Saturday, September 24, 2011

Autumn Blessings

Happy Harvest ~ Autumn Blessings ~ Give Thanks ~

These are all little sayings that you will find all over my house this time of year.
I love fall, I love the color of the trees in the canyons all around me, I love the coolness in the air, I love the feeling that even though I am still busy now harvesting the garden and canning and working on my winter food storage I know that things are about to slow down. I love the smells in my house and the warm feeling that you get when you walk in the door. Everyone else loves it too.

I put cinnamon scented pine cones in the basket on the floor, this is the foyer table.

 My loyal companion, Quinny......where ever I go, there he is :o)
see him in the mirror

do you see Paris's sweet little face? she was running around me and kept hiding under what ever I was taking pictures of, she wanted to get her face in one...:o)

Then....Paris says  "Grammy, there is smoke out back in the bottom of the canyon, Grammy there is fire!"
  I went out on my back deck and this is what I saw.....My neighbors beautiful 110 year old barn was a blazing inferno.....I took her some warm banana nut bread and we shared a warm hug and a some one knows what happened and no one was hurt and there were no animals in the barn, just stuff. I will miss this barn from my view! I so loved it.

 Whinnnnny!!! I then hear my beautiful Boogie calling me and I go to my front door and this is what I saw....these beautiful faces looking at me and wondering why I was late feeding them. you going to come out and give me some hay?  This is my beautiful Boogie
 Old Kidderman
 Sassy, she likes to pretend she doesn't care but she is the biggest pig of them all
Give Thanks to God for all your blessings, he meant for us to enjoy our lives.....Give Thanks for your trials too....they change us and help us to grow.
Happy Harvest

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Staying Under Authority

My Morning Devotions

Trusting God:

The early church was told to trust God and honor the Emperor (Matt. 17:25-27, Mark 12:14-17 Rom. 13 : 1-7).   God's grace empowers us to honor the unhonorable because of their positions, not their personality or worthiness.  If we take authority lightly, our prayers will be hindered.  Prayer will unlock a heart that is walled up.  We reach for God on the other side of a closed heart and draw from Him until He changes the heart. We get out of His way and rest in His ability to deal redemptively with our authorities.

Only weakness will break strongholds.

He asks us to lead from weakness not strength. The best we can do will never be enough. God loves us too much to let us succeed in our own strength. His name is I AM my name is I am not. Without Him, I can do nothing.


God is doing a new thing, He has a new direction for us and a deeper level for us with Him, if we have ears to hear and eyes to see Him in His word and respond to Him.

Seducing voices will suggest we take the easy road or take matters into or own hands by our own power, or to follow the dramatic or sensational.

We must give no ground to comfort, deception or denial of reality.  We must listen for God's voice alone.


God, as we place ourselves under your authority and the authority of our leaders, bosses, husbands, pastors...etc. give us ears to hear your voice and not the voice of the enemy that only brings confusion and discontentment to our hearts and minds.  Give us eyes to see your hand working in our lives and in the lives of those who are in authority over us.


When we operate in our own flesh and despise the authority of God, we are presumptuous and willful.  When we go out in presumption we are easy prey for our enemies who are lying in wait for us.  Truth is one of the pieces of the Christians armor.  The only strength that God can validate with His presence is knowing our great need of Him.  As we know the truth, we see that what we considered strengths are dangerous weaknesses, because we are deceived about their true nature and our true condition.  Truth is a person who says, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your soul.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light".   (Matt 11:28-30)

Christ my Leader, Christ my Peace, Christ has brought my souls release; Christ my Righteousness Divine, Christ for me for He is mine.


what I did over the weekend

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Few Things I Enjoy

I have been so busy that I really have not had time to post or write anything. ...

We are on our second week of homeschool and this year I'm homeschooling both girls. Iv been canning and busy with a garden expansion, taking care of the barn the house and trying to run every morning and take care of me :o)

I also do the book work for my husbands business. My life is very full, but it is a good full, I am so blessed!

 Here are some pictures of what I have been up to and a few things I enjoy.

I love vintage pictures

Canned Cherries

Homemade Salsa

 Chokecherry syrup.....(the chokecherries grow on the creek that runs out in the garden area)
 Harvested and dried oregano and thyme (I am still waiting on the sage and rosemary)

The new hens we got this past spring are now starting to lay. I think its funny to see the difference in the size of their eggs

I love fresh salsa made with tomatoes from the garden

A jug of sun tea (I live on the stuff)

Tomatoes and cabbage ripening in the garden

A husband who is feeling better and hard at work on the garden expansion :o)
What have you been up to?