Bittersweet Farm Journal (Number 1) The Story of Bittersweet Farm

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  1. What a beautiful story. You have truly inspired me and shown me that even through trials HIS is there. May God bless you greatly in your precious home!

  2. What a beautiful story. You have truly inspired me and shown me that even through trials HE is there. May God bless you greatly in your precious home!

  3. Awwwww what a sweet story!! And the Farm looks just like you and Lois……it will be amazing to see Lois’s touch in the future! May God Bless You and Lois and Bittersweet Farm!

  4. This is beautifully written! I hope you post pictures of the inside in the near future. Praying for God’s richest blessings on your family. So thankful that God always has a plan.

  5. So happy that God enabled you to have Bittersweet Farm. But from one gardener to another (Lois) I don’t want to ”rain on your parade”, but I’ve heard that when there’s Walnut trees, that growing things might be a problem. Sure am hoping that won’t be the case (In her case). But I’m sure that somewhere in that field in back of your house you can find a fertile spot for growing things. !

  6. We have lots of ground that is not close to the walnuts. Thanks for posting and following our adventures after all these years. I remember Walt was my first call when I took FBC Fremont–in 1996.

  7. Thanks for sharing. One thing I appreciate about you and your family is the honesty even if it can be hard on one or more of your family. Thanking God for such a great home for you guys. Enjoy the wild life.

  8. As one also in ministry transition and preparation, I especially appreciate this. With you I also rejoice in the goodness of the Lord. We look forward to finding our “bittersweet farm”. Thanks for sharing. Love you Ken.

  9. Thank you for sharing your story. We, too, have been experiencing “a dark and bitter providence” (your words). You have put words to some of our feelings and that helps us work through the problems.

  10. I’m sorry to hear you are going through trouble. We stopped to pray for you this morning. I’m glad the story was helpful to you. God is faithful no matter how dark the night.

  11. Dave–We are following your adventure with prayer and interest. You have a very bright future. Looking forward to seeing what God is going to do.

  12. Danny–thanks for your help and encouragement. I can see you all sitting out in the crowd at Big Sandy with you big smiles.

  13. Oh Pastor, this is so beautiful. This IS the house that I think is so you & Lois. I am sure she will make it beautiful! It looks like the house you always seem to put on your books, or blogs, it’s just “you”. I am so happy that this house worked out for you both. So much room for your ever growing family! Lois could probably create her own outdoor photo studio there, it’s picture perfect! Thank you for posting this. This story gave me “bittersweet” feelings – We miss you more then you know! praying for you always.

  14. Jodie and Dave and all; Thanks for rejoicing with us. We miss you all. God has been so good to us. We are so grateful He has helped us. I hope you all are well. Thanks for staying in touch.

  15. Thank you for sharing your “little piece of Heaven on earth”. As I looked at the pictures, it brought one word to my mind, Peace. May the peace of Christ and the comfort of the Holy Spirit abide in your new home as they abide in your hearts. God is so good!