Archive for April, 2016

Joy comes in the morning!

Shabbat shalom all!

I hope you all enjoyed your Passover celebration, and hopefully were able to join us or tune in this past weekend! I’ve collected quite a few photos from last week and this week, including some that Pam has taken on her morning and evening walks through the garden. There are also baby geese hanging out in the garden again! Pam and I were able to film them yesterday in the reflection garden, and I’ve included that video as well.

The dew on the roses from the rains last week was a precious thing to behold, and as I put together this post the Lord began speaking to me out of Exodus and Lamentation 3 –

22 How enduring is God’s loyal love;
    the Eternal has inexhaustible compassion.
23 Here they are, every morning, new!
    Your faithfulness, God, is as broad as the day.
24 Have courage, for the Eternal is all that I will need.
    My soul boasts, “Hope in God; just wait.”

Exodus 16 is where the Lord provided the Israelites with fresh manna, left behind by the morning dew. The Lord likened the manna to His grace and mercy as I meditated on it; His grace and mercy comes fresh and new with each new day, just like the morning dew. There is always enough for us to strengthen ourselves for the rest of the day, and we are refreshed every morning! Pam has always said to me, “everything always looks brighter in the morning,” and how true it is. As the day goes on, our flesh and worldly things can wear on us and cause us to wilt a little by the end of the day, but thank God that we can lie down in peace at night, and awaken to fresh grace and mercy in the morning!

Thank the Lord that we are never without the grace and mercy and provision that we need to thrive each day. We need only see the signs and wonders in nature for an illustration of His character and love for us!

Please enjoy these photos and video, and have a wonderful and blessed shabbat!


Let the fragrance arise!

Shabbat Shalom all!

The garden is stunning as always and I was completely captivated by the dozens and dozens of roses blooming right now. The aroma is so sweet and makes you want to lie down right there in the garden and take a nap. One day they’ll invent a contraption that allows you to post “smell” on the internet, but until then here are these photos for you to enjoy and imagine the smell of roses filling the air. There are many other photos as well, including the newly renovated reflection garden behind Pam’s potting shed, as well as the final coat of stain on the new pavilion. I so hope you all can join us on site for Passover and experience the garden for yourselves!!

Blessings to all of you,



Hello all!

There’s a lot going on in the garden, specifically the continued work on the pavilion and “recalibrating” the vineyard. I’m sharing some photos of the progress with you here, as well as some other shots of the garden, including a sweet moment with Pam and her precious grandson Jacob. Thank the Lord that spring is here, and that the Lord is recalibrating your foundations in order for you to produce new fruit!