Gallagher Farm and Faith - The Price of Anything is the Amount of Life You Exchange for It - Thoreau

What is the Value of What You Pursue?

“There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you.” ~Charles Dudley Warner, essayist and novelist What Do You Value? What is the value of peace of mind, integrity, freedom, balance, or fulfillment? The value we place on these intangibles is shown in the life choices we make. * If we value peace of mind we will remove ourselves from situations and relationships that cause disharmony. * If we value freedom we will guard it, fight for it, and flee any situation or person that puts us in bondage. * If we value integrity we will make tough choices and decisions to guard …

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Gallagher Farm and Faith - In Returning and Rest You Will Be Saved

Quietness and Confidence

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 I used to have a small plaque with this verse on it but I never seemed to understand the verse. I used to read it over and over and ponder it but it always eluded me and I was left with a feeling of “What exactly does this mean and why am I so drawn to it if I don’t understand it?” Over time, that plaque did not survive a move – or two – or a redecorating spree, but the verse remained etched on my heart and I’ve returned to it time and again – always …

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Gallagher Farm and Faith - Helping Your Children Understand the Gift of Sacrifice

Love Perfectly Expressed in Sacrifice

Live a life filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you and gave himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins. Ephesians 5:2 She came to us wet and scared. “Mom, there’s a dog in the yard,” my boys stated the obvious. “Leave her alone and she’ll find her way home,” I said. But Candy, as she soon came to be known, would have none of that logic. She had found sympathetic hearts and was tired of running scared. We let her in the garage to shelter her from the rain and she promptly showed her gratitude by catching tennis balls in midair, much to the boys’ delight. Irresistible …

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Gallagher Farm and Faith - Hearing God's Voice When It's Only a Whisper

A Whisper in the Lilacs

Have you ever wished that God would speak to you to direct or guide or comfort you? He can and He does and once I heard His voice as a whisper in the lilacs. “It’s May.  The lilacs are in bloom.”  I thought.  They were my favorite flower.  I  loved their rich purple hue and strong perfume-like scent.  Their fragrance fills the whole house and their presence in any room announces that spring has arrived. This particular spring, however, I could not enjoy them, nor did I think I would make it home to see them before their brief bloom period was over. My life at the moment revolved around a hospital room on the …

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