May 21st, 2022
It has been another warm, mostly dry week, with evenings cooling off into the 50’s and 60’s. We are through most of the pollen season, it seems, and things around us are starting to look more like summer time.
Getting water at the creek for the pigs one morning I interrupted a family of otter that were playing in the water. They scolded me as they swam away, and I was sorry I had not walked up slower to maybe have a chance to see them without first being seen.
We have an eastern phoebe who is raising chicks in a nest on top of a light fixture on our porch. All day long she brings insects to her brood, and it seems like they can never get enough. We marvel at the mother’s instincts to reproduce, from making the nest, guarding the eggs, and feeding the hatchlings.
Down On The Farm
Best Thing We Ate
Braised chicken over rice with sautéed kale
From Family Worship
One evening we considered a portion of Psalm 106 where the psalmist recounts Israel’s history when they grumbled against their circumstances in the wilderness, just after God had miraculously delivered them through the Red Sea. If we’re honest, we can identify well with the Israelites, and can also learn from their poor example: instead of complaining (or worse) during difficulty, recall God’s prior faithfulness to preserve and uphold His people, and honor Him with trust, resting in His promises. Surely, He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, can be trusted in life’s trials.
Big week for John…