"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
Showing posts with label Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Local Readers

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Bill and Jen




Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday




Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

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Friday, February 24, 2012

My Life


Sometimes when I am tired and think of the million projects that need to be done, I glance to the east and smile. I am able to see the beauty that surrounds me and rest in the knowledge that all is well. By the way this is how my mountain looks early in the morning, and it makes me think of Ireland, although I have never been there.



This is how the mountain looks all the time. We do live in the desert and so it is more grays, browns, and tans. But oh in the morning, I feel as though I am taken away. In the afternoon, boy oh boy, I marvel at the beauty in front of me. Oftentimes we are overwhelmed by things in our lives and miss out on the comforting hand of the Creator. His handiwork is all about us and is waiting to offer us Comfort just as He is.

I am having a cookbook giveaway and have had a tremendous response. I was wondering if anyone would like to have a free copy of the Bible. No contest to enter, no hopes of being the one picked. We will send you a Bible wherever you are, just for the asking. Click here to request one today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jennifer

Friday, December 30, 2011

Something to Think About

Farm families take care of their animals 365 days a year...Remove Formatting from selection
In the snow...

After catastrophic flooding *

During sunshiney days...

and
Have no paid holidays. No sick days... Kind of makes you think the next time you feel tired, under-appreciated and feeling like not getting out of bed.

Now we on the farm chose this life. I wish to make this very clear. I am not complaining... we began this life because we choose not to become a statistic. We opted to learn how to provide for ourselves as much as possible when times got tough for us, and during the first year it was very hard.

Yet,I read something along these lines today and had to share. Life is unique for each of us. And it is important to remember that nothing is free...hard work pays off, and if you want freezers filled and eggs each day, you give up a wee bit of me time.

Stay tuned for the Year End Post~coming soon, as there is but one day left to post it!!


*Flooding damaged much of the farm (except the house)...pens leveled, coops destroyed, pens broken...yet not one animal died.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Did You Ever Realize

what another thinks of you, and what they think is wrong/right, and yet it really is shocking? I have been pondering some things since going back east that made me realize how very different I am, and how little some folks seem to think of me.

Why should I write about it? I mean life is exactly this, some will like us, others won't and so we go on and not sweat about opinions. But I have been thinking about the topic so here goes.


Here I am in a nutshell:
I believe in a Creator that created all things in six literal days and then rested on the seventh day.
I believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son and through Him we can have eternal life.

I believe that marriage is an institution established by God. I believe that every effort possible should be made to ensure its survival. I believe that the relationship between a husband and wife should be so close that without the other life may seem bland. I also believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman as the way God established it. As to the rights of a person and what and to whom he/she grants insurance coverage, medical coverage, benefits etc, should not be established by anyone but the person earning those benefits. I do not have any problem with recognizing a civil union and have stated that here on this blog, as well as on other blogs of mine.

I believe that children are a blessing. I am against the wholesale slaughter of our next generation (especially minorities) in a blind eye of "choice." I grieve for those that never took a breath and for their mother's who chose something, whether out of fear, finances, shame, rape, or the government telling us that the baby( fetus) is not viable...folks neither is the entire ward of babes wanted in the nursery at the local hospital, unless someone provides care for them.

I believe that men and women are uniquely made and quite different.
I do not believe that the earth is suffering from anything other than natural, normal periods of cold and warm cycles. I am saddened for those that have bought into this nonsense and the dollars that they have wasted to buy green, to have a smaller carbon footprint, and so that they can save the planet-As I am not surprised by the money-hungry folks that are more than happy to provide clothing to the emperors(in this case the climate change folks).

I also believe that there are peoples and nations that do not like Americans. I believe that some folks are evil and wish nothing but harm for Americans. I refuse to molly-coddle the we are the world mantra...and believe that like a Texas Long Horn, we should have some defensive measures to let others know that "hey, we want to live and let live, but these horns are to make sure you leave us alone" as the Long Horn eats grass alone...yet is armed to the hilt.

I believe that my kindness or my living the way I do has been and most likely will be seen as an idiot subjugated by a religiosity and for that I have failed. I need to not worry how I am viewed, but that His light shines through me. I need not worry but instead pray for those that I know and those I don't as time is dwindling, such as in Japan, none of us, know the hour or moment that we will pass on. (italics/bold added December 2011)


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I wrote this post in March 2011. I need to remind myself of things to keep myself in check. Have a lovely Sunday.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Have a Wonderful Weekend

We discovered fruit on our apple tree...each year has more growth, joy and surprises!
Praise God!

Jennifer

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Coming to New Mexico


Yes our oldest son is coming home this week!!!

I wrote about his homecoming here and how some of us were able to welcome him home to Fort Drum, but this week Bill will be coming home to see us in New Mexico!!

I can't wait! I can't wait to make some home cooked meals and sit and visit with him here where he can sleep and relax. I look forward to playing games, watching movies, and to be honest seeing my children together again.

This week is a milestone week for the farm family. I will have three adult sons after Thursday!!


Here is my second son age 18. This weekend he has spent in Wildland Firefighter Certification Training.
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My third son...turns 18 this Thursday. He has been working a full time job for a month(since he has finished school) and just bought his first vehicle. I am so happy to see my sons together and will update this photo with my Third with his new to him truck-

Oh and when my oldest gets here I can update the group photo of the goofs
They sure have my heart...I love these cuties so much and can't believe how fast time has gone by.
This is a photo from 1996 inUtah...I still can't believe how quick they have grown. And for the record it is not a typo for the ages of my second and third sons. The Third son was a preemie(as well as the 1st and 4th child) and was born 9 months and 10 days after the Second son!!

I am looking forward to having a lovely week and hope all of you do the same!
Jennifer

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Did You Ever Realize

what another thinks of you, and what they think is wrong/right, and yet it really is shocking? I have been pondering some things since going back east that made me realize how very different I am, and how little some folks seem to think of me.

Why should I write about it? I mean life is exactly this, some will like us, others won't and so we go on and not sweat about opinions. But I have been thinking about the topic so here goes.


Here I am in a nutshell:
I believe in a Creator that created all things in six literal days and then rested on the seventh day.
I believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son and through Him we can have eternal life.

I believe that marriage is an institution established by God. I believe that every effort possible should be made to ensure its survival. I believe that the relationship between a husband and wife should be so close that without the other life may seem bland. I also believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman as the way God established it. As to the rights of a person and what and to whom he/she grants insurance coverage, medical coverage, benefits etc, should not be established by anyone but the person earning those benefits. I do not have any problem with recognizing a civil union and have stated that here on this blog, as well as on other blogs of mine.

I believe that children are a blessing. I am against the wholesale slaughter of our next generation (especially minorities) in a blind eye of "choice." I grieve for those that never took a breath and for their mother's who chose something, whether out of fear, finances, shame, rape, or the government telling us that the baby is a fetus(and not viable)...folks neither is the entire ward of babes wanted in the nursery at the local hospital, unless someone provides care for them.

I believe that men and women are uniquely made and quite different.
I do not believe that the earth is suffering from anything other than natural, normal periods of cold and warm cycles. I am saddened for those that have bought into this nonsense and the dollars that they have wasted to buy green, to have a smaller carbon footprint, and so that they can save the planet-As I am not surprised by the money-hungry folks that are more than happy to provide clothing to the emperors(in this case the climate change folks).

I also believe that there are peoples and nations that do not like Americans. I believe that some folks are evil and wish nothing but harm for Americans. I refuse to molly-coddle the we are the world mantra...and believe that like a Texas Long Horn, we should have some defensive measures to let others know that "hey, we want to live and let live, but these horns are to make sure you leave us alone" as the Long Horn eats grass alone...yet is armed to the hilt.

I believe that my kindness or my living the way I do has been and most likely will be seen as an idiot subjugated by a religiosity and for that I have failed. I need to not worry how I am viewed, but that His light shines through me. I need not worry but instead pray for those that I know and those I don't as time is dwindling, such as in Japan, none of us, know the hour or moment that we will pass on.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Welcome Baby Zoey~


My niece Danielle became a momma today! Welcome Zoey to Riley and Danielle!
To my sweet sister~I am so happy for you! You are going to be a wonderful Grandma!