Happy New Year! 2020 offers us 365 days to connect, create, explore or relax! I love the start of a new year. It feels like a world of opportunity awaits. Artist Bonnie Mohr wrote the beautiful words that I shared in this post which I feel are timeless. I read her words several times before I sat down to write this first post of 2020. I pray that this year, my 51st, is one in which I can slow down and spend more quality time with family and friends.
Here on the farm, there is truly always something to do. There is no escaping the chores and the feathered and furry mouths that need feeding! Yet, I am struck with how precious time is and lately, I have been reflecting on how I use the twenty-four hours of each day that I am given. Am I spending time doing things that mirror my values, my true interests and passions? I have been reevaluating my commitments and asking myself if the “things” I am involved in are part of God’s plan for my life. These reflections can be weighty but they are necessary for living a life according to God’s purpose, not mine. Sometimes I don’t like the results of this reflection, sometimes I am prompted to make changes and I often smile as I think about how faithful God is to unfold his will in my life. I just need to slow down long enough to heed His will.
So, with 362 more days to experience in 2020, I hope that this blog will be a place to share the adventures I encounter here at The Farm and with my precious family. Life is fragile, we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow, so let’s look at 2020 with the expectation that wonderful opportunities await. I hope you will follow along with me as some special projects unfold here at The Farm. A She-Shed, a new barn and a bathroom renovation are all on deck! You never know what we might discover together. Bees, chickens, cows, donkeys, dogs and all sorts of wildlife will certainly make things interesting. I can’t wait to share 2020 with YOU!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.”Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)