Missing the Farm/ Home

When I think of home, it is the farm and church in Buchanan, Michigan. Sure, I was in the trailer park until I was 9, but we were at the farm a lot and I always felt the most normal and relaxed there. I hung out with the black lab Sheba. We ran through the fields. I climbed on the farm equipment and sat in the tires about 3-4 times my size. The smell of dirt calms my soul to this day. A hard days work makes dinner taste so much better, and we had great cooks in our family. Bad cooks and non-singers need not apply in our family. And if we weren’t at the farm or suffering through school (just because I aced everything never meant I liked it, I was just ambitious), we were at church. Yes, I spent a lot of time with Shawny and Jody (before we lost her), my best friends, and riding on bikes. But we were at church every Sunday morning and evening and Wednesday night and for every single event they had otherwise. Best people in the world!

My heart is still there and I am itching to get back there something fierce- to visit or live, makes no difference to me at this point. But if God pulls us out of here before that can happen, that is even better because I know my forever home is always with Jesus and it could not.be better to be where He is physically and not just spiritually. 😄❤

Humble Faith is Our Greatest Asset

There is no stronger, more powerful person in the world than a humble, faith-filled person with a relationship with God, saved by Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit. This is truth and the reason is that when this happens, God in His amazing power and abilities can flow through that person to accomplis anything real or imagined that God desires. ❤

God as Creator

I am amazed when I contemplate how God made everything. It is fascinating and thought-provoking, including awe-inspiring. “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) He made the sky/atmosphere and earth and made light and darkness on day 1, before he made the sun (not until day 4). In fact, He created plants (day 3) before the sun (day 4). I imagine He wanted to emphasize that He breathes life and creates life as opposed to life being dependent on the sun. This reaffirms that God is all we need even when this earth is no more and He transports our soul and spirit to heaven. What a wonderful, comforting truth. I love that He loves us so much to even give us this affirmation. God is such a mighty Creator! I love pondering Him and His masterful work!❤❤❤

Eventful Day Blessing

So, today was very eventful. I am on my 6th day fasting and was feeling very tired and a bit lethargic, hard to get up in the morning. Once I did, I walked thr dog on a long walk (about a mile), helped work on paneling the studio with poly wall sheets, swept and mopped and caulked my mom’s house, touched up some knicks on the tub and aink with a fiberglass repaur kit, worked more on sorting through the studio, then we were told that my husband’s oldest brother was in the urgent care unit of the hospital and is on a ventilator so we go visit for a few hours. There was more tucked in there with my daughter but you get the gist. An eventful day. I am exhausted and have to get up early for a fundraising yard sale at church for missions.

But before I get some sleep, I wanted you to know that God answered my prayer for time to pray and strength as I fasted. That blessed me. I never would have made it through a busy day like that on no food and with time to pray without Him. Also, all those things blessed other people. Visiting my brother in law and his family ministered to them, showed we cared. Cleaning my mom’s floors ministered to her and helped her have a clean house despite being quite infirm. That was a blessing. Working on the studio ministered to my husband who cannot always help do the work because of his bad knee and overall health. That was a blessing.

The thing is that what we do matters. And being there to help, despite what you feel like or think you can do, matters eternally. These things are never overlooked by our Savior. Bless someone today! It feels heavenly! ❤

Watching Them Skate

I can skate 30 minutes at a time with my new used inline skates. So, I am sitting here watching the kids skate the rest of the time. It is peaceful except for the loud booming music that is reminiscent of my college dancing days in the club with BB. But I digress. I learned that some people are good at watching and some people, myself included, are more the participation kind. So, I will be saving up for a new pair like my old ones that died finally after 16 years of frequent use. So I will not whine like a spoiled baby but will quietly save up and suddenly be able to skate and enjoy the wind in my face again. Until then, I will use my time to encourage, watch stuff, catch up on reading, and talk to you, friend. Love to you! Have a beautiful night! Always remember God loves you and is a simple prayer away. 😄❤