Saturday, March 28, 2009

Raking Hay



Down in the river valley there's some hay being made in summer! That big white barn durn near a half a mile away is our old dairy barn.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Grazing Steers



Late summer on Orchard Grass, the steers just pack on the weight! I just praise the Lord for the green grass to fatten the cattle!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Dairy Road


Dairy Road, (that's really its name), is the road past our place. In fact our house is in the trees in the photo! A pretty place this one mile stretch of road is, pure country! I praise the Lord for placing us here!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Down to the River



As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

O sisters let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
O sisters let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

O brothers let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
Come on brothers let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

O fathers let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
O fathers let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

O mothers let's go down,
Let's go down, don't you want to go down,
Come on mothers let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

O sinners let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
O sinners let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

I love this song! The first time I ever heard it was at a baptism service our church was having. First time I ever heard it and the first time I ever got baptized in a lake! I was baptized as a baby, but of course I don't remember that all to well, being only a couple weeks old and all. But a few years ago everything changed and this family is the Lord's!

The photo was taken here on the farm, down by the old river!

Cattle Upon a Thousand Hills

For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
Psalm 50:10

Looking back at last summer with the abundant grass in the cattle pastures in June just makes me smile. Our Lord provides! He took us out of slavery and has set us free! This life is going by fast, heading to the promised land someday, maybe soon, maybe not. Only our Lord knows. But when we cross that River Jordan and enter in I do wonder if we'll see green pastures and cattle on a thousand hills. I think we will!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Our Ducks


Looking back to last fall in our back yard. Some of our ducks doing whatever ducks do! Oh Lord, it'll be nice to see the ground again after all these months of snow covering everything up!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Farming and Faith

Yup, I'm a dreaming of the season in the photo! Those beautiful days out in the field not freezing to death! Even with all the work in that season things seem to go smoother than wintertime! There's gonna be a whole lot more posts, (and photos of farm and faith), on this blog now that I reactivated it!
God Bless!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

You cannot talk about things that you have never experienced. It seems to me that God has a process of training us. You cannot take people into the depths of God unless you have been broken yourself. I have been broken and broken and broken. Praise God, for "the Lord is near to those who have a broken heart' (Ps 34:18) You must have a brokenness to get into the depths of God.
There is a rest of faith: there is a faith that rests in confidence on God. God's promises never fail. "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" (Rom. 10:17). The Word of God can create an irresistible faith, a faith that is never daunted, a faith that never gives up and never fails. We fail to realize the largeness of our Father's supply. We forget that He has a supply that cannot be exhausted. It pleases Him when we ask for much. "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those that ask Him!" (Matt 7:11) It is the "much more" that God shows me.
I see that God has a plan of healing. It is along the lines of perfect confidence in Him. The confidence comes not from our much speaking; it comes from our fellowship with Him. There is a wonderful fellowship with Jesus. The chief thing is to be sure that we take time for communion with Him. There is a communion with Jesus that is life and that is better than preaching.

I wrote that quote from the book, "Smith Wigglesworth on Healing". Building faith from reading the Word of God continually. Faith comes by hearing... or reading God's Word. I can give a personal testimony on that. I remember a while back when I started to read the Bible regular I wondered how would I ever get anything out of this. I know I'd never be able to quote scripture, let alone remember any except for fragments. My faith wasn't fed or exercised. A new Christian, born again but a baby Christian.

I read and read even though sometimes I wondered why. Never hardly missed church because I didn't want to miss out on anything to do with God. But feeding and exercising the spirit is so critically important that I can't stress it enough. Like they say, if we'd feed our bodies as little as we feed our spirit we'd be starving to death. That saying sticks with me. But as time went on I could start to see that the Word was sticking to the spiritual ribs, so to speak. More and more as life's daily problems would appear, the answer from the Word would appear also.

I read about the old timers in faith, the poor folk, about the only thing they had was a Bible and they would read it. No wonder those folks had a strong faith. Makes sense, they might have been poor in body, but in spirit they were giants. Old Smith Wigglesworth had it nailed down, read the Bible, don't question it, just believe it. Just believe in faith and there's no limit in what God can do.

One of my favorite stories from the book I'm reading, and I can't find it right off hand, is where a woman got healed instantly from some terrible disease and after she testifies she asked Smith if he had any healing tracts that she could hand out to her friends. Old Smith replied, "yes, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John!" That's what we need, the Word that is truth and life! Then just believe!