Soul Sunday

Everyone needs a place where their soul finds peace.  Since Pig-Farmer’s schedule and the budget isn’t allowing for my derriere to be seated pool- or beach-side, with a fruity drink in my hand, I am lucky to have the river and timber of Mom’s to visit.  Hiking the hills is surely better for me anyway.

Despite the cold temperatures we experienced this week, I found dainty spring flowers.  Reminders that perseverance pays off.  Bloom when it is time!19March_TimberFlowers

Isn’t it amazing how, despite the cold snap, nature knows when it is time to wake up from dormancy?

I also love finding the reminders from my grandparents’ cattle farm.  Call me crazy, but I think it’s beautiful!  19MarchBarbedWire

Nature is such a great reminder of our smallness.  Bigger forces are at work and we can actually control little.  Except one big attribute.  Our attitude.

Friends, I hope you find a place for your soul to find some peace this week.  Make it happen!  Carve a little time, light a candle or sit in the sun, enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of tea, and breathe, knowing you don’t have to be in charge of it all.


About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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18 Responses to Soul Sunday

  1. says:

    Gosh Marla, I’m so glad I don’t have to be in charge of it all. How exhausting it must be for our Maker. Love the barbed wire from Grandpa’s farm.

  2. Merrilyn (Merri) McElderry says:

    God is all there is , yes and you have so many beautiful riches there a pool and drink would be..less….you have more sure, and I needed to hear your message so you have shared your” more” with me. helping me to see and feel the glory of God all around an apt from owning a resort for 55 years is rough, or….is it…..time to let God take over which he does so well if we but allow him to. When one is used to doing it all for everyone..well. those seeming little flowers, blue waters , timber and here the hills up to St Olaf college outside my window with lights twinkling, and tree tops over the building and balcony to sit on until God finds me another place..well there is peace if I take it..IThank you for this loving reminder to see the all good ie God in everything..Blessings Merri

    • Marla Rose says:

      Blessings to you, Merri! Your words are beautiful. Do you write a blog? The image of the hills and twinkling lights leading up to St. Olaf College sounds like a peaceful sight. I’m glad you see God in your life, even as it has changed.

  3. Dianna says:

    Great advice! I, too, love the rusty reminder of your grandparents cattle farm. Maybe I appreciate it more than some – growing up across the highway from a dairy farm!

  4. Never crazy – always beautiful.. c

    • Marla Rose says:

      I love the history and imagining the cattle overlooking the river. Then, I wonder if any calves slipped under the fence and slid down to the river! The stories that river could tell.

  5. Greg Dickinson says:

    Did you see Kondo on Sunday morning today?

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  6. Greg Dickinson says:

    Another great piece well done

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  7. pattisj says:

    I was at peace just reading this. Love the old fence, and all the past it holds of how it came to be there.

  8. Wendy says:


  9. A lovely post and wonderful photos .. thanks for sharing

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