Monday, May 2, 2016

In the Neighborhood - Wisconsin Barns and Good Fences

 Happy May!!

May is finally here. In Wisconsin, May IS springtime. It's when everything comes to life again after the long winter. March is only a name on a calendar, certainly not springtime. April is just a tease, but May is seriously ushering us into summer. Sunday afternoon was brilliant, with its blue skies, puffy white clouds, and grass growing so fast that Mr. C. was out mowing. I love this time of year.

Right now the woods is carpeted with May flowers!
Brought to you by the Creator/Sustainer who generously give us such abundant beauty.

All of these pictures were taken within a few miles of our farm.

 Cute little hobby farm

 The Woolly Quartet

This is one of my favorite farms on Highway O. I see it every time I go to Rice Lake, and I love it when their cows are put out on pasture after the interminable winter is finally over.
 Another set of gates on the same farm.

 Now THESE are contented cows. Look how many of them are lying there, soaking up the sun and chewing their cuds. I think the one on the right front is simply sleeping.

We will be in the Kickapoo Valley of Wisconsin for a bit of this week, so I don't know if I will get another blog post in or not. We'll see how it goes. I will most likely miss Joyce's Hodgepodge on Wednesday, always a fun challenge. But of course there's always Instagram, which is easy and fast and more portable. So if you like to follow the photos of Wisconsin, I should be posting some on there while I'm gone. If you're not on Instagram, I think you can view them on my sidebar.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and sunny skies.

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At some point, I will hopefully get this post linked to Theresa's Good Fences and Tom's Barn Collective.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Whom Can You Trust?

For all who are going through a tough time right now, some Scripture verses of encouragement:

 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not rely on your own insight. 

 In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.'

- Proverbs 3:5,6 

Many of us memorized these verses when we were children, and have heard them so often that we forget to pay attention to what they actually say. That can happen with anything we repeat often, including the wonderful messages in so many of the old hymns. So today I'm reading these verses again and asking God to give me that faith to trust him and to acknowledge him in everything I do. He loves us even though he knows everything about us, and has promised to be with us, even in our darkest times. He alone is trustworthy. As Peter said, 'Where else would we go, Lord? You alone have the words of eternal life.'

Have a blessed Lord's Day, friends.



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