“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Welcome! I am glad that you found me and hope to bless you with my writing. My name is Meghan and I strive to “give thanks in all circumstances,” knowing full well this is a seemingly insurmountable task.  However, “I can do all things though him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 ESV).

Here you will find a variety of topics, but I mostly stick to family life (personal and general), faith, and homesteading-type subject matter.  My aim is for this blog to keep me reflecting so that I may be always rejoicing, praying, and giving thanks.  Life can often be astoundingly difficult, and I firmly believe that we must take those difficult times and be better for them.  I want to encourage others to take this view and to support one another “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love…” (Ephesians 4:2 ESV).

Aside from my lofty goals, you should know that I am wife to The Man in Plaid and mother to Wild Man (2011) and Broski (phonetically: broe-skee) (2013). We have a Border Collie named Luna and a giant black cat named Merlin.  We all live together in a little house tucked back in the fir-trees in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  Both I and my husband come from proud homesteading traditions and my goal is not only to live to bring glory to God, but to honor all of those that came before to give me the life of relative ease that I enjoy today.

You might be wondering…

What does Máthair Fiona mean?

Máthair is Irish for “mother” and “Fiona” is what my mother would have named me if I had been born with red hair.  As it turns out, my Irish name “Meghan” is actually Welsh.

Why do some of my faith & spirituality posts not reflect complete biblical truths?

I began this blog prior to re-committing to Christ in March of 2014. Between approximately 2002 and 2014 I followed a Wiccan path and I have chosen not to remove these posts because they offer opportunity for discussion and growth and give insight into my spiritual journey.

Updated: June 2014

11 thoughts on “Greetings!

    • Thanks! I think I only found the other ones you nominated me for by chance. I think there is no ping back if you don’t link to a specific post. I’ll add this to my list and do a post when things finally settle down around here. Keep your eyes peeled for a post about the crazy medical stuff going on with my kiddos.


    • Apparently, it was quite the experience for people watching. I’ve never seen video, but I hear that my middle brother kept shouting, “That’s my sister!”. Hahaha. Too much fun and too much homemade wine.


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