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Living On Our New Farm In A Fifth Wheel, Summer of 2014

Living On Our New Farm In A Fifth Wheel, Summer of 2014

Well this is the scoop; Me and my hubby Scott (my best friend of twenty-two years) have been living in our 29 foot 5th wheel since June 1st, 2014 and life on the new farm is beyond wonderful, GOD is amazing! We are praying for the new owners to purchase our home and farm of thirteen years in Kingston, WA so we can build our last home as we are in our fifties now. Life on the twenty acre farm in Sequim, Washington is wonderful beyond my wildest dreams Jesus has provided us with the perfect place to set up our home, farm and business.

The Johnson Homestead Under Siege during the Carlton Complex Wildfire

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Every day I see sunshine here, ok one day we had rain since July 1st, 2014. Every day I see the mountains, stars, sunrise, sunset and sometimes a little bit of fog from the Dungeness Spit. We live close enough to the Dungeness river to go fishing and hopefully we will get to go this fall I cant wait to fish again as it has been way too long. The semi-truck accident changed everything and now I am strong enough to give it a try again. The first time I went steel head fishing I caught a nice size fish around twelve pounds and well this was the last time a very long time ago in the earl 90’s.

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Our three mini donkeys are so much fun and they love the new farm and play tug each night when it cools down with their orange mini traffic cone and jolly ball. So much fun to watch them play tag too. Rio is enjoying grooming Tuba and he plays rough with Oboe so all is good here now as he had a hard time missing little Rocket Man. He still stands and watches him every now and a then just to be sure he is safe and happy as they are divided by the hot wire.

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My mare Miss Lily is so happy to have Miss Trophy our new black saddlebred they are always together and literally walk the same and dance the same. When one trots so does the other and they lay down and sleep together. Lily is Trophy’s new mentor and leader and she thinks we got Trophy just for her, to funny as we did. “Horses really want to live with a horse, donkeys want to live with a donkey and a mule well they can live with either and be very happy depending on the sex, age, size etc., common sense.”

I am so grateful to have my new MD barn as I can no longer lift heavy things due to the screws in my pelvis. I can swing the lazy susan door around and put my ausie saddle on Rio and Lily and go for a ride on the farm. No more hard work to get to ride. GOD is amazing! I remember going to physical therapy and wearing my ariat riding gloves to lift weights thinking one day I will ride again. Well GOD never ever lies, I get to ride again and one day I will go for a trail ride again and perhaps canter again. My back and core muscles still fight me every single day. Pain is always in my body but I have learned how to manage it one day at a time. If you have pain, pray to Jesus and NEVER GIVE UP!

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We continue to pray for GOD to give us favor and sell our home in Kingston, WA on five acres to the right family. A Family who will love the home/farm as much as we did and care for my flower gardens. God has a plan and now we must wait. Seems waiting is the hardest part but it is not too hard as every day is a beautiful day living on the new farm in Sequim, WA. I am very busy training five new equine, working with my virtual students and this winter I will finish my book, the book is a surprise (educational and humor) I promise to share after it is ready for sale 2015.  Please support my new business Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC as I enjoy educating and sharing information to make life wonderful for all the donkeys, horses and mules in our most fragile world.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Do not let pain make you hate.


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Relationships Take Time For People And Animals


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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Trying to Understand Gods Will . . . Is It Possible?


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The Johnson Homestead Under Siege during the Carlton Complex Wildfire

The Johnson Homestead Under Siege during the Carlton Complex Wildfire

This Blog is In Honor of My Wonderful Sister and Brother-In-Law, Rosie & Dave Johnson of Malott, Washington ‘and’ All Those Who Have Witnessed and Suffered, Those Who Have Worked On and Been Affected by The Carlton Complex Firestorm in Washington State.

This Blog is ‘also’ In Honor of ALL the firefighters throughout our country who put their lives on the line every day to help people they do not even know. Thank You! Every One Of You Is A True Hero! You cannot deny it . . . We ALL know it!

First, I want all my readers to know that my hearts filled with SO MUCH GRATITUDE that God saved Rosie & Dave and their home!

My hearts filled with compassion for every person and animal affected by this tragedy and heavy with sadness for the victims who…

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Staying In Faith, Never Give UP On Your Dreams


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When times are great it is simple to stay in faith

When times are difficult and the bills are coming in or we are running out of options in all areas of our life it is most difficult to stay in faith.  Why? We are human and our brain tends to think we have the answer first, but this only works if we do not change our thinking process. The human flesh runs wild in our mind thinking how to solve the problem. I have learned to pray for everything and let GOD handle everything in his time not my time. This is not easy for me as I like things completed correctly, on time and I like to have a plan. I have learned that having a plan is funny to GOD as GOD is in control not me.

After the semi-truck accident select GOD Created A Miracle For Me left me physically disabled I felt a strong desire to move to Sequim, WA.  GOD placed this on my heart as we will have less rain and the flat ground would be a bonus to help me walk more. GOD also placed on my heart the mountains that I would wake up to every morning a reminder of how far we have come.  My husband Scott and I searched for three years, looking for the perfect land we never found it. One day we received a phone call from our real estate agent saying a man had called wanting assistance in selling his land. To make a long story short the land he was selling is the land we now live on in our 5th wheel while we wait for GOD once again to bring the correct buyer in and sell our last home of thirteen years on five acres in Kingston, WA.

Building a farm is stressful, dealing with contractors who are not honest, do not show up to work or will not do the job correctly is stressful. GOD guided us all the way through the process. The people who were not honest and tried to steal from us were exposed quickly and we moved on with the new contractors who were honest. So many people today say they will do something and then Not show up or not finish the job. Our reputation is an important thing to keep, keeping our word today is especially important when we are children of Jesus Christ as we are representing his kingdom.

Each of us is responsible for staying in faith when life is too difficult. I can remember dying in the helicopter from the semi-truck accident, I prayed and begged GOD to let me go home to my husband and family. GOD gave me a peace that I would make it, I would go home and that all would be better than before. I did survive but I really do not believe I would have survived the semi-truck accident if I had no faith.  The bible says we should have faith as big as a mustard seed for Jesus to work in our life. GOD had already proven to me over and over in my fifty-four years living in this world he is alive and real. GOD had proven to me that he was going to get the right doctors and save me and he not only restored my life he has given us double for our troubles with the land we get to live on and die on one day.

As I sit here typing to you I am looking at a view that is exactly what GOD placed on my heart a beautiful view of the Olympic Mountains and GOD increased our equine herd size. Today we have one Mammoth donkey, three mini donkeys and two horses. Not that long ago I was worried about keeping the three we had.

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Funny how everything passes and nothing stays the same and whatever was so crazy and scary last year is long gone. Now a new problem arises and we humans go right back to thinking we are smart enough to solve the problem. I have leaned that I am not smart enough to solve all of my problems not even any of them. GOD is in control of my life. GOD in JESUS CHRIST name is creating the perfect setup for me and all the trials and tests I have endured as no doubt you have, each is a stepping stone to the great reward of a success.

How can we be successful if we have no failures?

Failure teaches us to not do the same thing over again if we are trying to learn. Failure is important as it proves we tried, we did not give up, we did not settle. I am not afraid to fail, I am afraid to settle and accept life to be the same day after day. I never want to live my life being too afraid to step out and trust GOD to take care of me.

Living in a 29.50 foot 5th wheel is not easy in many ways but in other ways it is simple.

My husband and I planned to live in our 5th wheel until we build a one story home for my disability. We planned this for four years after the accident and then about a month ago we moved into the fifth wheel with our three dogs and two indoor cats. Leaving 2400 square foot and six garages was a huge change.

The plus side of this life is it takes us less than five minutes to clean our home. We have more time to play and enjoy life and this is a wonderful thing. We are much more calm as having a big home takes maintenance if you want it to look nice. Living in a field in our fifth wheel we have no gardening to do, no lawn to mow, you get the picture.

Prayer for Anxiety and Worry

I am strong, courageous, and firm; I fear not and am not in terror, for it is the Lord my GOD Who goes with me; He will not fail me or forsake me. DEUTERONOMY 31:6

In the day of my trouble I will call to you and you will answer me. PSALM 86:7 (NIV)

I will not worry and be anxious, saying, What am I going to eat? or, What am I going to drink? Or What am I going to wear? But I will seek (aim at and strive after( first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given to me besides. Matthew 6:31,33

I want to share that I have never received every prayer I have prayed. GOD is not santa he is our father in heaven and only GOD knows why our family will die or leave us for drugs, cancer, car accidents, death. I have lost many very important people in my life and when I prayed GOD did not create a miracle for me they went to heaven. I have learned to not ask GOD why? Asking GOD why is a waist of time, GOD knows the beginning and the end. GOD wants only the best for his children as we do for our children. This I do know we are living in a fallen world and without Jesus as our Lord and Savior we have little hope to make it and enjoy our life in this most difficult and fast paced world.

Free will is not something GOD can change if we have a loved one who is addicted to a substance we can pray but this is all we can do.  Our loved one must ask Jesus to come into their life. Our loved one must want to change, we cant make anyone do anything they do not want to do.  Pray our loved one falls to their knees for Jesus and Jesus will not come into your life and help you until you give up everything and let him start new. GOD wants to be part of our life 100% not just on Sundays or worse for Easter or Christmas. GOD wants to be part of our life every minute and every day. Why? He created us and he loves us and the good news is he has angels to surround us and keep us safe. If we do not ask we will not receive.

Never Give Up – Staying in faith gets easier the more we do it.

Yes, it is like anything we do we need to go to the throne to pray first and not the phone or to complain on the computer. We need to be in a relationship with Jesus from the time our eyes open in the morning to the time we close them at the end of the day. Small prayers of gratefulness is number one. Be grateful for everything in your life as everything is a lesson. Nothing is a waist of time except trying to do things on our own without Jesus.

I pray my words help you and you reach out to Jesus and make him your Lord and Savior.  You do not need to go to a church to get saved, just say these words. Jesus I ask you to forgive my sins, I make you my Lord and Savior, please change me to do your will and not my will. If you can find a good church go but know this GOD is now living inside of you. GOD will guide you and give you favor and little feelings when things are coming along good and bad in your life. Be open to his nudges as they are real.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

 

 

 

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I Will Not FEAR The Uknown

I Will Not FEAR The Uknown

The Lord GOD holds my right hand; He is the Lord, Who says to me Fear NOT; I Will Help You!

ISAIAH 41:13

 

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Your Attitude Can Make Or Break You

Your Attitude Can Make Or Break You

I can choose to control my attitude 

Life is a funny thing we all start out in this world with the same amount of time. We all start out as kids dreaming of what our life will be when we grow up and then one day we wake up and we are adults living a life that we worked hard to build, trauma steps in and we lose our loved ones you get the picture. Or we are living a life we just let happen! I have learned in my fifty-four years on this planet that our attitude is number one in how we interact with others i.e., animals and humans.  Set clear boundaries with others and when they cross the boundaries I set for myself talk to the person and try to create peace. If the other person wants no peace I walk away and dust off my feet as the bible states enjoy this life GOD has given me. Why? Life is too short to cry over something we can’t change. We can only change ourselves not other people including our children, step children, parents, neighbors etc. We are called to be peace makers but when people take advantage of us it is time to say enough is enough and speak up.  Saying goodbye to people we have had in our life for thirty or more years is not easy but boy is it better than enduring the continued abuse or taking advantage of us. I treat people how I want to be treated and if I do not receive back what I put in I know I am not important to the person. So as I stated above I pray for the person and I remove myself from their life.

I love to garden, if I keep putting poison on my plants they will wither and die. The same goes for us, if we keep letting someone hurt us physically or emotionally in any way the poison will destroy our destiny and joy.  After the semi-truck accident I survived I lost friends of over thirty years, not my choice their choice. Why? They did not behave in a way a friend should behave and I had to walk away. Was I hurt yes but today I can say thank GOD I had the courage to end the long time relationship as I am closer to Jesus and I will be much more careful who I let into my life again as a friend.

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Have you ever walked into a room with a person who is negative?

I swear you can feel the tension in the room and for me I just want out. I do not like being around negative people and I would much rather spend my time all alone in peace and quiet with Jesus Christ and the gifts he gave me my husband and animals than to spend time with a negative person. The negative person is not hating me they hate themselves and their energy is sucking energy out of me trying to help them. I pray for these people and I do my best to keep visits short. Why? Negative people destroy us positive people as they hate us.

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Why do they hate us?

We are moving and dreaming and they are stuck. The next time you are with a negative person pray for them, try to have empathy and keep the session as short as possible. The other thing I do is bless them with whatever I can, food, help with a problem as the bible states we are to help one another, it takes Jesus Christ to be nice to a person who has intentionally hurt me. My flesh wants to get even return the pain, this is not what we are to do when we are children of Jesus Christ, we are to pray and give love to the hurting and lost as guess what? You may be the only light in this persons life. 


 

Think about your word as it is the only thing you have that is worth much today, treat others how you want to be treated

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Remember you can choose to be happy or sad this is 100% in your control no matter what you are experiencing at this very moment in you life.

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Do you need prayer?

Select the 700 club as they have prayer warriors ready to pray with you for free, I know as in my darkest hours I called for prayer many times I am very grateful to these people at the end of the phone line. If you are tired of being in the same place you have been forever ask JESUS CHRIST to come into your life and make him your Lord and Savior. JESUS will help you learn how to enjoy your life and stop negative behaviors for you. GOD is not santa but he is our heavenly father in heaven and he has counted every hair on our heads. GOD has a bigger plan for your life than you do.

Bible Verses

A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones PROVERBS 17:22

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body. Proverbs 16:24

I will serve the Lord my GOD, and he will bless my bread and my water and take sickness away from me. EXODUS 23:25

I will reverently fear and worship the LORD and turn (entirely) away from evil.  It shall be health to my nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to my bones. Proverbs 3:7-8

I will have balance in my life because GODs word states that if we are not well-balanced we open a door for Satan to come in and devour us. 1 PETER 5:8

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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