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WHO'S WHO AT REHOBOTH FARM by: Katie Priest
When I met Charlie 11 years ago, he was a golf pro (yah, crazy right?). He has also worked in retail management, sold health supplements, managed several banks, and was even an optician. And he was wildly (and almost instantly) successful at each one of these vastly different endeavors. How did he become so adaptable? Charlie's parents met in the U.S. Coast Guard (jumping out of perfectly good helicopters!) and he was raised in the pick-up-and go of a typical military family. His childhood was a blur of transition and change. That constant instability, only by the grace of God, has created an internal stability in Charlie that is truly unshakable. His faith and steady nature has been an example for our family of God's unchanging character. Charlie is predictable, reliable, and I know no matter what we come across (or what crazy idea I come up with), he won't waiver. He'll just assess, strategize, and lead us through. This amazing Renaissance man is more than just brawn - he is the backbone of our family, our business, and our farm. Then there's me...sometimes referred to as "the brains" in the relationship - a nickname that has less to do with intellect and more to do with my desire to solve, arrange, create, design, change, and dream. I was raised by a wise and resourceful single Mother on a tight budget. I quickly learned to see potential and possibilities in everything. Starting projects is like breathing to me. I can't help but pursue progress, improvement, and beauty. I can be overly passionate, pretty distractible, and a bit of a wild card. That unbridled enthusiasm is the reason why my blog topics are so "diverse", my homeschool style is somewhat opportunistic, and my garden is always a surprise....but, mostly it's the reason why I need Mr. Steady.
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...and he called the name of it REHOBOTH; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. Genesis 26:22
Rehoboth means “spaciousness”.
For years we clung desperately to that verse, feeling cramped and frustrated with city life, yearning for a “forever home” in the country. And for years we were bound by confusion, working 60+ hour work weeks, being so unsure of God’s will for our lives. There was so much we didn’t understand. We were tied to the idea of an unpredictable God, so ignorant of the truth and His abundant love for us. We were confused about His character, His intentions, and His promises. We wondered what He wanted from us, when we were crossing the line, and who He really was. We thought we had to beg, plead, bargain, and sacrifice. We thought His love was something we had to earn and were ashamed to ask for His approval.
And now, just a few short months later, here we are: in a 100 year old farmhouse on 7.5 beautiful acres, three generations under one roof, with hopes of a soaring family enterprise…
So sure of God’s love and His good will toward us.
So amazed at the miracles we’ve seen, at the grace we’ve witnessed, and at His loving hand in our lives.
So amazed at His word and the strength we’ve gained from it.
Praising His name for His provision, His direction, and His comfort.
Learning to trust, to live by faith, and to receive graciously.
Rejoicing in hope…here…at Rehoboth Farm.
Our products come from this hope. The hope of renewal. They come from our revived hearts, our eager hands, and the desire to give God the glory for bringing us “home.”