About

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A Fruitful Journey is a place to explore a Spirit-filled life through faith, personal growth, health, wellness, homeschooling, business and anything else that crops up. The “experts” say to focus on one area for a blog, but growth does not happen in boxes. We are whole, complex beings. 

Each area of growth affects the others. The rings of a tree show remarkable seasons of growth which affect the whole forest. Storms, drought, fires and floods all leave their marks on the tree. Through it all, the tree continues to grow, becoming deeply rooted and grounded while giving life and abundance to all the creatures that surround it. 

Stages of growth I enjoy exploring:

  • Triggers: Topics or ideas that get us thinking, even if they are not popular.
  • Ideas or Beliefs: How our thoughts accelerate or inhibit personal growth.
  • Validation: Resource gathering, information sharing, fact finding to help us move forward.
  • Paths of Action: How do we get from “want to” to “done”!
  • Sharing: Learning from others personal growth in varied areas of life and encouraging each other through shared stories.

About Me

I’m a wife, a mom, a writer, a nutritionist, a fledgling business owner, a homeschool teacher, a gardener, a Bible student, a traveler, a reader and a goal setter.

Why am I interested in exploring and sharing ways we grow spiritually, mentally, and physically? Because I know it’s possible and it has changed my life for the better. Without pushing past barriers I would have never experienced trekking in the Himalayas or doing humanitarian work in Micronesia and Ukraine. Without setting healthy boundaries and reaching out to the one true counselor (G0d) I would have never been able to leave a broken marriage, heal a deeply wounded heart, and risk loving again. Without taking risks to reach my goals I would have never lived and worked abroad in Europe. Without questioning the status quo I would have never recovered from chronic sinusitis without surgery, eliminated severe menstrual cramps naturally or reversed a bleeding and inflamed colon without medications.

Now I’m embarking on learning a whole new set of skills needed to create and run an online business so I can stay at home and homeschool my kids for the next 12 years. It’s not an easy venture but it’s an adventure. I’m so excited for each new phase of learning and growing life brings and I’m excited to walk along with you in your journey. 

I am on a journey. You are on a journey. My goal is that it will be a fruitful journey through the power of the Holy Spirit that will bless those I journey together with.

Blessed is the woman that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For she shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. 

-Jeremiah 1:7-8 (paraphrased)

 

I’m not an expert on personal growth but I know the One who is. He has stretched and challenged me and continues to do so. Join me as we explore what it means to be on an exciting, challenging, fulfilling, Spirit-led, fruitful journey.

-Shama


 

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