About Us

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My name is Laura. I am a small town country girl and always will be at heart.  My parents lived right near my Grandparents (they literally were across the road). My Grandpa had a farm, so I grew up with chickens, horses, and various other farm animals.  I enjoyed life out there and didn’t mind the chores that came with it either.  We lived simply.  Throughout the years, we would go many days without electricity because the power would go out.  My brother and I would play games and read by kerosene lamps.  I loved it!  I think sometimes it was God’s way of telling us to disconnect for a bit.

I was pretty sheltered growing up (my mom made sure of that :).  She had us in church from the time we were born. I got saved at the young age of 5 and continued to be very active in church my whole life, despite a few bumps along the way.  

I eventually married a very handsome Soldier (Active Duty in the Army). I am so proud of his selfless sacrifice for this country for over 20 years. He just retired this past year. It was a wild ride, but we are still VERY plugged into the military community. It was a great life and we were incredibly blessed over the years. 

I have been very blessed to be a homemaker for all these years of marriage. I love taking care of my family.  I am very passionate about homeschooling. There is nothing better than seeing the light bulbs come on for your child. I am really excited to see more and more parents pulling their kids out of government education and taking a stand.  I am currently homeschooling all 3 of my children, who are 13, 10, and 8….and all boys!!!  They are busy and keep me on my toes constantly, but it is so worth it!

I am also passionate about Autism.  My oldest son has Aspergers.  We have made strides by leaps and bounds since his diagnosis.  He is VERY high functioning and a lot of folks don’t even know he is on the spectrum.  I am so proud of all he has accomplished in his life!  In addition to Aspergers, both he and my middle son have ADHD (did I mention they are busy LOL).  Life is never boring at my house! My middle son has had to overcome a lot, too. He was speech delayed and has hearing issues (he doesn’t hear well on one side)  He also has had some GI issues.  However, praise the Lord he thrives in homeschool just like my oldest.

I am a licensed cosmetologist and have been for 20 years now!  See my resource list if you want to know more of my loves. 

I enjoy cooking, baking, sewing, and I love to reading.  Reading is probably my most favorite of all of those. I could get lost in a book and forget I even need to do anything else.

My hope is that this space in the inter webs will serve to bring each of you joy and most of all, bring the most high glory. 

In Awe,

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My name is Clay.  I am a Christian and do not hide it.  I am an Ambassador of Christ.  A husband to my beautiful wife.  Father to my 3 precious boys.

I was a  Soldier in the US Army by profession for over 20 years.  Retirement from the Army was just this last year and I am  still filled with emotions.  Being a Soldier was the only  life I have ever known in adulthood until recently.  It is a blessing though to be home and not deploy or leave constantly. 

I am currently attending Baptist Theological Seminary.  My course of study is a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries – Pastoral Services.  My next stop on the educational route is a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministries and Pastoral Services.  The PhD is years down the road, but still an option. I am also employed by GM. 

I have received numerous awards and accolades throughout my military and personal life.  Here is a list of my greatest accomplishments:

  1. Laying down my life and becoming a new creature in Christ.
  2. Marrying my beautiful bride.
  3. My oldest son.
  4. My middle (sometimes forgotten) son.
  5. My youngest son

My goal is to work in the ministry of Christ.  I have fought the Lord for many years because of my past.  I was a sinner that carried a heavy yoke and bared many burdens.  However, God placed it on my heart years ago to pursue a profession of sharing the gospel through pastoring His flock.  Although the Spirit was ready, the flesh was weak.  As Isaiah prophesied in Isaiah 10:27, Jesus destroyed that yoke!  Not until recently did I accept His calling and take the first step.  His will is my will.

Don’t get it twisted.  I still have yokes because that’s what the enemy does to us – he yokes us up and adds heavy burdens.  But Jesus says in Matthew 11:30, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  What a wonderful message and a wonderful gift from Christ.

God Is In Love With You!

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Before we go, there is one thing I do want to mention:  how you can share the recipes off this site. There is a common misconception that recipes are “public domain” and that you can do with them whatever you wish. That’s simply not true. Keep in mind that, before a recipe lands on this site, it has gone through testing, creating and testing again. Not to mention the photography! (remember, photos are copyrighted by the owner and it is against the law to take someone elses picture!) It takes a lot of time and hard work to create a recipe, so please do not copy and paste any recipe found on this site. I would LOVE for you to share them, so here are some tips on how you can do that:

  • It’s Not Okay to use a photo off this site without my permission first. This includes sharing it as your own on any social media platform.
  • Ingredients are the only thing not protected by law. But, please, do not copy the ingredient list unless you absolutely have to.
  • It’s Not Okay to copy any part of the directions. That is copyrighted text. Please include something like “get the full directions here” with a link to the recipe.
  • If you are planning to adapt one of my recipes, please change more than just one or two things. Make it YOURS. And, remember to give credit from who inspired you. (you can simply say “recipe adapted from Awe Filled Homemaker” with a link to the recipe)
  • PLEASE contact me if you have any questions or want to share my recipes on your site! I will be very thankful for the exposure, but I want to make sure it’s done in a way that will not get either of us in trouble!

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