Friday, July 9, 2010

Rubies of Thought

Ashley had the camera the other morning as we were working in the garden. We pulled out somethings that were spent and were giving them to the chickens. Cooler thinks anything thrown in the chicken yard is good for him to eat too. He always hangs out in the garden with us in the morning, we're been clearing an area to move our burn pit/outdoor cooking area and the chainsaw and falling trees doesn't deter him from being with his people.

She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant Proverbs 31:24

She is a wise bussiness woman and looks for good prices on quality items. She puts pride in her work and knows her products are of good quality. She has no fear of rejection for the items she works on with her hands.

Do we put pride in what we do? Not the harmful pride but pride in knowing we did the best we could do?

Working in the garden every morning brings great joy, bringing in a basket of produce that has been grown 100% organically and with the sweat of my brow is very fullfilling. I gave a bag of yellow squash with a zucchini and cucumber to our neighbor yesterday and I put a jar of dewberry jelly in there since I picked alot from her property and I was happy of the product I passed on.

Do we do a full job or a half job? My children are good at doing half jobs of course they are teenagers and everything is a drama to them. Doing the dishes, oh the injustice never mind all of them are dirty from them. But they are learning when it comes to many others things they do a full job and that is how we should confront this life giving a full measure of ourselves and knowing when the day is done, "I did the best job I could do."

Our homes are a refuge from the hard stormy waves of the world but do we put that full measure into it? Do we feel ashamed of the work we do? Or do we devote ourselves to producing the best we can with the gifts we have been given?

Have a Blessed Day



  1. Thank you for these words Erika!

    Here at the cottage, I try to finish the job that I begin. This way, my boys see my example and hopefully, they remember it.

    This is one of my favoriate verses in the Proverbs 31 study.

    May Our Lord bless you & keep you...

  2. Dear Erika,

    (I'm typing while holding a sleeping baby on my lap) Your last posts are all so wonderful! I love the "cat on a post" picture :). It looks like you've been busy, busy, busy, in a good way. I'll try not to be jealous of your tomato and pepper harvest~It's been so cold here this year the heat-loving plants have really suffered.

    You are so lucky to have sassafras growing nearby; we all love its rootbeer scent and flavor. Just simmering some on the stove gives a happy mood as the scent pervades the room.

    And your bedroom looks so homey and sweet; your cat has good taste!

    May this week bring much joy.




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