Friday, June 23, 2017

Sacred heart...."every living thing has blood and a heart to pump it and give LIFE." Rose again

I had to grab my camera in the midst of cleaning chickens on this butchering day to capture this cuteness of Joy asleep in Mary's arms and cute Jenny, too, as they sit in the pool full of corn left over from our Breakfast on the farm the day before.  Our big day started with a bang of thunder and then the roar of hail pounding down in the midst of over an inch of rain in about 20 minutes.  Talk about a rough start to a day, and a day we had high hopes of large crowds coming to learn about the farm... not to be due to the crazy weather.
Joy playing in the corn pool with her siblings while we are busy with chickens! 
The chickens arrive in the back of Paul's pickup.  They were big and meaty in just about 8 weeks.  It was a family job, and we all pitched in to make it go as well as could be expected!  50 now in the freezer, and Ruth and I are both cooking chicken fresh as can be!
Rose was a very big helper and would help grandpa and grandma get our chickens to clean and then get them into the cooling water for a "swim."  She talked about how blood is needed for all animals to live and how the heart pumped and that is how they live.  Very appropriate today on The Feast of the Sacred Heart... the Heart of God that pumps LIFE into our lives and gives LIFE to The Church!
The kids kidded us that we were sharing romantic time - sitting side by side gutting chickens.  Pat's big hand and the chicken that had been alive just minutes before this.  We have a good system and work as a team, and yes there is quite a bit of blood involved and brought these thoughts to mind for little 5 year old Rose Ida/ Rose again!
Mary at the breakfast yesterday and they found a home for this baby kitten with a family that came for pancakes on the farm.
Joy and her second cousin, Ann, ,met at the breakfast yesterday.  Ann is 6 months older than Joy, but soon they will be running around chasing each other... so fun!
Now with grandpa Eddie!  It was fun to see the two girls together for the first time!
The rain water that was sitting on top of the shop door made for a fun cold shower with all the farm equipment sitting out from the breakfast on the farm event.  The weather made it less than perfect, and it can only get better next year, right?

The Gospel today is The Best!!! 
"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."

I am currently thinking and praying for my wonderful sister-in-law, Angela, who was going through open heart surgery for a bypass yesterday.  Her heart had some blockages due to the radiation she had to endure in her teens for cancer.  She was exhausted with the diminished blood flow, now with a fresh vessel from her leg... she will recover and have a lot more energy to accomplish all her wonderful ways she makes the world more beautiful! 

My thoughts and prayers are constantly with her, and how appropriate that today on the feast of the Most Sacred Heart... we are in a state of constant prayer for our Angela and now that her heart will heal and she will have a wonderful new lease on life ahead of her!
The pancakes were great, and Rose ate plate after plate of sausage.
Joy joins the party and the corn play pool is a hit!

Angela is now in the slow and steady recovery process and this Gospel speaks volumes of how she is being helped by the doctors and nurses and the many prayers lifting her up!  "My yoke is easy and my burden is light... getting through these weeks of gradual recovery until she is better than new and serving the Lord in her loving and serving others and family!
Girl time in the corn while the chickens are finished up...
Little Mermaid last night with these two in it... was wonderful!!! 
Ursala and her eels!

My rosary is calling out to me after this big morning of family job/putting food we grew up for out 6 families! 

Jesus, from your most Sacred Heart we receive our LIFE, but you infuse that life with your LOVE!  God is love, and whoever remains in love
remains in God and God in him."  I John 4... the second reading from mass today!  All we long for it to be united with that LOVE forever in heaven with You, Mary and all the Saints!  Jesus, we trust in you.  Amen and Hallelujah
John and Goddaughter, Joy, at the breakfast.  Give her a few years and she might be in plays with her Uncle John!  Bless-bless, Barbara Luke
Mary has gotten the theater/speech bug from her Uncle John, and they are close and enjoy their time together, too!
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“‘I am love and Mercy Itself. There is no misery that could be a match for My mercy. The soul that trusts in My mercy is most fortunate, because I Myself take care of it.’”
-Our Lord to St. Faustina

Trust in that mercy my friends.

And a blesses Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!

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