December 2015

7 posts

Hope. A single word that can bring a small spark of peace to our hearts. With a new year fast approaching, we express that one word each time we make a resolution. I will lose weight. I will find a new job. I will find someone to love. Each goal we make is wrapped carefully …
There is always a light in the darkness. At first, it may be so dim we have to struggle to see it.  Over time, it becomes lighter and brighter until it sends the shadows cast by tribulations running.  For us, the death of Thomas was heart breaking.  And then, within minutes, the light of joy …
R.I.P. – Thomas 7/21/15 – 12/27/15     There is good on a farm. There is joy. And on occasion, there is sadness. Today is one of the sad ones, and the Country Boy has a heavy heart. Mine is weighty, but his is down in his boots. He had to shoot a bull calf. …
  The joys of Christmas come not so much in the giving and receiving of gifts, but in the thoughts, emotions and prayers of the heart. This year, our children wanted to surprise their dad by coming to the farm to celebrate. It was a month in the making and took a lot of effort, …
Hand-me-downs over the years has taken on such a negative connotation. I remember growing up having to wear some of my older sisters’ clothing. When others saw me wear something that was recognized as Cheryl or Amie’s, I was often teased about it. It’s a difficult thing for a child to go through, especially when …
We, as humans, are not designed to be creatures of the night. We weren’t blessed with clear night vision. We weren’t given fur that blends in with our surroundings, although we can choose clothing that does. Still, in the dead of the night, we need some form of guiding light to get us to our …
As children, we often dream of growing up to be firemen. Ballerinas. Teachers. Policeman. Sometimes those dreams really do come true. And then, there are times when our lives take us in directions we never dreamed of as a child. My brother, Mark, is a prime example. In his early teens, and even into his …
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