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Mothers day 2022

Yesterday was Mothers day, for a mother that has a child in heaven it is complicated to say the least. There are so many emotions that dart in and out of our thoughts. We wonder what would our child be like today. For me and my house, we know we will see Joshua again in heaven. That’s what gives us comfort. We know our son had received the gift of Salvation and is with Jesus now. Oh it still hurts, we all miss Joshua and we all wonder what was God thinking to take him back, Joshua loved talking about the Bible and sharing the lessons from Sunday school with others. And then we become still, we know, we know God has a plan that is bigger then us, and it brings others to Him also. That’s the goal, bringing people to know Christ.

Joshua’s sister Josi sang for me as my Mother’s day gift in our barn with all the sounds of the farm in the background and I recorded it to share. God gave her the amazing talent of singing so beautifully, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It’s the perfect song, I cried, I smiled, I felt God’s plan and I know Joshua is in Heaven.

Click here watch video of Josi

Blessings to you all, WildfarmKidsMama

If you have not asked Jesus to come into your life and be your Savior below is a simple version of the Salvation prayer. Open your heart and be true to the words;

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.
Amen

The Holy Spirit is now in you and you can talk to God anytime you want to. Anywhere you want to.

Feel free to reach out to us for more information on what comes next!

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Cyberbullying

We have a guest writer, Janice Miller from SafetyToday addressing cyberbullying. We hope you find this information as educational as we have.

YOUR CHILD IS BEING CYBERBULLIED

How to Help

It’s painful to find out that your child is the target of constant attacks by a cyberbully. Your natural instinct is to shield him or her from the constant barrage of darts that wound self-esteem, confidence, and even health. But the nature of cyber attacks is such that a good name – your child’s – can be run through the muck in an open, public way online.

To make matters worse, maybe your family has recently settled in a new city and state and is still adjusting to the new town. Talking to your child may be ineffective at this point, as he still has to face the new and difficult changes of a new school while fending off the psychological attacks of the cyberbully.

Foster a Nurturing Home Environment

It’s important for your child to be able to take refuge in a home that is both loving and supportive. Having a space where your child can calm down, relax, and tune in with his intuition and, ultimately, come to terms with the highly negative experience of being a cyberbully victim, is vital if he or she is to overcome this toxic experience.

Every message from a cyberbully triggers a spike of anxiety, stress, and even thoughts of suicide. But with constant displays of affection, efforts to make your child laugh, and other thoughtful, nurturing acts, you can help your child overcome this ordeal as a thriving survivor.

Avoid petty discussions and parental nitpicking, which augment the effects of the bullying experience and can lead to anger, isolation, depression, and possibly even alcohol or drug abuse.

The peaceful home environment you secure will also help your child with the short-term feelings of insecurity, anger, and low self-esteem that may have arisen from the long-distance move.

If your child suffers from ADHD, which compounds the problem, and worsens reactions of irritability and belligerence, consider getting help from a specialist to help your child manage their symptoms and to avoid escalating the situation.

Have Adult Friends Serve as Role Models

As you tune up the nurturing frequency at home, invite especially mature friends or family members who are good with kids to hang with your child. Many kids refrain from talking to Mom and Dad about their problems, so being able to connect with a cool family friend or relative can allow your child to vent and openly talk about his problems.

Allow Them to Explore New Hobbies

You’re in a new community – explore it with your child and see what it has to offer in terms of after-school activities, specialized learning classes, and hobbies. By encouraging the creation of yet another safe space of “fun,” social mingling, and apprenticeship, you’re allowing your child to disconnect from the dark feelings of the nasty cyberbullying experience. Just remember to take steps to make this space — and your home — as relaxing and stress-free as possible.

In Conclusion

Ultimately, your child will need a gradual build-up of an effective shield against these constant attacks. Whether it’s limited screen or phone time, meetings with teachers and school officials, or having a professional counselor or child therapist step in. Do your best to make sure your child feels safe, cared for, and has an outlet for their worries and anxiety when dealing with this sort of experience. It will give him the strength to move forward and do what he does best: be a kid.

Thank you for taking your time to read this article by Janice Miller.

God Bless you and keep you and your family safe.

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Merry Christmas 2021

I often get asked how do you do it. How do you keep getting out of bed and living? Let me tell you, I just do. Some days are harder then others. Every day I look for the good around me. I pray and share Jesus daily. Most importantly I just know that Heaven is the goal. The gift of Salvation. The “Gift of Jesus Christ” is for all of us. Open your hearts and ask Jesus in.

Dear Jesus, Please come into my life and forgive me of my sins. I open my heart to You, The gift of Salvation and eternal life. Amen

Now it’s that simple to say, but follow up with opening the Bible, I suggest Luke chapter 2. The Christmas Story. You can also watch Josi sing it

Josi singing Hallelujah.
This is her Christmas version.

May God Bless you and Keep you. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

WildfarmKids Family

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Decade

Hello to all who read this.  It’s been ten years since Joshua passed away on November 21st 2011. Not a day goes by that we don’t think about him in some way. I wanted to say something profound that would jump off the screen and soak deep within your soul and stay forever with you but I have no words of my own.

I will share Jesus’s words:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
(Matthew 5:3‭-‬12 )

Amen.

Thank you for your prayers, we feel them daily. We are truly blessed.

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Our Graduate

Six months ago (May 16th 2021) our middle daughter Josi graduated from Highschool. We are so proud of her. This last year and a half with restrictions and wearing masks, virtual and hybrid school schedules and modified or canceled band and cheer events. We are so blessed she had a graduation that had some resemblance of normalcy. Now on to her next chapter of life. She works at the local Christian preschool and loves teaching little ones all sorts of things from colors and seasons to prayers and songs. Caring for children is one of Josi’s many talents.

Chapters of life; during that same time of year many of Joshua’s classmates were graduating from 4 year colleges and starting their next chapter of life. All sorts of emotions surfaced and even though I know God had other plans for Joshua, that hurting feeling of our son not here got overwhelming at times. I know where he is and that his life is more extraordinary then I could ever dream of it being here. He is Home in Heaven.

Blessings to all.

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23rd Birthday

Its Sunday, August 8th 2021
We get to go to CHURCH! Yes!
… Happy 23rd birthday to my middle son Joshua Leo 💗
… 10 years ago I heard him sing, play his new guitar and watched him dance and oh his laughter playing with his siblings. I miss him so much. We all miss him.

This is not our home, heaven is. Life here happens. The sun keeps coming up. There are amazing joys and heart wrenching sorrows. Our time here has purpose, look for opportunities to share God with others, love as many things as possible, and don’t forget to pray.
I will always wonder if there are birthdays in Heaven since God knew us from the beginning.

“Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice. Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.“Philippians 4:4-7

Pray for my family as we pray for you too.

Josi sang “My Jesus” a week later, sharing her faith, missing her brother.

God Bless you all!

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Aka Joshy’s MamaGump ❤

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2011 Fair

Fair chores; Joshua hauling feed and water to his lambs.

It’s hard to believe that just ten years ago Joshua was an active young boy involved in so many things. Every year he looked forward to the Polk County 4H Fair. From indoor projects to sheep. He even showed pigs. Farm boy through and through, a shepherd in the making.

The Polk County fair in Iowa has started. The theme this year is “Back to the Fair” a spin off of the Back to the Future movie as last year with Covid the fair was so different. Joshua’s three younger siblings are in 4H so when Watching them with their projects and lambs, there are so many memories that rush back with Joshy.

Joshua, ChadJoseph and Jessi doing chores at the fair.

Thanks for taking time to read this post.

God Bless you all,

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“Feed my lambs, take care of my sheep. Feed my sheep.

Jesus said those words to Peter so that Peter would go out into the world and testify, sharing God and Jesus with the people. Jesus is the Good Shepherd and all people are His sheep. Joshua’s story includes his love for Jesus and sharing the Sunday school lessons with his friends. Joshua was known for telling kids at school that were unchurched the Bible stories.
“I got a story” he would say and then he would retell the story and what happened and the way he told them, kids listened. He didn’t use names or say God with in the telling of each story, he would wait till the end. Then say thats from the Bible. That is how Joshua fed Jesus’s lambs.

May God bless your day and may you feel joy an love.

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10th Easter in Heaven

The tomb is Empty!

Jesus lives! Jesus lives!

Every Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s an amazing ending – beginning – eternal celebration of life. Death could not defeat Him. It is so exciting to say Jesus Lives!

Happy Easter everyone!

My prayer for you all is that you show compassion when its not comfortable. Courage to speak out when you see something wrong and most of all that you love more each day then the day before…

This is the tenth Easter with out Joshua. He knows the story and the brutality Jesus suffered. Joshua would get upset and say why didn’t his friends stop it, why didn’t they speak up? My little Joshua was fearless and stepped up when he saw people being bullied. So many times we hear how he would ask the mean kid yelling at someone; What is wrong? Why are you picking on him. Are you having a bad day?

Honestly I think that the bullys were shocked that a little guy got involved but of course he knew big brother 2 years older would have his back if it got dicey, but it never did. Joshua was a little preacher and would say things like “What would Jesus do? Or Gods watching us right now!” To a non believer thats freaky. Joshua would always say how he would have helped Jesus. As a mom I taught him and his siblings that “This” had to happen. Jesus told Judas, “Do what you came to do.” and Judas kissed him on the cheek and Jesus was taken away, tortured and crucified all with in about 18 hours the day before Sabbath was to begin at sundown. All so we could go to Heaven. I am so thankful that Joshua had asked Jesus as his Lord and Savior. A peace that my whole family shares knowing.

Talk to your friends and family about the dangers of the Choking Game aka the Blackout Challenge. Look for warning signs, know them. Our Joshua is in Heaven. There is nothing I can do to reverse that but I can share information with parents and caregivers about these life threatening activities children are told about and die from. It is our mission.

Happy Easter everyone.

The tomb was empty!

Jesus is Alive! Hallelujah!

Blessings from WildfarmKids

If you have not asked Jesus to come into your life and be your Savior below is a simple version of the Salvation prayer. Open your heart and be true to the words;

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.
Amen

The Holy Spirit is now in you and you can talk to God anytime you want to. Anywhere you want to.

Feel free to reach out to us for more information on what comes next!

#WildfarmKids

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Christmas 2020

Tenth Christmas

I have typed out only to backspace and delete this blog entry several times. I love the Christmas story and the music so instead of trying to find the perfect words on this 10th Christmas without Joshua, I decided to just share his sister Josi singing at church for the Christmas Eve service.

Christmas Hallelujah video

May God bless you this Christmas and for many more to come.

Merry Christmas 2020

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Thanksgiving #10

Hello,

I would like to start by saying thank you for visiting the blog portion of WildfarmKids.com website. Joshua passed away just just over nine years ago today. He loved Thankgiving, and the food and the football. He wrote in his school journal how as a family we would go to Grandma’s with relatives and Thank God (say grace) eat, watch football and play some pool.

He wasn’t a good writer but he did write in a journal at school. He was a great storyteller. He would tell the bible stories he learned in Sunday school or from church youth group to others in a way that kids would listen. I am thankful he knew the stories to tell. He had friends that didn’t “believe” in God and he worried about them alot. He would ask what he should do and I would say tell stories from the bible and at least they will hear. He would ask what else, and I would say just pray for them. Pray they find Jesus and he would ask me to pray for them too. I did.

Joshua was named after Joshua in the bible, a very courageous and faithful man. And his middle name after his great great uncle Leo whom I respected and grew up around. I am thankful for my husband Chad, Proud to have the Engle name. I am thankful for the men he was named after. I am thankful for all who shared the bible leasons with him along the way.

I was blessed with Joshua Leo Engle for 14 years. 9 months all to myself and 13 years and 3 months with the world. I am thankful God gave him to us even if it was a short time, I know God has a plan and God numbered Joshua’s days long before blessing us with him.

The first Thanksgiving with out him was horrible, the first everything was. We were sad, we are still sad, that never goes away. What you see now is nine years of God giving us strength to live life and tell others what happened. I still cry when I am alone when I am overwhelmed because I miss him so much. I trust God and I know that someday the reason will be revealed to my family when we join Joshua in Heaven. I am thankful for Jesus. It’s okay to be “not okay” and sometimes thats when we need prayer time the most. I am thankful I can pray to God.

Thanksgiving #10 I am thankful for the family who I shared the day with and miss the ones who could not be there. Grace was said and there was good food. For one the food was the first time, mashed potatoes and gravy for our Granddaughter. She loved them and at the same time her silly faces, crinkled nose and leaning toward the spoon for more. Priceless! Yes Thankful for grandchildren and all my children.

Thank you for reading this and please look around the website for the real reason we post here, to educate you about the dangers of the choking game and what to look for in your home.

 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” 
Numbers 6:24‭-‬26 NIV

Click on the verse above and listen to Joshua’s little sister Josi sing this, Feel the blessing in your heart.

Thank you again,

~ Wendi Sue Engle

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