Thank you ladies from the bottom of my heart for joining in on both of the parties!!!! I so loved having you all on my front porch! Smile! The talk was wonderful and I thought the punch that was brought was delicious! Course we really had to use our imagination on that one!!!!!!
I am already thinking of my next party. This post is my 408 post never thought I would do that!
Please....... please.... yup I am begging! Send me your cookie recipes for the Prairie Flower Farm Cookie Cookbook! I have received about 6 so far and we had a ton of ladies tell us their favorite CHRISTmas Cookie! Just the recipe is fine........picture if you like..little note why......anything you want to say! The cookbook will be a download......free! Can't beat that!
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Love you all bunches......until the next party!
Wrote this while out at the fencing site yesterday.........in between helpng My Phil.......just some thoughts.
Today we worked at the fence site........it is so lovely out here. A friend is helping us for a few hours which will be such a blessing for my Phil. I just looked over and whispered to my God that the time the men have will be productive. I was thinking how wonderful it is to be able to pray for our husbands. Last night I was over at Homestead Revival her name is Amy. The Lord is walking with this precious family through a very difficult time. I know that our God is faithful and will meet them every step of the way. On her site she talked about prayer and what the Lord is teaching her. At the time we are walking these things it sometimes feels like we can’t see any growth..........but Amy’s words had lots of wisdom in them. I would love for my Prairie Flower blog family to run over and encourage her if you have a minute. It would be such a blessing to her. Read some of her posts (looks like she has put up a new one)........they are wonderful. She is caring for her precious husband and the time is not here right now for her to do the research needed soooooo she can’t post like she used to. I know the Lord has not left her and her family.............He is holding them very tight at this time.............just like He is holding you..... if you feel like the bottom of your life has dropped out! I was reading in James the other morning on the way to work. He says in James 1 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Wow. God will be doing that for Amy and her family.......we can trust Him. Not easy at the time we are walking it. Well, I didn’t realize as I was writing this and had to look in my Bible for the scripture so I could type it. I read the commentary to see what it said...... it is. “We can’t really know the depth of our character until we see how we react under pressure. It is easy to be kind to others when everything is going well, but can we still be kind when others are treating us unfairly? God wants to make us mature and complete, not to keep us from all pain. Instead of complaining about our struggles we should see them as opportunities for growth. Thank you God for promising to be with us in rough times. Ask Him to help you solve your problems or to give you the strength to endure them. Then be patient. God will not leave you alone with your problems; He will stay close and help you grow.” OH MY! You know when you are going through something yourself...........and you read the word and it jumps out at you? Well right now that is what is happening to me. I have been praying about a situation that happened at work last Friday. I won’t mention names.......but a young person did something kind of weird this last friday. I thought it to be quite strange........just kind of creepy. With Halloween and all I guess he thought it was funny. I did not..........at all! When I asked if he had left the item on my work table he said “maybe.” I was really not happy! Something inside me just felt creeped out! So I said "I thought it was really not nice"............and decided to ignore him for the next 20 minutes until I would be leaving for the weekend. Tay, my daughter said..........."Mom..........I think he knows that you were not happy". Well I was......not happy........but now that I read this commentary...........I am thinking I kind of blew it!!!!!!! Oh man.......now I have to go to work and say that I am sorry.........for not being kind........ not that I was mean.... I just didn’t talk. Not that it excuses his behavior (he probably doesn’t think a thing about what he did) it was just that I was going to make it obvious that he was not on my “happy list of people” right at that time. Anyone relate out there? You can pray for me as I go. It isn’t hard to apologize ........because if the Lord shows me I am wrong........I so want to please HIM..........I just need the relationship restored. The person used to have a walk with the Lord..........now he does not..............I pray for him all the time.......found out that his family had really been hurt by the church..........been there done that.........they haven’t gone back. That should never keep us long from the Father’s House. So please pray for Amy and her situation with her sweet honey and for me with my co-worker! I would so appreciate it............ Thank you sweet friends!
Have a wonderful wonderful Son'sDay! He made it.........you can rest in it!
Hugs from my FARM to your HOME!