Our very vigilant companion watched the house while we were gone to Texas. She acted like she missed us when we returned home. Our friend Jack came to water and feed the cats when our time away was extended.
When Stephanie’s dad was in the hospital one of his grand children painted this picture. We realized it was God speaking to her that Grandpa was going to leave us. It reminds me of Acts 2:17. The grandchildren seemed to know what was going to happen before we did. They played and were at peace. We continue to experience moments of grief and joy.
I finally made a place to store the pots. Finishing the kitchen is a far-off project. It is nice to be able to organize things a little better.
The days are getting nicer. We are able to use the tractor to clear the heaping mounds of debris on the property. I ordered pasture seed mix for farm animals. Cover crops grow quickly and are good for soil retention to avoid erosion. We need to condition the soil for yard grasses to take. While it would be quicker to bring in topsoil and fertilizer to seed three acres of lawn, this is a much more affordable approach.
Stephanie wants to have a small garden so we grabbed some block that is left from the house’s initial construction 15 years ago and scooped some of the better dirt to create a garden spot.
With Covid19 declining we welcome my Pastor friend who is returning for prayer time here at the Workshop.
Thank you Uncle Larry for the ride to and from the airport when we flew home to be with Stephanie’s family.
We thank God for each one of you, your prayers and your support in our new adventure of bringing ministers into our home. Pray as we finish the guest area of our home.
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“We fix broken hearts and parts.”
We come alongside ministries providing practical solutions to everyday problems. This builds a trust between us that enables those in ministry to openly communicate what is in their hearts. We see freedom come as Jesus guides us in healing lives. These times of refreshing are great morale boosters offering the edge needed to effectively minister.