Peace and Prayer in Troubled Times

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Not voting is not a protest, it is a surrender.

Keith Ellison

November 3, Election day has come and gone. We voted in record numbers. People waited in lines for hours to vote. They waited in all kinds of weather and in all kinds of neighborhoods all over our nation. This right to vote was paid for by a very high price. Many lives have been lost in previous wars to extend us this right to vote, and we did vote.

“Indeed you won the elections, but I won the count”

Anastasio Somoza Nicaraguan Dictator

Let me just encourage you in this moment to not give up. Stand firm in your faith! Stay on your knees and pray for America! The battle being waged right now, is fierce in the unseen realms and our breakthrough may be right around the corner. We cannot become discouraged and lose our hope. Decree that evil will be exposed and the truth and justice will prevail. Support our warrior Angels with your prayers.

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

John 14:27

Peace is the atmosphere of heaven. The reality of the peace in Jesus redefines what is around us. It becomes contagious and inspires hope. Don’t miss out on this incredible time to pray, speak life and decree into the future. Stay in peace and only operate from a platform of peace.

His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where He restores and revives my life.

Psalms 23:2 TPT

In my favorite story in the Bible, is in 2 Chronicles 20. The people were told to stand and see the Lord’s mighty victory. They were to send out a group of people to sing and praise the Lord for the splendor of His holiness. As they did this the Lord set ambushes in the enemy camp and great was the victory for Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah.

Sing songs of praise and keep fast to the hope set before us. God bless you as we traverse some interesting challenges. Our Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Back on the Prairie

Danish Mill in Elkhorn, IA

It is difficult to leave a project and new friends and begin the journey home, but that is what the farmer and I did this week. We hooked onto the camper and stopped in Elkhorn, IA to check out this Danish Mill. It was fun to see and to visit the little gift shop here. Since the farmer was a windmill repair man for 25 years we love to see all kinds of windmills. There was also a fabric quilt shop nearby so I made a visit there while the farmer got a nap in the pickup. His nap was a little pricey.

Basket Wheel Windmill

Road construction was everywhere as it is summer. Our usual travel method is to take older two-lane highways and avoid interstates. We like to see the farms, barns, small towns and enjoy the slower pace. This made our day a little longer than we planned but were able to camp beside a beautiful lake in Nebraska.

One Night on the Lake
God’s Beautiful Creation

We made it home the next day. There was no dog to welcome us home as we had to put our precious basset hound to sleep in January due to old age. Our son and two grandsons had mowed for us once while we were gone but the farm yard surely needed our attention. There is no place like home.

There is no place like home.

L Frank Baum
Home by the Fourth of July

Home is the nicest word there is.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

As we reflect on our last month, we have been delighted to see our Lord’s protective hand on us in so many ways. A huge very muscular deer ran full speed across the road in front of us just two hours from home and we were protected. The farmer took quite a tumble and experienced no injury to his body. His dear cowboy hat got blown down the highway while he was attending to an issue with the camper and we got it back unharmed. We have been so blessed by the wonderful people we met, the work we were able to do, and the creation we have seen. But most of all by getting to know the Creator just a little bit closer.

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

Robert Frost

We came home exhausted with much to do here on the Little House on the Prairie. This little farm in the middle of a cornfield is home sweet home to us. Here we pick up the projects we left in May and prepare for some serious family time with our grandchildren and we count our blessings. We name them one by one. And we find peace and joy. We hear of the world in chaos and we pray daily for our world. In the midst of it all we find peace (indescribable peace) and joy.

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all you need, you will abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 9:8-10