Wednesday, November 08, 2017

It's only mine to give.

Over the last few weeks we have been blessed with some incredible support for coal for families in need.  As we have delivered we have been met with such gratitude.  I tell them that this is a gift from our friends who wanted them to know that someone cares .. Others need the coal and are torn, they are not used to being given anything in life and are concerned that they are not able to repay us.  I am able to tell them "Its only mine to give. "  

Kurts goat going to a new home 

We have literally given out thousands of dollars of coal this fall.  and we are not done yet.  Now I am a generous guy , but it is so much easier to give when I come at it from the angle of "Its only mine to give."  

How much less stress in life would there be if everything we had we took that approach with ."It's only mine to give. "   As bazaar as this might sound, I think that is the way it should be.  

The last few months have been difficult for us.  We have had a family living at the farm that has been steeling.  absolutely every area of the farm was effected .  The more grace we would show the worse it would get.  It got to the point that 6 members of the family were all steeling, and some how they were able to justify it in their minds as being ok.  Finally we had to put a stop to it and asked them to leave.  They then came back for more .. It has been difficult to say the least.  

Again every thing they took was only " mine to give", but still I feel a responsibility to make sure that it goes to where it can do the greatest good.  But in the end, they did not steel from us they stole from God.  

What we need to do is not allow this to hinder what we do.  We need to continue to help people in need , we need to continue to be open to step in to help in times of need.  And as crazy as it sounds we need to continue to keep an ear open for this family so that we can help them in the future as things start to unravel for them ..       (actually I am not spiritual enough for that at this moment, but Julie is so I will follow her lead.)  

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