We are quickly heading into Spring and all of the festivities that we look forward to when the weather improves and if there is a special occasion that you are planning please consider Edible Inspiration to help make your event memorable. In the meantime hear is another reason to indulge in my favorite treat....Chocolate!
I hope that you will join me 1/10/17 thru 1/18/17 to watch a series about Vaccines and their efficacy and more importantly the affects that they have on your health and well being or NOT. Click the link below and sign up for your own link to this series. I would love to hear what your thoughts. Send me an email at email@example.com to share! You decide. Knowledge is Power.
Well we are living in interesting times. We have all seen or heard things that have made us question everything, and if you are like me questioning the question. The noise was deafening across the board in 2016. Much of what was said and done affected my sensibilities in ways I never thought possible. However during it all I had peace.
This beautiful sunny, cold morning I was speaking with a man who was buying some Aloe Vera plants that we grow here at Bedrock Farm. As he was explaining his work ethic & that of others, he said something I found so profound that I felt the need to share it. "Work today for a better tomorrow." While most of us work for money, I am reminded that we cannot take any of our worldy possesions with us when our year is up. What does it cost to give it away? Nothing, it's liberating. Perhaps we can take the words of this humble man to heart and if his words are not enough inspiration listen to the Queens words.
Making a small effort can have a big impact. This is not a collective ideology but a community mentality. It is my wish that we all have hope in the future. Not the hope that we are told we get from whomever is/is not holding public office, or the holder of the purse strings of the company we work for, etc. We are all just mere mortals here on this earth, but real hope comes from the God of the Universe, no matter the name from which you call upon that hope. Look around you. There are miracles every day, you just have to look for it.
Perhaps it is as simple as this "work today, for a better tomorrow" we will manifest the peace and prosperity that we all desire.
Boy we are off to an interesting start this New Year!
2016 has definitely started off with much strife, but we do not need to get caught up in the bellicose nature of what is taking place. It is important to remember the God is in Control. Super hard for someone like me but what are the options? Looking at a hu-man and thinking that they are going to solve all of our problems or that of the world is insanity.
The best way to start each day is with the serenity prayer "God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change that which I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference." So I get down on my knees and pray, pray, pray and don't forget to Repent. It is truly only God's grace that gives us peace.
These are God's words to us and are freely given. There is no reason to fret. We have been given a conscience for a reason and our souls are waiting to be fed.
There is always hope and miracles surround us every day. Just step outside rain or shine and there is new life and Spring is just around the corner.
I hope that everyone had a peace filled Thanksgiving. We are truly blessed in America. There are no food shortages that we can see at this time, but this might not always be the case. So even though we have entered into the cold months of winter it is important to keep our gardens and livestock in the front of our thoughts. If you have never given thought to composting it is a simple process. Just lay a tarp on the ground & put all of those leaves on it. Cover with the corners of the tarp and throw a rock on it so that it doesn't blow in the wind. If you are lucky enough to have livestock throw in their waste into the mix and voila by spring with a few days of sun you should have some very nice compost to add to your pots, garden beds or yard. You can also as food scraps, coffee grinds and ash from the fireplace. There are so many simple things we can do to be more self sufficient and by using what we have live a more sustainable life. As for livestock it is important to make sure that they are drinking water on the cold days.
Health related information that has helped my fight obesity, diabetes and just plain old getting old. When someone asks how you are doing you can
honestly say "I am dilapidating at a normal rate" and you cannot ask for anything more. "Knowledge is Power"and many times the answer lies
within our food and what we put into and on our bodies. http://www.anh-usa.org/hhs-says-supplements-send-23000-people-to-the-hospital-er-each-year/
Every year as a society we are pulled in a million different directions during this so called holiday time of year. When I feel as if I am being pulled by the force known as consumerism, I ask myself, who is pulling me & why I should or should not go in that direction? I am not a scrooge, I still enjoy many of the elements of the season: time with friends, the beautiful lights, the food & the time me & my family spend in serving others.
However, the electric pull of consumerism hits everyone, so I have made some different choices for my family because, I am not a scrooge. My children will still get a few surprises (from Santa) and many things they need this time of year to finish the school year strong. We enjoy the delicious food that everyone looks forward too this time of year. We share our blessings with those whom we know & whom we do not know and the frantic pace that has been set by those drivers of consumerism are held at bay. We seek the good in people & try to share the light, knowing the history of where the tradition of Christmas has come from. We take the parts that work for us & incorporate them into our family traditions but leave many of the others out & I can truly say that it is a peace filled time for us. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year and ask that you remember that "Jesus is the reason for the season."
I am a wife, mother & friend, first and foremost. Being good at all of these things takes work. The "grace" to handle all of these things come from God.