About Heather Sanders
I am a journalist in transition. This change is equal parts exciting and terrifying after spending the last decade making my living in web design as well as managing and writing for The Pioneer Woman’s Homeschooling blog along with various others.
Sometimes a transition comes slowly and peacefully, but more often than not, it doesn’t. One day I was headed in one direction and the next, I hit a dead end. Dead ends, I’m learning, are synonymous with new beginnings.
Married to Jeff, the love of my life, we recently faithsized to a 960 sq. ft. lake house in Huntsville, a smallish town on the tail-end of the East Texas Piney woods. We have three kids; Emelie, our oldest, has a place in town, and our two youngest, Meredith and Kenny, live at home with us.
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.
I will continue to homeschool, but homeschooling isn’t my voice any longer. Mine and Jeff’s decision to faithsize our lives, and the personal convictions and discoveries that instigated that decision, have redefined our family life. It hasn’t been easy. It’s different. As a result, we are different. 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).
There is an 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. It is about ridding ourselves of clutter–whether that is emotional, spiritual or physical clutter, and living out our faith in a way that brings God glory wherever He places us.