Tuesday, May 24, 2016

We Have Landed~

We have landed in our new little town. There is unpacking to do and much work still to be done. As we add touches~ this house is becoming our home.  Our journey here is unfolding. We know without a doubt God has led us here to serve. My Brian's path is clearly laid out but would you pray for God to bring mine to me? I am excited to get busy. 

I have missed my blog friends. I am not sure what Farming On Faith will look like in the future but I am excited to see what God has in store. 

While I was away not only did we pack up and leave my hometown but I celebrated my big 50.

And my baby moved into his own place ~ 
leaving him behind has been way harder than I thought it would be. 
I miss my boy!

We said goodbye to an old friend.

Patches just didn't have it in her to make the move.
She has been in our family for a very long time. 
I loved that crazy little cat with a lot of sass. 

Eight years ago I started blogging and I have been so blessed by the friendships. God has a way of bonding his children together. Never would I have dreamed when I made a friend on the internet that I would move and meet one of my prayer warrior friends from the Blog World~ Down on the Farm. Robbin and I have spent the past eight years sharing our hearts and praying for each other's burdens.  I am so excited that God looked down in time and knew I would need a friend in a new place where I did not know a soul. Today my sweet friend is coming to my house for lunch. How exciting is that? God is so good.  He has our path set out before us.  Even when the path is not clear we can trust that God is at work in our lives. 

For now ~I am just waiting and resting for the next chapter to begin. 

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;
 in honour preferring one another;

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Moving On~

Good Morning~ I have been missing you! I have been busy with life. God has finally given us a clear direction and has opened the door to our next chapter. We know God has called us to serve Him in a new place.  It is time for us to move on. 

There is much to be done as I pack up 30 years of family keepsakes  and prepare for a three-hour move. There is always gaining through losing.  It is not far but I am leaving behind my hometown and family.  In two weeks we will be moving to Jefferson City, Mo. I am so excited to see what God has in store for us in the little historic home of our beautiful and majestic State Capital. 

I never get tired of seeing this.

 The Missouri Governor's Mansion

I am so thankful that when our world changes~ we can stand on God's promises. We can build new dreams even when we are filled with doubts. God has been preparing me for a couple of years for this move. He goes before us and prepares us for His call on our lives. 

My journey has changed directions and in the surrender of my need to be in control God has given me peace in the uncertainty.  God has restored the joy of my salvation and given me a new direction. In the midst of it all ~I have found that God is my all and all.

I sort of feel like a child of Isreal coming out of the wilderness. I am not certain what my new life will look like but I am sure of God's promises and I am standing on every one of them. I will be back soon!

Joshua 24:14King James Version (KJV)

14 Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.

Monday, February 29, 2016

An Empty Nest Is Highly Overrated

This is the first Monday morning that I have faced a new week with an empty nest. The first day in 30 years I don't have to think about caring for my children. I don't have to worry what they will eat for lunch or if they need something washed. I won't have to walk into their room and straighten it with my perfectionist eye. I miss their noise and even their bickering. I miss them!

 I carried them and gave them life ~held them close to my heart and nurtured them. One by one they have left the nest.  I know I shouldn't want it any other way. I know this is what I raised them to do. I know I need to cut the apron strings. But ~ I don't want to! I want to kick and scream and throw a fit and just cry.

My house is picture perfect~ not a thing out of place. My floors are clean and the beds are made neat and tight~ grandma would be proud. The house is quiet so I turn on praise music.  Oh~ what I would give to have them all home for just one more day. I would sit and play all day and let them make messes and put away the phone and computer and turn off the television. I would glory in my children just one more day.

I am so thankful that I choose to stay at home and raise my children. Today ~ I am so thankful I made my children my career. I am thankful my man  was willing to make huge sacrifices so I could have the past 30 years. Today ~ I have no regrets! I wouldn't have missed it for the world. 

Give me a moment or two and I will move along and pick up my to-do list and plan what the rest of our life will look like. 

In my distress, I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

3B Tara Estates Saint Joseph, Mo~ We Are Selling Our Beautiful Home

3B Tara Estates, Saint Joseph, MO 64507

5 beds5 baths3,100 sqft

This beautiful home has the best of both worlds sitting in the countryside and only 5 minutes from the North Shoppes. This custom 1.5 story home features five bedrooms and five bathrooms and a beautiful open floor plan. The main floor has a large eat-in kitchen with new granite counter tops and tile back splash which opens to an entertainer's formal dining room. The main floor features two guest bathrooms and sun porch that leads to a large backyard. The open living room contains a large gas fireplace and a grand staircase that leads to the second floor. The master bedroom is located on the main floor and includes a walk-in closet and large master bath with a tiled oversized tub. The main floor laundry room is sure to please. Upstairs features two beautiful bedrooms and full bath all which are visible from the main floor. The lower level has a family room that is very spacious and contains a beautiful stone fireplace. The lower level also features two bedrooms and a full bath. This home is all electric and has storage galore. It includes many extras including a central vacuum system. The wrap around porch and park like setting make all seasons enjoyable. Tara Estates is a well sought after subdivision with only 9 homes and large lots. It is a beautiful and quaint neighborhood. You don't want to miss a tour of this lovely home.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

We Are On The Mend~

My prayer for today is that ~if like me~ you have been attacked from nowhere and are feeling the arrows of the evil one piercing your very soul that you will feel the of peace of God. That God will apply the balm of Gilead to your wounds. That you will be renewed and that you will allow God to pick up the broken pieces and allow Him to mend them together once again. 

If you would have told me we would be where we are today~ I would have never believed you. We have been shaken but not cast down, we have been hurt but not destroyed ~ we are on the mend. God has allowed us to be in the fire but hear me when I say ~we have not been burned.  Nope~ not even a little stench of smoke lingers on our souls.  God is holding our hands~ walking a little closer to us each day and leading us in our own sort of cloud by day and fire by night kind of way. 

God promises to take the bad that others meant for His believers and turn it for their good. Can I get an Amen?  Stand strong~ believer! 
    Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass , as it is this day, to save much people alive .

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