Matthew 5:14 - 16 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hell cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven."
Verse for 2010
Philippians 4:12 and 13 "I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
One frosty morning
My earthly home
On August 3, 2009 we moved from Bramble Creek Farm to Greenbrier Cottage. San and I bought this house when Lynnea was three and Justin was just barely crawling. Returning to this humble abode was a step of faith for me. Through this blog, I hope to preserve the journey this step of faith takes me.
Bramble Creek Farm had been in my family since 1964 when my parents purchased this 11+ acres from George and Ada Kirby. San and I moved there in October 2000 when we bought it from my parents. This had been my earthly residence for over 22 years of my life, first as a child and youth and then again as a middle aged woman. I endeavored to capture some of the beauty and charm as well as the thorns and pain of this earthy home before we passed it on to others.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 "Blesses is the woman who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. She will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Verse for the year 2008
II Timothy 2:20-21 Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. Therefore, if a woman cleanses herself from these things, she will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
San and Lunette laughing at how old they are getting.
I am not complaining. I would rather have colder temperatures and sun shine during the day than warmer temperatures and endless fog, but this cold spell is a challenge for fair weather, heat seeking souls such as myself. I took two hot water bottles to bed with me last night. The heat from the gas heater in the living room just doesn't make its way 15 feet down the hall to the bedroom even if the ceiling fan is working at top speed. The outside temperature this morning was 18 degrees. The temperature in my bedroom this morning was 46 degrees. What can I say, San and I have never left the heat on at night but tonight I think I will. The forecast is for 9 degrees by morning. I am so glad I don't have to worry about goats any longer, just four chickens who are huddled together in a snug little chicken house, but I wonder if they drank any water all day. The fresh water I left out this morning was froze when I got home after work and it didn't look any lower than it did in the morning. And what about the dog and the cat? No worries, they are sprawled out in front of the gas flames of the heater, never yielding their pampered position.