…..at our farm.
Some of you may know that Pops and I have felt that along with this here farm came a responsibility to glorify God. We felt it when we bought the property and have taken it very seriously. We want to share this property with others, that they may also come and be in nature and use the land for renewal, refreshment and relaxation. Our idea is to provide others with a place to retreat whether it be a formal, facilitated retreat, a meeting place for the good of others, or simply a place for families and friends to gather to renew their spirit with each other.
Phase I was to get us here and up and running. We have done that. Phase II is under way and thankfully is a whole lot less back-breaking….. but emotionally? The most exciting. When we bought the property we chose (or I think rather, He chose) a spot for our outdoor chapel. A place where one can go and pray. Lay down their sorrows. Lift up their thanks. And praise His Holy Name. The chapel will consist of a crucifix and a stone wall that you can belly up to and pray.
We began last year by making a clay model of the corpus and cut wood from our beloved front yard trees that died.
I took the model up to Indianapolis this Spring to have it cast in bronze at a foundry who work with artists. Was a totally cool place. Almost made me want to change mediums.
This week we put it all together and to the chapel area it went. The thought of having a place to worship on our property tickles me to no end. Maybe I can take my cot up there and have a sleep over.
We packed our tools into our gator when through and turned around to see this stunning sight.
The light at the base of the tree BLEW our mind. Thank you, God, for accepting our invitation. Pops and I were dumbstruck.
Phase III is a cabin for da people. God will provide when He thinks we are ready to handle it. My heart has been feeling a tickly sensation in the past few weeks. I wonder if it means we are ready. Or maybe He was readying me for today’s miracle.