Friday, October 25, 2013

Providence's Perpetuation Provisions: Fourth Batch of Chicks 2013

As we noted in the third hatching of chick the Lord granted us for this year, the mother hen that hatched out our second batch of chicks was broody; and by God's graces and mercies, here is the result! She hatched out three more chicks, but sadly a week or two ago, while spraying fire ants, I broke my own rule that I had made after the last time I lifted the mini-tractor when I crushed a chick, and ended up with the same result -- just stupid, and I knew better. And so now there are only two.

But we are thankful to the Lord for granting these He has granted! I have a feeling they're both roosters because their combs are already showing a little larger, but we'll see, Lord willing...

Fourth Batch of Chicks 2013
Another Pic of the Fourth Batch of Chicks 2013


And here is their video:




As always, we are so very grateful to the Lord for graciously perpetuating the flock, and may they bring glory to Him and benefit His Church in some way.

-- David

Sunday, October 13, 2013

David's Digest: A Broken Heart & Godly Fear

Recently, our fellowship has gone through a couple of John Bunyan sermon series, which I thought were excellent, and found them very beneficial; and so, I thought I would mention them here, in case they might be of benefit to someone else.


The Acceptable Sacrifice; Or, The Excellency of a Broken Heart

"John Bunyan's words are delivered with compelling conviction as he passionately portrays the beauty of the only sacrifice that is acceptable to God. With carefully crafted words he describes the wonder and majesty of a heart broken before the Lord. The brokenhearted are not forsaken or ignored, for they are 'His jewels, His beloved.'"

(The narration is a little slow, but the message is worth it!)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8

(Here is the SermonAudio search string for this sermon series.)

Here is an online written version


A Treatise of the Fear of God; Showing What It Is And What It Is Not

"This work distinguishes the nature of man's fear of God, the relationship of this fear to faithfulness, the effects of the fear of God, and clearly draws the line between the fear and the dread of God."

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10

(Here is the SermonAudio search string for this sermon series. We used the Still Waters Revival Books version.)

And here is this online written version


I hope you will take the time to go through these, by listening and/or reading, as I believe they are both very important to the heart and life of the Christian. We pray God grant us a broken and contrite heart, and grow in godly (only!) fear of Him!

-- David

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Providence's Perpetuation Provisions: New Piglets of 2013

Back in June, the Lord granted our pig Lulu to have her litter of piglets! She had 14 in all! -- one was dead when we found it, and the other died a few days later. But the 12 continued on, and are all still going and healthy, thanks to the Lord!

Here they are at around 8 weeks, the day before we took Lulu into the butcher:

New Duroc Piglets 2013 - At 8 Weeks Old


And here is a video diary of the entire adventure, from when Lulu met Piggy, the boar we borrowed from the Bunkers, to shortly after the piglets were born, to the day of the picture above:




Once again, we are very grateful to God for granting the safe delivery, the provisions of Lulu and her litter, and for the continued health of the piglets.

-- David