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Fayette Co, KY, United States
I am a country girl stuck in the city, for the time-being. I enjoy the country way of life, and practice that in my home as best I can by canning and preserving foods, cooking and baking from scratch, crocheting, living vicariously thru the many blogs I follow about country life. I enjoy learning about raising livestock, and glean from my past employment and personal experiences of working with animals to fuel some of my postings. I have 5 cats, who keep my life interesting. And I am also an amateur poet. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Farmer-gal who is caught in town, for now.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

I was recently emailing back and forth with Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm and was asking her questions about some ideas I had of what I want to do with my small farm in the country, when I get there. When I got her responses to all of my questions, I wrote back and told her thanks for not saying my dream was impossible. This is what she said to me: What's impossible, Kathy, is not following your heart. If God leads you to do something, He'll take you through to the end.

So, I was doing some studying, and came across these Bible verses that really struck home with me, and I'd like to share these words of wisdom with you from the Book of Psalms.

Psalm 20: 4-5
May he give you the desire of you heart
and make all your plans succeed.
We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.

I know that there are some bloggers I follow who have not quite seen their dreams of having a small farm and self-sufficient living come to fruition. But hang in there. Your dreams will come true. May the Lord grant all your requests.
Take care, All. And have a blessed Wednesday.
From KY.


kristi said...

you have to follow your heart! Having faith in oneself is the toughest battle to conquer. Once you have gained that inner strength, you can tackle just about anything. And in all honesty, having all my animals has truly helped me find that strength. Believe and you shall achieve:)

Laura Jeanne said...

Thanks for the lovely words, Kathy. I am one of those who is just "hanging in there," for sure! I couldn't imagine giving up on my dreams of living in the country though, even though the prospects don't look bright right now to be honest. So we just keep on truckin'...:)

Kathy in KY said...

Thanks Kristi for your words of encouragement. I liked the photos on your blog today of the Mt Vernon farm and animals. It must be so peaceful early in the morning when you take your walks.

Laura Jeanne - hang in there, keep that dream alive even if it seems dim right now. You'll get there when things are right; and God will lead you and let you know when everything is in order for you and your family to have your farm. Keep doin' what you're doin' with living a self-sufficient lifestyle. You're way ahead of some folks who move to the country with no way of knowing how to be self-sufficient.

Take care Kristi and Laura Jeanne, and thanks for you both for you comments. From KY.

Sandra said...

That's "ask and ye shall receive" and one of the many, many blessings of promise given to us in the Bible.
Thanks, Kathy, for the nod; I am grateful. I do believe when we're seeking to follow God and be a woman, or man, after God's own heart, He'll honor us. It's another one of His promises.

ga.farmwoman said...

Hi Kathy,
I know your dream for your farm and self-sufficient living is just around the corner. You know what you want and how to achieve it.
Good luck with it all.
Have a great 4th of July weekend.

Kathy in KY said...

Thanks Sandra - King David is one of my heroes since he was, indeed, a man after God's own heart. I am struggling a lot with submission lately, and all that I am reading and hearing lately has to do with that subject - so there is a lot of good reinforcement.

Thanks, Miss Pam - I may be moving to an area of KY very soon where I hope to find a place in the country to rent. Thanks for your confidence in me, much appreciated, and thanks for visiting my blog. Good to see your photos on Facebook, too.

Take care Sandra and Pam, from KY.

from my front porch... said...

Hi Kathy! I so agree with everyone else! Finding a place in the country and starting off renting sounds great! I will keep you and your dream in my prayers :)
I was looking through some of your other blog posts and found several refernces to Ohio. Are you originally from there? I was born in Allen Co. Ohio, in Lima. I lived in Elida until I was 12. We then moved outside of Toledo, to Perrysburg!
Sounds like your family has some Ohio connections!
Thanks for following my blog! I will do the same with yours!!
xo, misha

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Barbara said...

WOnderful post Kathy, yes he indeed will give you the desires of your heart, if your desires go in line with his will and his desires for you, may we be obedient children, and may our father always give us the desires of our heart.
Great post dear I really enjoyed it, have a wonderful day, love your kittes too, hugs my friend, and hey how did the blueberry dump cake turn out? I am doing one today for our cook out at a friends.

Mike said...

It's too true that nothing is entirely impossible. Sometimes, we can get sidetracked chasing someone else's dream. I did it for years. Susan and I will get our couple acres and complete our list of animals. Thanks for the visit. See you soon.