About Renée at Great Peace


About Renée at Great Peace

You may have already met me but in case you haven’t, I’m Renée. I love writing and that’s what led me to writing this blog more than 5 years ago. It started out as a simple journal to document what I was doing in homeschooling, but it quickly grew to be much more than that. I’m passionate about nurturing family through spiritual guidance found in God’s word. When I discover the Bible verse, Isaiah 54:13, I found a purpose for my role as a Christian, wife, and mother. 

All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
And great shall be the peace of your children.”

To seek God’s peace for my son and our family. I set out on a journey to understand what that peace truly means and to help my family and those I meet to seek that peace as well. I’ve learned that in writing about my journey, I’m also helping other women to discover the joys that can be found in living a peaceful life. 

True peace isn’t found in circumstance. It’s found in a calmness of joy that exists in trusting fully the Lord. 

The family of Great Peace

My family and I are recent transplants to the Kansas City, Missouri area. We’re learning to love the city, the Royals, and KC Barbecue, not necessarily in that order. For most of our life together we’ve lived in Ohio, and that’s where we became parents and began this crazy adventure called homeschooling.

Up there my right in that photo is our amazing son, Jonathan. Yes, we are a one-child family. We were blessed to be able to become parents through adoption and we are loving every minute of it. Young Man, as I often refer to him, is 13 years old and his adventures as a gifted learner is one I discuss often in my homeschooling posts

Whether you are homeschooling a child with special needs or homeschooling a typical learning, I work to provide a wide variety of resources here. Resource posts and round-ups are often shared as well as, homeschooling printables, and reviews of homeschooling and family-friendly products. So I hope you’ll take some time to look around and get a feel for the various discussions and resources provided here. 

Young Man is currently hoping to grow into an architect who designs mini-golf courses. He loves, strategy games, video games, and most recently the periodic table.

Great Peace Couple

This is my man! My Beloved Michael and we have been married for 25 years and our love grows stronger with each passing year. In fact the longer we are married the stronger our bond becomes. That doesn’t mean we have a perfect life. Not at all. But we have learned through the struggles to cling closer to each other, rather than pushing each other away.  You can read more about our marriage relationship as I share tips and encouragement for Biblical marriage in my Marriage Moments articles.

My husband is an Operations Manager for a major television sports corporation. I am a make a home, homeschooling mom who happens to also work from home as a blogger and virtual assistant.  

We are a Christian family. My husband and I serving the Lord as members of a local congregation of the Lord’s church, the church of Christ. We’re training up our child to know and seek the word of God as his principle guide in life. We’re ever prayerful for the choices he has before him. 

Together we are a family of three seeking to walk in the peace of God.

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Our Family of Three

On the blog, I write about our only child family, being a boy mom, and ideas and tips for family bonding opportunities. But, I also try to be encouraging to moms in all situations. Motherhood is hard enough without everyone scrutinizing the way we do what we do. That doesn’t mean we can’t learn from each other and encourage one another. So here you will find posts that encourage your role of motherhood,  your family time, and tips for growing a stronger bond.

Please don’t get to thinking that my life sounds too idealic. It’s a wonderful, and beautiful life to be sure. But, we’ve struggled in many areas of marriage and life, and I write about those events as well. We’re human, we make mistakes. But at the end of the day our hope is that we’ve tried to serve God with our hearts, minds and souls. 

Join me as I explore the blessing of being a mom to a boy, living with family, seeking time together for bonding. Study with me through devotionals and Bible studies. And be sure to also follow along with Marriage Moments where I encourage wives in their godly roles within the unity of a Biblical marriage. 

Feel free to ask questions, and share your family stories with me as well. I look forward to getting to know you. 


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