Thyme Sprouts

Thankful for the Slower Pace.

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We’ve had the ability to take this week a little slower than normal. Most of our early Spring planting is done freeing up a little more time. And speaking of time, our Thyme has sprouted! There’s a lot of little Thyme sprouts just like we’re all finding ourselves with a lot more time on our hands these days…

We’re planning on getting some meat rabbits later this year! We’ve got a spot picked out for their hutch; except we’ve got a trailer of fireplace wood that needs cut in the way. So I think we’re mainly going to be working on straightening things up and getting everything organized for the time being. Basically that means we’ll be cutting lots of firewood, building the bunny hutch, and expanding and planting the garden.

I’m so thankful that the weather is nice allowing a lot of people to get out and about (at a safe social distance of course).

It seems odd to me but in reality we don’t need to leave the property to get outdoors. We can do that just by going out the back door. Our house is large enough that we can all be together or we can have our own space. In times like this I really am thankful for the house and land that we have. There’s plenty to do without ever leaving home! Yesterday we even got to spend some time out on the front porch with a cup of coffee and some of the Chocolate-Chocolate Chip cookies I was able to make earlier this week!

Life feels very uncertain right now and so many plans are up in the air. Peace seems hard to come by…

I’m finding that when I focus my time and energy on trying to figure everything out I end up with more questions than answers and my stress level shoots through the roof! So much of what’s going on in the world right now is rubbing me the wrong way. It’s beyond uncomfortable and rather frightening to be honest.

But I’m thankful that right in the middle of the chaos Jesus is with us. His very name means God with us (Matthew 1:23). It’s times like this that remind us that no matter what we think or how we feel we aren’t in control. We never had control in the first place. It’s not up to us to make all the pieces fit. It’s our job to stand still and let God fight the battle for us (Exodus 14:14). And believe me when I say that I’m HORRIBLE at doing this!

“Be still and know that I am God…”(Psalm 46:10). The same God that freed the Israelites from the Egyptians, fought thousands and won with hundreds, and raised people back to life is the SAME God we serve today. As hard as it sometimes is to believe, this didn’t catch God by surprise. He’s not sitting up in Heaven scrambling for a solution. He’s a got a plan. It’s our job to trust Him in the process.

I’m thankful that even though times are challenging and a lot of us are finding ourselves facing things we never thought we would; there’s a good and loving God guiding the way…

Have a great weekend!
Until next time,
Bailey Sue

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4 thoughts on “Thankful for the Slower Pace.”

  1. We planted seeds this year and I’m so excited for them to grow!
    Yes, thankful for Jesus in this chaos.
    Inspiring post!

    1. Thank you! The whole process from planting seed to preserving the food is very exciting! I hope that your garden does well this year! What did you plant?

  2. I’m container gardening on my enclosed deck this year as there are so many deer in my yard. My baby seeds just sprouted yesterday. Lettuce, cabbage, onions… Will leave the big time gardening to my dad still 🙂
    Yes it is exciting. When the seeds sprout it’s just one of the coolest things ever!

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