Sometimes You Just Have to Dig In!

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Colossians 3:17

What a beautiful day on The Farm this Sunday! The rain finally gave us a break and Carl and I dug in, literally, to our chicken coop renovation project. I have to admit that I was dreading this work!

The weekend began with Liza Grace’s first sleepover at The Farm! Oh my goodness, it was so much fun and a lot of work! Hugs, diaper changes, a stepping stone project, a bath, bottles and a full night of sleep! Yay!

I have to admit that I miss my days of being a stay-at-home mom and the time with Liza Grace and Ruby Mae (when she can visit), is always time I treasure! Saturday also provided the opportunity for a road trip to Lake James for some special wedding planning and Liza was a trooper!

Sunday afternoon brought the sunshine and hard work. Loads and loads of chicken manure were scooped and hauled to the garden to fertilize the boxes. The coop looks great, the run is cleaned up, and fresh bedding is spread, so the chickens should be happy.

Each farm project is important, no matter how mundane or small. Every task plays a key role in the bigger plan for The Farm. Our chickens provide our eggs, give us fertilizer and hopefully help yield bountiful crops.

Today reminded me of God’s plan for each of us. We are part of His bigger plan. In each small task or action we are a part of God’s design. The interconnectedness of each and every action makes me smile.

I often marvel at how everything works together. Some days I scratch my head and wonder why something happened or why I had to do something. Yet, when I reflect on a day or a season in life, I can see how each and every “thing” was meant to be, woven together as part of a divine plan.

Colossians 3:17 is a wonderful reminder of how we are charged to do or say everything in the name of Jesus, with a thankful heart. So, with that in mind, whether I am shoveling chicken manure, prepping my garden boxes or at work at school, I do hope that I indeed remember to complete the tasks in the name of Jesus!

I wish you all a wonderful week! Whatever task or project you may undertake this week, may you complete it with a thankful heart! Take care!

~Laura

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