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            Welcome to the message from Shepherd’s Hill. I would like to wish you all a happy Resurrection Sunday. This day is the pinnacle in the year for Christians. Many people go to churches on this day and forget about God the rest of the year. A man once said that he overheard someone leaving church after a Resurrection Sunday service. The man told his wife that he was going to stop coming to church because they always sang the same two songs-“He Arose” and Silent Night”! Truthfully though many people seem to believe that going to church on two days a year make for a good relationship with God. The same logic would suggest that a man would go home to see his wife twice a year; on her … Read entire article »

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Specialty Balms

Specialty Balms

To Order Balms:  balms@shepherdshillhomestead.com Bug Balm-  Hate those pesky bugs that just love to annoy you, but hate the nasty chemical spray even more? Try our Bug Balm! It naturally repels insects with the super awesome power of lavender, eucalyptus and lemongrass essential oils! A good, safe alternative to chemical bug sprays that’s good for your skin and it smells great!   $4.00 for 1.2 oz.       (packaging may vary)     First Aid Balm  Looking for a healthy, healing balm to … Read entire article »

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Playing to Not Lose Instead of Playing to Win

A few mornings ago I was listening to the radio on the way to work. I was trying to find someone giving the news. One station had a news broadcast so I stopped there. Unfortunately, it was just finishing up the five minutes worth and it quickly jumped into the sports. Now, I have never been a sports fan of any kind. I have tried to understand every kind of team sport there is to no avail. I suppose it’s my non-competitive nature. I was just about to turn the radio off when the sportscaster made a statement that caught my attention. He was talking about a team that was struggling to win a game. He stated that the problem was they were playing to not lose instead of playing … Read entire article »

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Little Things

With the warm weather we had this past week my mind is on gardening. I’ve mentioned quite a bit how that we have learned through our agrarian life. There is so much in scripture that is expressed through farming and living with the land. The first thing that comes to mind is the seed. If you’ve ever planted a seed of any kind you have witnessed a true miracle of God. When you hold a seed in your hand it feels dry and lifeless. You can hold a handful and they still feel dead! But if you’ll plant them in warm soil and give them a little water they will all spring to life. Jesus gave many examples of the seed. Let’s look at the parable of the sower in … Read entire article »

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Connect The Dots!

          It’s frustrating to be misunderstood, isn’t it? If you have something that you truly want to get across to someone and you explain it in the best way possible, it’s frustrating when the information is taken wrong or ignored. I suppose that the very worse cases are where some information is given to someone that is of an important, life-changing topic. I sit through regular safety-meetings where I work and we still have accidents. The accidents that people have are almost always preventable if the safety information that was given in the prior meetings had been used. I tried to figure out why some people just don’t pay attention. The information is clear but the advice or facts are just not received. As far as personal things, I feel the person … Read entire article »

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