This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Morning on the farm....

 Oh how I love summer mornings here on our property. I love to be woken up by the sun filtering into our bedroom through the glass bricks in our bathroom window.
 The first thing I do when I wake up is say a quick prayer then head to the kitchen for some coffee!
 Good morning world!!!
 It looks like my son got up early and had some eggs for breakfast.
 Now that I've got my coffee, let's take a walk outside and see what morning looks like out here on our little farm.
 Oh how I love the way the shadows dance on the dew covered grass, the sounds of the birds and the smells of summer.
Before we look out in the backyard, lets sit on the front porch a moment. This is where I love to read my Bible, pray, cry out to God and just thank God for His many blessings.
 My kitties, MacGyver and Krammer are out here with me today!
The sun is just starting to peek over the mountains.
 Sunny mornings always cheer me up.
 Krammer's getting a drink from the birdbath!
 I love to walk around and look at everything.
 I love how the kitties follow me!
 Can you believe that these two once were mortal enemies? Now they are best buds!
 The sunrise is so pretty!
 Come on kitties, lets go!
 You can barely see the goats just waking up...they were sleeping on top of the structure my husband made for them. Let's walk around to the back yard now.
 Good morning Blondie!
 Can you see the little tiny yellow bird getting a drink from the birdbath? He's sooo cute!
 The previous owners planted a lot of lilies.
 They are absolutely gorgeous and give off the most delightful scent!
 There's something so relaxing and peaceful about a sunrise reflecting in water.
 We've got tomatoes coming on!
 We also have cucumbers! I bought both of these plants as 4" starts and they have grown into huge plants! We don't have a garden yet, so I grew them in pots behind the kitchen so the deer wont get them!
 I love to spend time like this out in nature with God and sometimes feel like I am wasting time, but then I found this lovely passage in a little devotional book called Streams in the Dessert by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman.
 I hope you enjoy it and it will encourage you to stop and spend some quiet alone time with God.
 We should be better Christians if we were more alone;
 we should do more if we attempted less,
 and spent more time in retirement, and quiet waiting upon God.
 The world is too much with us; we are afflicted with the idea that we are doing nothing unless we are fussily running to and fro;
 we do not believe in “the calm retreat, the silent shade.”
 As a people, we are of a very practical turn of mind; “we believe,” as someone has said, “in having all our irons in the fire, and consider the time not spent between the anvil and the fire as lost, or much the same as lost.”
 Yet no time is more profitably spent than that which is set apart for quiet musing, for talking with God, for looking up to Heaven.
 We cannot have too many of these open spaces in life, hours in which the soul is left accessible to any sweet thought or influence it may please God to send.
 “Reverie,” it has been said, “is the Sunday of the mind.”
 Let us often in these days give our mind a “Sunday,” in which it will do no manner of work but simply lie still, and look upward, and spread itself out before the Lord like Gideon’s fleece, to be soaked and moistened with the dews of Heaven.
 Let there be intervals when we shall do nothing, think nothing, plan nothing, but just lay ourselves on the green lap of nature and “rest awhile.”
 Time so spent is not lost time.
 The fisherman cannot be said to be losing time when he is mending his nets, nor the mower when he takes a few minutes to sharpen his scythe at the top of the ridge.
 City men cannot do better than follow the example of Isaac, and, as often as they can, get away from the fret and fever of life into fields.
 Wearied with the heat and din, the noise and bustle, communion with nature is very grateful; it will have a calming, healing influence.
 A walk through the fields, a saunter by the seashore or across the daisy-sprinkled meadows, will purge your life from sordidness, and make the heart beat with new joy and hope.
“The little cares that fretted me,
 I lost them yesterday,
… out in the fields with God.”

"He went out to relax in the field in the early evening." Genesis 24:63a

Hugs, Sharon


Heartfelt living said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you for the inspiration this morning. Your photographs are just lovely. I almost felt I was there...walking along. :)
God Bless.

Judy said...

I agree what a wonderful post Sharon. You have such a beautiful place there. I was wondering if I missed it, but did you pick a name for your farm yet?

Mardell said...

Hi Sharon,
What a beautiful post indeed! Your home is so warm & welcoming & peaceful. So many things to do & to look at. Does Krammer live w/you now?! Glad he & Mac Gyver get along. :o)

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