Thursday, January 30, 2014

I will praise Him

this dam is down the road from us and has the most beautiful water lilies

On Thursday nights at church, Pastor has been taking us on a "Journey Through the Bible". Tonight, we just finished the Old Testament and will head to the New Testament next. It has been such a blessing!

 Tonight, I was reminded of something I'd highlighted several weeks ago while going through the book of Habakkuk.

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in The Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.  To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.  Habakkuk 3:17-19
the paddocks inside the fence have the most beautiful green grass for the calves to eat

Right now, we are in the midst of our rainy season....except it's not been exceptionally rainy.  A friend calls it a "green drought" because everything is green but our dams aren't full.  A drought or a bad rainy season means the cost of everything is higher.  The price of feed for our cows as well as the price of mealie for the average citizen will rise.

YET, I will rejoice.

God is good despite our hardships.  He is my strength!

Contrary to the previous months of the "rainy season", this past week/weekend has been wondrous with rain.  We had rain Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Then yesterday evening it poured and poured and poured from the evening until the early morning hours.  The ground is nice and squidgy-soft.  :)

Having a proper rainy season carries a whole new meaning now that I am a farmers wife.  :)


Monday, January 27, 2014

clearing the cobwebs

Hello, everyone...

 It feels good to be back on my blog. :)

A lot has happened in the past year and I am excited to begin blogging again....this time from Zambia.

May 3rd was a most happy day!  Leon and I were married.  We went on a glorious honeymoon in the Bahamas.  Then by the end of May, we had arrived back home on the farm to begin our new life as a married couple.

My goal for this space is to share stories about what it's like for an ex-pat to live in Zambia.  My walk with the Heavenly Father is also important to me and I hope to post bits and pieces of how He's changing my life.

I also need to find a way to post pictures here.  :)

Until next time...