Monday, June 21, 2010

Empty Me

Blessings One and All.  I pray your day has been filled with the joy of the Lord.

In recent times, much has been happening at home...quiet times seem to be at a minimum, and drama at the maximum.  So many are in true need of  the love of family at present. As the days have passed within the last week, we have been called to prayer many, many times.  Hubby and I have been challenged, harried and hurried, and it has been a trial...yet, a blessing, too!  Isn't it amazing how the enemy brings drama, but what he has meant for evil, God will turm to good? 

Having faced significant battles with my health the last few days has made it very difficult at times, to be a help to others, and though I am loathe to admit it, my attitude has been less than chairtable in some of these moments.  How then, do I rectify, and rationalize beahavior that I know is less than Christ-like? Truth be told, I can not.  What I can, and must do, is go to God in my prayer closet, and ask Him to empty me of my selfish wants, and let myself be used by Him, as He has called me to be.  Not because of who I am, but, because of who He is!

Have you ever stood before a mirror and simply looked at yourself?  Not the reflection you see, but who you are? I have...and I am not happy with what I have seen.  Never ask God to show the "truth of who I am,"  if you are not prepared to see it. It seems there is still so much work left within me that needs doing...and I am not the One who can do it.  God can, though, if I will but surrender to Him.  There is hope for me, yet, in His time, and mercy.

I once heard someone say that our time upon this Earth is but a fleeting shadow...a "proving ground" for who we will become in Eternity.  If that is so, then, there is much that I need to surrender to Him. So, as I sit here tonight, that is my plea...Father, more of You, and less of me!

Quietly, in this small room, He ministers to my heart, words of love and comfort, and promises that one day, all will be revealed, and His plan and purpose for my life will come to fruition. And, what He will do for me, He will do for you, as well. His love for us is without reservation. 

It is not in the large things that we do for Him that we make such a difference.  Many are called to preach, to teach, to evangilize...but, it is in the simplest of things that the biggest changes are manifested...if you do not believe this, simply remember the person who prays for you, and the one who stands beside you when no one else would do so...if a person can choose to do this, then how much more so will your Heavenly Father? No it is not who we are, or what we can do, that speaks of how God moves within us, and lets us be of help to others. I t is in the solitude of a Momma's prayer, the simplicity of a child at worship, and our yearning for His presence so deeply, that we ache for it, that it becomes us He has given His all, and to Him, we owe our all.

Father, help me to remember in those times when I grow weary, that my purpose upon this Earth is to bring honor and glory to Your name.  Help me to spread gentle and loving kindeness where there has been hurt.  Show me Your ways, Lord, that I might not sin against you.  Open the eyes of my heart, and the depths of my soul to Your goodness, that I might be an instrument of love and peace in You. Most of all, Dear Abba, let me love others as You have loved me...without reservation.  In Jesus name, amen

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Day of Rememberance...Daddy's Gift

Father's Day will soon be here..a day to remember, to celebrate, and to give thanks for our Dads.

I never knew my biological dad...he and my biological mom were divorced when I was a baby, and I was taken by the state and placed in foster care.  It is a hard life for a are never sure exactly where you will lay your head at night, and you long for love...beg for it, cry for it, and dream of it. When you finally receive it, it is the sweetest gift you will ever know.  Sometimes, you are so afraid it will vanish, you just don't believe it is real...and you keep testing it to the limits. I was a grown woman before I really understood what real love means...and that is what this story is about.

My adoptive Dad...the one who chose me from all other little girls, the one who loved me, nurtured me, and cared for me, has been passed on for many years now.  He was not perfect.  At times, he was hard and unfeeling, and others, he was so kind, it would bring tears to your eyes.  What he was, however, was a human being who did the best he could with what he had...and today, that is a precious memory.

He had huge hands...he was a giant of a man...both in stature, and in deeds...he gave so much to so many in our community, serving the public, and doing all that he could to try and bring industry to our tiny little town.  There are many people who live here who would not have work today, were it not for his tireless efforts. Upon the wall in my living room, there is a "Resolution" from our SC State Senate which honors him for the work he did for this state. I am proud of the things he accomplished. But, I want to tell you about the proudest moment of my life for my Dad...the one moment that changed our family forever.

Dad was a workaholic. He was always on the go to some meeting, or running for some office. He was a hard worker, a hard player, and a hard drinker, too.  I hated that part of what he did. It made him unbearable when he had alcohol in his system, and all of us knew to give him plenty of space during those times. Most of my childhood, I remember him with a drink in his hand, or on the table beside where he sat at night, when he was home.  My Momma had such a hard life with him...and, she sheltered us from his anger, his pain, and his bitterness.  She prayed for him...every day. For 42 years, she prayed. My brother and I would pray, too...but I think Momma was the one who really believed God could work a miracle for my daddy.  I had sort of given up hope, I guess you could say.

One day, after all those years of praying, Dad became very ill. He almost died from a diabetic crisis.  Of course, we were all with him, and we did everything we could do for him. But, this was a battle he had to fight...all we could do was trust God.  Finally, he began to mend.

I don't remember Dad calling on God when he was sick. I am sure he did. Maybe he even promised the Lord he would change, if He spared his life. I don't know the answer to that.  But what I do know is that he DID change.

He spoke to my mom one Saturday afternoon, telling her he wanted to go to church the next day.  Momma just smiled, and told him that would be wonderful. She never questioned him, never said anything to him negative, or asked him why now...I wanted to, but I was afraid to ask anything. 

The next day dawned bright and beautiful. The sun shone in a way that seemed to light this old Earth with something particularly illuminating. Dad got up, ate his breakfast, dressed in a nice suit, and drove to church. Momma was radiant in her Sunday best, simply glowing...she KNEW something special was about to happen.

The service began with the usual hymns and preaching...but something was different about Daddy.  He sat so quietly, not moving, listening so intently, you could almost feel it. The preacher began to talk about God's plan of salvation...His offer for forgiveness for ALL who would receive it...a gift freely given...the pianist began to play the chosen music...Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling...calling for you and for me...the first stanza finished, and then the second.  Daddy sat there...then something began to happen...slowly, ever so slowly, he rose from our pew, and took a step into Momma grabbed my hand...there was a shuffling in many of the pews when he began that walk down to the Preacher.  I saw my Daddy walk down to him, and e seemed to fold in upon himself...this giant of a man,  He knelt down, and he spoke no words...but he began to weep...then, after a moment, another daddy got up, and walked forward...then, another, and another, and another...the music was still playing, but, no one could speak...Momma was crying. I was crying. The whole Church seemed to be weeping...every pew was silent, except for the sounds of weeping...God was moving, and my daddy, my precious daddy, was giving his life to the Lord.

I am crying as I write this..I can't help see, on that day, my Daddy gave me the greatest of all gifts he had, or would ever give to me. He gave me the chance to spend Eternity with him in Heaven. I give thanks to God for that above all else...

If I could talk to my Dad today, I would say this: "Daddy, I miss you, but I know I am going to see you again.  I know how hard it was for you to humble yourself before man and God, but, the day that you did changed the pattern of my life was the day I first believed in miracles. Thank you, Dad, for showing me that even a man as strong as you needed Jesus..."

Today is the 42nd celebration of my adoption.  And it is day of thankfulness to God for my Daddy.

Until we meet again, may the Lord bless you GOOD!

The Life of One Servent Sees It

Good evening, or, rather, Blessed early morning, Bloggy Friends! I pray all is well with you and your family.

I am unable to sleep at the moment, and I needed a few moments to just sit, and worship the Lord. As so often is the case, it is in those times when we are not really thinking of anything in particular, that He ministers to our hearts so profoundly. If you have been reading my blog posts, then you know where my heart stands with is a personal relationship with Him that I crave, and need to foster in all things. That is my heart's plea. Tonight, as I pray for many with whom I have spoken, it is also my heart's cry for them. That there be, for them, a personal, joyful, abiding relationship with God , and that His assurance and peace would overwhelm them with His perfect Joy in all things. That love would fill their lives with Hope.

I never give away a confidence. I also never keep within myself what I am is that possible? Because when I am in my prayer closet, I open up my spirit to the Father, and let my concern, and my love for my brothers and sisters in Christ spill over from my incapable hands, to His perfectly able ones. It is just what I do.

I have often asked the Lord to use just let me, somehow, even in the smallest way, give back to others the love He has always shown me. Being one who prays gives me that blessed opportunity. It is not who I am, or what I can do that makes any difference at all. It is Him, His mercy, His grace, that flows like a river to cleanse, and renew, and invigorate with the wonder of His New Life that makes all things different.

I have shared before that one of my favorite verses in the Word is "Let brotherly love continue." It is a small verse, only four words...yet, it speaks volumes of how we should be toward each other, doesn't it? That is the thing about walking in Love with another person...if you are, you can only want what is the very best for them...and, you will lift them up, and ask the Father to bless them. You simply have to, because it is a mighty force that calls you to seek happiness for them...this "brotherly love."

In the name of love, many things have been accomplished. Huge memorials have been built to speak of the love that a man has for a wife, like the Taj Mahal. Legacies of hospitals, parks, even something so grand as the Lincon Memorial, and the Viet Nam Wall in Washington D.C....yet, the greatest testimony of love ever written were these words:

"For God so loved the World that He gave his only begotton Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

So, how can we give anything of ourselves that is worthy to be called "love?" It is so simple, really...all we need to do is this one thing, which the Father has told us:

                                                   "Love thy neighbor as thyself."

That is the true life of Love, as this servent sees it...just love others, as you wish the Father to love you...
As the song "Friends" says:

With the faith and love God's given,
Springing from the hope we know,
and we will pray the Joy you'll live in,
is the strength that now you show,
we'll keep you close as always,
it won't even seem you've gone,
cause our hearts in big and small ways,
will keep the love that keeps us strong.

Friends are friends forever, if the Lord is the Lord of them,
And friend will not say "never,"
cause the the Welcome will not end.
Though it's hard to let you go,
in the Father's hands we know,
that a lifetime is not too long,
to live as friends."

Whether near or far, here, or gone on, if we love another as He has shown us, that love will cover the miles, the world, if it has to, but it will be known...this is why we are called to "let brotherly love continue." because we all need true love...His love.  Nothing can destroy love. if it is true in Him...even death can not make it void.  May we be examples of this, and until we meet again, may the Lord bless you GOOD!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Intimacy With God

Blessings dear Friends!

Today has been a good day, despite the battles in my body. I will be going in the A.M. for some tests, and a Dr visit. I know the Father has the best for me, so though I dread the preliminaries, I fear not the results, for God is my Healer, and I stand in His promises.

A friend of mine wrote to me this morning of seeking the Lord deeply, and, as He so often does with Sisters in Him, He has me much in the same place at the moment. I, too, am seeking His will in my life, with renewed vigor. I need Him as I need air, and I crave His presence, as I crave life, and that lived more abundantly. More of Him, and less of me...

I have a book by Joyce Meyer, entitled, "Knowing God Intimately." In this book, she speaks of how she has had to stand on faith in many areas of her life...for finances, for healing, her ministry, and for miracles for others. She also talks of those things we can do as Christians to envelope ourselves in a close, personal relationship with God. Her life is a testimony to her faith...I want mine to be like that, don't you? She uses many analogies to show how the Lord oepns us to new experiences in Him, because we SEEK Him. I love hers, but the following are what the Lord has given me to share today. May they bless, and minister to you, as He has to me!

Growing in Faith in God, is, to me, is a bit like exercising. When we are working out, we


to warm up, and we


to cool down. Our bodies must have time to adjust to the changes that will happen before, and have taken place after, we do our routines, amen? So, too, must our spirits have "time with God". We must delve deeply into His Word, and prayer, and push ourselves beyond what we think of as attainable. Nothing is impossible with God, and "those who seek Me shall find me." We must be willing to let our spirit be stretched in the ways of the Lord.

The Word tells us that we are to ask, to knock, and to seek. If we neglect even one of these areas in our spiritual lives, something goes lacking, just as when we neglect our muscles, they grow flabby and out of shape. If we want true intimacy with the Lord, we must:

ASK for it!

KNOCK obstacles out of the way!

SEEK Him with all of our hearts, mind, body and spirit!

To "seek" means to be diligently looking for, and forward to, to work without restraint towards a goal, and to push beyond obstacles to reach what we want. Intimacy with the Father, that "one on one," deep and abiding love, loyalty, and devotion that we need in our daily lives can only be accomplished by seeking Him with our all. He is reminding me of that of late, and I am grateful for it.

Like Joyce says:

"When you sit in the presence of God, even if you don't feel like you are learning anything new, you are still sowing good seed into your life that will produce a good harvest. With persistence, you will get to the point where you understand more of God's Word, where you are having great fellowship with God, where you are talking to Him, AND he is talking to you. You will sense His presence in your life that will amaze you. Don't spend your time chasing blessings. Spend you time chasing God, and the blessings will chase you!"

I love that! His blessings will be chasing US, as we seek Him!

I encourage you today, take time to worship, make moments to simply "abide" with the Lord. The rewards are far more precious than my limited vocabulary can express. Do not go by "feelings," but focus on His truth...




and then...


May the Lord bless you GOOD!

In Him,

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wow! Am I LATE tonight! :)

Hi Y'all! I surely late posting today, aren't I? We have had a very busy day, working on the new counter for the kitchen. I am SO excited about it! It will give me a lot more space for preps, and it will hide my washer and dryer. Yep, our washer and dryer are in the kitchen...this house is 63 years old, built nail by nail and board by board by the Hubby's dad, and the kitchen is the only space available with a 220 amp breaker, and since we "make do," not redo, it stays, LOL! I have gotten used to it, but it will be a thrill to have them hidden away! And more space to work, whoo hoo! YIPPEEEE!! :)

I spent a goodly portion of the afternoon in prayer and praise today. That old enemy is attacking my body,but I am standing fast in my healing! I am trying to use wisdom in my daily tasks, but, sometimes, I want to "just get on with it!" Yet, I know, if I over-do, I will pay for it later. So, I am going at a turtle's pace...a wee bit faster than a snail, and less slimey, too, LOL!

Dropped by to "visit" a lot of my friends in blog land on HSB in the last two days, and sent messages to a few who haven't been on lately. It seems that many are fighting battles, other than just, I am praying a lot lately. You know, I think it helps me focus on the goodness of the Lord to pray for others, and in turn, it helps me to stand fast in what I am asking for, as well. Because each time I see His move for the others, I remember what He said:  "Every Good and perfect gift cometh down from the Father of lights, in whom there is no shifting shadow of turning."  James 1:17

Isn't that an awesome thing to know? God has no shadow of turning! What He has done for others, He can do for US!

Well, I am off for a bit, maybe dropping in to visit a few more friends, but I leave you with this:

May the Lord bless you GOOD!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday's Musing

Blessings Friends! I pray this afternoon finds you in the best of spirit, celebrating the goodness of the Father with your family.

A few mornings ago, I walked outside and saw a profusion of butterflies, and damselflies stopping in for a bit of nectar here and there, and I thought I would share a few of those pictures:

The two above show the sweet  winged creatures enjoying a bit of the dew on my Lantana and Snow Ball bush. The one below is of a damselfly that happened to be still only long enough for me to capture a quick photo.


But this is my favorite of them all...two Monarchs feasting together:


The beauty of the simple blessings God gives us daily are all around us...if we will but take that moment to enjoy them. May His peace be with you today, and may you be surrounded by His beauty.

Psalms 29: 2 "Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness."

Until we meet again, may the Lord bless you GOOD!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Amazing Grace ( My Chains are Gone)

Saturday Evening

Blessings Everyone! Thought I would share a picture of the Little One with one of the chick-a-dees...she has such a good time with them! I am not sure they always want to see her coming, she snuggles them, so, LOL!

Today has been quiet, and we have just sort of hung out at the house...a much-needed break. The garden is doing well, despite all of the rain, and the bailing of flooded rows...I am just a biot tired of the every evening rainstorms! However, even in this, we give thanks to the Lord for His amazing grace! He is our Portion, and our Strong Tower, and, a very present Help in times of Trouble!

My oldest DD, (R), and I got to speak for a few minutes yesterday afternoon, and the phone quit...grrr, so if you are reading this Girly-Girl, your Mom loves you, and will call you soon as I get the phone working again! I think it got flooded out, too!

DS, and my grand Grands, are coming for dinner tomorrow afternoon, so I have been puttering in the kitchen. We are having a special casserole that he loves, green beans with new potatoes, sliced tomatoes and cukes, and pineapple cheescake for dessert. Mercy, but that sounds good, LOL! We settled for homemade hamburgers and fries tonight, but, they weren't bad...especially if you were hungry!

I leave you with this verse. May it bless your hearts and spirits to know that the Father of all mercy had YOU in mind when He spoke these words, too!

"Fear not for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. " Isaiah 41:10

Until we meet again, may the Lord bless you GOOD!
In Him,

**To A, if you are reading this, I MISS you Girl! HSB just is NOT the same without you...your cheerful kindness, and sweet, sweet spirit are being missed by SO many! Yet, I am so blessed in that I can veiw your blog here! Love to you and the family!**

Monday, May 31, 2010

Weekend Doin's and Pics

Little one and I made soap this weekend, both goats milk, and glycerin bars. I thought I would share some pics with you of that.


We chose to mold the soap in some lovely molds that I found at Hobby Lobby, imprinted with roses and cameos. Feminine and pretty, they just add a touch of whimsy, and we both enjoy that, :).

Here is a picture of Little One holding her Lavender and Invigorating Blend soap. It is very blue, as you can see. We use all natural fruit and veggie dyes for our soaps, and this dye is made from blueberry.


Though the photographer is not the best (meaning me, of course, LOL), here is a picture of the Strawberry soap we made.


This shows some of our completed soaps, Lavender and Invigorating Blend goats milk, Lemon Verbena with Orange Peel glycerin bars, and Strawberry and Citrus goats milk.


I feel it is very important to share these Home Arts with Little One, and I pray that as she continues to grow in her love of the Lord, and all things "home," she will conitue to pursue talents in this area. At our home, we stress the importance of being independent, and seeking ways to simplify in all things...even in soap, :).

She loves helping, and she has already mastered cross stitch, and some cooking skills. I am very proud of her desire to learn, and that she continues to pursue those gifts which the Lord has given her. I firmly believe each child has talents and gifts from God, and they should be encouraged, nurtured and treasured to the highest, don't you?

We did not get to do much work in the garden, because we had afternoon thunderstorms every day this weekend. We would have bogged down to our ankles, or even further. Happily, I had weeded, and Hubs had just "plowed between the rows on Thursday, so the garden looks nice, and the weeds are gone for the time being. I thought I would share a couple of those pics, too, :).


Remember when I was writing about companion plantings for the Front Porch? Here is an example in the garden: watermelons with corn:


I believe we are going to have bumper crops of tomatoes and peppers, too!


All in all, a good weekend! Praying You had one, too!

Until we meet again, may the Lord bless you GOOD!

In Him,

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I HATE Snakes!

Well, it has been a DAY, and I am so tired, I think even my muscles that are in good shape are groaning...sigh.

I worked this morning, and on into the afternoon, finally making it home close to 4 o'clock, and of course, it is now time to serve supper, then dishes and so and so forth...bleck! Ok, I am just a little on the grumpy side, probably from lack of sleep, and that is the story I am about to share!

I think it all has to do with my SNAKE wrangling late yesterday afternoon, and early night. Hubs and I were out in the huckleberry patch, (we seem to live there the last week of May, and the whole month of June), and as we were placing trimmed limbs and such on the brush pile for burning, I noticed something bright orange, just a flash, mind you. Well, I went on about my business, and the Hubs had other things to do, too. So he left, and I went inside for a while to do some thing in the house and on the computer.

About an hour later, I went out to my car to get something, and again, that bright FLASH of orangey-red, and then I KNEW...WATER MOCCASIN! Now, I am not generally afraid of snakes, but this one had caught me off guard, completely. I have long since worn a holster and pistol at all times while working in the yard because we have had such problems in the past, and I did have them on. But this snake was HUGE!

Anyway to make a long story short, I shot the snake a couple of times, but, I didn't make a "killing" shot, and that rotten so and so crawled right up under my car, and sat there, curled up behind my tire where I could not get another clear shot! For TWO HOURS! (Did I mention that I HATE snakes? No? Well, I HATE SNAKES!)

So, there I was, Pistol-Packing Mama, waiting for this thing to move...and move he did, finally, like a steak of lightening...but, he now resides in snakey heaven, or wherever the heck snakes go to when they die, and to tell the truth, who cares, so long as it is anywhere, I AIN"T!! That last shot was a good one,and trust me, I will be toting that pistol for a while longer! I wish I had thought to take a pic, but to tell the truth, three shots with a 32 does just a wee bit of damage, and there wasn't a lot left.

Is it ok if I smile about that? BTW, I HATE SNAKES. I know, there are many who serve a purpose, and maybe that one had one too, but whatever it was, I sure hope he got it done before yesterday....and YES, I am smiling!

In my personal opinion, the only good snake is a dead snake, or one I NEVER have to see!

Brrrrrr, I am still a little shaken up...can you tell? Yipes!

Hope y'all have a nice night, and a snake-free one, too!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday's Musings

Morning everyone, and may the Lord bless you today! I have no plans for today, LOL! Seriously! I have decided to take a "vacation" from housework...since I am mostly caught up, anyway, :), and I want to have a "ramble and muse." day. It is a perfect one for it, cloudy with showers off and on, and nice and cool...wonderful!

I think Little One and I might head down to the Farmer's Market, and do our schoolwork on the porch swing. I might even break down, and head over to the bookstore for a new read...that in itself will be an adventure, since the nearest one is almost thirty miles away!

Living in the country is so wonderful most of the time, I don't even mind the drive. We can turn on the radio and sing a long with some tunes, roll the window down, and let the wind ruffle our hair, and maybe even stop by the mineral spring for some water...

Yep, gonna be a nice day...I pray you have one, too!

Until we meet again, may the Lord bless you GOOD!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Glorious Day (Living He loved me) ~Casting Crowns

Living, He loved me,

Dying He saved me!

This song says it all....Glorious Day!

Blessing in Him,


Friday, May 21, 2010

Finding My Way

Well, during this time of change at my primary home on HSB, so many of my friends are leaving, coming to Blogger. Not sure whether that will be a permanent move, or temporary. I feel almost as lost here, since I have no idea how to find anyone, LOL, if they don't send me their addy on, if I am missing your posts, please forgive me! And just know that I am still thinking of you!
On the homefront, I have been busy crafting, and Spring Cleaning. The Spring Clean deal is on hold for today, and I am resting. I think I really need it after two days of the house being turned inside-out to get windows, closets, cabinet, and every surface sparkling again....then I ask myself, why the heck do I worry so much about it? Answer: Who the heck knows, LOL!

In the crafting department: here are a couple of pics of my most recent projects:

This is a Wall quilt I completed with a Japanese fan motif. I loved the colors, and it fits in well with another project I have in mind, but have yet to complete!

I did complete my sofa afghan, however, and even crocheted tow pillow covers with a bit of an abstract theme:

That's about all the news for now. I pray you are all well, and having a great day! God bless!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Our Story

Hello, and welcome to Huckleberry Harmony!

Let me tell you a little about myself and my family.

We live in the country, and our nearest neighbors are quite a ways down the road. Our little acerage consists of the old home place, several barns, a small greenhouse, and what Hubby lovingly refers to as his "Shack out Back." Although, since it is equipped with a full seating area, television, and all of the amenities of the house, you really can't call it a shack, now can you? But, he does, LOL! There is a small pond, and a crick in the back patch of woods. It is, simply put, Home.

We are avid gardeners, and have several grape arbors, and a huge huckleberry, and blueberry patch, hence the name of my new blog. We also have a large vegitable garden, and flowerbeds galore, which is my passion. Everything from sage and thyme to roses and irises are grown on our little plot of earth. We also have ferns, salvia of multiple varities, old-fashioned petunias, marigolds, vinca, fushia, begonias, butterfly bushes in profusion, and about twenty other types of flowers gracing our landscape. One of my very favorite though, is the lavender. It has such a heavenly scent, and is both beautiful and practical for our use for drying to make sachets and potpourris.

We have chickens for fresh eggs, and meat. And we also have a monster Jack Russel Terrier named Katiedyd, who thinks she is a Great Dane. Then, there is Spotnick, our rabbit, who believes she is a cat. We help with a goat herd, and I am just aching for a milch cow, but, that may come in the future a-ways.

I am a homeschool mom, and I love it! I am also a wanna-be farmer, cook, maid, licensed nurse, brick-layer, cement mixer, welder, and about twenty other things, too, LOL! What is that saying? Oh, yes! A jack-of-all-trades, but a master-to-none! I am also a feature writer for the Front Porch, under the Simple and Frugal Living Posts. It is a wonderful community, so drop in and visit sometime, if you have a notion. I have two blogs there,, and, so visit me there, if you would like.

Hubs is a welder, a builder of all things wood and metal, and a wonderful man whom I love dearly. He is also the fixer of the broken, the mender of hearts, and the love of my life.

We began this trek to simple living many years ago, both of us having been raised on a farm, although we traveled different routes for quite a few of them. He chose to remain close to the land most of his life, and I ventured out into the corporate world for a few years. Now, due to health issues, I can only work part-time, but, I am finding more and more, that a life lived simply is the best of lives.

I have been a Christian for many years, but, wandered from my faith several times. I am thankful to God that He has never let go of me, though I often let go of Him in times past. How grateful I am for His mercy, which is new every morning. In a way, the journey has brought me full circle...from thinking of my independence to realizing that freedom, true freedom, comes only through a life lived in Christ.

Our story is like so many others today. We are seeking to simplify, and to remain close to God, each other, and the land. This blog will be glimpses of that journey from time to time. I hope you will join us, as we seek His will, and find our way, at Huckleberry Harmony. You are most welcome.

Until we meet again, may the Lord bless you GOOD!