Monday, October 27, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday!!

Here is an opportunity for you to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in your life. If you have a blog, please sign Mr. Linky below and post on your blog. Please link back to this blog and you may use the picture above. If you do not have a blog, leave a comment on this post telling us what you are thankful for and what you are counting as a blessing today. This is a way that we can encourage one another. Many of our blessings we will have pictures of and we can share those as well. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. They encourage others. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!

Today, my blessing I want to tell you about is firewood. The only source of heat in our home is our Pioneer Maid wood burning cookstove. It does a really good job, and the cost for heat is in sweat and labor instead of dollars. Many Saturdays through out the winter are spent in bringing in firewood. My sweet Michael was able to cut some about a week ago. The Lord dropped some trees to the ground for us with Hurricane Ike. Michael dragged them up by the barn to cut and split. It was a good start, but much more is needed. This past Saturday, a friend and his boys pulled up with a nice size truck load of wood. He said that he had been asked to deliver it to us. He was not at liberty to tell us where it came from. It was probably at least a cord of wood. That is a major blessing for us. We told him to thank whom ever it was, and we are thanking God for them and their generous labors.

I will leave you with some sunset pictures I took on Sunday night. The cold front was moving in and the clouds were starting to pile up. I took some pictures that had the big billows of dark clouds, but it was already too dark and they did not turn out. We are supposed to be in the low 30's or upper 20's over the next few nights. There are even some chances of snow showers.



Frazzled Farm Wife said...

My in-laws have a wood burning stove and I just LOVE the smell of it!

What sweet people to send a load of wood your way...what a blessing!


very beautiful sunset photos. I have a heater but will be using the wood stove more due to the price of propane!

Elizabeth said...

What a blessing! Beautiful pictures too. :)

The Sisters said...

Hi Marci,
What a beautiful sunset. Wonderful pictures!

Jthemilker said...

There is nothing like the heat of a wood stove... it's so homey! Love the evening sky photos. Have a fantastic week. Glad you still have some color to gaze at.