Welcome to Cultivating a Home, formally LNO with Rhonda Ellis. So happy to have you.
Here’s a little about my family.
My husband John and I have been married for 29 years.
John is a self-employed engineer. He loves his job. Among many other enduring qualities about him, he’s hard-working, a server, neat, sees a need and hops to it, and can just about do anything.
We have six kids.
John III is 25. He graduated from the University of Florida in Mechanical Engineering and also earned his MBA. (The photo above is our whole family at his graduation.) He’s crazy about the great outdoors, loves everything speedy, is adventurous, mechanical, and finds enjoyment in teaching others skills like hunting, fishing, and more.
Alexis is 23. She graduated from SCAD – Savannah College of Art and Design and immediately got a job in advertising in another state. I’m still crying. She is fun, gentle, a great conversationalist and ever-so-techy.
Daniel is 21. He’s at college, majoring in business administration and minoring in Portuguese and International Business. He loves soccer, drumming, online buying/selling, and cracking us up with his subtle humor.
Kelsey is 19 and in her first year at college – nine hours away. She loves leading worship, playing guitar, planning events, and making chocolate covered everything. She likes to make all feel welcome and included.
Laura is 15. She plays volleyball and basketball. She loves friends, book series, basketball, volleyball, and Lecrae music. She’s currently living in Brazil for five months, going to school, experiencing the culture, and becoming fluent in Portuguese.
Heather is 14. She’s hilarious and fills our home with laughter. She’s super athletic, with volleyball and basketball being her favorites. She loves the great outdoors and anything adventurous. She flat knows how to prepare for a party.
I’ve homeschool these kids and am on the final two. Hallelujah. (Oops. Did I say that?) It’s been so much fun being home with them all day with the biggest challenge also being. . . being home all day with them. I believe God used homeschooling in my life, more than anything else, to teach me and chisel me.
I ran a home business for nearly 21 years, rose to the top, and it is through this wonderful experience that I have gained so much that has prepared me for this ministry.
I teach women once a month in my home, occasionally speak to women’s groups, write this blog, and hope to write a book, do podcasts, and create and sell products that would help you in parenting and making your house a home.
I would love for you to pray for Cultivating a Home. Thank you so much.
Rhonda I’llbesigningmynamelikethiseachtime…beendoingitsincemyveryfirstemail ellis