Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"Never give up praying...

...until the answer comes."

~George Muller

I am reading George Muller's autobiography (which you can find HERE). I'm not sure if I have posted about it here before or not. It's a really great book! To see his faith and how he waits upon the Lord...all while fervently praying and entrusting *everything* to Him ~ it is truly inspiring! Prayer, when it is along with God's will, is a powerful tool He has given us to communicate with Him! What a beautiful gift and privilege it is to be able to talk to the Creator of the universe and *know* He hears us...and loves us! When you are adopted into the family of God through faith in Jesus Christ you can know for *certain* that you are His and He is yours. When you try to truly fathom is hard to wrap your mind around! I hope you spend time in prayer daily....communing with our Lord. A relationship *needs* communication ~ and that happens only through reading God's Word daily and talking to Him regularly! :) 

 Along with Muller's autobiography and my daily Bible reading...I read a little snippet from Joni Eareckson Tada's book: Diamonds in the Dust. It's a devotional and full of uplifting, convicting devotions! It's definitely worth reading and you can find it HERE if you are interested! Just be sure a devotional book doesn't take the place of your daily Bible reading. Being in the Word....and chewing on it in vital to your walk with Christ! :)

I am now home after a difficult workout this morning. It was good to do it....but my muscles are just exhausted! I'm happy to have gotten my workout done early though. I am now showered and have had breakfast! Laundry is going, dishes are started, and I filled an etsy order and put it in the mail! :) It's a great start to the day and I am thankful for that! I always love when I can get a lot accomplished!

I hope to be able to spend some time out on the porch (in my rocking chair of course) reading at some point today too! The weather has been so lovely...cloudy and rainy some days (but we need that!). The temperatures have been in the 70's usually with a nice breeze! Wonderful weather to have windows open and clothes out on the line!

As you can see...some of my hosta is out of control. I will be separating some of it and moving it to other areas at the end of the season! It is just getting *too* humongous for this space!

A nice breeze comes in through the open kitchen windows...

The raised beds are coming along nicely! In the first one I have sweet onions, lettuce and purple beans planted. Yes....purple beans! Isn't that so fun!? The package says they will turn green when you cook them! I'm excited to see them grow! I've never grown or seen them before! In the back bed I have a few rows of green beans planted (we also have green beans planted down at the big garden....along with sweet corn and pumpkins!).

We had to get a new washing machine. Our last one was only 4 years old and developed a problem with it that would cost over $350 to fix! We decided it's better to just buy a new one. These things are *not* built to last anymore! What happened to washing machines lasting 20+ years!? We never buy extended warranties on things because I am appalled that they would ask for another $100+ to buy a 5 year warranty for their product! They can't guarantee that a washer that we pay $600+ isn't going to last at least 5 years!? I think it's ridiculous! Our last washer was a Whirlpool. So this time we got a Maytag. It *does* come with a 10 year warranty on the motor and some other part. We didn't have to pay extra for I'm glad they at least stand by their products it seems! If this Maytag washer does well for us then when our Whirlpool dryer bites the dust....we may look into a Maytag dryer too!

It's so nice to have a well-working washing machine again! I definitely put it to good use! :o) (On the right side you can see that plant in the pot....that is Madelyn's Tom-the-Tomato).

Now I must go. The laundry probably needs switched and the dishes need finished!

I hope your week is going well. May June be a wonderful month for you and your loved ones! Encourage one another in the Lord and may your walk grow closer with Him each day!



  1. George Mueller bio is on my summer reading list. We bought new dryer and washer a year ago and have already had to have repairs. You are so right...things do not last like they use to.

  2. I hope you love your new washer! One of the reasons I like to hang my laundry out to dry on the line is that I figure it will extend the life of my dryer! I hate buying that sort of thing.

  3. By the way, your garden is beautiful! I also grow purple beans just for fun. I do purple, green, and yellow, then save the seeds all mixed together at the end of the season and give them away to friends.

  4. Hi Katy, lovely post as usual. Good luck when you divide the hostas. Once I dug mine up I decided to plant sections in large pots and I tuck them in various areas of the garden. I was exhausted after pulling those plants apart. Plants -1, Gardener -0..HA HA

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