My name is Jerusalem Jackson Greer. That is really my name, but I cannot take any credit for it. The first part is from my mother, Tanya Beverly Jackson, her whimsical ways, and the line of oddly name women we descend from. The second part is from my father, Johnny Joe Jackson Jr, and together we come from a family full of preachers.  The final bit comes from my husband Nathaniel Wayne Greer, whom I choose, and whose name I choose to throw in with all the rest for good measure. Like my name, I am made up of many different parts- some by birth, some by choice, none of which happened in a vacum,- all part of my story.

Currently I am (in no particular order) a wife, a momma, a yoga fan, book addict, reluctant gardner, crafter, author, former pastor,  blogger, nest-fluffer, speaker, World Class Pinterest Pinner (ok, I made that title up) and farm-gal wannabe.

I like to cook, craft, throw parties, sleep under heavy blankets, talk to chickens,  rescue old furniture off the side of the road, hide from the world on my grandmother's screened porch, go camping with my boys, read Anne Lamott, Phyllis Tickle, Kathleen Norris and crime novels, watch British Television  and sing with a twang at the top of my lungs. I love living in the South and I am a liturgical convert.

I belive in grace and mercy and love.
I believe that Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not boast. Love is not proud. Love does not dishonor others. Love is not self-seeking. Love is not easily angered. Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
I believe that anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is selling something.

 During the day I am surrounded by books and kids at a school which is not a bad way to live.
My first book, A Homemade Year, the Blessings of  Cooking, Crafting and Coming Together will be published by Paraclete Press in March 2013.

My husband (aka Sweet Man,) our two boys, and I live in a old house in Central Arkansas, which we attempt to improve from time to time. We have an ever changing rotation of pets, including a a hen house full of heritage chickens, and a English Sheep Dog mutt. As a family we are attempting to live a slower version of modern life. Sometimes we do it well. Lots of times we don't.

I blog about all of this stuff most days, and I am really glad you are here with me.

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