Like Alfalfa.

April 23, 2010

My moisture does not evaporate.

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in and confidently rely on the loving-kindness
and the mercy of God forever and ever. Psalm 52:8

Fast. Loud. Free.
A tractor ride with willing son to a nearby field
outlined by wild rich alfalfa.

Strong busy arms take the time

for another.

Hungry horses unknowingly wait for something
lush, moist & green.

Of course, not recognizing their need
until

placed freely before them.

Then fed.

So like God.

Yet I taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by their arms
or taking them up in My arms,
but they did not know that I healed them.
I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love,
and I was to them as one who lifts up
and eases the yoke over their cheeks,
and I bent down to them
and gently laid food before them. Hosea 11:3, 4

Us…picking wild alfalfa…once…together.

Thank you Son for taking your mother.
My stallion finding joy knowing I went out…
Still thinking of me.

God too expresses kindnesses toward me.
Yes even now.
I  am
watching & allowing  God to orchestrate the events of the day,
with my mind spinning less,
preoccupied with less planning;
which can emerge as an idol
of control
easily recognized by a word.
Yoke.
I am
going on…in simplicity.
Walking not considering how to walk…
Running not considering how to run…
lest I get stuck
in a ditch.
Tasting contentment in the unknown with His easing of the load.
Abundantly satisfied although…a hurting.
A double life found true only by casting all upon Him.

More kindnesses.
More of my favorites

join the feeding fun.

My moisture does not evaporate.
Fed by His rich free nourishing presence & kindnesses.
Like Alfalfa.
Why am I surprised when fed.
So rich. So simple.

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6 Responses to “Like Alfalfa.”


  1. I love both of those little troublemakers. I am glad Ricky gives Harper what for. That will keep her humble. Maybe.

  2. Bonnie Solid Says:

    That “happy you got to see me” Harper makes me laugh out loud for all to hear! I do anticipate a visit as the sun sets on Raford Wilson this evening.

    I so hope you are having a blessed time at MB.

  3. Maria Delgado Says:

    Your pups are so cute!

    Love the photos.

    Your writing is beautiful.

    • Bonnie Solid Says:

      A dog knows who he has & has not greeted each morning. He loyally demonstrates the kindness of a cheerful hello & our Yorkie even issues a corny smile … Thank you for taking time out to share in our story.

  4. Melanie Says:

    I love your website and so enjoy reading your posts! Ricky is looking incredibly bold in these pictures…so proud of him! Love to everyone!!

    • Bonnie Solid Says:

      Thank you Melanie for sharing in our journey. Yes, Ricky desperately needs some help with being a friend so he can have a friend !! What can I say…the big dogs cower in his presence so he simply has the big head !!


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