Keeping the Kingdom First was originally started by Alyssa Francis in 2008. Many of the articles you see were written by her. In 2011, Amy Norton came on as a contributing writer and administrator. January 2012 brought another change when Amy took over the site completely.
The site looks a little different, but the mission remains the same:
- Honor God with our finances.
- Encourage and equip others to do the same.
- Discover new and creative ways to reduce spending in order to increase giving.
- Balance this journey with marriage and motherhood.
Why Should You Read This Blog?
Keeping the Kingdom First is not only a creative outlet, it is a ministry. It is an accountability partner. It is evidence of the fruit in my life. It also allows me the incredible blessing of being a stay-at-home mom.
What Can You Learn Here?
My husband and I have been married since July 2002, and we have three daughters: Abby Grace, 9; Reese, 7; and Meleah, 5. Our fourth child and first son, Cam, was born in September 2012. Our family lives in southern Oklahoma, where I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom, and my husband Shane is a youth pastor. Some of my favorite things are Jesus, homeschooling, making lists, organizing, coffee, cooking, cloth diapering, my Macbook, and essential oils.
A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009.
Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas.
Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction.
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