Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Chuck and I have these AMAZING friends, the Corley family!

They are members of our church, and a true example of Gods Love on earth!
There is NOTHING this family will not do to help a brother or sister in need. They are always the first to call or show up without you even asking. They were such a blessing to us during Mike's illness and passing! There were days that I would be working and having a really hard time. Out of no where, Janie would call me and say "God just asked me to pray with you today....do you mind?" Wow! It was ALWAYS when I needed it the most!


Janie, Milt, and their children (Craig, Jennifer, and Rachael)have one of the most amazing witnesses I have ever seen.

They own a farm in north Christian County called "Christian Way Farm." They use a theme of "Sowing Seeds For Tomorrows Harvest". This truly is a CHRISTIAN FARM!

Their teen twins, Jennifer and Craig, just returned from a mission trip in the Ukraine where they took the Tres Dias program to a primarily unsaved part of the world to show the love of God!

The farm also follows the Kentucky and Tennessee Combined Curriculum in the areas of science, primary math, practical living,as well as vocational and social studies. Many schools use the farm tours as a teaching field trip.

The program starts with a "food" (such as pizza, tacos, hamburgers and french fries), and teaches the children everything that goes into making that food.

They teach them how to plant all of the veggies needed for the dish, how to care for the calf that will become the meat, how to grind corn for taco shells....you get it!

To me, one of the most touching "teaching stories" Janie does is to carve a pumpkin for the children. She uses that activity to teach the story of salvation! She explains how we are all a whole being (like the pumpkin) and when we accept Jesus as our Saviour, God cleans out all of the "yucky stuff" (the insides of the pumpkin) and puts his light and love inside of us (the finished pumpkin with a candle in it) AWESOME!!

The 3rd Saturday of each October, the farm hosts "Harvest Praise".
That's October 17 for all of you that are looking for an awesome way to spend the day with your family!
Harvest Praise is a fun filled day to play and give God praise for his abundant blessings of the year.
There will be puppet shows,live music, music, and more music!

Your children can navigate the corn crop mazes, play in the grain trucks, race on the tricycle track, pick a pumpkin, explore the straw castles, learn to shell and grind corn, pet and feed the animals, and many many other activities.

Mom and dad can also participate, or browse the country store, ride on the lawnmower train, take a hayride, or just rock on the front porch! The food is plenty, as well as the fellowship.
I guarantee you'll have a great time!

If you can't come to Harvest Praise on the 17th, then visit the farm on the other Saturdays in October. The hayrides, pumpkins, animals, cornmaze, etc are available. The music and food are not part of those days other Saturdays, but there is still plenty to do.

And if you can't make it on a Saturday, the farm is open every weekday thru October from 9 am to 1 pm. If those times don't fit your schedule still, just contact them--they will be glad to find a time that you can get to the farm.

Come on out to Harvest Praise on the 17th and meet the Corley's!It's an all day event, and I promise you won't be dissapointed!!


Robyn said...

Wow that sounds awesome I wish I could come and meet you and the harvest family.

Bridget said...

I love corn mazes!!! We have one around here that I'm going to try to get the three of us to go to. Wish I lived closer because Harvest Praise sounds like it will be lots of fun!

Libby Murphy said...

What a lovely site you have. Your stories and pictures are heart warming. Have a wonderful and blessed autumn season.
Happy Twirls

prerna said...

Oh, how wonderful.. Wish we had something like this here.. Loved it.. Do give my warmest regards to the Corleys! They're truly being God's children!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

What an amazing and moving post!

I just got an email that had that same thing about being a pumpkin all the goop taken out and a light put in it's place to lead you :), it was a very powerful email. I was actually going to post it!

I love all the pictures! Pictures are my favorite :).

Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

christy rose said...

What a great way for a family to be used by God to touch other people!