Sunday, February 5, 2006

Taking it to a deeper level....

I am in the process of transitioning from an old computer to a new computer. The old computer was easy, a favorite movie...I always knew how it would turn out! I could crack the case, add hardware, make the software do whatever I wanted.....I KNEW this computer. The new one is powerful, sleek, and has a LOT more features BUT comes with a STEEP learning curve! Let's just say that Apple Computer has made a lot of changes in the last 8 years. Although I know that I will be better off in the long run...I am chafing a bit now. Isn't this just like our walk with God. Just as we settle in and get really comfy, He sends us to a newer, harder, deeper and less comfortable walk. I know that it is for my benefit...I have 3 decades of experience with Him to base this on....but I still tend to chaf a bit at the beginning of a deeper walk with Him. Right now in my life, I am going through a trial that I have every confidence will bear fruit in a deeper relationship with Him. I look forward to this deeper walk but the valley right now is difficult. As I have been working with this new computer this week, I kept telling myself that I will be SO glad I purchased about 6 months! The learning curve will be difficult but I will benefit so much from the I will from walking through this trial. Too often we are anxious to get to the other side of the valley....and often have to take the trip again. Although I look forward to a "mountain-top" experience in the not too distance future (I hope!)...I want to savor the lessons on the journey that He has for me to learn. He is a gentle teacher, a loving Father and a faithful companion...I am not alone on this journey for He accompanies me always. Isn't He a merciful, gracious and loving God?! As for the computer....please bear with me a week or so...the purpose behind this purchase was to be able to launch and maintain a website for the farm....right now I am just figuring out how to move my files from the old IMac to the IMac...I am behind on email (reading and writing) but I will get back to you as soon as I can find it :) Be back soon... Blessings to all, Cheri


  1. TN Farm Girl, I wish you the best as you navigate through the treacherous waters of switching computers. :)

    I had a quick soap question for you - I hope you can answer it. Where might we be able to find a local resource for lye? And what type of lye should we buy if we find the resource? I have found mail-order flakes - is that what I want or do I want liquid?

    Sorry for taking your time with such an elementary question. I am just totally stumped. We've had the tallow rendered for some time, but I haven't been able to "just" find a source and now that I'm actively looking, I'm finding it is very hard to come by.

  2. Hang in there, Cheri, and may you enjoy the journey along the way! :)

  3. Hi. I have enjoyed your blog for a while, so I am offering technical computer support in return.
    If you hit a dead end or can't figure something out, send me an email. I have been using a Mac since 1989, so I may have answers that will save you a heap of time.

    Good Luck!

    - Kelly

  4. My email address is kelly (at)

  5. Kelly,
    Thanks, I'll be in touch.


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