Fickle February

February in Texas is a puzzle, even to us natives.  The weather shifts quickly, so we learn to keep a jacket, hat and gloves in the truck!  Just because the thermometer reads 65 degrees at lunchtime is no reason to expect the same conditions at four o’clock.  Over the last two weeks, we have been in the twenties and seventies within the same few days.  The winter has been mild, but that is no reason to think that winter is over.  Spring will come, but in the meantime we watch the weather reports and check the Farmer’s Almanac one more time.

Here in the garden, winter chores continue while daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses bloom.  Kenny Tapp, the artisan who created the Zebulun gate, recently completed the side posts and metal ropes for the gate.  This morning, Jesus and James installed the new posts.  The Zebulun gate is now complete and even more beautiful than before.  Our thanks to Kenny and our wonderful Zebulun partners from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who generously provided the materials for this project!

If you watched the web cast on Sunday, you were blessed by James Vincent’s timely and prophetic message about building the house.  Progress on the potting shed continues on the inside now, and we eagerly await its completion.  Soon we will be landscaping around the house, establishing the southeastern boundary of the Gentile garden.  This building process has been a joy to behold!

We have also greeted three new tenants on the east side of the Gentile garden: a rooster named Peter and two hens, Dorcas and Lydia.  The story of our little chicken family requires more time than I have available right now, so I’ll dedicate a whole post to them another day. Jesus and Daniel built them a roomy chicken yard.  The hens have already begun laying eggs.  I’ll let you know when–and if–we have chicks!

The Lord continues to bless us with rain.  Over the weekend, the rain gauge registered one and a half inches.  The area lakes and groundwater continue to recharge.  God is good.

Bless you all!

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Vickie on February 21, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Thanks for the pictures and I really enjoyed Jame’s message. I can’t wait to here the story about the hens.


  2. Posted by zionsgate on February 21, 2012 at 6:05 am

    It does not cease to amaze me the beauty of what is blossoming in the Prayer Garden. My wife Robyn also has a ‘green thumb’, and has twelve variety of roses in our front yard flower bed, with serious plans this spring for trees in our backyard.

    I have appreciated James Vincent’s Worship since early last summer when I began watching the webcast… just in time to see the massive transition that the ministry undertook. So much accomplished in such a short time! Praise the LORD! The prophetic teaching that James shared yesterday was a deep blessing, with precious insights about what our LORD is doing in each of our lives. May the Holy Spirit continue to bless the works of his hands, his powerful gift of worship and song-writing, and his immediate and extended family that he loves so visibly.


  3. Posted by Caroline on February 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm



  4. Posted by Lucy Roberts on February 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    The LORD is indeed gracing us with His many blessings! We are blessed in His favor and grace with His eyes watching over us and His covering for sure! He is raining down restoration in our child-like hearts, complete with His blessing and grace and favor and love, and leaving behind pools of blessings for us to enjoy, even in the early flowers! 😀


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