The year ahead will be different for our family. Each passing year seems to bring about changes in our lives… the addition of a child, a move, or job change for Ian. We all have many hopes for twenty eleven. The dream to go work the land and have a farm for our family is in the first phase: we’re here. We landed. Now the real work begins.

I believe the hope of God’s gift in planting the dream is what will continue to motivate us each of us to work hard at each step and challenge that lies ahead. We have much to learn, plan and just plain try to do. Realizing that we will have set-backs and disappointments is a hard lump to swallow… I can only imagine once we’re in the midst of one what it truly will feel like.

The famous quote by Thomas H. Palmer rings in my ears,

“Tis a lesson you should heed,
Try, try again.
If at first you don’t succeed,
Try, try again.”

Our efforts in success will not be for our glory or gain, but out of honoring the One who planted the goals within. We hope to share our struggles and victories as we trust in God and journey forward as a family!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.”
-Proverbs 3:5-6

One Response to Twentyeleven

  • Tava says:

    That is one of my all time favorite verses that I feed on almost every single day :)
    Thanks for always reminding me, through your stories and life experiences, to keep our eyes upon the Lord and trust HIM as HE is the one who carries us through all circumstances, all peaks, all valleys; every high, every low… HE IS WITH US! Joshua 1:9.

    We’re so proud of you guys for making that huge step of faith… first, SEEKING the Lord (praying through every idea, every thought, every fear, every hope, every day), then, really KNOCKING (scouting property and exploring, continuing to honor Him and pray for guidance) and look-y…..
    HE OPENED THE DOOR WIDE OPEN!!!! You’re right – – YOU LANDED. Just keep Trusting and know how much we love you guys… we’re keeping you in our prayers and can’t wait to see how this chapter of your precious lives unfold… all for the Glory of our Heavenly Father!

    love 2 ALL.
    Tave. Bri. Maddie Mae. Merrin. Hayden & zeus too. :))) HUGS ACROSS THE MILES MY FRIEND