Some of you know my story...met Dave in 1989, in 1995 we bought a homestead, moved and were married in the Appy Mtns. We spent the next sixteen years restoring the farm, outbuildings, house and, along the way, turned a solid friendship into a great marriage. In 2010, two weeks out from a trip to ... Read More about 4 Legal Documents You NEED
Do you think Joseph and Mary had their entire lives planned? Do you think they talked about their wedding day, where they would live, how many children they would have, what they would name them? Then God showed up and everything changed. Do you think Mary wanted to be Mary? During New ... Read More about Such a Strange Way…
Helen is a 91+ year old friend who spends a portion of each day fighting. Yes, you read that correctly...fighting. Helen bought a new, larger vehicle because her contemporaries, for the most part, have stopped driving and voted Helen designated driver. She keeps her car washed, waxed, shiny ... Read More about Shoveling Smoke
To be sure, at some point in time, store bought stockings were hung at Thistle Cove Farm, but not lately. Lately it's more the hand knit variety, purchased from far flung places such as Romania, Hungary, Ukraine to be used as "stockings were hung by the chimney with care". There have been ... Read More about The Stockings Are Hung, Winter is Here…
For a long while I've told myself I'm stopping daily, at 4 p.m., and having something to eat and drink. It can be simple - hot or cold tea, decaff coffee, juice, a glass of water or milk but stop and take a break. If I'm going to eat an evening meal, I want it early because I've learned the hard ... Read More about Christmas Season ~ JOY
Today, the second Sunday of Advent, reminds us of God's love for us. "O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is ... Read More about Sabbath Keeping ~ Love Came Down at Christmas
~ bizzy, Bizzy, BIZZY! ~ "...in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart. ~ Louise Bogan ~ It takes time to live well because ... Read More about Do Less ~ Give (BE) More
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6 ~ "Christmas is the day that holds all time together." ~ ... Read More about Sabbath Keeping ~ Keeping Christmas
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34 "I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving; thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, ... Read More about Sabbath Keeping – ThanksLiving!
"The ecstasy is so short but the forgetting is so long." ~ Walt Whitman ~ ... Read More about What’s to say that hasn’t been said?