Friday, January 18, 2013

Considering the Quiet and Simple Life...

Here on Pilgrim's Farm...
we live as quietly and simply as the Lord gives our living

we love that our Lord God has admonished us to study to be quiet...
to work with our hands, minding our own business

to do work that will bring us lack of nothing

we don't feel the need to get involved in the worldly affairs of politics...
or protests against what we feel has wronged us...
or fretting over the chaos and noise of the world's system and wickedness

we are keepers at home on the farm and in the cottage...
doing with our hands and minds what the Lord has given us to do

quietly, peacefully, working as hard as we need to...
and being good stewards as He has blessed us with

and as we work...
the Lord God blesses as He sees fit...
with whatever He increases for our needs

our purpose on earth as God's children and the sheep of Christ...
is to honor and glorify Him by His work of sovereign, saving grace 

knowing this...
we hold to the word of God which is the true food for our souls...
giving us the spiritual nutrition of the Bread of Life, our Lord Jesus Christ

1 Thessalonians 4:11,12

and that ye study to be quiet,
and to do your own business,
and to work with your own hands,
as we have commanded you;
that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without,
and that ye may have lack of nothing.
(King James Version)

and the Greek translation saying the same thing:

and to have as your ambition to be quiet
and to practice your own things
and to work with your own hands,
just as we commanded you,
in order that you may walk becomingly toward the ones outside
 and may have need of nothing.

May the Lord give the Bread of Life, for your healing, by His saving grace.


  1. Love your pictures, you are on a roll! You appreciate what God gives you, so he gives you more, so you appreciate it more, so he gives you still more!

  2. Your words are truth and grace filled.
    Thank you for the thoughts.

  3. Just beautiful all around, Jean, in your photos and especially your words...

    Thank you!


  4. Loe all the photos, Jean, especially the bees. Hope you have a peaceful weekend.

  5. Thank you for such a beautiful post, Jean... such a peaceful reminder to be about "our Father's business" while we are here and not concern ourselves with the cares of this world.
    It is tempting for me to worry about such things occasionally, but I have to remind myself that not only can I not do anything about current events, but that I am only here for a little while... *smile* I needed this today.
    Thanks again for such beautiful words. (By the way~ the pictures of the bees made me squeal with delight... they are so beautiful!)

  6. Wonderful words which brought peace to my heart this dark and dreary Sunday in Northern Ireland...thank you for writing this post and sharing your photos..may God, who has been faithful to you in the past, richly bless you today and every day.

  7. Hello... and thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your heartfelt comments... your blog is beautiful, both your photos and your inspiring words... thank you for sharing... xoxo Julie Marie

  8. Your pictures say it all. I absolutely love the first one! What a beautiful life God has blessed you all with! Yes, He has blessed us too, and I am grateful for the life we have here, even if it is extremely frigid at times!lol