Monday, June 11, 2012

Cottage Treasures

I've written about our friends at Maple Valley Farm before...did you know that one of their new ventures this year is an on-farm cottage sale?  Lots of vintage items to be had!  Some of the treasures are large, but others are small and special.  Last week, I found this one ~ a vibrant and beautiful flour sifter!  Not just beautiful but in good working order.  A new flour sifter was needed in my farm kitchen so I was thrilled to find this - happy, happy, happy.

More special, more treasured than things like these are precious friendships.  I was happy to have Bill along for the trip with me last Thursday and glad for him to be able to meet the Maple Valley family.  It stirred something in my heart to hear he and Matt discussing farming alongside the road while I shopped and visited ;)  Got to take a look at a really good farm pig and some of her babies.  Do you know how rare it is to find a good sow who can raise a large litter of piglets as that mama pig does?  We got to meet and visit with happy, healthy, confident farm children, too (grin) - a testiment to the farm Dad and Mom.

As we drove away and let the family get back to their work, Bill commented "What a wonderful place to raise children"  And I would add, not just the place but the mindset - the determination to make a good home.  Surely something to be praised!

This Thursday, June 14th is a big sale date for Maple Valley Farm Cottage.  You can read more about it by checking this link - it truly is worth the drive for some wonderful finds, big or small!

Jesus said “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat.    But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”  Luke 22:31, 32
 

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Every Hour, but some more than others

An Old Hymn that's playing over and over in my head tonight ~

I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

I need Thee, O I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.

I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.

I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.

I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
O make me Thine indeed, Thou bless├Ęd Son

I need Thee, O I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee