It seems as though spring has passed us
quickly by and we are experiencing some very warm summerish
weather. We go from terribly cold jacket weather to shorts and
tee shirts overnight. We haven’t quite adjusted to the
temperature change but we do enjoy the beautiful flowers
flourishing many different places.
It was wonderful to gather in our little white church and hear
wonderful words of wisdom, songs of praise, laughter, children’s
lesson and reading from the bible and Buck’s sermon.
Every week, his sermon touches all of us in many different ways.
He sang “I have not forsaken you” and played his guitar and
those were words my soul longed to hear, it was as though I was
thoroughly parched and that was the welcome gentle rain for my
soul to be renewed and re awakened. Thank you God for the way
you have of reaching us in the ways we most need. Amen.
There were new deacons chosen today, 3 new ones and two new
elders so our church feeds the soul and takes care of the daily
business of running the church at the same time.
10 of us gathered in the evening for a small potluck. We had our
own fiesta food and even had entertainment. Our young Enedine
played the piano, I believe she is 6 or 7 and did a lovely job.
When I had talked about some serious problems while we were
eating a lovely chocolate dessert she reminded me to ask Buck to
pray for those concerns. Yes, a small child will lead us.
Meanderings by Mary May 2013
have a small flock of barred rock, black and white chickens
and one beautiful rooster. I think I see God’s lessons in
many things on our farm and so I have named two of our hens,
Naomi and Ruth and of course our rooster is Boaz. I love the
biblical question when Ruth came in from gleaning and her
mother in law Naomi asked, “Where did you glean today? Where
did you work?” Ruth 2:19. Every morning as I turn the small
flock out, one runs directly to the sunflower feeder and
starts her gleaning there, the rooster Boaz keeps a watchful
eye on each of his flock and quite often brags in loud
crowing sounds about how beautiful they are. I imagine our
Lord asks us everyday where have we gleaned, something to
think about anyway.
I hope everyone saw the most stupendous sky several nights
ago. We marveled at the sun shining on a hill to the east of
us when the sun had already sunk in the west. We couldn’t
get over the myriad of colors, golds, pinks, mauves, and
ever changing. We said what we always say, Thank you God for
this beautiful world you have given all of us. Then we went
in for a while and the sky turned more golden and we went
back out and this time our blessing was a double bright
rainbow over our old barn roof.
We have many chores and many reasons to stay home but
decided to take our favorite wild flower trip to Bandon by
way of the old Coos Bay Wagon Road, it is very desolate and
absolutely gorgeous. I kept a list of many of the flowers
but I would like you all to know there is a gorgeous display
of wildflowers if you have time to take that trip. The creek
is full of giant boulders with ferns and trees growing out
of them. “The finest workers in stone are not copper or
steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working
at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.” Henry
David Thoreau, he could have been watching the same bubbling
stream full of giant boulders that we were watching.
Flowers from several colors of dwarf iris, blue lupine,
purple larkspur, yellow sedums, orange columbine, white
coltsfoot, violets, mosses in bloom, huge trees with ferns,
maiden hair ferns, sword ferns, and so many others. We were
filled with wonder at this beautiful isolated world.
We traveled on to Bandon but not to watch birds as we
usually do, we ate at a small bistro and had the best clam
chowder and halibut burger. What a holiday for two old
farmers. Our only regret was that we couldn’t have taken all
of you with us for this day of everlasting beauty. “And God
saw everything that HE had made and found it very good. And
He said: this is a beautiful world that I have given you.
Take good care of it and do not ruin it. Taken from a Jewish
prayer found in Earth Prayers.