farm dreaming

Monday, October 21


this past month working on the farm has been incredibly peaceful and, in a funny way, liberating. 
every morning Kevin and I wake up early, 
pack our monstrous lunches that hold us through our 12 hour days, 
and suit up in our old jeans and flannels. 

the drive to work is a highlight, as Kevin and I talk and read the bible and pray together. 
we dream about our future going back to southern california in a few weeks. 

as a confession, i'm so unsure of the future there is so much to pray into. 
but that is exciting to me:) 

we get to the ranch, and we spend the first hour greasing our tractors. 
this is probably my least favorite part. 
i'm not exactly a muscle woman so I literally have to give it my all to complete this task, haha! 

then, I sit in a tractor for almost eleven hours and drive and chop straw. 
Now, I'm sure the very mention of this monotony may put you to sleep, 
but truly this uninterupted time has been a beautiful sanctuary for the imagination, 
as I feel profoundly justified and liberated to just sit there and dream and pray. 

lately we've been dreaming of where to live when we move back to Southern California. 
I dream of an old house in an immigrant neighborhood. 
With a big porch and room for us to host anyone that passes through. 
a house that is filled with love and laughter and parties and 
candles that burn and fill the room with a delicious aroma. 
so i've been trying to pray boldly into that. 
trusting that God is going to move in an epic way. 

i'm excited to see what He's up to in that department!  

but on the farm, I get to dream because all I have is time:) 

I love these farm sunsets...they inspire me. 
and add to the mystery of this God who asks us to pray BIG and BOLD into our dreams. 

What are you dreaming of lately? 

love Katie 


44 comments :

  1. It's cool that you get to have this farm experience as a bit of a transition time. Gotta love those big dreams that God plants in our hearts!

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  2. oh my...so gorgeous! also, sitting on a tractor all day sounds GREAT to me! i'm so glad God is giving you this gift of time right now to work, but to rest and pray and dream :)

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  3. Beautiful pictures! I love being on my family's farm. It's so peaceful and such a great place to think and pray.

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  4. Gorgeous! I can feel the peace the fields bring through your pictures. Can't wait to hear more :)

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  5. Beautiful photos!!! Farms are so lovely.

    Bailey
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  6. Stunning--your dreams and these photos. Wishing you two the absolute best.

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  7. You have captured the light in such a beautiful way! What a dream!
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  8. Gosh, it sure is beautiful there!

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  9. Beautiful. Such a wonderful time to dream - to be in the simple silence of your thoughts and His creations during this time of transitioning. Dream big, friend. The Lord has great plans for you!

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  10. I loved this! The photos, the dreaming, the praying! So inspiring to continue to pray boldly!

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  11. I love the image you have for your future house, it really sounds amazing, and it speaks to your character that your goals include having a house that you can invite others into. Enjoy your time farming & best of luck as you move into the future!

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  12. looks gorgeous there! this isnt something i would want to do forever, but it def seems like a great experience for a little while. the perfect time to dream and get ready for the next phase of your life!

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  13. Katie, thank you so much for the beautiful pictures of the sunset and the beautiful reminder of praying boldy into our dreams. I am reading a book about just that! Praying bold circles around your biggest dreams. I am dreaming of a life of freedom to make an impact on this world through bringing faith, hope and love to children in need. I am dreaming of a marriage with a platform to boldly share the gospel and His love. I am dreaming of living a unpredictable, uncomfortable and unordinary life of adventure.

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  14. Ps- I nominated you for the sunshine award, for bloggers whose posts always brighen your day :)
    http://laurarahel.blogspot.com/2013/10/to-brighten-your-day.html

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  15. I sort of just love everything about this. I appreciate your perspective about what many may think would be monotonous being a time of dreaming and praying. I need more of that in my life, especially right now. Thankful for you as a sister!

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  16. I sort of just love everything about this. I appreciate your perspective about what many may think would be monotonous being a time of dreaming and praying. I need more of that in my life, especially right now. Thankful for you as a sister!

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  17. I just love everything about this. I appreciate your perspective about what many may think as monotonous being a time for dreaming and prayer. I need more of that in my life, especially now. I'm thankful to have a sister like yourself!

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  18. My gosh, these PICTURES! So beautiful! And I hope your home dreams come true, sweet friend!

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  19. Oh my goodness, these are so beautiful. This is a sunset experience :) I'm glad you're enjoying this opportunity at the farm right now, and I'm excited to see where God leads you guys next!

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  20. Beautiful pictures! Miss you friend. So glad this was such a precious time for y'all. & it will be so exciting seeing God unfold what's next right before your eyes!!

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  21. If I were being honest Katie, dreaming is not my strong suit... at. all. But today, your words, they just might be melting away that hesitancy in me =) Thanks friend!

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  22. good thing you look gorgeous in flannel!!
    what a neat opportunity to be out on the ranch all day :)
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  23. Hi Katie. I found your blog through Laurel Lane. Your pictures are gorgeous and I love the uplifting feel of your blog. Looking forward to following along and getting to know each other better.

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  24. How beautiful! I love that you have this season to dream of the future!

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  25. gorgeous!!! I LOVE this!! =)

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  26. These pictures made me feel peaceful just looking at them! So beautiful!

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  27. Ahh, these photos are sacred and glorious. What a signifcant season for you to savor!

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  28. it looks so beautiful there : ) and dreaming is my favorite part. it can be anything, as big as you want. it's the elbow grease part that i don't enjoy : ) but i can't wait to see what God has in store for you guys and where He will place you. and you better believe that when we make our way back to the states, i'm stopping by!

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  29. Those sunsets were one of my favorite parts of being out in those fields! :) The sweet time too, just as you described.
    I love your photos, Katie, and so great seeing you the other day!

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  30. Really great photos and words. I love the crepuscular rays in the first few especially. Keep your head up!

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  31. time to dream dreams with Jesus is so important. i am really happy you guys have this time. sure am excited to see what is next for you though!!

    also what camera/editing program do you use?! these photos are the bomb.com

    XO

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  32. The sunlight across the mist is gorgeous. You inspire me with your dream to "host anyone who passes through." What a beautiful location, and what a beautiful spirit with which to inhabit it.

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  33. Such gorgeous pictures! Enjoy your quiet times soaking in God's beauty because soon you'll be back in the business of life. We are all envious that you can hear God's still small voice during your day. Okay, maybe not so small, but you know what I mean!

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  34. Gorgeous pictures! Enjoy your time soaking up God's beauty and His still small voice. We are envious!

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  35. beautiful photos! but what is more beautiful, is reading about the vision God is giving you regarding the future.

    our church has a home similar to the one that you described above. if you like i can tell you more about it via email. =)

    and is that fog hovering over the grass in those photos? those are my fav pics. when i was in HK, my family would say, "the clouds are sleeping over the harbor." =)

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  36. Gorgeous!! Sounds like you've been working hard girl!

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  37. These pictures are AMAZING!!! Where is this?

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous photos. What a beautiful place to live!

    I love living in multiple places; you can experience so many different styles of beauty, and enjoy the positives of both locations. I live between America and SE Asia—two different lives, aesthetics, and benefits—and living in both somehow gives a deeper appreciation for both... makes sense?

    Thanks for the amazing photos....

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  39. Such AMAZINGLY gorgeous pictures. You are so talented, and God is SO GIFTED in creating beauty!!!

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  40. oh my gosh - incredible, glorious pictures! God is such an awesome creator!
    re: dreams, keep dreaming girl, and praying, God puts things in our hearts for a reason. <3

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  41. i want to try living on a farm. i feel like it will help me understand the kingdom much better and have much more patience. :)

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