Sunday, September 2

Once Upon A Farm by Rory Feek

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Book Description:

Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey’s passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future.

When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost twenty years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land . . . and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way.

Now two years after Joey’s passing, as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indiana’s hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes readers on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and, ultimately, the kind of healing that comes only through faith.

A raw and vulnerable look deeper into Rory’s heart, Once Upon a Farm is filled with powerful stories of love, life, and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way.

As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on lifesteading as Rory learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm while doing everything, at times, but farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences.

“This isn’t a how-to book; it’s more of a how we, or more accurately, how He, God, planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined.”

My Thoughts:

This book is a heartfelt story written about Rory and Joey and their relationship. The heartache that Rory felt after Joey's passing. Now he is raising their four-year-old daughter Indiana. I will tell you this with the stories you will read in this book will make you laugh, you will be excited, cheer, you'll cry so make sure you have that tissue, well, the box of tissues nearby. You will need them. I was lead to this one because I do know Rory and Joey's story so when I saw this I had to read it. This will remain in my library of books and will be passed around to others to read as well. I appreciated Rory's unflinching honesty and willingness to share his life in these pages. This is a book I will pick up again and read. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will pick up a copy for yourself. 

Grace & Peace,

Horse Sympathy

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Good Morning, Everyone! I hope you're having a great morning. I know my morning is going well so far. I have been thinking of what I want to make today. I will post some posts that should have been up long before now so I can catch Y'all up on what I have been doing. 

A dear friend of mine had lost a friend of hers and expressed that she had a love for horses. She asked if I could incorporate a horse into the sympathy card. This is something that I haven't done before. I didn't know how I was going to do this exactly. I started looking for horses and silhouettes of them. I found these two then couldn't decide which one I liked better. I showed my friend and she liked them both so she took both cards.

Grace & Peace,

Tuesday, August 7

Verse of the Day: Isaiah 33:22

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I love this verse. There's so much in the content of this verse. I may share some more verses of the day here.  Thanks for stopping by.
Grace & Peace,

Saturday, August 4

Why just send a letter...send the mailbox

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Good Evening my crafty friends!! Hope you’re having a great weekend. My weekend has been going quite well I might add. I’ve had some great time with my hubby and son. I was also able to get these mailboxes made. I will be mailing one, delivering one, and hand delivering another.

There were quite a number of pieces to these to put together, but boy were they fun. I love how they turned out. The finished size of the mailbox is 6.25″H X 4″W X 2.75″ D. The envelope was perfect fit for the mailbox. 

Card Supply List:

2 Sheets White Cardstock 12x12
1 Sheet Lime Green Cardstock 8.5x11
1 Sheet Bubblegum Cardstock 8.5x11
1 Sheet Lipgloss Cardstock 8.5x11
1 Sheet Blossom Cardstock 8.5x11
1 Sheet Grapefruit Cardstock 8.5x11
1 Sheet Orchid Cardstock 8.5x11
1 Sheet Cabbage Cardstock 8.5x11
1 Sheet Spinach Cardstock 8.5x11
1 Sheet Gold Foil Paper 8.5x11
1 Sheet Blue Patterned Paper 12x12
1 Sheet Patterned Paper 12x12

Embellishments as desired 
Red Line Tape
ATG Gun and adhesive
Tombow Glue

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great night everyone!!  

Grace & Peace,

Friday, June 29

Anne Graham Lotz The Daniel Key Book Review

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 Good Morning Everyone! I wanted to bring you the review of this book by Anne Graham Lotz, The Daniel Key. When I read this I felt that it would be very similar to a book I read by Robert J Morgan. I found that to be correct in ways. Daniel was honored by God, protected and trusted. His faith did not waiver from those who were against him, serving new kings in power, or even confronting hungry lions. How can you have the kind of faith Daniel had? Daniel made 20 key choices in his life. Those choices took him down a path to a closer relationship with the Lord. Also godly living to all around him. Daniel's choices can be our choices. There was a story that struck me in a powerful way. The story was about crossing Niagara Falls. Oh, this is a mighty trek for sure. However, this had a different plot twist to it. The tight rope walker made it across the falls. He then was going to attempt to push a wheelbarrow across. He asked do you think I can do that? The crowd cheered him on with great confidence that he could do it. Then the tight rope walker asked if anyone would volunteer to ride in the wheelbarrow across the falls. There were none. The tight rope walker explained that faith is more than just words. Faith is action. How quick are you going to show and act on your faith-or are you just going to be one of words? I will be one with faith in action. 

Grace & Peace,

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