Posted on March

Nothing You Desire Compares

Faith

In “March with Grandma,” I mentioned I am reading through the book of Proverbs this month; one chapter per day in honor of my Grandma Barnes.  (If you missed the post, you can read it here.)

All different verses speak to our individual hearts.

It is amazing how God’s inspired word meets us right where we are in life.

Some verses do not stand out to us until we need them or we are ready to grasp their meaning.  It is just another way God blesses us.  We need only to go to His word.

As my Grandpa Ray always said about the Bible, “Either sin will keep you from this book; or this book will keep you from sin.”Read More

Posted on March

Are We Making Progress?

Faith/ Family

My kids have been driving John Deere Gators, Kubota RTV’s, and tractors around the ranch since they could reach the pedals and see over the steering wheel.  Knowing this did not make driver’s ed. any easier for me.  When they received their driving permits and I sat in the passenger seat as their licensed driver, it tested me.  My knuckles were white, I felt me chest tighten and I had to force back the urge to give instructions.  Read More

Posted on March

Pulling Power and Taco Soup

Faith/ Family/ Food

Saturday I posted this picture of a bulldozer pulling our tractor out of the mud.

Then my Aunt Kay shared this picture with me.  My Grandma Dorothy kept a silver box of mementos and this picture was one of the things she always kept.  It shows 5 tractors pulling a school bus out of the mud in rural Iowa 1944.Read More

Posted on March

What are You Reflecting?

Faith/ Family

When I married Roger, I learned there is a whole new time of day I had rarely experienced:  Daylight. He’s all about getting up early. My family, on the other hand, is all about staying up late.  I grew up in a family of night owls.  They are the noon to midnight crowd.

We have all competed in a lot of rodeos over the years and I guess noon to midnight fit that schedule better.  We would take turns driving through the night to reach the next destination.  If you needed someone to talk to at 3 a.m., my mom was the one because she would still be up.Read More

Posted on March

Sunday Psalm: Set My Feet on a Rock

Faith

Up until a week ago, it was so incredibly dry here.  We were worried about ponds drying up and we had to sell our cattle on wheat pasture a month early due to the drought.  Then the Lord sent the rain.  Praise God.  We received lots and lots of rain.  We are thankful; but we are also deep in mud.

So deep in mud the tractor got stuck pulling the grinder/mixer to feed the steers.Read More

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