word. As the years passed. I longed to read the bible from cover to cover. Our pastor suggested a plan and I latched on to this method. It was a perfect match for this easily distracted soul. And so began my yearly reading through the bible.
I have maintained the discipline for more than 15 years;
and this year begins my 6th year through the bible.
My refuge when I wake.
My thoughts as I live out the daily grit and grime.
It has been my light in the darkest hours of my life.
And it will sustain me through the trials that continue to be our companion.
It also leads us to joy in the midst of all the sorrow.
We will continue to seek wisdom as we farm.
I will continue find the time to be quiet. To listen for God's leading.
To embrace the peace that is mine in the journey.
Because I am weak; this journey is trying.
As my cousin Dawn posted on her facebook;
The journey's difficulty has no affect upon God's strength. --
A thought you can carry through the day from my time with God in my kitchen this morning. It's good enough for both of us.
I will continue to rise early.
(Not as early as my farmer, there can be disasters when that happens,)
I will continue to trust no matter the struggle.
And I will seek the joy.
For His anger endureth but a moment, and in His favor is life;
weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
To everyone who has lost someone they love,
long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
when you said goodbye
There is hope for the helpless
rest for the weary. . .