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Happy New Year 2022

The sun has set on 2021. It’s been a great year at the Ballard Homestead…a year marked by growth, grace, lots of learning and LOVE. God has continually provided for our EVERY need. Mark harvested a buck and a doe at the Homestead this deer season, providing quite a bit of delicious venison. We are…

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It’s About Time

There are all kinds of songs and sayings about time. If I could save time in a bottle. We had the time of our lives. So much to do, so little time. What we value most is what we spend most of our time doing and thinking about. Well, it’s about time…that we write this…

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Dog Bites, Millipedes and Parking Down By the River

Our departure from Moonshine Creek was bittersweet. Several friends stopped by to wish us well and pray with us. Some even gave us parting gifts and remembrances. There are so many lovely people we will miss and we hope to see them again. We had hoped our first travel day would go smoothly but little…

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Redeeming the Time

Since leaving Florida and arriving in North Carolina, we’ve been thinking a lot about time. In North Carolina at Moonshine Creek, this should be a busy time and the campground should be full. But, like so many businesses and people we are in a “Time-Out.” Time-Outs can serve many purposes: training and discipline for children…