It is 16 degrees outside on this, another cold snowy day on the Albergue Garcia Adventure Farm, punctuated by Jesus and I bundling up and putting on our snow boots to go out and feed and care for the animals at least three times a day.
Mabel, our little Golf Cart who usually zips us all over the farm as needed is cold and shivering in the barn as well. After I used her yesterday, she informed me that she is a GOLF CART not a SNOW MOBILE. What was I thinking.
The chickens are staying in their coops today as well. The ducks never seem to mind the weather.
And here I am parked in my favorite recliner chair that used to belong to my Dad, sitting by the fire and reaching out to you on my computer.
We need days of rest. Times to sit and reflect on what is going around us, the good things, the love of our family and friends, the blessings in our lives. We have all had way too much bad news lately from this world. We humans, are emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausted. Things can feel so dreary and hopeless at times.
But I am sitting here trying to focus my mind on what is at hand. I so appreciate my husband farmer sitting on the couch next to me watching football. I am thankful for our warm home. I am so thankful for the internet that allows Jesus and I to connect with our children and grandchildren and friends and I am thankful I can connect to you.
However, Jesus is now getting up to put another log on the fire and is saying it is time for us to go back out in the cold to check on and feed our animals. Toby always goes with me herding me from chore to chore. He already has my steps memorized and makes sure I do not get off track.
As I walk back towards the house I always pass the bird feeders where they also have a lesson to teach me. They are getting their last meal for the day before nightfall. Now it is time for me to go back into my own home and with Jesus figure out what’s for dinner. I hope you have a wonderful evening and the Lord reveals His blessings around you.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.