The smell of haylage lingers.
The cows are content in the early morning.
Care given in the choice of feed.
Optimum milk production crucial to our existence.
Diligence in so many areas.
A farmers work is never done.
He toils and spins even while he sleeps.
He gives continually.
As my farmer cares and provides for his animals his heart lingers in another country.
He ponders better ways.
He seeks wisdom.
He longs to be free to go, yet loves the land he has been given to steward.
So we pray.
Do we go from one mess to another?
Today is Giving Tuesday.
The juxtaposition of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Giving Tuesday leaves me unsettled.
Is the Giving Tuesday to satiate the guilt over spending?
I’m not sure.
But it’s here.
There is such a need.
Even the smallest donation came make the biggest impact.
George Muller, a Christian evangelist in the 1800’s exemplifies the outcome of those who gave.
His ministry based solely on the gifts from others.
Laden with miracles, his life a testimony to the result of prayer and giving.
He will never fail you.
Be assured if you walk with him and look to him,
and expect help from Him, he will never fail you.
We have the power to give greatly.
Even out of our poverty. . . we can give.
It is when we give out of our own need that the Holy manifests itself.
The selfless choice.
I challenge you today;
Forego the coffee. The dinner out.
Rethink a gift or a desire.
Send someone out for dinner.
Give to a Charity.
Go to someone.
I have included a link if you would like to add support to my farmer, college girl and farm boy’s trip to Haiti.
This is their regularly scheduled trip.
We are stepping out in faith.
This trip can not happen without committed prayer.
Would you come along side with us in praying?
Would you leave us a comment or private message us if you are willing to partner with us in prayer?
Be the change for someone today.
Happy Giving Tuesday.
Remember to click on the box and write in Vermont Haiti trip January 4-11; Davis Family.
I am thankful for:
George Muller and others who lead a life of sacrifice to give and further the gospel
days of giving
the Season of Advent and the intentional journey of waiting
the lights that illuminate the dark places
the quiet just before the dawn
time spent in prayer
the routine of our animals and the constancy they bring
my farmer and his heart for Haiti
days like yesterday where nothing went as I wanted; but I know it was God’s plan
the dancer girl and her willingness to milk and help on the farm
Snuggles with the youngest farm girl; she’s growing up so fast
moments where my heart is held by a holy, loving God
the opportunity to learn each day how to live for Christ
the beauty in the raw around me: may I always have eyes to see
the smell of pine emanating from the parlor
Consider what you can do today to give.
It doesn’t have to monetary.
So many just want the gift of time.
Praying for great things today.
Hoping it is the “best day ever.”