Work And Play

LifeIt’s been said, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” And I buy that. I believe it. There’s something to be said for making a living, doing what your heart desires. As Christians, we might even call it “our calling”.


So many of us separate work and play, because that’s what we’re “supposed to do”. If you love playing the guitar, that’s fine for a hobby, but you have to get a real job. If you love painting murals, well that’s great in your spare time, but you have to get serious about working. If you love working with old, dusty barns and antique wood and turning them into cool, amazing pieces of furniture and décor…that’s all well and good. But you have a family now.


When did we buy into the idea that work and play are two distinct poles? That the two are diametrically opposed? That you can have one, but not the other? Who said play can’t be your work? And your work can’t be play? And why did we listen?


When we started Apple Valley Farm, there were many people who said “How cool! You’re doing what you love!” But there were also those who warned us about neglecting our “real jobs” by “playing with that old wood”. There were plenty of folks who wondered when we would wake up and get back to real life.


FYI…this is real. We are real. We are playing. And we are working. Together. Both of them. And loving it. Digging it. Making a living. Having a blast. Blessed to be here. Loving the ride.


Moss a million to all the true believers who continually urged us to follow God’s plan. Stellar advice! And thanks for sharing the ride with us! Who can guess what the future may hold!


-FIC. Ricky