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A Day at the Farm

October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012 Maiden Rock, Wisconsin

At the invitation of my friend, Lois, we spent Saturday afternoon at the farm of Barbara O’Brien, an amazing animal trainer, photographer, and rescuer of Morgan horses. Besides being a wife, mother, and hostess, she is a woman after my own heart: she thought to put the youngest kitties in the house before guests arrived because the little ones are not yet car-savvy; she rescued a brown hen’s egg and tucked it into the pocket of her down vest.

I teased the girls I’d be checking pockets for kittens before the drive home :).

Everywhere I looked, the land rolled up to meet the sky. And in the sky above the farm, bald eagles soared. One eagle for each of us, like a benediction on a weary week.

Isaiah 40: 25-31 says:

25 “To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
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.

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