Pushing Forward by Faith

This summer has been so trying on our faith.  I say this because like you, we had hoped and prayed for an abundance of vegetables to feed our CSA members and ourselves.  But that didn’t come.  Or at least with the summer vegetables it didn’t.  And, we’ve been reminded these past few weeks that just because we are praying for an abundance doesn’t mean God will grant that to us.  He supplies us with what we need, Not what we want.  That is so hard to cope with sometimes.  Also, in times like this, He draws us near to strengthen us in our faith.  God has a plan for us AND this farm.  Here on the farm, we live by faith and sometimes we are lacking in that area.  Sometimes we can’t see the harvest from the weeds ( ha! ha! ) but we know that God has led us down this path.  We know that’s what God wants us to do.  Farm.

There is a blog that I love to read, “The Deliberate Agrarian”.  I’m sure I’ve talked about it before.  It always seems to make Todd and me feel better.  I’ve included some links to a few good blog posts about faith, family, and living the “good” life.

 Gardening & Hope in the Springtime  – Here is an quote from this blog post.

I have commenced to plant some seeds in my garden: lettuce, spinach, and parsley. To plant these properly, I must kneel in the soil. There are devices that allow one to plant while standing. But, no, I must kneel. And I will bow my head as I place the hard, lifeless specks in the furrow. Planting seeds in the garden is, after all, an act of faith. Faith and hope, seed-in-furrow, hand-in-hand, in the springtime.”

 And another….

“I do not yet know for certain, but I believe gardening is eternal. One day, after my lifeless body, a mere speck in the vastness of creation, is placed in the soil and covered over, after my soul is transplanted into the realm of He who, out of love, created the garden and all that is, then I will know. But one thing is sure now: Hope is eternal in the heart of this gardener… especially in the springtime.”

 “Every Bean’s A Blessing, Boys!”

 My Christian-Agrarian Reality

 Time & Work & Family & the Struggle

 Economics Lesson in a $5 Bill





Jeremiah 29:11-13

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.



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