Who I am:
I’m a silly woman who dances around and sings at random times.  I love to be barefoot, grow my hair long, and search for frogs.  I love photography, simplicity, and being in warmer weather.  I am married to my high school sweetheart Rob and homeschool our two sons.  I am  a woman who longs to see the oppressed come through restored and renewed!  I believe in living each day with purpose.

What I do:
I am a Christian Anabaptist (Mennonite).  I am the resources adviser and social media/blogger/newsletter writer for Justice Network; a New Jersey anti-human trafficking organization that spreads awareness and creates events to partner with various organizations around the world as well as promote fair trade and ethically created jobs.

Minimalist Lifestylist:
Our family has been on a road to minimalism to lead a simple life.  Having needs over wants is important to us.  We don’t want to live in excess, believe in small home living, doing things in a more simplistic way, spend more time as a family learning about life and doing fun (and cheap/free) things together, and help meet the needs of others with the extra money we save.  Rob and I run a podcast called Simply Us!  You can also check out our youtube channel to learn and see more.Save


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  1. I LOVE your new blog layout!

  2. I love what you wrote about missions!! This is so my heart as well! My husband and I talk about it all the time (but talk is different than doing) and sometimes I get frustrated that we are still in the states but God obviously has a work for us to do here at the moment and I’ll keep praying that one day He’ll open the door for us to carry His message across the seas.

    So lovely to meet you!!

  3. You have very strong values that I really respect and admire! I love your style and I think it carries a fantastic message!

  4. Victoria yes I too have longed to be a missionary over seas or even in the USA. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is just so needed! Yesterday I was reading 2 Corinthians and it talked about those who just don’t see the light, who will not understand about Jesus and it broke my heart even more that I live around those people and they probably will never hear the Gospel. We need to be salt and light as you said even here in the USA.

    Thank you for speaking out about modesty and slavery as well and sharing your heart about that. I must say when I first started reading your blog it made me stop and think about where I would buy clothes, how many is too many, am I supporting slavery by buying from the stores in my area? Its really thought provoking. I do still buy retail sometimes, but mostly from the thrift store, handmade, or hand me downs from friends and family.

    Keep up your blog! Its a big encouragement to me.


    • Thanks for the continual encouragement and for reminding me of things as well that I need to hear. I was thinking today about how down in the dumps the US has been becoming and how missionaries are needed here, but how willing to listen are the people here compared to in places where there is a lack of material possessions as idols, you know? I think with people consuming so much here, they have little need for God and close Him out.
      Thanks again!

      • I am glad I could be of some encouragement. Its crazy how the Lord can use even us frail humans to glorify His Name.

        Yes I totally get you there Victoria! I try to share the Gospel so many times with words and actions and people want more stuff and not God. You are right that in other countries where the majority the populations are poor they are more eager to hear about their need for God as a Savior. Today I felt so convicted though even more to do something to share the Gospel more here in the USA. I am trying to start playing music at a local nursing home and homeless shelter as well as helping at a crisis pregnancy center/adoption agency here. I would appreciate prayer because as a single woman and a christian I feel I could help so much more than I have been doing. But frankly its hard to know what to do next and its scary. Blessings! Rebecca

      • That sounds wonderful!!!

  5. This is wonderful.i just cant belive it

  6. Victoria, congratulations, I have just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Here: http://socialsodablog.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/versatile-blogger-award/

  7. Victoria I just found your blog (via the comment you left on mine) and I feel like I found a friend! I love what you’re writing about and how you are boldly being you and not anyone else, and passionate about the things that break God’s heart. My parents are missionaries in Fiji and work to both in prevention, and rehabilitation of young women in sex trafficking, I love your heart. Nice to “meet” you.

    • That is wonderful about your parents!! Did you grow up in Fiji or did they start doing missions there later on? I am glad that they are helping young women who have been exploited and victimized in such a way! That is wonderful! Welcome to my blog by the way!!! I hope we can continue to connect.

  8. Hello,

    I found your lovely website.

    I home school my son and I don`t know any homeschooling groups.

    Please let me know if you can help me with this.

    Thanks a lot

  9. Hi there! I actually found you through Amazon (your review of The Hunger Games). My name is Shari, and I am an indie author preparing to launch my debut novel in 2018. I’m currently looking for some “early readers” who are willing to read my novel (I’ll supply a copy for free) in exchange for an HONEST review. The book is a dystopian suspense, similar in genre to The Hunger Games. Is this something you’d be interested in? By the way, I LOVE your mission fighting human trafficking. That’s a side note I discovered by visiting your blog from your Amazon profile page, and I think it’s awesome. Keep up the good work.


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