I’m Karmen, the voice behind Blessings Beyond the Barnyard. I’m really glad you stopped by.
On this page, you’ll find a few shots of the people who keep my heart turning flips. The tall cowboy in the pictures below stole my heart a couple of decades ago, and we begat two smaller cowboys after years of infertility and two losses. I’m pretty crazy about them and by that, I mean I’m crazy about them. Some years after we had the boys and after much prayer, we became foster parents. We fostered just under 40 children in three years. Those crazy steps of obedience lead to the call that changed it all. Our youngest was ten when DHR called and said they had a baby who needed a forever home. Thank God we said yes to our joy boy, Jax. He is an absolute delight. We are doing our best to live with intention, loving life on a farm in Alabama.
On the blog, you’ll read about things I love: Jesus, big hair, BIG prayers, encouraging and exhorting YOU. Exhort is just a fancy word meant to FIRE YOU UP! Did you know our creative Creator has a plan and a purpose for YOUR LIFE? This isn’t dressed rehearsal, and God wants so much more for us than the shallow end of the pool!
My hope is to encourage you with REAL stories about REAL life and a REAL faith in Christ. I often challenge you to #PrayBig because we serve a GREAT God!
In the SHOP, you’ll find a 6-week prayer journal to help you transform your laundry list of requests into intimate conversations with Jesus as well as other goodies to remind you to #PrayBig.
Mostly, after visiting this space I hope you feel like we’ve met for coffee or visited on the porch because those conversations are my favorite.