Friday, June 22, 2018

Go Enter This Giveaway

Leigh over at 5 acres & a dream is doing a giveaway!
She has written some great books over the years about gardening, homesteading, animal husbandry and so much more! Be sure to give her blog a shout-out from us here!!

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Garden

We acquired a little rain yesterday. We have been getting afternoon storms blowing through. Sometimes it is just clouds, wind and thunder. While others come with rain. It let down enough that I do not have to water today!
The garden is coming along....

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Love Is a Choice

Yesterday, I read a blog post by Rory Feek-I choose love.
In his post he is speaking of his struggle with his daughter coming out as a lesbian. It has caused him to re examine his faith in God and his love for his daughter. What stirred me in his conversation was this statement
"Hopie has made me rethink everything I’ve ever thought when it comes to some things. And in other ways I’m still right where I always was. First off, I’m not the judge. That is not my job. I’m Hopie’s father. My job is to love her. She gets to make her decisions in life. All of them. I can approve or disapprove, but it’s her life, and she has a right to live it as she chooses. 
And as far as the church goes, I am not the judge there either. My faith says that it’s wrong. That it’s wrong for me. And so I will live my life trying to live what I believe. But Hopie’s faith is her faith. It is between her and God and no one else. You and I can try to judge her and condemn her or anyone else, but, honestly, we don’t have any right to cast the first stone. At least, I don’t. Not with all the stones I’ve thrown in my life. "
 Rory is correct in saying that he is not her judge and jury. Only God can do that! We are not her judge and jury. "Hate the sin, not the sinner." We are taught to love one another but sometimes it is hard to separate the sin and sinner from a situation like this. I struggle with this myself! God condemns me on it, constantly!
This also brings me back to my own past and future with my earthly father. He loved on conditions! When I was shunned from my church family because of my sin (adultery), he fully enveloped the idea. He disowned me verbally and physically! And still has not come out of that because of his belief. I felt abandoned once again. I was even told that God would abandon me. I was thrown to wolves to be devoured like yesterdays leftovers.
But I came to realize after years & years of struggle, that God never abandons us! Even when we do Him! He knows our hearts and our minds! He knows what we are going to do even before we do. He picked me up piece by piece and mended me! Showed me that a loving father does not abandon his children, ever. Not even when they are straying away from his face!
Kelly Clarkson tells it best!

He loves me unconditionally because He chooses too!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Outside Looking In

From my diary on Feb. 14, 2018
I have been watching a movie about a man’s faith. It has moved me with such emotion that I felt I needed to write it all down.
How is it that one man can change the minds and hearts of a non-believer? He never criticized anyone for how they believed. Not once did he make another feel small because of how they felt. All he did was show love and gracefully turned it back to God. Agree to disagree.
We as humans, have a tendency to want to prove ourselves right to another. When really one could graciously say something that would make the other think about God. Taking it off ourselves and back to Him.
I read a scripture today in Matthew 5:45 that reads “To show that you are the children of your Father who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike].” Which answers the question, why does God allow His believers to suffer? There is no dividing line, no special treatment for us who do believe Him. We all are in imperfect therefore, it is one for all and all for one. He has promised us a day of reckoning for Satan. I believe that day is coming. Sometimes, it seems a lifetime away and maybe it is but I feel we are living in the ‘end times’ that my folks spoke of all those years of growing up.
This spiritual journey that I have been on for years is slow. But I feel God’s presence in everything I do, right or wrong. These last five years have been quiet, and peaceful. I know he has something for me to do but it is not quite the time yet. I am sure I will be on the other side of this deal and wish I was back in my little shack longing for those peaceful days again.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday Passage

31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. -ISA. 40:31

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Friday, June 15, 2018

We Have Made It Worldwide!!

Through the process of getting my book written, published and marketed I have continued to pray that our book would make it worldwide! Due to our great technology and God, it has made it into the countries of Australia, UK, Western Europe, Canada and of course, USA. My speech on youtube made it into JAPAN!!! Holy smokes God has performed miracles once again!!
You should have seen me last night! I was so excited! Worldwide distribution blows my mind!
I am so proud!! My hardwork has paid off! Yay!! Thanks all goes to God!! Pray He keeps it going...

Here are the links of where you can find my book...
Australia Bookstore
Canada Bookstore
Canada Bookstore

United Kingdom Bookstore
United Kingdom Bookstore
Western Europe
Barnes & Noble
M. E. Masterson Author

Be sure to look at the reviews out there on my book! FB and my website have some really good ones!
You can also find us on Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, Writeglobe, and as always on my email..memastersonauthor at gmail dot com

Thank you so much for supporting our book!! 

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Riding April

April is the horse, silly!
Isn't she a beaut?
We went for a short round in the corral yesterday...
Mountain Man took pics of me riding...but this is the only one I will allow out there for now! Holy Cow, I hate to see me in pics! I am usually the one behind the camera. Thank God my hubby loves me, ALL of me! LOL!!
Time to get serious about some poundage coming off!! Golly Gee she is a beaut, Clark! A Real Beaut!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Day of Firsts

The chickies were let out today. They left their hut slowly. Some flew, some crept, others waited to see what the others were finding on the ground before they left. It is always fun to watch their first time out of the hut!


They loved being out today in the sunshine chasing bugs!! The big ol' hens were shut out of the pen today so they would not pester the littles.
I am still figuring out their breeds and it will be a bit before I figure out the sex. I know I have one roo in there because he is already crowing like a roo!

The other firsts we had today was Mountain Man's first ride on the beauties!

Picked them up over the weekend! Tonka the Paint and April the Walker. Both are broke and very nice personalities! We had an overall good day!

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday Passage

Proverbs 31:10-31 King James Version (KJV)

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Playing Games At The Fence

She was guarding her baby from that nasty ol' dog!

P-nut was keeping them off the fenceline

Little one checking out what P-nut was so interested in...
 It's a viscious circle they all play while I am out feeding..... ;)

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