Our Faith

In September of 2014, my husband, Dave was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and was transferred to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. In a split second, our lives were spinning.
Soon after our arrival, we learned we would spend the next 6-8 months in Rochester with the goal of remission and a bone marrow transplant. We were told to find housing and prepare for the uphill journey. Statistics were shared and floods of tears consumed our early days. The best way to describe our emotions – foot of the cross! At the time, our two oldest children were in college and our youngest was in high school. Harvest was to begin that week. How could we possibly weep forward?
The first few days, I attempted to keep family and close friends updated via text and email which quickly became challenging. With the encouragement of family, we began to communicate utilizing Caringbridge.org Over the next months, we opened the doors to our faith, our family, our farm, the hospital rooms, the little rented house and the streets of Rochester. We began to share our daily experiences which were reminders of God’s gracious hand in the everyday things. And then, the unexpected happened – others opened their hearts and lives with us. We began to hear stories of faith, pain, loss, suffering, joy and fear.
For quite some time, I contemplated the idea of starting a food blog. With the gentle nudges from God, family and friends. Mustard Seed and Yeast began to evolve. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” I invite and welcome you to my journey of faith, food, the farm, and fermentations. Join me as I seek to find God’s gracious hand in the everyday things – one day at a time.

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Mustard Seed & Yeast

January 2021