“Glory moments” are what I most often read about when it comes to the agrarian way of life . . . the perfect chicken coop, the amazing garden harvest, the healthy baby calf, the children all working peacefully as a team, the community sharing their bounty with each other. It’s encouraging to read about all those wonderful moments in time that people share about, but the truth is that “glory moments” come and go . . . all too quickly sometimes. Over the past year, the scale, for us, seemed to be most often unfairly tipped toward the go . . . and so we learned during the most crazy times, to fix our minds and hearts on the One Who will never go. We found that His peace and joy were abounding if we would simply embrace HIM. Though we are weary and tired, because of Him, we won’t give up.
We could easily fill a 1000 page book to recount the main events of the past year of our lives, but time is too precious for so many written words, not to mention the time it would take you to read them. So instead, how about some pictures that captured some “glory moments” (yes, we did have many), some challenges, and some of our biggest lessons learned through the day to day real life experience of moving from Alaska to Missouri to build a homestead, from scratch, with very little money, no income, no experience, no close community, and a family of 7 all living in a 27 foot travel trailer . . . which we still live in.
Being that is takes quite a while just to upload one picture (that’s rural Missouri internet for you), we’ll have to divide this year in pictures into a few different posts over the next few weeks. We are still undecided about when, how, or even if we should share anything beyond the past year in pictures. We had hoped to have the Journey to Surthrival project up and running by now to document the agrarian journey of multiple different families, but it just didn’t make the priority list and some of the other families were lead in different directions. There are so many people out there sharing their story . . . do we really need to share ours? Should we say good-bye to internet all together to keep our time invested in our children and this land Yahweh has given us? Or, would a little time at this keyboard make a worthwhile difference in some life out there? We would love your thoughts . . .
Praise Yahweh from Whom all blessings flow! To Him be the glory . . . in every moment. More moments in pictures to come . . .