It was a beautiful 2019 here at the Homestead! We are looking forward to 2020. May you all have a blessed New Year! Check out our last video from the Homestead of 2019. God bless!
It was a very nice Thanksgiving here at the Homestead! We ate a big dinner at my in-laws and then spent the evening at home. We did a little shopping but not as much as we normally do. It was truly a time to count all of our blessings. Today at church we had a message from Psalm 100 about being thankful in all circumstances, not just when things are good.
It was a very powerful message and my older kiddo's really liked it as well. We do have so much to be thankful but we are a complaining people. I am going to make an effort to be more thankful and to give the Most High thanks everyday for His wonderful mercy and grace. What a blessing it is to be forgiven! All praise and glory to the King of Kings!
In other updates around the Homestead.....I put my notice in at work. It was an agonizing decision, but one that I needed to make for my family. I will be working until the end of the year. I had always planned on working there until I retire, but there was a big shakeup about 7 months ago and it has gone downhill rapidly. What was once a thriving culture has now become very rigid and a grind. For the first few years I was there, I felt like I was part of something....that I had a part to play. Those days have gone. I never realized how critical the vision of a dynamic CEO is until he is gone. We had one of the best, but he is no longer with our business.
Now some major decisions have to be made and I would love it if you would pray for me. I have no idea what I will be doing in about 5 weeks! I have put out some resumes, but nothing is exciting me. I am praying and trusting that the Most High God will provide the right position! He is in control and I love that He will lead me. What a comforting place to be!
Finally, my prepping series is still coming! I have been trying to find the time to put out these videos. I need to film a little more and do some editing. I think the information will be helpful to many out there, especially to those who know that things are getting worse, but don't know where to start. We NEVER have to live in fear as Christians, but the Bible is clear that we are to know the signs and prepare. Trust in Him and His mighty Word!
Check out the video below of us cutting down our Christmas tree! It was a fun time. Thanks for checking in and give thanks to the Lord today! -Steve
Stephen and Janel Cook from The Cook Family Homestead