Saturday, January 20, 2018

Get Out There! 2018

Welcome to 2018!  New Year, new start, a fresh beginning.  It's a genesis which literally means, "In the beginning..."  So what are your goals for 2018?  Where are you going to go and what are you going to do when you get there?

This is a great time of the year to begin to put your dreams on paper and begin taking consistent small steps toward making those dreams a reality.  We have had a dream for years to purchase a house with some land.   We have been searching for three years and in 2017, God helped move that particular item from the dream column to the reality side of our ledger.  We also adopted a baby girl in 2017 and she has been such a delight and wonderful addition to our home.

We are in the process of beginning construction on a pond to fish and enjoy.  I also killed a deer on our property for the first time this hunting season.  It was so rewarding.  Knowing that the work we put in is happening on my own land where I can enjoy the fruit of those labors for years to come.

In 2018, we are planning to begin raising chickens and start a decent sized garden with a wide variety of produce to enjoy for the entire year.  We have a tree full of native bees and are hoping to catch one of their swarms in a bee box to begin doing a little bee-keeping.

We are learning new things every week.  We are staring at the television less and are outside far more minutes than inside.  Our children are involved and are learning to use their hands at a young age.  In short, we love it.  More importantly, we love the fact that we are no longer just dreaming of these things but instead are actively doing them.

The challenges are great being that I am in a wheelchair but that is simply not going to be an excuse.  Where there is a will, there is a way.  To borrow a quote from the great missionary and apostle Paul, "I can do all thing through Christ Jesus who strengthens me." Phil 4:13.

If I can, you can friends.  Get Out There!