Monday, October 10, 2016

Harvest with my dearly beloved... Faith vs seeking signs

Along for the ride on a glorious Sunday... I just told Pat about how I admire how he jumps. climbs up and down over and over, and drives the big truck over and over...  It is such a gift that his feet and legs are in great shape for this busy harvest time of year!  Remembering 4 years ago and a painful knee which is now a distant memory, thank goodness!
The day is  filled with giving rides, getting parts and helping out my dearly beloved as much as I can.  I need to keep this short today.  A grand Hallel Psalm in the middle of mass today fills me with great JOY for my life and sharing our Faith as a family.  A wonderful quote by a Dominican priest, which John and I shared after morning prayer and sharing the readings...
Faith has now to be regarded as the revelation to us of the meaning of life. the understanding of life, the effects of life.  I shall never become interested in religion until I have come to see that I must make it personal to myself - chew it, digest it, form out of it the sinews of my spiritual being.
Father Bede Jarrett

John said that it was so obvious that he was a Dominican just like our beloved Community of the Lamb!  They start the night before "chewing/maundicating" the Gospel and digesting it and making it a part of them as they go forth representing Christ knocking on the door of the poor!  In the midst of this turmoil and mess in our country we need them in the heart of our country more than ever!  Thank you, Lord, for the prayers and examples of Christ we find in your priests and religious, and may many more here and answer your call!
Lots of climbing required this time of year.  The grain bins really give me the shivers!  Lord, protect all our dearly beloved farmers!

Jesus tells us today that we need to pursue our Faith always and without hesitation - trusting in him to be in control of our lives whether we are experiencing a cross or the LIFE/LIGHT/LOVE which we gain from all the crosses in our lives - the Cross becomes The Tree of LIFE bearing all kinds of Fruits of the Holy Spirit!
One thing I have always enjoyed is watching my hunky farmer husband do his many varied jobs.  Farming is such a big business as well as a jack of all trades!

Jesus, please keep all the farmers safe, and thank you for this wonderful harvest after all the plentiful rains this growing season.  "Rain makes grain."  my husband loves to say, and this year proves it is so true!  May we look to you each day of this journey and grow each day in our knowledge and love of you.  Dying to self so that we may be your hands and feet!  Jesus, we trust in you.  Amen and Hallelujah
 A quick trip out to move the cows in the pasture between loads of beans in the field across from our home.  Bless-bless, Barbara Luke
They come arunning to fresh pasture - such bright green pastures for October, but soon they will be on corn stalks after we harvest the corn field tomorrow across from Paul's.
Here they come!
Wonderful creeks filled with water, and reflections of the clouds
A beautiful surprise under this fall tree - a waterfall!  We drove over the top of it back and forth on the 4 wheeler.  I held on tight to my dearly beloved!
Happy fall from the pasture behind our house!
Our cat hunting by the creek...
Enjoy your grass, for soon you will be out on the corn stalks!
So true!
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 113:1B-2, 3-4, 5A AND 6-7
R. (see 2) Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.
Praise, you servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD.
Blessed be the name of the LORD
both now and forever.
R. Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.
From the rising to the setting of the sun
is the name of the LORD to be praised.
High above all nations is the LORD;
above the heavens is his glory.
R. Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.
Who is like the LORD, our God,
who looks upon the heavens and the earth below?
He raises up the lowly from the dust;
from the dunghill he lifts up the poor.
R. Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.
The Psalm from mass today - A grand Hallel!  According to our daughter, Little Sister Hallel, "any psalm after 100 that gives total praise is called a Grand Hallel Psalm.  And the word for Grand in French also means "tall" , and I am about a foot taller than all the French little Sisters.   So they all think it is very funny!"  WE love you and miss you Susan/Hallel!  Also "everytime anyone says my name they are giving God/Jesus total praise! "  So amazing!
Mother Angelica, thank you for your clear vision of The Truth/Jesus your Lord and Spouse!
So deep and so true!  Such wonderful news - every life saved will change the world for the better!
Casting Crowns - If we are the body
Danielle Rose - Wonderfully made - Psalm 139
Danielle Rose - Pursue me, Lord! 

Mud... is so beloved among my kids and grandkids!
Rose out in the cattle yard with bare feet... mud?
Grandpa's helpers - the dirtier the better. 

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