Limited time.

We live with limited time. God has our end in sight. While He is sovereign, we’re called to the duty of living lives honoring Him. A while back, I got into a bit of a disagreement with someone over politics.…

Strange weather.

Minnesota has had an odd winter. It’s been warm. Not a lot of snow. Been good for us having moved into the tiny house. Easy to adjust. Strange happenings brings out the crazy in people. One one hand, the environmental…

Cessationism vs Continuationism.

I tend to be very much in the “Reformed” camp of thinking. I’ve joked that if I were to get tattoos, I would get the 5 Solas of the Reformation tattooed on my left fingers and the five points of…

Alley cropping.

Like my father and brother, mania tends to take hold of me. I’ll obsess with something for a while, dwelling on it, mulling it over, thinking about it. Right now, I’ve been poring over alley cropping. I went to the…

No stuttering.

I often say that “the Bible doesn’t stutter.” I usually state this in response to the idea that the more challenging statements in Scripture can be negated by comparing them to your feelings. Another thing I often say is that…

Wind breaks.

I found an absolute gem of a book at a Goodwill a couple of weeks ago: Five Acres and Independence by M.G. Kains. Joel Salatin often says to find the oldest farming books you can; the original of this book…

Knowing God. Ch. 3

The men’s group at our church is going through J.I. Packer’s Knowing God. I haven’t read anything by Packer, but I’m aware that he edited the ESV Study Bible (which I have) and he was close with John Piper, whom…

Daily walks.

I take a daily walk around the farm. I think it’s important to keep an eye on as much of it as you can daily. You get to know the land, the fallen trees, the boulders, the birds. I’ve lived…

The worst things.

I’ve often said that the worst things to happen to our culture are social media, the stock market, and the industrial revolution. I think we can expand that list to five. 1. The 24 Hour News Cycle/News As Business News…

Never too late.

I hear that a lot of times about a lot of things. “Never too late.” Starting a farm after you turn 40 is about as close to “too late” as you get, but in general, the statement is correct. It’s…