As women it is so easy to fall into the comparison trap. We drop our kiddos off at school and look at another mother who appears to have it all together and we think, “Gosh, if only I could have it together like she does!”Read More
Yes! I felt “weary and burdened” and I was ready for someone to tell me how to fix it. I remember saying to my husband, I feel tired all the way down to my soul. Every time I felt like I could hold my head up, I felt like I was being trampled again.Read More
Who do you go to when you are angry or hurt? Do you turn to a friend? Co-worker? Family member? God? It seems like God is always the last place we go to when we are in trouble.Read More
Our bodies are temples. How many times do we hear that throughout our lives? How many of us actually live it? I'll come right out and say that I'm terrible at living it. In both the earthly sense and spiritual.Read More
Gentleness is a very powerful word; it means the considerate courtesy and respect of the integrity of others. Jesus is the perfect example of this. Gentleness and humbleness were two things for which He was known. When we are in the pursuit of divine peace (subject for another day?), gentleness plays a very important role.Read More
Did you know there are now 15 Farm Wife Devotions to find encouragement from? I know!! That added up quickly!! These have been a labor or love! As God has placed things upon my heart and I learned from them I wanted to share what I learned with others! I hope you have grown as much as I have through these!Read More
We are many things. A wife. A mother. A farmer. A care taker. A role model. A Christ follower. Each of us has our own "super suits," we wear and there are verses and passages in the bible that pertains to each one of them. My pastor likes to say that the Bible is our manual to life. But, what about our "Christ Follower" role?Read More
Peter began to sink because he lost sight of the Lord and was distracted by the waves of his surroundings. Like Peter, we too can transfer our focus to our surroundings, and lose sight of Jesus. We can allow what we think is important, chores, wheat prices, social events, family issues, seeding, calving and the list goes on, to overwhelm us.Read More
This verse was printed on a beautiful lace-like wall hanging, that used to hang in my mother's bathroom. I can picture it as clear as anything. I remember thinking that that verse gave me plenty of positive things to think on, whenever I was having trouble taking my thoughts captive.Read More
Is there any doubt left that God loves you? He finds so much joy in us that He sings about us! He literally forgets our past sins! A concept we so struggle with ourselves that it is hard to truly grasp this quality in God.Read More
I don't know about you, but I tend to roll out of bed with a to-do list a mile long, how many times the girls were up during the night on my mind, the things I forgot or didn't get done yesterday beginning to make me frantic, and an internal clock ticking reminding me that I only have a short amount of time to try to get it all done again.Read More
This is a verse that most people are familiar with. We know that we're to bring our problems or concerns to God in prayer and ask for His help. But do we live in the belief and trust that He will come through for us?Read More
Farming is all consuming. You may own a dairy and you milk 2 times a day every day or maybe you are strictly a crop farmer, who has a busier season and a slower season. Either way, farming is a lifestyle and is an hourly task master. My hubby describes it as "eat, poop, farm"! LolRead More
The English Standard Version of the Bible says "I am sure...".
The King James Version of the Bible says "I am persuaded...".
The Easy Read Version of the Bible says "Yes, I am sure...".Read More
Grace, specifically the grace which comes from God has been on my heart and mind lately. I fall short of extending myself grace and sometimes even extending grace to those closest to me. So, I decided to continue my study of it and share it with you!Read More
Some of the most dangerous things that we say to ourselves or others say to us are just quiet whispers. Things we wouldn't say out loud or to other people. Yet, we say those things to ourselves. This is negative self-talk. It can be as simple as "why can't I have just one easy day?" or "I can't do anything right."Read More
There are so many things that are "up in the air" in farming... When to sell wheat What crops to go with this year Is this the year to re-invest or save money Is that storm on the horizon going to decimate our crops? And the list goes on and on. But the one thing that is NOT "up in the air", is God's love and plan for us.Read More
I'm sure you've sang this song before:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning, new every morning.
Great is Thy faithfulness O Lord. Great is Thy faithfulness!Read More
The Greek word "grace" in this verse means "the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life;". So, let's read the verse again with that in there! Let your speech be always with the divine influence upon your heart and its reflection in your life!Read More
The word "fear" in this verse can also be understood as reverence. In the reverence of the Lord there is strong confidence. I want to be a confident person, but not only because of my own merits.Read More