Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing…in Maine

Greetings, Friends!

So much has happened since my last post in June that I don’t know where to begin. I will say that there is one more chapter to post about from the book, “The Pursuit of Holiness,” when I seemed to drop off the face of the blogging earth. I apologize for leaving that hanging. Because I love Jerry Bridge’s message in that book so much and feel it is important to write about, and because my personality is part melancholy and gets irritated with unfinished things, I will finish the book club.

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know a bit about what’s been happening. Without all the details at this time, suffice it to say that we have relocated to the southern coast of Maine and I’m homeschooling our girls this year! It’s a whole new state, a whole new church, and a whole new way of life.

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In the midst of all the changes and newness, I’ve redesigned the blog yet again.

The new tagline is, “Keeping the Main Things the main things…in Maine.” In junior high, I had cut out a quote from a magazine that said, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” (Looking it up now, the quote is attributed to Steven Covey.) I thought that was such a great play on words. Even then, I knew my priorities and would read it each day as a focal point. This quote has embedded itself within me and followed me through life. So when we relocated to Maine, my mind went to the quote. It might be a bit cheesy, but it fits in neatly with the blog.

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I’ll be sharing about life in Maine and living along the northern Atlantic coast. We’re renting a house for the winter that is literally on the coast line. We wake up to the sound of waves. The air is filled with the salty-fishy smell of the ocean. We can walk to two private beaches that are just a hop, skip & jump away. As of next June, we will have to find somewhere else to live, but we are soaking in this living on the ocean while we can. It’s gorgeous and such a blessing.

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I’ll be sharing about some of our homeschooling adventures. I have no idea if we will continue beyond this transitional year. God has moved on my heart, and where I was convinced I wouldn’t in a million years be able to handle homeschooling the children He gave us, I’m fully relying on Him and by His grace we are doing it. Homeschooling has proven, in just these three weeks since we’ve started, to contain so many more blessings than I could have imagined.

Of course, I’ll continue sharing about faith, doing book reviews, and perhaps book clubs.

Come along with me on the journey of life – the new changes in my life in Maine and homeschooling!

Kristen