Main navigation

Hey, I'm Delci.

YOU can be self-sufficient.

YOU can earn income right where you are.

Grab your "90 Ideas to Make a Profit on Your Property" worksheet.

And learn how to manage money God's way, especially considering the current financial crisis we may be facing.

       
*This site contains affiliate links, which means we can earn a small commission if you make a purchase (at no extra cost to you! Yay!) We greatly appreciate your support! Click here for more information.
   

Ever Learning

I have a question Jesus: A Raw Prayer for Answers

Father, Abba, my-daddy-now,

It’s me. Your more-than-just-adopted-child.

Your one-and-only-among-the-many.

Your just-as-loved-as-Jesus-little-girl.


Prayer | Christian Living | Love for Jesus | Difficulties in Life | Life gives us so many questions and many times my prayer for answers is a plea for God to speak loud and clear and with no doubt left behind. God speak and let me hear.

I long to hold your hand, to cross all these streets of life with your physical body next to me, looking both ways and guiding.

I long to lean back against you and feel your heartbeat, the steady rhythm of life and love that flows so deeply and fully.

Please, Father, understand: I know you walk with me. You carry me in the difficult times. I know your presence abides in me.

But it is also so very easy to doubt. Like Thomas. He walked with you, talked with you, loved  you. And yet he doubted. 

This is on my mind because I have a request. I will not follow the example of our nemesis, Adam and Eve. I will not hide. I will not run from your favor.

I have feared asking because I have felt selfish and small, conceited and arrogant because there are so many desperate needs in this world. My needs seem so small and yet so loomingly-over-my-head-large.

I need for you to provide all my needs according to your glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

You bless for Your glory so we can bless those around us for Your glory.

I do desire to bless and give and help people. But right now I can’t focus. I doubt. 

I doubt my ability to be a good wife. 

I doubt my parenting skills. 

I doubt what I am to do on a daily basis to most benefit my family.

I doubt how we will pay for the broken down pickup (again). And how we will find and pay for land we want to lease to grow our business. And any of the number of things that come up on a day-to-day basis. 

I know, I know. You own cattle on a thousand hills, You don’t have to remind me. 

Yes, I remember how You provided for us that time…well, so many times. Your provision has been amazing… but that’s what I can expect from You, isn’t it? 

Of course I know that You know what’s best, You know what I really need. 

But God, I don’t need that much character. Really. Sometimes these trying times wear on me. It’s hard to say and do and be all the right things all the time. 

Well, yes, I do want to be more holy, but why does it have to be so hard to get there?

What it comes down to then, is that I need to be given peace, Your peace, as I wrestle with the answers. 

Speaking of answers, will you please tune and turn my ears and heart to hear your answers? Clear and concise answers. That seems to be the hardest part: moving forward without fear, without doubting that decisions made are wrong or foolish or if I’m in the will of God.

I know you care about my dreams. I long to move past these seemingly silly frustrations, problems and fears so that I can be useful and make a difference in my little turf of the world. 

And God? If I do not get a reprieve from these frustrations, problems and fears, will you give me the strength and wisdom to handle them as you would? I would so love to see Your hand working in these situations. To see the triumph only you can give. The lasting legacy only of your making. 

As Solomon prayed, “…give me wisdom and knowledge as I come and go…”  Wisdom and knowledge with your blessing is all I ask for. 

In a world that seems to be falling apart at a rapid pace, live through me in what I say and do, to bring your hope into all situations.

My main request is that everything we put our hand to prospers. I know your prosperity doesn’t always look like the world’s, so please give me your perspective, your patience and your love and your eyes and heart to see my situations as you do. 

All my Love,

Your impatient-but-eager-to-please-daughter. 

Prayer | Christian Living | Love for Jesus | Difficulties in Life | Life gives us so many questions and many times my prayer for answers is a plea for God to speak loud and clear and with no doubt left behind. God speak and let me hear.

If you are on a God Lover, you may be interested in our free resource page. It is password protected and updated weekly. So take a moment and sign up below. You will receive an email shortly and will be able to download and print all the helpful resources. 🙂

Seriously, our free resource page is worth looking into. It has a great selection of tips, and checklists that have helped me out greatly. This page is password protected and is updated almost weekly! How much better can it get?? 😉 Sign up below! Happy learning! 

Get access to 25+ resources to help you gain confidence, save time, stay organized and restore hope. Your password protected page will be updated on an almost weekly basis and weekly emails from A Life of Heritage will keep you in the know. 🙂 We want to bless YOU with this information!

All you have to do is:               

  1. Sign up below
  2. Find your confirmation email (in inbox or junk/spam folder) and confirm subscription
  3. The Welcome email will hold all the details and password for logging in to your resource page
  4. Add [email protected] to your contacts to ensure that you receive future emails and updates to our resource page

opt-in-for-mailchimp

I also would love to know what would help you. What can we add to our resource page to make your life that much easier? Email me your ideas: [email protected]

If you would like a sneak peek into our resource page: 

Free Resource Page for Horse Owners

Free Resource Page for Homesteaders

Free Resource Page for God Seekers

 

Prayer | Christian Living | Love for Jesus | Difficulties in Life | Life gives us so many questions and many times my prayer for answers is a plea for God to speak loud and clear and with no doubt left behind. God speak and let me hear.
Spiritual encouragement | Christian Living | Spiritual warfare | 7 tips to fight back spiritually. Don't be a chicken. Learn what it takes to be a spiritual force so you aren't knocked down again and again.

I shared this on some great blog hops. Check them out! Blog Hops

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

7 Tips to Fight Back Spiritually

I’ve found an odd quirkiness about myself. I love to watch chickens. What opinionated-ly, stupidly, simple lives they live. It comfort’s me in a silly sort of way, as if my mind tells me, “Life isn’t so bad, just look at the chickens!”

Now chickens…well…they’re chickens. Some are smaller. Some larger. Some nice and some…more snippy or shall we say “snootier-than-thou”.

In each group of feathered fowls, there is always one poor, beat down chicken: tattered feathers, always scurrying from one corner to the other, away from the pecking beaks of those of “higher stature.”

If you quietly walk into our chicken coop, you will find that I coach them (of course). “You! Fight back! Don’t let them get to you like that! If you just stand up for yourself, you’ll send them running!”… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

Why You Should Go to Church with Dirty Feet

“Welcome everyone!” I smiled and looked over my guitar and down at my feet as I welcomed those who would be worshiping with me that Sunday morning…

I paused.

Oh…my feet…my feet! They were so dirty!… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

Free Resource Page for God Lovers

The quest for truth and growing in the knowledge of God and His saving grace is a never-ending process. It’s a beautifully hard process, but so worth it. And it is so comforting to know that there are people willing to help and encourage.

We have a free resource page for God lovers just like you, our subscriber. 🙂… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

9 Bible Verses Every Cowboy Should Know

You’re a cowboy and you love horses, cows, and wide open spaces. We get it. The desire to kick a leg over a horse and chase a cow are born into every part of you, from your boots, up your chap covered legs, pearl snapped shirt and right on past that rugged beard to the top of that dusty, old hat.

We also believe that this desire was put in you from above, for a real and very distinct reason.

Here are some Bible verses that ring true for the cowboy in you.… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

Worn out Saddle and a Worn out Bible

Worn out saddle

The saddle feels soft, yet strong and firm. The cowboy’s deep breath inhales the smell of fresh morning air. He lifts the saddle over the horse’s back, and in its wake it leaves behind the strong smell of leather and horse sweat. The old, worn saddle settles onto the horse’s withers with a familiar squeak.

Oh, if this worn saddle could talk, it would spin tails and weave stories that might be hard to believe. Age and wear reveal the many days of riding and the bend of the fenders knows the length and leg of its cowboy…. [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

Does God Care About My Dreams?

I held my baby girl close. Almost too close.

It was that embrace that feels like you want to swallow up your precious baby into yourself because you love them so much. Like you just can’t have them too close, or close isn’t close enough. This love overwhelmed me and cascaded over me and through me and around me.

My eyes squeezed tight, pushing out a gush of wetness onto my cheeks.  I held her tight against my chest, not wanting to ever let go. I was swarmed with the overwhelming thought, “I.Love.You.So.Much. I love you so much. I love you sooo much!”

How could anyone love anyone this much? Her chubby, baby cheeks were velvety soft and she waved her arm at my shoulder, pulling at my hair. Her seven months had not given her time to know and understand, comprehend the love that was washing over me…. [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

40 Ways to Celebrate Lent in the Cowboy World

I must confess: I grew up in the church but to celebrate Lent was only in the peripherals of my faith. I definitely, most probably would fail the Lent quiz.

So, I did what adults do now. I Googled “lent for dummies” and read the articles that popped up. I know a little bit more now.

Each year I read the posts and comments of friends who are observing Lent in one way or another and in the back of my mind I think, “Should I…? What would I do…? Is it for me…?”

Oh, but I do love chocolate. And that’s precisely what the Lord would tell me to give up. That would be tricky to pull off…. [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

6 Ways to Evangelize in Your Cowboy World

Evangelize is a scary word. At least to me it is. It conjures up thoughts of door to door knocking, handing out tracks and asking people “Do you love Jesus?” There are many ways to evangelize, however, that really won’t scare the boots right off your feet. In reality, evangelism should be as “simple” as you living out your normal, day-to-day life…. [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

Boss, I’m a Christian

4 things you should tell your boss before hiring on if you’re a Christian cowboy

Being hired on in any job can be both an exciting and terrifying time. A lot of things are said, decided upon and signed even before you step foot on the place officially.

But have you ever gotten through the process and realized that you forgot to mention a few things? Or maybe months later, you wished you had brought up more than you did?… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

5 Ways to Stay Spiritually Connected During Calving Season

 

1 am. 3 am. 5 am.

The clock doesn’t stop during calving season. And with ranchers in Montana beginning to calve in January, there can be some pretty cold days and nights welcoming wet and slimy calves. During those coldest days, the alarm clock will be going off every hour.

It’s a season that would make anyone feel a little bit ringy.… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

Church and Cowboys

Is the wild, blue yonder enough?

“I haven’t gone to church since I was a youngin’. Nope. Out here,” he releases the toothpick from his mouth and with it, gestures towards the softly waving, knee-high grass and blue sky beyond, “out here, I have God surrounding me all day. I don’t need to go to church. He’s in the trees and the grass and this great blue sky. Yup.” He exhales loudly as he bends over to scratch his border collie’s ear after it placed its foot just above his knee, “that’s all I need.”

… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

2016 Hunger Games Election

Why this election reminds me of the Hunger Games

Election day is drawing near. Looming. And in all my 33 years I’m not sure I’ve witnessed anything quite like it. Although the hype of the Hunger Games has passed with the last movie coming out in 2015, each time I read an article about the 2016 election and its candidates, I think, “Hunger Games.”… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

Extraordinary You

 

 

Extraordinary You : The Life You’re Meant to Live

Order here: 

Extraordinary You
"What if ... my kids grow up and don't end up following Jesus with their whole heart?" This book can be one tool that will help transform the lives of your children. Book mailed, signed by the author. Click on the image to see the free bonuses included!
Price: 12.99 + 2 Shipping

In Extraordinary You, “Young Shani asks some very important questions. Questions that are truly life altering for anyone of any age. You are so very important to God and are meant to live an extraordinary life—a God-inspired life that is anything but ordinary!”

What does that look like in a child’s life? And for the adult reading with the child?… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

Are You in God’s Will?

God’s will. How many times have I uttered these words, “What is God’s will for my life?” 

Are you in God’s will?

Every time I read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 I think, “Golly, could it really be that easy?”

These verses say:  Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 

If I were to embody these three attitudes, would God’s will just find me?

… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

Dear Husband, I’m in 7th grade…

Dear future husband,

“I’m in the 7th grade write now & 13 years old (I know that seems pretty young) I hope that God will work through our lives, whatever we are doing and show us all the write decisions to make.

… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.

During the Storm

 Many times during the storm of life, I’ve experienced these words so profoundly:

I walk forward confidently, head held high between the sheltering arms of my Father. Not a care for anything but dwelling in His presence…forever…

The air so calm, the breeze so sweet, the horizon in the distance so near, yet forever far beckons, summons, calls me to rush into its embrace. Suddenly the wind is pushing, pulling; whipping around violently, hatefully, so uncaring.

… [Read More]

Delci Plouffe is passionate about teaching others how to be more self-sufficient and ultimately God-sufficient. Read Delci's inspiring comeback story, "From Bad Blood to Crazy Goat Lady." Feel free to send Delci a message here.