Last week I came across a video of two men who were trying to qualify for the American Olympic Team. It wasn't just the dive that impressed me, but their attitude, demeanor, and what they said to the reporter after their dive and learning that they had qualified for the Olympic Team. Throughout their interview they gave the glory to God.Read More
It's probably true that my hubby is taking the loss of our crops at the South Farm better than I am. He sees crops, money, and energy lost. Me? I, in true female form, I see those losses, plus loss with deeper meaning. For example, the loss of combine time with my girls and the loss of sharing the excitement of harvest as a family.Read More
Her words hit me like a ton of bricks. Am I truly content? Was I praying for God to do something so I could get out of the stressful situations with the farm? OR Was I praying that God would see us through this time of stress and worry?Read More
Did you know there are now 15 Farm Wife Devotions to find encouragement from? I know!! That added up quickly!! These have been a labor or love! As God has placed things upon my heart and I learned from them I wanted to share what I learned with others! I hope you have grown as much as I have through these!Read More
This verse was printed on a beautiful lace-like wall hanging, that used to hang in my mother's bathroom. I can picture it as clear as anything. I remember thinking that that verse gave me plenty of positive things to think on, whenever I was having trouble taking my thoughts captive.Read More
Is there any doubt left that God loves you? He finds so much joy in us that He sings about us! He literally forgets our past sins! A concept we so struggle with ourselves that it is hard to truly grasp this quality in God.Read More
I don't know about you, but I tend to roll out of bed with a to-do list a mile long, how many times the girls were up during the night on my mind, the things I forgot or didn't get done yesterday beginning to make me frantic, and an internal clock ticking reminding me that I only have a short amount of time to try to get it all done again.Read More
This is a verse that most people are familiar with. We know that we're to bring our problems or concerns to God in prayer and ask for His help. But do we live in the belief and trust that He will come through for us?Read More
Grace, specifically the grace which comes from God has been on my heart and mind lately. I fall short of extending myself grace and sometimes even extending grace to those closest to me. So, I decided to continue my study of it and share it with you!Read More
Some of the most dangerous things that we say to ourselves or others say to us are just quiet whispers. Things we wouldn't say out loud or to other people. Yet, we say those things to ourselves. This is negative self-talk. It can be as simple as "why can't I have just one easy day?" or "I can't do anything right."Read More
There are so many things that are "up in the air" in farming... When to sell wheat What crops to go with this year Is this the year to re-invest or save money Is that storm on the horizon going to decimate our crops? And the list goes on and on. But the one thing that is NOT "up in the air", is God's love and plan for us.Read More
I'm sure you've sang this song before:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning, new every morning.
Great is Thy faithfulness O Lord. Great is Thy faithfulness!Read More
The Greek word "grace" in this verse means "the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life;". So, let's read the verse again with that in there! Let your speech be always with the divine influence upon your heart and its reflection in your life!Read More
The word "fear" in this verse can also be understood as reverence. In the reverence of the Lord there is strong confidence. I want to be a confident person, but not only because of my own merits.Read More
This year we are waiting on the price of wheat to go up. We have been waiting and hoping and praying and watching the markets like a hawk. Some years we are waiting on the weather to improve so that we can haul wheat, parts to come in, better road conditions, or rail cars at the elevator so that they can take more wheat.Read More