Tuesday, August 14, 2018

I rarely journal anymore,

Yesterday as I drove home from my shopping I heard this pastor talk on the radio about a couple of verses, so I decided to look them up this morning for my readings. Wow, what a blessing.
I read John 15:4-5 where Jesus says “ I am the Vine & you and the branches; he who abides in me bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”   I think that’s nothing of eternal value.
However, in Philippians 4 Paul is basically giving the recipe for life which I encourage you to read but for this subject I looked at verse 13  He was talking about how he could be content in any situation. I challenge you to look up some of his “ situations “. But, he said in vs 13  “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” I.e. All things can be done by me But only thru my Lord’s strength in me! And vs. 19 says “ God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

I know these facts to be true. I’ve seen God supply my needs. I’ve looked back and things have been done not by my puny strength but God’s.
So, how long will I remember these things so necessary for a fruitful and peaceful life?  Surely this will drive me to pray more to Him who is gracious and wants to hear my prayers. Prayer is my link to my gracious Heavenly Father who delights to hear from me. I will close with my new favorite quote.

Thou art coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring, for His grace and power are such none can ever ask too much.
John Newton ( author of Amazing Grace)

As always, blessings from the holler...

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I am going to try to do this again ,,

straight away I’ll tell you there have been some changes in the pack. My keeper, my other darling is now gone and thus the absence from the blog. I just couldn’t talk about Charlie not being by my side, even now it stings.  Corrie has also gone to the bridge of rainbows at a ripe old age.  Sigh...

That being said, we have a bouncy new couple of loves that I want you to meet. Our oldest of the two is still young and we’ve had him since he was a pup is Buster. His mom was rescued pregnant and desperate, we are honored that we got one of her pups from my new favorite rescue place. They have the best foster mom’s called FOR out of Huntsville Alabama. He’s the most chill puppy we’ve ever had and God knew that’s what I needed at the time.  Buster is a Staffordshire terrier - Pit bull mix and is a love bug.  He would snuggle with me all day if I let him. 
This first picture cracks me up because when he was a pup he did this thing with his tongue.  haha.  He's so cute and I just can't say it enough, just so layed back unless our neighbors, the cows or deer come calling and then he is all business.  He is a treasure as they all are.
 Here he is at one yr old and looking like quite the little man.
So, I just know in my heart that our home isn't complete without a German Shepherd.  That's just us.  So, we went to FOR for our newest member of the pack and got a Parvo survivor.  She was left at a Vet's office I believe and they really worked to keep her alive maybe that's why she's so cocky.  Her name is Lola, (she was a showgirl, and she wore feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there) okay, I'm back.  Our girl's name is Lola, because I like that name, she's a spitfire, she's a barker.  She barks at thing, for thing, for nothing, because she's tired, because she's bored, because someone has her bone, a leaf went by,,,you get the drift...She's a nutt!!  

These first two pictures were taken by her foster mom and I looked at them daily as I prayed for her survival as they tried to stabilize her tummy and pack on a little weight.  Those ears, that smile!

Here she is at our house after a few months of good living and many pounds later.  Don't let the mellow look fool you, she's a drama queen.  I love her haha!  Oh, one thing I forgot to tell you about Lola, she loves to lick Scrappy and Violet in the face hello.  I've never had a dog do this.  I really hope is goes away with puphood and I know Scrappy does because she's her favorite victim.  Scrappy is super cute and all but the poor thing also has the cleanest face in the house!

Both Buster and Lola are being taught basic obedience by me and we will hopefully progress to off-leash and advanced obedience in the spring.  Buster loves the treadmill, Lola is going to love it because I say so :)  A good dog is a tired dog, especially is that dog is a super drama queen. 

I pray that God has blessed you all since we've talked  I pray that you're walking with Him and that you all have a blessed Thanksgiving if I don't post before then.  Although, I'm going to try to do better.  As always, blessings from the holler...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

We're a summer haven,,,and then there were four...

Let's get this over with, quick like a bandaid being pulled away.  My darling Speedbump is gone, soon after my last posting the cancer took her apetite and we made the hardest decision a pet owner ever makes.  I was with her, in her ear until her last sweet breath.  I still miss her; she was and always will be my darlin.  And so, now we are a four dog house; really it feels like two and one/half because Charlie is my only big one left.  He is my keeper still.

Below, if you look in the middle of the heavy laden peach tree you'll see a turkey momma and a baby or two.  These ladies have taken to mornings under the peach tree and a few blue berries on the side.  I'll let them have it, why not!!  The Japanese beatles have taken two trees worth, so far, of peaches.  I made the mistake of following the directions on the pesticide spray and I stopped spraying 21 days before harvest.  Well, that worked out just "peachy" for them.  haha!  I did get one batch of white peach jam and hope to salvage one batch from the tree you see here.  We'll see...

I hate this being a sad news Sarah everytime I post something.  I'll try to keep the camera handy and do better.  I just don't do as well as I should, but I wanted to have closure.  I still think of you all, you're my friends in a real way, I'm just that crazy friend that blows through when she feels drama I guess and needs to unload.  Thanks for being there for me.  As always, I and we do pray for you blessings in our Lord Jesus Christ, from the holler...
p.s. excuse the poor gramar, I didn't have JP proof this one,,hehe

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Just some pictures and a breakthrough

Wednesday morning as I left the holler, a flock of turkeys (we call them turkey nation because there's so many) was beside the road and then decided to fly in front of me a little way. In a few months they'll be escort in their chicks up and down the hill where they roost. 
Also, we had some strawberries recently that were so good.  We made them twice as nice by adding chocolate syrup
Speedbump has decided that she will eat hamburger mixed with Charlie's food. She eats only small portions but something is better than nothing. We are thankful for each meal she enjoys and each day we get to enjoy with her. 
Blessings to you all, in our Lord Jesus Christ, from all of us in the holler...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Now it's Speedbump!

My friends, it seems like bad news follows bad here and I'm asking for prayers for our family and our Speedbump. She is ten, so youngish old in my book for her size.  She is my beautiful girl. I think she has the eyes of a "Precious Moments"figurine.  I digress. She is sick, very sick. Her hips started being weak, then her appetite waned. So to the vets office we went.  He felt a mass at her jaw (thought it was a tooth) and also palpated a small something in/near belly,,we did an x-Ray that confirmed the belly mass but he couldn't tell if it's outside or what. Looks like it's outside, near the spleen, and its cancer (later confirmed).

Her apetite is none. So we did a week of antibiotics and the jaw gland went down considerably. Also, her teeth looked bad. So, he and I both thought,,tooth is bad. (Looks like a duck, acts like a duck, we treated her,,well you get it). Okay, dear ones, still with me? Her pre-labs showed pre-kidney failure, but just a smidge. So, I told him to go on with it. It turns out that she didn't have any bad teeth.  But during her anesthesia my dear vet did a couple x-rays (at no charge) to confirm the belly mass. So, she was sent home with chewy pain meds and an apetite stimulant. 
She has lost so much weight, I won't post a picture, you can imagine. My question is what have you fed your finicky ones? I've done, chicken broth and instant mash potatoes, canned food all kinds,   Ideas, prayers!!!  We are so grateful for The Great Physician and Creator of all comfort. And, of course we send blessings from The holler...