Sunday at Middlemay Farm

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“God travels wonderful ways with human beings, but he does not comply with the views and opinions of people. God does not go the way that people want to prescribe for him; rather, his way is beyond all comprehension, free and self-determined beyond all proof. Where reason is indignant, where our nature rebels, where our piety anxiously keeps us away: that is precisely where God loves to be. There he confounds the reason of the reasonable; there he aggravates our nature, our piety—that is where he wants to be, and no one can keep him from it.

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Only the humble believe him and rejoice that God is so free and so marvelous that he does wonders where people despair, that he takes what is little and lowly and makes it marvelous. And that is the wonder of all wonders, that God loves the lowly…. God is not ashamed of the lowliness of human beings. God marches right in. He chooses people as his instruments and performs his wonders where one would least expect them. God is near to lowliness; he loves the lost, the neglected, the unseemly, the excluded, the weak and broken.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas

 

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  1. delphini510 says:

    Beautiful post Adrienne, thank you for sharing.

    miriam

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  2. Those ducks are precious, Adrienne.

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    1. They make me laugh every day. I will never be without call ducks again (for as long as I live on a farm, that is 😉 ).

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  3. Love the video of your ducks, stepping out for the morning on their usual walk. Snow? What snow? And your chickens are beautiful. I have cousins in Florida who keep chickens and post photos on FB, so I get to see what a huge variety exists.

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    1. I’m excited about my new chickens. I’d never heard of Isbars (pronounced Ice-bars). They are a Swedish breed and lay green eggs! The new speckled one is really friendly so she’s my new favorite — Mellie Wilkes. lol

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