27 February, 2015

I Shall Not Want...A Reflection On An Early Morning

I'm up.

And not happy about it.

I've been dealing with back pain sense I *decided* it would be a great idea to put up the chickens in not safe shoes and on fresh snow/quickly turning to ice.

On Christmas Eve

Although it's getting better (way too slowly in my opinion) sometimes I still deal with the occasional shooting pain down my spine and into my hips.

At least that was the original reason I was up at a little before midnight.


My brain can't/won't shut off.

A million things run like a marathon into my brain and hibernate for a few minutes and then leave only to be replaced by something else that I can/have to worry about.

Someone once told me if you're up and it's an odd hour God might be nudging you to pray for someone.

Okay Lord....I gotcha loud and clear

I go down the list and start praying; some I know the reasons, others only God does.  But I know He hears my prayers on their behalf,

A Psalm is brought to mind...23,,,a well known one to many..

and a line gets stuck in my head...

"I shall not want"

Beyond anything else that anyone is facing, if we are of Him than we shall not want

So thankful I was able to be open to listening to what He has to tell me and while praying for others be ministered to as well.

09 November, 2014



Hello my old friend.

You're back.

You've not been missed.

I could list all the reasons why I'm anxious, but it won't make the outcome any different.

Here's why:

I've learned over the years that when you're here part of your plan is to defeat my spirit and take away what God has planted in me...

a desire to serve and do what's commanded and right by His word.

When you show up, I remind myself that the phrase "don't worry" is in the Bible 365 times...a misstep? A wrong count?

I doubt it.

I'm Standing on the promises that God has given me in His word and through others in my support system...

God will never leave me nor forsake me.

Guess what?

That includes ALL the time.

Even when I'm weak...

Especially when I'm weak.

Lord have mercy on me, for I am just a sinner

31 October, 2014

First SNOW!!! 31 October 2014


Okay, so it's really just a dusting at best...but YAY!!

There are two kinds of reactions in our house to snow...but I think it's easier to sum it up with a picture....

 Yep...that about sums it up...so of course I had to take a couple more pictures of it..I mean really...what did you expect from me?

 So then, we come in and have some hot cocoa and hot apple cider...because what else would you have on the night of the first snow??

I'll leave you with one of my favorite pictures of tonight....

Be blessed in all you do my friends.

12 September, 2014

Canning Tomatoes

Start with tomatoes (and a random cucumber thrown in)

Wash and sterilize your jars

Cut up washed tomatoes and put into jars

Process and listen to the PING of jars as they are cooling
Wash jars after 24 hours and check the seal, then remove rings and store



11 September, 2014

Random Egg Collection

Daily we get anywhere between 6 and 8 eggs

Here are a couple of photos of what we usually end up with.....

The white one is a duck egg, the others are from the girls

One of the girl's eggs

Same egg as above only next to a quarter!
Omelet anyone? :-)


Birthday Bliss

I recently celebrated my birthday and the following are a few pictures of the event....

Fried liver, okra and dirty rice (the honey biscuit is missing *cough* lol)

Dehydrator from my awesome husband and wonderful Mom!

Egg basket because putting them in my jumper pockets was getting a little too precarious at times lol

Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes, you have no clue how much they all meant to me and I'm grateful and thankful for each and everyone of you!


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