ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
The ravages of winter have all but covered the once fertile fields of this beautiful, old barn, but life still exists within and without. The memories emanating from my grandparent’s farm continue to remind me of a simpler life – a life without so much complication, worry, derision – just normalcy. I’m certain that farm living isn’t perfection, but it’s a diversion from what we view as the rat race of the every day. Maybe that’s why Jesus referred to the farmers and shepherds of His time. Lots of lessons to be learned – not only about life, but how to live it – not only about God, but all He does through His creation and nature – not only about compassion, but selflessness, hard work and sharing – not what we learn by reading, but by what we actually see occurring in the field. I could easily spend my remaining days in such a peaceful environment.