Beautiful night

I was late getting out to the chicken coop to shut the doors,  and I’m glad I was! What a gorgeous night at our homestead!! (In case you didn’t know,  it is unofficially named Blessed Hope Homestead. I’m sure I don’t need to explain.)
Anyway,  I had to take a moment to stop and just enjoy the lovely spring night. I could hear crickets chirping and the deep call of the frogs in the neighbor’s pond. The moon was gorgeous so I had to capture it:


Then I remembered Mars is supposed to be visible tonight. I believe that is it to the right ofthe moon:



God is good and I am amazed at how He blesses me- I certainly don’t deserve it!
Have a wonderful week in the Lord.

A cool story of how God works

Some time before church on Sunday, a lady told our song leader that the tune of a certain hymn had been running through her mind and asked if he would lead it during the singing portion of the service. So, he does. The hymn was Open My Eyes, that I May See. Unbeknownst to both of them, the sermon of the day was entitled Open My Eyes and the minister (my dad) had chosen to play a video of a song with the title of Open Our eyes. But then it gets better! Before the hymn was led by the song leader and the title of the sermon revealed, the man heading the Lord’s table quoted Helen Keller as reportedly saying, ” the only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” He then said something about needing to have our eyes open.

So, there was no doubt in the minds of anyone paying attention that God absolutely wanted to give us the message of being alert, and our eyes focused on Him.

This is not the first time such things have happened. Praise God for that, and for the little miracles that remind us He is still in control!