Step inside with me, if you will, and walk back in time to the inside of an Irish farmhouse hundreds of years ago. This farm is very well kept. The second picture is the ceiling, and of course there is the fireplace with the bed beside it to stay warm. The water buckets had to be kept filled all the time or the wood would dry out. I'm sure you recognize the other furnishings, none of which we have in our homes anymore, except for maybe the colorful china cabinet, which was the only bright spot in the room. In the next to last picture, see that square hole up high in the wall? It is a safe hole! They were cut into the walls of many of these houses and people would put their valuables there. In plain sight, but very hard to get to. Well, of course I did not really go to Ireland. Welcome to our Frontier Culture Museum! Many acres include exact replicas of farms in the past from different cultures and countries. You can tour in golf carts, see the animals, and talk to people from the past about their hardships. You can even go inside the homes, or maybe just have lunch by one of the beautiful lakes. I will be showing more from time to time.
“God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you're ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it, He throws caution to the winds, giving to the needy in reckless abandon. His right-living, right-giving ways never run out, never wear out. This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God.”
2 Corinthians 9