The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, has been blessed with a beautiful family, thriving businesses and a life that many of us could only dream of. Yet, the Food Network star says it is her faith in God that helps her keep all of these blessings in perspective.
“We’re Bible-reading folks, and we love that verse that says, ‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,’” Drummond says in a new interview with People Magazine. “We’re very mindful of storing up our treasures in heaven rather than on earth. We don’t want to bury them in the backyard and sit on them. It’s exciting to use whatever success we’ve achieved to do things that aren’t just about us.”
Indeed, Drummond has effectively put her stardom to good use, essentially putting her small town on the map thanks to the opening of her own restaurant, store and the brand new Boarding House hotel.
“I think, understandably so, that people make assumptions—that we all look the same, think the same, and vote the same,” she says. “But we have quite a bit of diversity in this town, both economic and cultural. Pawhuska is the headquarters of the [Native American] Osage nation. You could spend a lot of time in here and see the world from a lot of different perspectives. You don’t have to look too far out to hear differing points of view, differing backgrounds, and I’m glad that my kids have grown up in that environment.”