Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Root Downward


   Black walnut trying to become a tree.
                      John 12:24


Sunday, May 15, 2016

My Life


This past week 4 more goat kids born and a cheese making class!











Monday, May 9, 2016

Making Feta

                   Cutting the curd 


    Letting the curd rest and release whey



Saturday, May 7, 2016

Goat Milk

Did you know that goat milk is an alkaline- forming food? Helps keep the ph level of your body at the proper level. 
I'm thinking this is extra good news for all of the people who still love milk in their morning coffee like I do, except they add a pinch of baking soda to theirs to make it less acidic๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ 
Drink raw goat milk line I do and you won't need to add baking soda to your morning cappuccino or latte!



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Capable/Virtuous Wife


A Virtuous Wife

Proverbs 31:10-31 ISR98

10. “Who does find a capable wife? For she is worth far more than rubies.
11. The heart of her husband shall trust her, And he has no lack of gain.
12. She shall do him good, and not evil, All the days of her life.
13. She shall seek wool and flax, And with delight she works with her hands.
14. She shall be as the ships of Tarshish, She brings in her food from afar.
15. She also rises while it is still night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her girls.
16. She shall consider a field and buy it; From her profits she shall plant a vineyard.
17. She shall gird herself with strength, And strengthen her arms.
18. She shall taste when her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out by night.
19. She shall stretch out her hands to the distaff, And her hand shall hold the spindle.
20. She shall extend her hand to the poor, And she shall reach out her hands to the needy.
21. She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is dressed in
scarlet.
22. She shall make tapestry for herself; She is dressed in fine linen and purple.
23. Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
24. She shall make fine linen and sell them, And shall give girdles for the merchants.
25. Strength and splendour are her garments, And she rejoices in time to come.
26. She shall open her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the Torah of kindness.
27.  She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28. Her children shall rise up and call her blessed; Her husband too, and he praises her:
29.  “Many daughters have done nobly, But you have risen over them all.”
30. Loveliness is deceptive And prettiness is vain, A woman who fears ื™ื”ื•ื” is to be
praised.

31. Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.”



Monday, May 2, 2016

L.K. Wood As Everyone Should Tour


This book was presented to me for review as an :."...incredible biography, L.K. Wood: As Everyone Should L.K.'s story almost reads like fiction. Imagine a Forrest Gump-like story with chance celebrity encounters, World War II adventures, brushes with the mob, and a rags to riches tale all rolled into one."

Of course I was intrigued and it didn't disappoint. L.K. Woods lived and worked with a tenaciousness born from a will to survive that must have been  born in adversity. His childhood story brought tears to my eyes. His siblings' stories as well. Good grief what misery, and his mother...I could have happily wrung her neck myself!
But even as a child L.K. was a warrior and worker. He set lofty goals and achieved them. No victim of circumstance, he made his own way for sure. However I love the part when he's old and finally comes to Jesus and learns to really live. To live forgiven and forgiving and being truly free to love without attaching dollar signs.
His frequent attempts at family life are always corrupted by ambition, bitterness and brokenness.

The adventures of his life are extraordinary. The amount of money he made was too, but the thing that struck me was his always-present will to help others. His community, family, and employees and countless others were in his mind, a reason to keep working and building and helping
The man that could make millions and build a real estate empire could not, for most of his life, have a healthy intimate relationship until He was introduced to Jesus.

My take away was told in a true life story, which are always the best. It was this: money cannot buy happiness and all the talent, achievements, social standing and prestige in the world still cannot take away loneliness, regrets and pain. We humans always hunger for the genuine love that covers a multitude of sins and can only come from One Source.
I was glad to read that L.K. finally got what he really was striving for all along.
First a by and then a man driven and yet still longing for the comfort of place- home and family. God the Father puts that in us and this man's life story illustrates that very well.

*I received a free advanced reader's copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased written review on my blog.

L.K. Wood: As Everyone Should

Raised in poverty in upstate New York, L.K. was sent to an orphanage after the death of his father. On his way to a better life, he spent the night with hobos, had a brush with the Chicago mob, taught Clark Gable how to knife fight, was radio gunner for the Army in World War II, served as a spy for the OSS, sat in the Oval Office with Richard Nixon, became one of the richest men in Missouri, and helped bring The Gateway Arch to St. Louis. 

L.K. spent his life trying to fulfill the promise he
made to his dying father:
Take care of the family. His wife Patty and friend Dr. Robert Scudieri compiled L.K.'s biography from his own journals after his death in November 2013.

"WHEN YOU PLAY, PLAY HARD. WHEN YOU WORK, DON'T PLAY AT ALL."