thats bout it, Woody......a day
on the farm!!
on the farm!!
Siah and I went on a little afternoon cahoots together to show/introduce his new "partner" the ropes of living on a farm! Do you know what a cahoots is??? its a partnership.....so we did this together! Siah gave "Woody" the tour of all the adventures that are out there to "do!!" I was behind the camera, so don't down Anna for not so great of pictures......I did it this time!! :) A sweet little time together and kinda neat that "Woody" was one of the nicknames that I called Joel.
The weekend was fun filled for the two groups, the canoe floating and the other group, the peach festival and town rodeo! All arrived safe even if it was at 2 am! Terry and the magnificent little helpers got outside jobs all done for church! So it all worked out!
Whew, is it ever hot here, hitting 100's. The guys are working out in it and yesterday were split in three different crews. Terry has been using Micah and Andrew as well this summer. So yesterday there were a total of 8 guys working for Terry! That is an answer to prayer for the Lord expanding the business.....we are thankful! It looks like there might be light at the end of the tunnel for the school job. The latest report is start date in 2 weeks! I have made lists and likely I will be getting supplies next week for this new way of life. Basically we are setting up another house for all the guys near the job site. Terry is suppose to make a final run to the rent house possibility and square it all up. We are hoping we can hook up our stackable washer/dryer unit so I won't be doing laundry all weekend when they travel back and forth! For now we are going to try to use the blow up mattress and of course taking all that kind of stuff. The lists includes small kitchen appliances, dishes, a table and chairs and somehow we have to get another refrigerator, then all the bathroom items and to include some cleaning items but Terry is insisting that the girls have to come "help!!" This is gonna be different but what a great provision after its all said and done! Pray for us, if the Lord brings it to mind, especially Terry as he organizes the crew and manages the job and still seeks to be the husband and father to the rest of the family, its all a big responsibility, yet as we come to HIM, the load can be light and He will give us rest!
I have written many challenges to my sons as I come across scriptures that I read. I write them, hoping they will be encouraged with the truth and also to have them journaled to go back to one day to remember the legacy that we want to pass on to them.....and that is to have generations that seek and love the Lord God with all their mind, heart, strength and being!!
Its not just for our sons, our daughters can appropriate these truths in their hearts as well. I am fascinated/in awe of when the scriptures speak of "kingdoms." Especially now, since Joel is in the Kingdom of God. I like to read in Rev of the coming kingdom, how Christ will set up His kingdom on the new earth so as i have been reading in I Kings of the temple that David longed to build but his son Solomon was the one to do it, I like to picture in my mind all the exactness, beauty, vastness of size, the wealth that was used to build it and imagine what similarities the Heavenly kingdom is like and what Joel is already experiencing! I like meditating upon that but in the meantime, there is alot of work to do here, for our hearts to be prepared, molded and conformed and that is where I found some challenging verses for our sons/children to take into their hearts. To start with I was encouraged with I Kings 5:5, and behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the Lord my God, as the the Lord spake unto David my father saying, Thy son whom I will set upon thy throne in they room, he shall build an house unto my name. First, purpose to build your own house unto the name of the Lord! Another verse that would follow this is in 6:7, and the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither.......You see, you have to be in the planning stages now, of growing, learning, fearing God, being taught of your father, establishing truth in your heart NOW, before you get married. Much has to be done prior to finding a "good thing"/ a wife!! And then a question of what to build the foundation with? I Kings 5:17 tells you, and the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house. My sons, lay your foundation with great stones!! Stones that are exceeding, that are mighty and noble, it would be the great stones of God's truth, His word!!! And then the costly stones, you remember what the scripture says about a wife/woman?? Her price is far above rubies! Costly stones....... valuable, full of brightness and beauty, one that is clear/pure, one that is honorable and has honored her parents. This 'costly stone" will be most precious and to receive such a gift will be of excellence. Lay your foundation with a "costly stone." The last stone mentioned here is lay a foundation with "hewed stones." That means cut out. Even now as you prepare, cut out truth for your own house, what you will stand on, say within your heart "unto God I will build my house," hew out truth that your father has taught you and implement as God leads, and then be prepared when your house is built and you have your costly stone within , there could be a day where you have to "hew out" truth, stand against the enemy, be a husband and father to the faith that could cost greatly. Be God's man!!
I hope these verses go deep within and I pray the Holy Spirit will bring them to mind as you go forth with your futures.....looking forward to the great things that lie ahead by His grace!! I hope they encourage families as well.
Better go, the girls are ironing, and I have to tend to something that is terribly embarrassing in our pantry.................varmints would be a nicer name.....ugh!!!!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!