Faith Family and Feathers

Fun on the farm with faith and family

Lord, more of you and less of me.

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So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 10: 35-36 (NIV)

I love this verse!  I think it’s because I get discouraged very easily and need constant reminding to keep “my chin up”.  We’re not going to succeed in everything we try and we may even mess up on things we’ve succeeded in before.  We’re not perfect and need to allow that reality to soak into our brains.  We are to do our best for God and when we fall we need to get back up and keep trying without mentally beating ourselves up for falling in the first place.  I like to read the In Touch magazine with  Charles Stanley and this month there was a quote in it that I want to always remember.  I hope you find it as enlightening as I do.

“Living in discouragement will divide the mind, making it hard to focus on anything besides our pain.”

No wonder I can’t focus!  My mind is divided.  Lord, help me to focus more on you and less on me. Amen.

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Author: faithfamilyandfeathers

Hi everyone. My name is Brenda. I am 41 and live in South Dakota with my 4 children (19, 17, 12 boys & 6 finally a girl!) and my husband. We have been married for 20 years and lived in the country for the last 16 years. My husband owns a road contrating business and I quit my job as an accountant 10 years ago to manage the bookkeeping side of his business and to spend more time with my family. We raise chickens and turkeys and just added ducks, bunnies and nubian milk goats (I love them!) the kids, the bunnies will be in (or near) their baskets on Easter morning.) I like about anything that makes us more self sufficient. I beliving in making as much of my families food from scratch as possible to control what goes into it. I try to reuse things as much a possible to reduce waste. With my last child I discovered the ease of cloth diapers and fell in love. I made all of her diapers and now give cloth diapers to all my friends having babies. I like crafting in general. Sewing, crochet, needle point, and recently I learned the art of soap making (love it). My husband and I both enjoy home improvement and remodeling. HGTV is my favorite TV station. I keep a nice size garden and like to freeze and can good things to enjoy all winter long. This year I'm planting sugar beets and will try to make my own sugar (without all the chemicles). My husband is a hunter so we enjoy making jerkey from the venison he gets. I'm active in our community by helping in the school and leading Bible study at church. I just love people and love to talk. I hope you enjoy this site and find many great tidbits related to faith, family or feathers. God Bless, Brenda

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