Monday, August 3, 2015

Hey, Hey, HAY

I think this is the LATEST my husband has ever been baling hay.

We have had a LOT of rain this year, and everything is late. 

Today our beautiful daughter is raking hay, and my husband is baling.  If he doesn't break down (which is always a possibility) he should finish up the summertime hay today.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and he will be able to get a second cutting of hay this fall.  Our cattle will sure appreciate that hay when the snow flies this winter.

 This picture is freshly mowed hay.

I wish you could smell it.   Heavenly!!

The left side has been mowed, the right sight is still standing.  

And in case you're wondering what my garden looks like . . . well here you go.

No, it's not a mistake.  This is a shot of where my garden should be, if we had planted a garden that is.  Between all the rain we had this spring and summer, and two weddings in 49 days, we just couldn't find the time.

Maybe next year!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Prayers Needed - UPDATE

The young woman that I asked prayer for was taken off life support last night.

Please lift her family in prayer.  I cannot imagine the anguish this family is going through.

I am praying for God to use this tragedy for His glory.

I have prayed for each of you this morning . . . for everyone who reads my blog.

I am asking for God to protect you and your family. 

For Him to put a hunger in your heart for a closer relationship with Him.

And I am asking Him to bless you, in Jesus name. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Prayers Needed

Yesterday there was a car accident just outside our small town.  I"ll spare you the details, but the accident was very serious.  A 20 year old woman is in the hospital.  The doctors have said that she is "brain dead" and have given her family no hope. 

She is 12 weeks pregnant.  Her baby is alive and doing well.  

Friends this family needs a miracle.  And this tiny twelve week old baby needs a miracle.

Today I ask for your prayers.  The Word of God promises us that the prayer of the righteous availeth much.  If you belong to Jesus you are righteous.  Not because of anything you have done, but because of what He did on the cross.  Your prayers move the Hand of God.

So pray as if this was your daughter, your sister, your friend.  Pray, and believe that God is still God.  Because He is.  


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Mr. & Mrs.

On Saturday our daughter got married.

After weeks of rain and clouds, and more rain and clouds, the sun shone brightly on Saturday afternoon.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day.  Could not have been more perfect.

Here is a picture of our beautiful daughter and son-in-law.

Thank you all so much for your prayers.  They were felt, and very much appreciated!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

In TWO Days

In May I shared THIS post about my son getting married.  It was three days before the wedding, and I shared my thoughts with you.   
 Today, is just TWO days before my daughter gets married. Two more days until she walks down the aisle and gives her heart to a young man and they will begin their lives together as husband and wife.  Saturday, July 4th at 2:00 p.m.!!!

I remember the day she was born.  Her first steps.  Her first day of kindergarten.  Watching her grow up has been my honor.  Being a mother to my son and my daughter, has been the best part of my life.   I cherish each and every memory.

So today, I'm asking for your prayers again.   Below were my prayer requests for my son and daughter-in-law for their wedding.  I am copying that prayer request and asking for those same prayers for my daughter, Alex and future son-in-law, Cole (yes they are both named Cole!!).

Would you pray for God to pour out His Holy Spirit upon them as they begin their life together as husband and wife.

I ask for God to protect them as they are traveling on their honeymoon and bring them back home safely.

I ask God to bless them as they experience the good days and bad that come with marriage and work and life, and to help them keep their eyes on Him in every situation.

I ask for God to surround them with people who will strengthen them and encourage them, both in their marriage and in their walk with God.
And while I'm asking for prayers, I would ask you to pray for their move to California.  Since military orders have changed we don't have time to make a trip to California to make any living arrangements, so they will have to handle things over the telephone and finalize things when they get out there.  Please pray for everything to go smoothly, and for God to put them where HE wants them.  I know that God is in this.
Thank you all so very very much!! 
Pictures next week!!! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Change of Plans

Does this look familiar to you??  Do you recognize this city?

It's a city I have never visited before . . . but I'm about to become very familiar with it.

Eleven days before my daughter is to be married . . . . her fiance gets new orders (he is a U.S. Marine!).

Goodbye to my daughter living in Norfolk, Virginia . . . hello

So we are switching gears very quickly.  Cancelling the apartment on which they have a deposit in Virginia.  Cancelling her enrollment to a University in Norfolk.  A quick registration for online classes through a University here in Missouri.

Instead of living 1,050 miles away, our daughter will be living 1,705 miles away for the next two years.

I am reminded of James Chapter 4:13-16

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

We have been making plans, and God has changed those plans.  I think God is trying to remind me that HE is in control . . . not me.  And that is a hard pill for me to swallow . . . because I like to be in control.  And as Christians we have to let God be God.
I'm learning.

I always said that I wanted to travel.  I just never dreamed I would be visiting my daughter living in California!!

Please keep praying for us as we are in the "home stretch" for wedding planning (July 4th!!!) and as new arrangements are made for their new assignment.  We are asking God to GO BEFORE THEM and to put them in the housing He wants them to be in.  We are asking for safe travels to California for them.

I'm learning to say not my will, but Yours God.   His plans are so much better than mine anyway!!

Blessings to everyone who reads my blog.  I pray for you all . . . asking God to bless you and meet your every need in Jesus name!!

Monday, June 15, 2015


Suppertime at our house.  We eat meat and a vegetable.  I usually serve a lettuce salad on the side and we all love Ranch dressing.

This was our supper from a couple nights ago.  And a very typical meat at our house.  Pork steak and green beans.  Even though we raise cattle, and BEEF is on the menu most nights, we all love pork steak.

Usually my handsome hubby will grill the pork steak, but this particular evening he was just too busy . . . so pan fried had to do.

We love potatoes, but I'm usually low-carbing it, so potatoes aren't on the menu very often.  My family LOVES my roasted potatoes.  Yum Yum!  Sometimes I break my low-carb rule and fix potatoes, but on this particular evening, just meat and green beans and a salad.

And in case you're wondering, NO, those green beans aren't home canned.  We used up all our home canned green beans several months ago.  These are store bought.  And it has been so WET we haven't even planted our garden yet this year so we won't have any home canned green beans until fall.

What's a typical meal at your house?