Heather Sanders

About Heather Sanders

About Heather SandersHi. I’m Heather.

I am a freelance writer living in Huntsville, a smallish town on the tail-end of the East Texas Pineywoods.

You may already know about me, but I’ll give you the cliff notes if you don’t.

Twenty years ago, I married Jeff, the love of my life, and shortly after, we chose to “go forth and multiply.” We have three kids: Emelie our oldest has a place in town, and our two younger kids Meredith and Kenny, still live at home with us.

We homeschool. It’s what we do, and it works for us.

You don’t have to homeschool to read my blog, but since it is a big part of our family culture, it is part of our story and my writing.

Why you can trust me and what I write.

If you’ve read me for any length of time, you know that I am a born-again Christian and that I love, worship, and serve the Lord Jesus. As it should be, my faith comes into play in every single area of my life, including my writing and how I choose to interact with others.

I believe God’s grace sustains me, and I want to glorify Him in everything that I do.

That means you can trust me and what I say because I take to heart the first and greatest commandment, which is to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul and mind. And, I also strive toward the second greatest commandment, which is to love YOU, my neighbor, like myself. (Matthew 22:36-40)

If you want to be a work at home mom, I can help.

Like you perhaps, and many other mommas I meet and correspond with on a daily basis, once I had kids I wanted to be home with them.

But our family needed both mine and Jeff’s income to meet our budget, so I began seeking ways I could stay home and work.

I’ve spent the last 15 years making that happen in one form or another. In the last decade, that meant writing for blogs of various sizes and audiences, including Alpha Mom and The Pioneer Woman.

You may be here because you read one of my posts there or somewhere else online, which is wonderful. I’m glad you found me.

What is “faithsizing” and why do I keep talking about it?

September 2014 marked a major change in my family’s life.

Maybe you can relate.

Tired of chasing the dollar and feeling we were poor stewards of our finances and family life, we downsized (we call it faithsized) into a 960 square foot, unfinished, lake house.

You cannot imagine how this one move has redefined our family life, but it has.

It hasn’t been easy. It’s different.

As a result, we are different.

Many of you are curious about our choice, and I plan to write more about that in the days to come. I want to be an honest, faith-filled voice in the midst of this major life transition. I believe “for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).

You might notice the increasing popularity (fad?) toward living with less and downsizing, but many are missing the point, which is why I prefer to call our path, faithsizing.

Yes, less CAN BE more, but the concept is deeper than just eliminating stuff.

For us, it is about ridding ourselves of clutter–whether that is emotional, spiritual or physical clutter, and living our lives and faith in a way that brings God glory wherever He places us.

For you it may look different.

I hope you choose to stick around.

I consider it a blessing to write for a growing audience of readers. Thank you for being here.

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