Praise and Prayer Request

Mishpacha (faith family):

Please join in this praise and prayer as you go about your Tuesday activities.  Praise:  Abba has heard our prayers (and yours – thank you!) and compassionately sent cooler weather our way for the last few days, plus a bit of rain!  Hallelujah!

Prayer: One of our faith family has a time sensitive prayer need.  It is on the prayer request page, but I wanted to highlight it here so you would be certain to lift this up to our Father.  The brother of a blog reader is having prostate surgery this Thursday the 12th.  Please pray throughout this week for complete healing, for wisdom and covering for the medical team, and all praise and honor going where it should – to our loving Elohim!  May this man have comfort and peace beyond understanding, and may he and all those around him see the hand of YHWH in this matter as clearly as they see their own faces in a mirror!

Have a blessed rest of your week!  Shalom.

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Heat Beat

How often do you hear the term “beat the heat” this time of year?  It is a common refrain.  It’s usually said in encouragement to take all necessary precautions and smart actions to endure the hot summer days.  I hate to say it, but this year, quite honestly, the heat is beating me.  Will try to get back to the keyboard soon…

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Apology to Israel

Have you heard of the RiverWinds?  They are a Native American Messianic couple who are musicians.  If you haven’t heard them speak or sing, I would encourage you to look them up.  They have a fascinating story to tell and are passionate about Messiah Yeshua!

Kehila News has an article about their recent tour to Israel.  They performed an original song in apology to Israel from the Christian church.  My favorite line in the song is (in speaking to Israel), “you can never be replaced”!  Amen!  Take a peek at the article.

Working Dogs!

Tomorrow is National Take Your Dog to Work Day!!  So, if you can, enjoy the time with your furry friend!  Kudos to those employers that embrace this idea and allow “man’s best friend” to come along at least one day a year.

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Quiet Living

One thing that most homesteaders and wanna-be-homesteaders seek is a simple, quiet life.  (As we’ve said before — simple does not mean easy.)  We enjoy working with our hands, even the hard work that this life involves.  There’s no time, energy or need to manufacture drama or contention.

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Pick a Pepper

Dear Hubby couldn’t stand staying out of the dirt when we arrived last month.  Even though we knew we couldn’t start the homestead yet, he had to get something growing.  Why not?  You can grow something almost anywhere at anytime, right?  Gotta love a man who thinks in terms of “can” rather than “cannot”!  It’s part of his endless charm!

So, now…we have a lone pepper almost ready to pick.  Encouragement comes in small packages sometimes!