We have been required by our bodies this weekend to slow down a bit and get some much needed rest. Michael's work schedule has been very long, and will probably continue this way until Christmas. He gets so frustrated when his body shuts down and MAKES him rest. I believe that God built our bodies to do just that so that we will stop and take care of ourselves by getting some much needed sleep! We did awake early this morning, and he headed out to our woods to deer hunt. Michael always takes at least one of our children with him whenever he does anything. I am so thankful for this because it is great for our kids to spend time with him. However, this morning I was happy to see him head out alone. I know for myself there are times that I just need to get alone. These are times of refreshing for me, and it gives me time to just be still before God. Michael has often said that being in the woods is a precious time for him with the Lord. I pray that the Lord meets him there this morning. I am also praying that a nice deer would end up in our freezer! I personally do not like deer meat, but everybody else in the family enjoys it. For me it is a state of mind rather than taste, but I will work on it.
I remember not too long ago when people would share their fresh killed beef with us it was hard for me to cook it. I liked my meat wrapped in plastic on a nice tray with a label. Now I am just the opposite. I would love never to have to buy meat again from the grocery store! We are working on that too.
Speaking of grocery stores...if you plan to make soap you can no longer purchase lye (at least in our area) at the grocery store. I went all over yesterday looking for lye. I had to laugh because most of the people just looked at me like I had 2 if not 3 heads because they didn't have any idea what I was talking about. Finally I found an older woman who worked there, and she at least knew what lye was. She informed me that they no longer carried it. I finally got tired of looking, and called TnFarmGirl. She informed me that our local stores where no longer allowed to carry lye because people could use it to make meth. UGHHH!!!! (Maybe that is why all the young people that worked at the grocery store was looking at me like I had 2 heads...they thought I was going to brew up a nice batch of meth)!
grace and peace,