Menu-planning today for our upcoming 'Brunch at the Hill.' Many years ago I had a dream about a house, and as Josh and I walked thru it there was all this pantry space, shelves and cabinets and shelves EVERYwhere. Outside the house was all this beautiful green space... it beckoned in a way I couldn't exactly describe. It had a certain essence, an atmosphere. I had that dream on a Saturday night. The very next morning a woman turned to me in church and shared the explicit details of a house where people would come, gather, be fed. And over the next couple of years there were more prayers and dreams and whispers than I can even recount, all pointing to Tennessee. To a house, to a garden, to tiny cottages, to fruit trees, to hills and meadows... to this place we now call home. Extraordinary. Still to this day both humbling and astounding. Still to this day a story that points to God's goodness endlessly and vividly. Coming into this year we knew we were to host a series of brunch events, to feed people mind, body, & spirit. To provoke and empower them for their own journeys, stories, and purposes on this earth. And as we've obediently and joyfully gathered around the farm table God has already begun pulling back the veil and showing us what's to come next year, and the next. No ultimate vision, but glimpses laced with hope and LIFE, enough insight for the next step into His mystery and beauty. Each an invitation to trust him, surrender to His leading, and jump with a kind of expectant faith that manifests the impossible. Building takes time, intention, patience, work. The ebb and flow of rest woven throughout allowing for maturity, no different that fruit ripening on the vine, time is necessary. We're living it every day, on purpose. It's achieved in the tiniest details of gathering eggs, weeding the garden, mowing, feeding animals. And spiritually it's achieved as we pray, submit to sanctification, encourage one another, and sometimes simply show up. It isn't easy, at all. But man it's GOOD. We're expecting extraordinary things in the days to come. Share your prayer requests with us and we'll bring them before God this week as we press in and pray. Peace to you!