What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, June 12, 2020

June is Busting Out All Over



It's a busy time here at Hopestead.  Lots of garden-putting in, flowers to plant, weeding, mulching, cooking, eating, diaper changing, baby chasing, piglet slopping, cow milking, cheese making, ice cream making, kitten holding, water splashing, grass cutting, floor sweeping, laundry folding and Skeeter chasing to do these days.

I have found when you are feeling particularly frustrated with the world, it feels pretty great to yank  weeds with a vengeance.

When you see a whole lotta UGLY in your world, it helps to notice the transparent wings of a bee or the veins of a flower petal.

When you want to drown out the hate-filled talking heads, you listen to the birdsong.  The sound of the windchime in the apple tree.  The low buzz of a hummingbird coming close.  

When you feel suffocated with the world today, you breath deep, knowing that John Lennon lied.  Without a heaven above us, there is no way all the people can live life in peace.  God in heaven, sees all things and will make our terrible messes right.

And when you get to feeling overwhelmed, you zoom IN CLOSE and find the next, closest thing to do.

In my case, the next thing is making cheese.  So I am off. 

Praying for the nation, praying for you all, praying for peace.   And praying for the Truth to be told and known among all nations.  That peace only comes through the Prince of Peace.


Unknown said...


Unknown said...

I have been following your blog for years...I never comment, I just observe. I am commenting now because your recent posts are giving me peace and your words in this dark time are a light and reminder that there are so many good people still out there praying and seeing the good in their everyday lives. I have 5 children and I have loved the inspiration that you have given me over the years with your words of wisdom, great books suggestions and just the fact that having a messy house with a lot of kids is totally normal! Thank you! I have a feeling you probably have a lot of silent followers that learn from you, feel comforted by your truth and love for God. Your beautiful photos are a snapshot into the hearts of many mothers.

Full of Grace said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful sentiments dear sister. And some pretty cute babies too ;)

Rebecca said...

Unknown- thank you for such kind words. I appreciate them so!

Leah said...

Beautiful pictures! So many exciting things happening; pigs, trees, raised bed(s)... I can see Corynn in Moses, such a sweet baby boy! It has been far too long since we've had a good chat. I can hardly wait for next month! :D <3

Abigail said...

Busy, yes, and exhausting and FRUITFUL! The hope we have is most apparent in this season of hard labor with all things green and growing, and your words and photos reflect that beautifully.