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Sweet Dreams

Sweet dreams...

For most people my age, when you have a dream people pat you and say, "Well that is a nice dream honey" but that is not what happened in my family. I had this amazing dream for my future, our future and they were excited about it. We prayed about it and the family embraced it and now we prayerfully seek and wait on the Lord to make this dream, His dream  come true.

 We wait and search for Shiloh.  God put it in my heart to have a place where those hurting could find restoration and the love of God and his fellow man and that horses that have also been abused could come and find a new life, love and restoration.  He gave me the name Shiloh for this place of love and healing.  Shiloh means peace and also can mean abundance in the bible it is a word that is a picture of the coming Messiah and can mean he who is to be sent or the seed.

 It is a place of rest.  How fitting is that?  Where this place is I am not sure, but I know that there is a place that God has …

In the Orchard

  It was a crazy, hectic day today.  We were supposed to have our birthday party tomorrow, but because of the car disaster, we girls decided that we didn't need a party and that we would cancel.  Mr. Cottage took the day off anyway and we got work done around here.

I did some decorating (will reveal later here on the blog) made some crafty decor and cleaned the house.

I know I shouldn't be, but I have been sad.  I am trying really hard not to lose my hope in people and I really miss my friends in Africa so much.

The day after my twin sister and I celebrated our birthday was on of my friend's birthdays and it was so hard to have it pass without her here again for the second time.  I know she is doing the Lord's work, but I miss her so much.  I miss her funny laugh and the way that she loved being at our house.  I miss the funny faces that she made and how she loved my mom.

It is hard to be away from those that you love.  I wonder if I will ever see her again...   Here …

Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

We have probably all heard the saying that is meant to comfort, "God will never give you more than you can handle," My first problem with it is I don't believe it. I mean what fun would life be if we were never challenged. Never allowed to fail. Never stretched to be More than what we are at this moment. My second problem with it is it's not in the bible. Nope, sorry people it is found nowhere in the bible.

God uses a trial to stretch us. To mold us, to burn off the bad parts. To better us. With God, we can do all things.

God “will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but along with the temptation, he will also make the way out in order for you to be able to endure it.”—1 Cor. 10:13


For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on oursel…