Monday, January 30, 2012

God Provides

We have not been employed outside of the home for 2 1/2 years now.  I have even applied for a dishwashing job at a local restaurant without any luck.  We struggle many times with where do we go from here.  Is there something we are not doing?  We search for jobs and in the meantime we do things around the homestead to provide for ourselves.  Year before last we were even able to give fresh produce to a local food bank.  

Still we wonder what is it we are suppose to do. Then I got to thinking.  Maybe what we are suppose to do is exactly what we are doing.  We put one foot in front of the other praying for guidance.  We have been blessed in so many way.  Some small and some not so small.  We have a beautiful place to live.  Most of our livestock has come to us free of charge.  We have land to grow food and share the food we grow.  We have neighbors who share with us and also help out when we are in need.  Just yesterday a neighbor gave us a rabbit hutch that needs some repairs because another friend of ours is giving us 4 rabbits.  Blessings and more blessings.

Some of you may remember that earlier this month one of our dogs came up missing.

We Cant Find Opal

While I was out searching the woods I came upon some PVC pipe buried in the leaves.  What a great find it was because back just before Christmas one of my neighbors helped me run new wiring to the well house as something had chewed through the old wiring that was buried without tubing.  

Blessing Of Good Neighbors 

Yesterday I went down in the woods and pulled out all the PVC and brought it up to the house.

Now I have just the right amount of the same size tubing to run the electrical lines underground from our home to the well house.  Perfect.

So this is how our life here on the homestead has been.  What we need has so far been provided for in one form or another.  So what do I do?  I trust God when I ask for guidance and try to never refuse God's gifts.  Most of all I remember I do all this to be of service.

I learned a long time ago that the bumper stickers say "Expect a Miracle" should actually say "Accept a Miracle".  We can expect all day long but if we never accept it...well you can fill the rest of that in.


  1. Your post is an answer to my prayers this morning. Thank you.

    1. I am glad I could be of service today. Thank you for letting me know.

  2. Yup, that's exactly right. Most of us can look back on the 'hardest times' in our lives and see the blessings, the little mercies, that were always there but at the time, we were too focused on our problem(s) to see them. If we would learn to ACCEPT instead of just EXPECT a blessing, our hard times might not seem so hard.

    I hope this is a bountiful year for your homestead every way!

    : )

    1. I already feel rich HB for I truly am. I do hope there is a little more food produced this year than the drought allowed last year. I hope this your finds you as prosperous my friend.