About Me

My name is Carol Hepburn and I have been blogging at Blogger.com since 2005. It is hard to believe that I have been writing to this blog for almost 10 years. When I first started blogging, I was a SAHM (stay at home Mom). I was just starting to home school my then 10-year old son, and I worked part-time as a Website Designer.  I was blessed to work from home so that I could home school my exceptionally bright and talented child. My blog was titled "The Country Cottage" and my URL (fieldofweeds.blogspot.com) was a snarky comment on the fact that my home sat on about a 1/3 of an acre of dirt (in AZ).  I was never able to get anything to grow except for weeds!

Me, DJ and Ike - Christmas 2013

I have blogged about our early home school years a lot. In those first few years, the blog posts were about curriculum choices and home school activities. As I look back on those years, my heart wistfully remembers how much time and effort was required to plan and implement curriculum. I was fortunate to have used a free online curriculum called Ambleside Online back then and a lot of the planning was provided for you. Additionally, I was also blessed to have found the Ambleside Online support group where I learned how to teach my child at home.

In 2009, I transitioned my blog from a vehicle for home school discussion to a daily spiritual journal. This transition really began as early as 2006, but by 2007 and then into 2008, most of the blog posts were of a spiritual nature.

The focus of my blog intensified in 2009 and 2010 when I found myself facing singleness after nearly thirty years of marriage. As I walked into this new venture, my blog became my lifeline where I shared my experiences, my journey as I learned how to live again. It has been a difficult process to start over, but my faith in God has enabled me to see His goodness and His grace in and through every trial and fiery ordeal.

Since 2011, this blog has become an avenue for me to share my experiences as I return to work full-time, begin graduate education, and then continue on to doctoral studies. I renamed my blog "A New Day" in November of that year as it signaled the end of my old life as a married person and the beginning of my new life as a single person.

My prayer is always to be used by the Lord as a vessel of His own choosing. I am here to encourage and to build up the body of Christ. I pray that you may find encouragement in your walk with the Lord and that you may come to know Him as I AM.

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