapingirl said...

Glad to "meet" you. I think all homeschooling moms should blog. We need to let out our feelings somewhere. :)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Yeah, never say never! LOL! I've learned that the hard way. God is always challenging my "nevers"

Great to meet you and I love it when you comment on my blog!

Camille said...

Welcome Scrapingirl! We homeschool Moms have to stick together! What a great way to encourage one another in what really matters! Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Stacie! I'm glad you stopped by to visit me too...it's been a fun party! It's been a LONG time since anyone's heard me say "I will NEVER..." LOL...seems like we are in the same boat! :)

Blessings,
Camille

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

So happy to meet you! I am always looking for other homeschool, Christian womens blogs to read!

Michelle said...

Camille, thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved reading about you, your family and why you blog--and seeing all those recipes you've posted lately. Yum! It was nice to get to know you a little. I'll visit again another day! :)

Camille said...

Welcome Jenn!

It is a blessing for us homeschool Mums to be an encouragement to one another...thanks for visiting! The Lord is so good and leads us so gently along...doesn't He?!

Welcome Michelle!

Thanks for stopping by...it has been an encouragement to have this party hasn't it! Come visit anytime...I plan on returning to visit you and all the other ladies as well.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,
Camille

Gombojav Tribe said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for partying with us all! I think I've seen a comment from you on every blog I've visited! Party animal! :-)

You have a lovely family! It's a pleasure to meet you!!!

Camille said...

LOL! Welcome Gombojav Tribe! :)

I really just didn't want to leave anyone out...really! ;-) Having said that...I do enjoy a good party...and this has been a very good party...thanks to Michelle! I'm sure we've all been blessed! it is encouraging to know we are not alone in this life we are walking!

Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Camille

His bondservant said...

Camille,

It is so very nice to meet you. Your blog looks lovely and I look forward to stopping by often. God bless! Jackie

Camille said...

Welcome Jackie!

I'm glad you stopped by...your testimony (on your blog) encouraged my heart...what a blessing you are to your family! Keep looking to the Lord day by day...He will give you all you need as you seek to raise your children for His Glory!

Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Camille