Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Let The Peace Of God Rule In Your Hearts

This week end we talked about peace in church. If you know me you know that peace doesn't rule in my heart. I am actually quite crabby. I am now studying these and other scriptures about anger, wrath, joy, and gladness.
I pray that God's peace reigns in all of you.

Col 3:15 And let the PEACE of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful
Ps 21:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with PEACE.

Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect PEACE, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

John 16: 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have PEACE. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world

Rom 5:1Therefore being justified by faith, we have PEACE with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Jas 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in PEACE of them that make PEACE.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Since my own birth stories always end with me in a two hour medicine induced sleep, I love to tell goat birth stories.
We had been watching her utter for signs that the baby was coming for weeks. We run the buck with the does so due dates are unknown. Finally on Wednesday morning her utter is so full the girls joke it is going to explode. We keep her in the kidding stall all day. She is upset by this fact as goats hate to be left behind. She had a friend with her but she felt this was not enough of the herd. Around 3:30 my husband says he hears what sounds like an injured cat. It takes me sometime to realize it is Hagar in labor. I tell Moonbeam to come out because the time is upon us. We sit. We wait. She bleats loudly in labor. We watch her pace for an hour. Nothing.
We have music academy on Wednesdays so we leave for class. While we are gone Hagar and all the goats escape the goat yard. Poor hubby tries to chase her down. He chased her to the goat yard then realized the door was still locked shut. She keeps on running.
I come home put the groceries on the table and hear about the chase. My mom goes looking for Hagar. She yells "It's Twins! It's Twins!" Moonbeam and I go running over. She is still licking them clean. We missed the birth by mere seconds. Well maybe we will catch it next time.
Just so you know, trying to drag a goat to the kidding stall after she gives birth and thinks her kids are still in the woods where she had them is NOT easy.

Monday, April 13, 2009

God laughed

I told my MIL that I hope I never have to assist in a goat's labor. God laughed.

On Thursday morning I am fixing up a path I made (through the woods to get to the chickens easier)that got destroyed in the downpour. I see my favorite goat Delilah in labor. I carry her over to where I want her to give birth. Labor goes on for 20 more minutes. I bring Moonbeam in to watch the miracle of life. She asks how a baby is going to fit. I explain the joy and how on day it will happen to her. If only I had a camera for the look on her face.
The sack starts to come out, it breaks, fluid all down my legs. After a few pushes I realize to kid is not in the proper birthing position. I send Moonbeam in for the computer. This whole time I am freaking out. The Internet says to stick your hand in and try to reposition the kid. So I do it. No idea how to do it so I give up. Baby still wrong, gooey hand and Goat screaming in labor. The kid's head is out with one foot. I clean out the nose and mouth. Kid starts shaking its head. I cry some more afraid I will lose them both. Finally I wait until a contraction and just pull the baby out.
Beautiful black and white kid. Delilah does all the rest just like a mom should. As soon as she figure out why this kid is trying to drink her milk!
All in all a pretty good day

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thank you Uncle Josh and SheShe

The girls just wanted to say Thank You!!!!!

We hope to make it to GA again soon.