Lesley Ryden HeadshotHi Friends!  My name is Lesley and this is my brave step of obedience.  I have been wife to the boy next door for 16+ years (although I have loved him for 27), and together we are raising our 2 boys and 2 girls by the grace of God. I am a Florida girl who is planting deep roots in West Texas. I am a part-time homeschooler, a wanna be homesteader, a lover of Jesus and His Word, and an encourager of women.

Ryden Family 2016

I love my dogs, my chickens, my garden, and my Ranchito. I miss my beach, my mom, and my manatees. These are the musings that come from almost 40 years of adventures, long days of laundry, the highs and lows of marriage and parenting, and living life with fierce friends by my side.  My prayer is that these words encourage you, build you up, make you laugh, make you think, let you know you are not alone, and point you to Jesus. I wish I could pour you a glass of wine and we could rock on my “sunset porch” and get to know each other… Until then, take a breath and allow me to (hopefully) say some words that matter…ranchito-sunsets

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  1. I found your blog through your comment on She Reads Truth and I am really enjoying your posts. I love your writing style – thank you for sharing!

  2. We lived in the Tyler, TX area for 6 years and loved it! We are from San Diego, and God led us back here to the church where we met/married, but we still are Texans at heart! I found you via one of the Christian woman blogger FB groups!

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