"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Five

Photo 1: Sunset on the Double Nickel!

Photo 2: County road to the front gate of the Double Nickel
someday we will have the Double Nickel over the gates!

Photo 3: A bit of Rummy 500 on the kitchen table.

Photo 4: One of us works for an elite organization-or someone may have had a wee bit of time with an old deck of cards!
Photo 5: Delilah on the porch. I think she wants us to come out and play as yes, once again, we are having snow, oh and for anyone new to the blog, the farm is located on the southern US border in the desert of New Mexico. Really, no joke~

That is my five, but I would like to share about Jesus as many are thinking upon His birth this weekend.
1. We have been given eternal life through Jesus Christ.
2. We have been given comfort through Jesus Christ.
3. We have been given Peace through Jesus Christ.
4. We have been given Grace through Jesus Christ.
and
5. We have Hope through Jesus Christ.
He is coming again.
May we take one day that we think upon Christ and turn it into 365 days a year, as He is far more than a season, or a wee babe in a manger, He is the Alpha and the Omega(the beginning and the end).

7 comments:

Gayle said...

Your skies really are amazing.

Shannon said...

Love this! We don't live in the dessert and we don't have any snow :o( We usually have 2 - 3 feet by now...very strange! Hope you're enjoying the change...I actually don't mind it too much as I am sure we'll have our share of snow in the next few months!

Delilah is adorable...give her a pat for me!

I love your 5 things about Jesus...Amen!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

~Shannon

DebbieLynne said...

And Merry Christmas to all the Double Nickle Farm residents!

Sassy said...

I like your five.. pretty sunsets, country dirt roads, gates, games at kitchen table, all right up my alley. Crazy moments & pooches go well with the five too.

Looks like Jesus' Five... love it! So blessed to have Jesus on our side.

Endless blessings to you & yours. Merry Christmas

Rocky Mountain Homemaker said...

Lovely thoughts, lovely photos. I'm not surprised to see snow in NM. People don't realize how many ski hills there are in NM. Does chamisa grow in your area? I remember it from the Los Alamos area.
Merry Christmas to your family!........Denise

kymber said...

my dear friend - thank you for reminding us what this season is really about! i love your friday five but i really love your Jesus five!

i want to take this time to tell you how much you have taught us over the years and how much we appreciate it. you have always been so positive and supportive and it has really meant the world to us. you have shared your life and your family and we have benefited greatly. thank you for all of your support and thank you for being such a genuine person. and thank you for sharing your life and family.

in a word - you are awesome Jen. just awesome. and a great reflection of our Lord's best intentions.

thank you dear friend!

from both of us to all of you - have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas. we will be thinking of you and yours...as you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

we can't wait to see what the gang at the Double Nickle Farm is up to in the new year!

your friends,
kymber and jamie

Humble wife said...

Gayle- I agree!!

Shannon-thank you and the warmest to you too!

DebbieLynne- wishing you and your sweetie the same!

Sassy-amen, as without Him we are nothing.

Yes Denise-we do have high elevations-but the snow is in the valleys and canyons...4500 feet! As to the chamisa-I never knew its name but yes we have it here and there! Wishing you the same!

Kymber and Jamie- I am humbled. You bring a tear to my eye, and choke me up. I love that I am able to have a connection with you, as you have made life better by just knowing you. xoxox