Pic update. Art and stuff.

Hey y’all hope your doing well. Just a few goings on.

New chicken coop. Had to put the gate around it as my goats were getting into the chicken feed. This allows the chickens to come and go without any issues.

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I just recently redid the bathroom. The counter was so small and the closet was useless.

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We are in the process of putting a screened in porch. It will have many uses.

20170704_185858Here are a couple Pic a of my dog Esther and I. Also a new addition  rusty.

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Time for change!

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Sometimes in life when bad things happen the Lord uses it for good, always. It brings Him glory and it blesses His children.

I got sick around the end of May or so. Not sure what you’d call it. Many women had it. Terrible coughing, extreme tiredness, sinus and overall yuckyness. I was sick for 5 weeks.

What happened was I was very busy working one week and didn’t sleep well for 2 nights.  On the Tuesday I believe, I was exhausted and had finished make a very to die for chocolate dessert for one of my clients. Well I sat down for a minute and had a very small piece of the cake. I mean small. It was very rich!

In twenty minutes after eating the cake, I started coughing and didn’t stop for almost 3 weeks.  Obviously I had times were I didn’t cough but not much. Sometimes it was an all night event.

I made it to the couch by week 3 and even did a bit of what I call couch art. I tried to do one a day. I couldn’t walk much as my legs couldn’t handle much.  When I did start walking it took me a while to get my strength back.

During this time of much thought about my health and thinking about what would God want to teach me through all this. MUCH! I had realized that I was not glorifying God in my eating habits or my taking care of body health wise. I also realized that as a wife I have a duty to take care of myself and not let myself go.  The Lord showed me that I was to Glorify Him in all aspects of my life.

I had let my health go. Mind you, I don’t get sick very often and am very active ,but not as I should be. God wants my all. Not bits and pieces.  Christ gave His all for me. Should I give Him a pittance. No He requires All!

I made the decision while I was sick that I would be serious about my health. My marriage and my faith.

So for the last three months I have changed my eating habits and changed how I view my reasons for eating.

I cut out all unnatural sugars, all pasta, potatoes, rice beans and grains.

What do you eat ? I can hear you say, rather loudly! Lol. I eat meat, all veggies and most fruit. I also eat eggs, nuts ( cashews, almonds , pecans,walnuts and macadamia).  I try to eat extra oils. Coconut, grass fed butter . And lots of water!

This has changed my life! I feel better then I did in my thirties! More energy, clarity. My skin, hair and nails are better. Everything is better. I do take supplements and have for a long time. I also take cbc oil, and try to get in a morning shake with coconut milk, which contains, flax seed, bee pollen, chia seeds and honey.

It took me about two months to overcome my sugar cravings.  I loved chocolate!

Anyway that is behind me and I am thankful for the Lord opening my eyes to see what I was doing to myself and to my husband. If your married, your not alone in your actions. Your husband is reaping your decisions to. Big 2×4 to my head! Ouch!

I have lost over 30 pounds so far and I am sure my body will stabilize when it’s done getting rid of fat and toxins.

I pray that if anyone can relate to this that you too will not wait until you get sick or worse!  But even then, may God show you how you can glorify Him in your life, in all things. Even your eating 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Unending Renovations

What I’ve been working on.
The bathroom.
Was not enough counter space, closet useless.
Now more counterspace,can hang my dresses and shelves to get me organized. I used a gigsaw to cut the closet in half. Used the materials I removed from the closet and medicine cabinet. Added, pine shelves, paint,( which is kinda loud but it’s what I had) and voila. I should have taken pictures before. Also worked on the hopefully soon to be screened in porch.1497399509687-20657561381497399587287-9802276661497399647355-822877174

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The truth verses the struggle.

I don’t struggle with the truth. The truth is sure. The truth is hope. This I’m sure of.

I still struggle. Like a caterpillar trying to shed it’s cocoon that hinders it from flight and freedom.

The struggle is within myself.  I hold to the hope of my salvation. I pray for the mercy of my creator, Lordwilling my God. My peace I know is found in Him.

I know fault lays with me. My search needs to be more diligent. Needs to be more fixed on the glory of God and not myself.  The flesh is weak! I have hope. We are told to examine  ourselves, to make our calling and election sure.

I love the life that the Lord has allowed. The community of people that surrounds me.  The dependence of waiting and trusting on the Lord for His provisions. It is hard sometimes as the flesh is weak.  I am so blessed!

I still struggle. The war is real and the battle can be wearysome.  The promises of God will continue and I will continue to seek His Face.

Help me Lord to take hold of your promises and hold fast to your truth!

May He continue to guide His elect to the promiseland!

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Sometimes

Sometimes in the quiet of the night I awaken,

I think of you often,

Sometimes my prayers are just for you,

You are missed,

Sometimes I want to see you in front of me,

Great big hugs I want to give,

Sometimes I cry,

My love for you is forever,

Sometimes I feel blessed because of you,

I will love you forever and for always…. My Sons…The Boys and I

 

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Lots of Babies

We have been very busy here on the peck . Lots of chicks and kids being born.  We have 3 mom’s with chicks and one that is still sitting on eggs.

Also our two dairy goats have finally kidded. 4 girls and two boys.  Mila gave birth to 4! They were all pretty small thankfully or it would have been really hard on her. I ended up giving the boys away as mom did not have enough milk for all for. So now there are 7 females and one male.  One female and the male hang out in a separate  yard. They have freedom to roam the another fenced area for grass. All are doing well.  Always a busy time of year.

Lord willing will get a pig in June to raise for meat. We haven’t made our final decision yet.  I’m still in the process of building more stable like doors for the goats. After that will hoping to finish our summer porch.  All in Gods time.

Very thankful for all He has allowed us to do. Always praying that we are being dutiful to the Lord and reminding ourselves daily that He is in control.

Our journey continues…..

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The Journey continues

 

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So much has happened since my last  post. Building continues and gardens are amended.

It is this way spiritually as well.  The building of faith, and our faith tested and amended by the word.

I’m so thankful for the life I have in this precious community.  Things continue to change as we grow in unity and fellowship.

The Children are getting older here and it is a pleasure to see. God is working in all of our live’s. Strengthening, challenging us and guiding us to obedience.  Thankful for the vision we have to the glory of Christ.

May the Lord continue His work in us and help us to seek His face in Truth and mercy.

Until next time…..

 

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