Saturday, February 27, 2016

Good start to the weekend!

Good morning or afternoon depending on when you are reading this. I want to start off by wishing everyone a very happy Saturday! I have been waking up the last couple mornings with a sinus headache so I have been drinking my peppermint tea with honey to relieve it. I try to stay away from synthetic medicines as much as possible. One of the perks of what they now call alternative medicine is that it tastes better especially if you can put honey in it. I can never understand why the herbal remedies are called alternative medicine. Before there was synthetic medicines people used herbs to help them so since the herbs were first I think the synthetic ones should be called the alternative ones.

 Yesterday Doug and I did alot of running around. The only part of the day that I did not enjoy was in the morning when I had an eye doctor appointment. I do not especially enjoy people bothering my eyes. And I consider them to be bothering my eyes. We did some normal things like going to dreaded Wal Mart to get a couple things that we cannot get through our CSA or from Amazon's Prime Pantry. I am not much of a shopper. I would rather have what I want delivered to me instead of having to walk around the store looking for what I want. We went to the feed store to get feed for the animals, went to Ohio to get some buckets but they did not have them for us and the highlight of our day was when we went to pick up our new to us tiller! Above is a picture of my husband Doug, he just had to start tilling the garden a little bit right away even though it was only 27 degrees outside. He is a crazy man.

Have a blessed day and enjoy the weekend!!


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

We do not have to do it alone

        I had stopped blogging because I was feeling discouraged because I do not have tons of followers like other blogs that I follow and I was beginning to feel like maybe what I had to say was not interesting enough and with those thoughts I started getting writers block. I have now decided that I need to quit worrying about the numbers and just do it because it is something I enjoy and a way to journal my life. Hopefully I did not lose the readers I did have.  :)
     Lately I have been beginning to feel really beat down. It seemed that if something could go wrong then it did and I was beginning to get really discouraged. Along with a couple other things we were down to 1 vehicle for 3 of us to use. 2 of us needed to get to work (I thankfully was not one of them) and I was beginning to feel very discouraged and trying to figure out what to do. God decided to speak to me through some really great people about getting through the storms of life. I am a member of an awesome Trinity Choir family. It is an amazing group of singers that perform an Easter cantata at different churches for about a month up until Easter. The group has become very special to me and I feel like they are  family. A gentleman gave an awesome devotion about lifting your problems up to God and allowing him to handle them and the next week a lady gave a devotion about trusting God to handle the situations that come up in life. To have a peace knowing that God is in control and he has "got this". We need to be able to "sleep in the boat" during the storms of life because we know that God is taking care of us. Isn't it amazing the way that God speaks to us? I believe that one of the things that happened with the truck was God protecting us. The truck began overheating so Doug had to fix it and while he was fixing it he found another problem with some kind of spring that was making it dangerous to drive. If he had not been fixing the coolant leak then he may not have found the other problem until something bad happened. The Lord works in such amazing ways!

Matthew 8:23-26 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

Have a blessed day!!