Your 7 Fav Farm Dad Memories

Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”   Farming conversations conjure up a feeling of community amongst us because farm life lends to many common experiences.   While you didn’t live the exact same scenario that I lived with my dad, you lived a day with your dad that left the same feeling.   Even if you’re reading this without a farm background, you just might relate to the reminiscing in your own lifestyle, as well. Here’s to my dad, here’s to my husband, and here’s to all the great dads – farm and otherwise.   All of a farm kid’s favorite dad memories… see if these bring back any for you:   My favorite off-the-farm memory: in Germany with my dad at the church where my Great-great-great Grandparents were married.  "We all carry inside us, people who came before us." - Liam Callahan 1)     The first time he let you drive There’s a reas

When We're Not Measuring Up

Preface: I wrote this a couple of months ago, and hesitated to post it as I’m passed the feelings.   However , I know they’ll be back for me, and they might be assaulting you today or in the future.   So… here’s some truth from my heart to yours… “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us No one can recount to you; Were I to speak and tell of them, They would be too many to declare.” Psalm 40:5 The Lie: If cleaning this pile of clutter is my biggest accomplishment today, I need to reassess my value. The Lie:  Often, life’s told me that I wasn’t measuring up to my potential; and, what do I do when I need to recharge my guilt level in this respect?   I dwell on a poison of choice: I’m not working hard enough, not challenging myself, not producing enough, producing less than my best…   Sometimes, Satan really knows how