Time to kick back and slow down.
That’s a hard concept on the farm.
The weekend, for us, is like most days.
Most people don’t work, or want to work on the weekend.
Stores and repair shops are usually closed or have limited hours.
Therefore weekends can be kind of tricky.
My farmer still rises before dawn, accomplishes a full day of work before most of us get out of bed.
Yet he rarely complains.
This week he is tired.
He’s caught a cold and this weather has been dreary.
This week has included 2 vet checks which takes most of the day.
Moving heifers from an outside location back to the farm and our Organic Certification.
Keeping our cows healthy is important to us.
They need a series of shots and that is time consuming.
BUT. . .
It was made a whole lot easier with the new barn AND headlocks.
When we have the right tools to do the job our work is much easier and efficient.
Our faith is like that too.
The Ancient Word, prayer and fellowship are some of our tools.
Each day we need to dig deep.
I seek to know God more each day.
Learning of his character and understanding the Ancient Word.
This takes time and prayer.
As we journey through 30 days of Thankfulness I want to be open to the spirits leading.
I long to hear what God wants for my life.
I want to be obedient and share His gospel with those around me.
I am grateful for this life.
I want to serve Christ with all that is in me.
Today, like all others, we will milk the cows twice.
Chores will need to be done and the care for our animals will be first and foremost,
right after we give God praise and invite him into the day.
Except for coffee.
Coffee will always make this job better.
I am grateful for:
New headlocks in the barn
grace that got us through this week
my farmer who works so hard
milk that is so refreshing- it is so good right now
teens gathered at the house for Halloween
time away with one of my girls
the youngest and her ability to rise to challenges
a house full of life and love and much chaos
Gods creation and a beautiful view of the mountain when it isn’t raining, which it has been all week
Coffee, did I already mention that?
Christmas Carols- I said I was thankful for them- don’t judge
standing in the gap with someone
a God who hears us and loves us so much
small group and our real conversations
the weekend and reflecting
I pray that you can join us on this journey of gratitude.
Find time to step back and seek the areas of praise. . . even if it’s hard.