All day it was pray and write.  We looked at many things in our lives as two old lovers on a journey to down size the work load do.

Diffinitly selling the farm now to dear daughter number 5 and her husband with their 4 children.  Actually swapping houses.  Leaving the farm and moving to town.  Their home is on 4 lots which is very pleasing to me as the chickens can still crow and the gardens can still produce their bounty.   Their home is actually bigger then the farm house here.  So we can still have the big family up/roars around the farm house table.

Thank you Father for giving us each other nothing seems to difficult knowing You are with us.


The Simplicity of it all~Zen&Choas

The Journey  Not to long ago I posted Trunks and Bags. It was a soft post on how life was changing for  our family. The need for downsizing. And trying to live a simpler life.  …

Source: The Simplicity of it all



Day of pray planning,  measure, draw,  make notes.  Under the house, over the house.  In the yard;  Garden here, berries here, chickens there, wood shed over there.  Move this wall take out that one.   Lord work on me like we plan on working on our new house in town.  Help us to wait on You! Knowing Your plans are always perfect!  

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Life is Full

Today was like many days in my life full,

Full of chores,

from laundry, vacuuming,  cooking, and some sewing,

Full of family,

Leah, with her Branson wanna move home today.   Jonna wanna move away in March to Indiana,  Sarah wanna move to our farm here,  to me wanna move to Sheridan and live in Sarah’s house.  We got the wanna move in the groove here for sure.

Full of Plans,

Check out leveling our new home,  reservations for a play “The Sound of Music”in Omaha with an over night Motel,  Happy Birthday to me (early) .   Also,  Tea Party on Feb 4 for Isabella,  dear grand daughters birthday.

Full of Love,

Lots of eye contact with plenty of Words mingled with the soft touches that woven together make for all the Full this glorious Life here in the Lord has to offer.  Thank you Jesus for Full! FULL OF LOVE!


SoaP Day 12 Eph. 3:14-19

S-Ephesians 3:14-19New King James Version (NKJV)

Appreciation of the Mystery

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,[a]15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

O-Appreciation of the Mystery: This Mystery of Love is to be Humbling to us.  Nothing should compare with the knowledge of this Great Love of the Father toward us through His Son and Grace which was given at the Cross.  More then just forgiveness, more then just Heaven the Power to Live pleasing to the Father in all things, starting in the inner man.    This awesome Love which is to take root in our inner being is to be comprehended.  I am certain this will take some time as we are growing in Faith as we exercise faith.   Just appreciating this truth is amazing in itself.   That my Father has done all He could do to convince me of His Love which is bigger and stronger then anything I could imagine.

A-Take time to meditate on my Father’s Love for me.  Waiting on the Lord humbly bowed knowing that He alone has my name held in His name the name above all names.  Literally my Father’s Love is so complete that the knowledge in and of  itself is  perfect in every way, dealing with my inner self to the fullness of His Glory in all things.  Hello!   Did I just read this? Did I just hear this?  I am given the privilege of knowing the LOVE of my Father it is to be comprehended by me.  I am overwhelmed at the fullness of this LOVE given to me.

P- Father please again forgive my lack of obedience to Your Word.  It’s here with me everyday and I pass it by like it is unimportant and not necessary, when You have warned us that it is Your WORD that will give the Spirit power in us.   Jesus Your Son is that very Word that needs to dwell in us richly.  May this be my quest,  let me thirst,  let me hunger for this Love that is bigger and better then anything I have ever imagined and let it now begin to humble me to my knees.




Soap Day 11 Ephraim 3:7-13

S-Ephesians 3:7-13English Standard Version (ESV)

Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power.To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we haveboldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.

O- PREPARATION Paul is setting forth perimeters where by we can have access  to  the promises in Christian through His Word.  All this by His gift of GRACE .  He feels  himself  to  be  totally  unworthy  for the mystery to be   his .   Given  boldness  such as only can come from Devine  revelation  that he is saying here is ours too.  God’s eternal  purposes  being made known  to us according  to Christmas Jesus our access.

A-AM I AMAZED that Jesus saved me?  I want to stay  completely  amazed that Jesus  saved  me.  When I get to heaven I want to be amazed  that I my there.  Awesome Father of Love revealed   to me and to think that even the angels are impressed with this amazing fact as it is revealed in my life by the Power of Christ.

Prayer- Father I do not feel in the remotest qualified to reveal anything to an angel in heaven.  How shallow my life has been please Father forgive me and help me to live in the truth that your Holy Word shares let it sink deep into my heart that my life would begin at this moment to reveal the truth of Who you are in Love.  Your LOVE which is the foundation of everything.  We should trust You and not lose heart that we would be aware of the MYSTERY of Who You are and what You are capable of doing with us under pressure.  Oh may I be cleansed and made whole by this working of Your WORD in me.


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SoaP Day 10 Eph 3:1-4

S-Ephesians 3King James Version (KJV)

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

O- A prisoner of Jesus, Message Bible 1 This is why I, Paul, am in jail for Christ, having taken up the cause of you outsiders, so-called. Dispensation of Grace –1 This is why I, Paul, am in jail for Christ, having taken up the cause of you outsiders, so-called.2 I take it that you’re familiar with the part I was given in God’s plan for including everybody.3 I got the inside story on this from God himself, as I just wrote you in brief.4 As you read over what I have written to you, you’ll be able to see for yourselves into the mystery of Christ.

A- This passage is making us aware, me aware of the importance of the reason behind why we as believer do what we do, even if it means prison. Praying of course if it meant prison I would be willing to go for Christ.  Am I familiar with the part I am given in God’s plan.  Familiar-1.well known from long or close association. In close or intimate on familiar terms.   God’s plan is always the best reason to do what we do.  If I want to know the Mystery I must get on board and hear the plan, (inside story) understand the plan, walk the plan, Live the PLAN!   The mystery of Christ was just not for Paul it is for all believers.

P-Father I know you have a plan for me and I know You alone are able to work that plan out in my life.   Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,  I thank you strengthen me Lord to be obedient to your Words and Lord my the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You.  So that even in the prisons of my life I can know you are with me and that Your Joy would make me full.   Your mystery of Faith and Your unlimited Grace.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 [Full Chapter]

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, thefaithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;