Saturday, March 27, 2010

Seventeen Months!

A post about tithing, the power of prayer, and a request for prayer.

Sometimes when the Lord really wants to get a point across to you, He brings the subject up from several different people or sources. So it has been with us and tithing. Last week at church our Sunday School lesson was in Proverbs 21. When we got to verse 26 (the righteous give without sparing) there was a big discussion on tithing.

New Living Translation
Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!

English Standard Version
All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

In between Sunday School and church Kris and I went outside to call Erinn so we could check on her to make sure she was ok. Then we started talking about tithing. Wow! The Lord really laid it on our hearts to get serious about tithing, whether or not we think we can afford to do so! We have tithed off and on, almost always giving a tiny bit, but thinking that we couldn't do much....
After that we had a guest speaker (Pastor Mike was out of town) who spoke a little about tithing along with his message. Then, a day or two later there was something brief about tithing on the radio, and then I read THIS NEAT BLOG POST by a godly lady named Linny. I've been enjoying her blog for the last couple of months.
We've already had a big opportunity to tithe this week and it was such a joy to do so!

Here are my prayer requests:
1. Kris either needs a job, or he needs more small engine repair business.
2. The kids' health.
3. Bills.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

This hot tub was given to us, and is an answer to prayer. The kids have been praying for one to help with their aches and pains. Not to have for fun. Nope. No way. (Seriously, it should be good for their daily Lyme pain, if we can get it running. It has some problems that we may not be able to fix for free, in which case we wont be able to get it running until who-knows-when.)

Erinn took this pic to show how big the baby rabbits are getting. She says she saw the white one get out of the nest box and back in, but every time I go out there they are all in the box sleeping.

This little LaMancha doe was given to us by some people in Mason. She was starving and had spray paint all over her when they found her. She seems to be about 6 months old, judging by the horns, but is the size of a 3 month old. Very sweet! We will be looking for a good home for her, so if anyone wants a sweet little goat, please let me know! I'd love to keep her because LaManchas have such great personalities, but it just isn't practical to have more than one breed of goats here. That is why we sold all the previous LaManchas, Alpines, and Saanens that we had. Mooky tilling in the garden, around the green bean supports.
The first 3 orphans of the year.