Wee Little Lamb...
There is just something about little animals, and babies!
It is the newness and preciousness of life.
In the Springtime it is so sweet to see the new baby calves and the wee little lambs.
We ordered a new batch of baby chicks last week and they said they have never been this busy!
So due to the large quantity of orders, we will be waiting for a bit longer,
For our chicks to arrive. I have always told my Hubby until we have everything in place for their arrival, we don't order them.
So now it looks like we are ready well in advance.
How ready are you for having to wait upon someone else timing?
How much training have you had on waiting for God's timing?
Having an ear to hear must be important;
Because He says in His word many times
(May you have ears to hear)
I heard the Lord speak to me a week ago and He said the
Trials are coming...
I did not know if He just meant for my family or many others.
We experienced the trials and felt their pain this last week.
I am going to share a true real life story with you.
As I was driving my sweet Daughter in law to a Dentist appointment, a few days ago. She was very ill and still is, as she had a root canal go very bad. She is still waiting for some relief from the pain and infection.
So she is in the car highly medicated and very sick.
She is sleeping as I am driving.
We are on a major street and I get this sick feeling in my stomach and
I just know we are about to drive into a shoot out!
( I am not making this up!)
I make the very next right and drive very fast!!
Then we hear it ...
Cars screeching their tires!
My daughter sits up and she is wide awake,
And I calmly tell her;
We just avoided a shoot out!
I never watched the news that night,
I didn't need to!
I knew what I knew...
Well the rest of the family did watch for it on the news; and it did happen
Just as I knew it did!
God does protect us!
He does direct our steps.
He cares about life, and he wants us to always value the gift of life!
We have aborted way too many lives in this world...
God does not want us to abort our dreams...
He has a destiny and plans for each of us...
He will take total chaos and create life,
He spoke into the darkness;
And there was light!
Simply toss asparagus spears with sliced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast until tender.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Snap off and discard woody basesfrom asparagus. Place asparagus and garlic in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Roast for 10 to 15 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender, stirring once halfway through roasting.
Serve immediately! You can also sprinkle a little bit of cheese like a Parmesan!
Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 15 mins
Roast: 10 mins 450°F
This is the very best way to cook your asparagus in my opinion,
I find the garlic makes it just heavenly!
I remember as a child going out hunting for the fresh asparagus in our fields.
They were fresh and tender and we ate them with great gusto.
Melted butter on slightly cooked tender spears.
When the asparagus was ready to pick, Spring had truly come.
I have bought my 2lbs of fresh spears to prepare for this Sunday's feast...
Looking down and seeing my hands has been an indicator of lately.
What exactly is it an indicator of?
I have used these hands for many things!
I think as a woman of God, my hands are symbolic of my heart!
What has been in my heart has been many times worked out with my hands.
I had my hand held by my Hubby many moons ago!
We exchanged these vows;
Groom: I,____, take thee,_____, to my wedded Wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.
Bride: I,_____, take thee,_____, to my wedded Husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my troth.
I think my hands have trembled a time or two, I have held the
hands of my children and grandchildren!
I have laid these hands over a fevered brow.
I have used my hands and folded them to pray!
My hands have held the hands of a dying Mother and Father.
My hands have been idle by my side a time or two!
My hands have sewn a bridle veil,
An a baby blanket bundling a newborn in.
I have used these hands to fold clothes of so many loads of laundry.
I have kneaded and made batches of fresh bread.
These hands have mixed a batch of cookies to eat and savor.
These hands have washed more dishes than I could count!
My hands are His instruments to love and to build and create!
My hands are worn to a soft and tender touch.
I have looked down and said my hands look just like my Mothers!
I have made this statement
these hands now have beauty marks upon them;
The world calls them age spots, I choose to call them
A man of honor and integrity He blesses me everyday with his love;
He helps me with so many things! He has loved me by considering the fact that I am the weaker vessel, He has the physical strength, and he does all the heavy things! Like helping move my furniture around :o) He pulls out the refrigerator to clean behind it! He knows I want to do these things and have them done, So he will stop what he is doing and help me!
He prays for me!
And he prays for his whole family daily!! He is praying for our grandchildren to help keep them under His covering!
I have referred to him as a quiet man... He has the gifting as a servant and he is a leader. He has the qualities of a pillar. Strong and steady! I am honored to be the wife of his youth, then God put us together. I still pray to be the wife that he needs! We laugh a lot and have learned to not take all things personal. We realize most the time we are either just tired or hungry! I have learned He can't read my mind... I have learned to explain to him what I am feeling, and allow Him the time to ponder it. He is a problem solver! State the problem, and he always gives me positive feedback. He sees the bigger picture. He has discernment and I need to wait to hear what he has to say! He has way less words to say than I do! (REALLY YOU SAY I NEVER WOULD OF GUESSED) We have memories! We have comfort and familiarity! We have a future and a hope! We have trust! We have each other!