This is David & Susan Sifford's journal of what we pray is our sojourn of life (Hebrews 11:8-10) along the narrow way (Matt 7:14), even the old paths (Jeremiah 6:16), submitting to the Bible as a light unto both (Psalms 119:105). It is our prayer that these documented moments in our earthly time benefit whom God might choose to edify, but ultimately that God glorifies Himself through them.
Apparently calf dropping time is upon us! Several weeks ago, Rosa strolled up to be fed with a new little calf by her side — a little bull calf, that we’re going to call Vinicio, which means “vine,” because he’s red, and wine is red and comes from the fruit of a vine. 🙂
Anyway, here is a picture of him, his daddy is on the left:
And one with Rosa and I believe Manolito, Rosa’s calf from last year (so Vinicio’s big brother):
And here’s a little video of him. I say he’s a couple of months old in the video, but it’s closer to one month:
We are grateful to the Lord for granting this first safe and healthy calf of the new year! And we are always thankful for His continued provisions, both spiritually and temporily.
First, I went around and stuffed insulation in all of the door frame gaps using a shim:
And then I started working my way around the house, beginning with the great room living room:
Then behind the cook stove and into the kitchen. I also took the heat barrier we had been using for our barn stove and put it behind the house one:
Through the rest of the kitchen:
And finally in the library:
And there it was! Ready for guests!
And here is a picture from outside showing the lamps and candles lit in the house for the first time we had the group over for a community meeting on a cold night!
And from inside with the camera flash before everyone got there:
Once again, we are most grateful to the Lord for supplying the resources for continuing the house, to those out there who have helped with them, and we are very thankful and excited to be able to finally host the group, and hopefully in a bit of comfort. Last year, we had to cancel some meetings because the community center stove pipe is rusted through, so we’re glad we can now meet once again, to sing praises to God and learn about the Lord Christ, in unity together, we pray for His glory, even in colder weather!
Heb. 11:8-10 - "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God."