Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Beginning to Look alot Like Christmas

A package came from Grandpa and Grandma. Candy, cookie mix, candy canes, coloring books, crayons, gift cards, and most deliciously, Grandma's famously fabulous fruitcake cookies! There is alot of hoopla here today!

Mr. Rogers also sent a gift. We are thankful for all our gifts. Why do some bring tears to our eyes? Maybe they humble us. Maybe they make us reflect on the things most important in life, people and relationships. Maybe we realize how unworthy we are of the love and generosity others give.

My prayer is that you will reflect on the most important gift, God's Son, Jesus. How His birth, bloody death on the cross, and resurrection gives you the greatest gift imaginable, eternal life. How unworthy we are that the King of Kings, Almighty God, Sovereign Lord, loves us in all our filthy rags. I pray that you are humbled. As He gave His life for our ransom, can we give Him any less than our own life? It won't cost you much, just everything. It won't be painful, it will just kill you, as scripture tells us to die to self daily. I pray that the King will draw you closer to Him as you celebrate His first coming in flesh and anticipate His second coming. Are you ready?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Ball and a Park


Friday was the English Country Dance Winter Ball. We are still learning to use the new camera Granny sent us. Yes, that was the other package we got Friday.


Saturday was a trip to cold Silver Dollar City. It was so cold they shut down all the rides that used hydraulics. It was chilly, actually it still is with windchill at -5. The best part of the trip was how we actually got from the parking lot to the front gate. You see, they have trams that will shuttle you over, but Patrick wanted to take a short cut up the hill and through the forest. Yes, we were mountain climbing to the theme park with 2 strollers, 10 children (one a newborn) and a pregnant lady. Never a dull moment.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Package

This time it was from the Moncriefs. Summer sausage, oranges, apples from TEXAS, yes, it makes a difference. Cuisine is regional and our taste buds are homesick! There is also another box of wrapped goodies but we are trying to wait till Christmas to open those. One of the lambs suggested we hide them from ourselves. This was the first day UPS could get through in a week due to the snow and ice. Sunday's high is predicted at 20, low at 4. 4?! Better get to the grocery store! We got another package today also, but I will save that for another post a little later!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Favorite Books


Here are a couple of the littlest lamb's favorite books. We read them every day. Several times. She even reads, er, recites them to us when we get tired of reading them.

Wednesday's Quote

I'm a part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I'm a disciple of His and I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past is redeemed. My present makes sense. My future is secure. I'm done and finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, or first, or tops, or recognized, or praised, or rewarded. I live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by Holy Spirit power.
My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal is heaven. My road may be narrow, my way rough, my companions few, but my guide is reliable and my mission is clear.
I will not be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice or hesitate in the presence of the adversary. I will not negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I must give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He does come for His own, He'll have no problems recognizing me. My colors will be clear!

statement by a young African pastor, found among his papers in Zimbabwe after he was martyred

Maybe tomorrow?

Tomorrow we are finally supposed to get above freezing. There is plenty of white stuff on the ground that keeps us home bound as there are several inches of ice and snow on the roads. A couple of neighbors have had to be pulled out of ditches. No thanks, I'll stay put! I don't think we could even get out of the driveway if we wanted to. It's toasty inside and thankfully we have indoor plumbing once again. That is a luxury that is very hard to do without! Thankfully, The Ram stocked us up on bottled water and food before the snow and ice came, However, when we were without water, the supply that the Cooks sent us dwindled somewhat as I didn't want to dirty anymore dishes than absolutely necessary. Somehow I feel as if we are in a preparation time, and I am excited. God tells us not to worry, it's not worry I feel, but a since of adventure at what is ahead for us! Kinda like the feeling you get when you ride that huge roller coaster for the first time and you know you are almost to the top of a huge drop, you just can't see it till you get there. You know the feeling?

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's Cold

It's 12 degrees right now. The high is supposed to be 16. It's cold. No, it's really cold outside. Especially when you are used to the semi-tropics of SE Texas. But, there are no mosquitos and I haven't seen any snakes for a couple of months either! However, the roads are icy white and the lambs are on the way to go sled. Hopefully our well will be unfrozen soon and I can wash my hands, esp. after just milking that cow!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Not to be Outdone...


You have seen the shark feeding frenzies on the nature channels where the sharks are going bezerk? Imagine the 5 lambs hootin' and hollerin' and jumpin' around at the same time at high decibel levels for an extended amount of time this afternoon as UPS delivered another box. This time it was 50 lbs. from Aunt Janet and Uncle Charlie. Well, you know our history of waiting to open packages. You would have thought these lambs had won the lotto. Candy, books, candy, peanuts, candy, paint supplies, candy, beef jerkey, candy, crackers, candy, gingerbread house, candy, a puzzle, and oh yeah, some more candy. It will not all fit in my cabinets. One of the lambs said, "I have never seen so many Cracker Jacks in my life!" Another, "I want to eat the peanut butter and crackers on Christmas Day!" They are still in there dancing around on the packing peanuts and bubbles.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kodak Moments

The first "Kodak moment" was when I went for a walk the other day. The Boy had gotten a target for BB gun practice and hung it up. On the Hen Pen fence. He was shooting towards them. Obviously he didn't miss much as I saw no injured hens limping around.

The next was when a large package came from UPS. The lambs go kinda crazy when a package arrives. The UPS man knocks on the door, The Boy looks out the window and points down, as to where he put the box. Boy yells, "UPS!" A stompede is heard through the house and you see the UPS man go running for the safety of his truck. Our mail man is kinda funny also. The lambs usually race out to get the mail. Well, if he doesn't see them outside, he gives a little warning honk that he is approaching. The he sits backs and laughs as they pile out the door racing towards the mailbox. This time of year there is ice on the ground and they usually don't have on shoes. For some reason, the mailman thinks this is hilarious. I guess it is a little excitement in his day!

But the best in the past couple of days was what was actually in the UPS box. The outside packaging stated that it was from Hershey's and from Aunt Annie and Uncle Davey (as they call him). Well, of course, 10 pounds of Hershey's chocolate in the mail is cause for a celebration. You should have seen them, there were 8 different boxes of chocolate and everyone was all smiles. No, we usually don't wait to open packages around here.

Unless it is a box of Lamplighter Books from Granny. Some of us hid while the others opened the box to see which ones came this month. Some of us will read them in secret before Christmas and re-wrap them for the ones who want to wait for the 25th.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Quote by M Cheyne

"[H]ow diligently the cavalry officer keeps his sabre clean and sharp; every stain he rubs off with the greatest care. Remember you are God's sword, his instrument I trust, a chosen vessel unto him to bear his name. In great measure, according to the purity and perfection of the instrument, will be the success. It is not great talents God blesses so much as likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God."

The Ram

Yes, my camera is officially dead. I came across this pic and couldn't resist. He is so handsome!

For those wondering, yes, the boy did get revenge this morning. I was shaking snow out of my ears and nose for awhile! I am sure he would have loved to have been able to post a pic of that!

Snow Day!

Some of the lambs were up extraodinarily early this morning with shouts of "IT'S SNOWING! IT'S SNOWING!" Indeed, it is. As I look out the window, The Boy is on top of the van scraping snow for an avenge from last year. I'm leary of walking out as I am afraid I know who the victim will be. It is a quite hilarious story. Maybe I will tell you about it, after I go milk that cow. That nasty stuff that passes as store-bought milk looks pretty good about right now from my warm chair with the aroma of bread in the oven and snow covering everything, including the cow, outside.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Missing Leftovers

For Thanksgiving, we went out to a local restaurant that was serving a free Thanksgiving meal. This was the second time we have ever eaten out for Thanksgiving. (The first was when The Ram was working on hurricane Rita duty.) It was delicious, even though there was no squash casserole. No cooking, no cleaning up afterwards. However, I am missing the leftovers! I think we will cook a Thanksgiving meal this week, as I miss the leftovers! Our town grocer has no yellow squash, we will have to check surrounding towns!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

You Know You're a PK When...

Most of you know that we drive a 15 passenger bus, er, van. We passed by a mini-van the other day in a parking lot and one of the lambs peered inside after we told her that we used to have one just like it. Her response? "Wow, it only has 2 pews."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Long Overdue Update

Greetings! So sorry there have been no updates for awhile! Let's see, what is going on...4 of us have had birthdays and one is next week. Maybe my camera will start working and I can get some pics up. It's deer season up here and The Ram has been going just about every morning to sit in a tree in freezing winds. Not my idea of fun, but praise God we are all different! Mom came last week and spent way too much moola on us.

The maidens have sewn their first dresses and I really hope I can get some pics of them up because they are just beautiful. We have been fishing, where everyone caught fish, and we are getting better at knife throwing. Trust me, it's a hoot! We would like to try tomahawk throwing next. We canned pounds and pounds and pounds of apples after our friends the Moores led us to some awesome apple trees.

Now that it is getting cooler outside, we will spend more time baking and sewing and soap making and such. Maybe, just maybe we will have a sale page up before long. If you would be interested in buying soaps, lotions, lip balms, aprons, from the maidens, leave me a comment or drop me a line, it may be motivational! Still milking Belle and we have added another Jersey to our herd. Speaking of adding to our herd...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Great Question

"If your heart takes more pleasure in reading novels, or watching TV, or going to the movies, or talking to friends, rather than just sitting alone with God and embracing Him, sharing His cares and His burdens, weeping and rejoicing with Him, then how are you going to handle forever and ever in His presence...?" - Keith Green

Monday, September 15, 2008

To All Our Texas Friends and Family

May the LORD comfort and protect you. We are praying for you. You are on our hearts and we weep with you, but not as people who have no hope. GOD is Sovereign. Let the wordly things be burned or washed away, we have an anchor, a refuge in JESUS!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Emotions

The Boy gets a card in the mail today from Mr. Rogers (one of our very favorites!) and runs around the house like a mountain-man jumping and hootin' and hollerin' when a $20 bill falls out. He is so excited he can hardly stand to be in his own skin. So he calls up Mr. Rogers to thank him, and The Boy is so miserably dull and lifeless in conversation it's like he is a whole different person.

Moral of the story: Be real, let those emotions flow!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fund Raising…for the Persecution Project

The Persecution Project Foundation was founded for the express purpose of collecting and disseminating information about the worldwide incidence of Christian persecution, with particular focus on Africa. From its inception, Persecution Project Foundation has endeavored to equip and mobilize the grassroots to take action in support of the persecuted church.

Some of the young ladies over at Life in a Shoe are trying to help Matt Chancey, who is over in Africa right now, raise $1000. They are doing it by selling some fabulous products from Vision Forum at a discounted rate. Check it out!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Joshua!


Thank you GOD for 8 years with The Boy! We love him!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ice Cream Anyone?

As we now have a surplus of milk, cream, and eggs, we have been making (and consequently eating) alot of ice cream. It makes a fun lunch or supper! We don't have an official ice cream freezer, I just blend it up, stick it in the freezer, then run it through the food processor to make it creamy before we eat it. YUM!

Vanilla Ice Cream
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Mix all in blender or food processor and freeze.

We have also added straberries or coconut. Chocolate is next.

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Promise Kept

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Victory!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Are You Dirt or Clay?

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground

When he was speaking this morning, he talked about us being dirt. I got to thinking about that. It is true. By washing us in Living Water or Sacrificial Blood, we become clay that He can fashion into a usable vessel for His service. Have you ever tried building anything with dirt? Really doesn't hold it's shape. Add some liquid and it becomes clay that will take on any shape the potter wishes. And become stronger as it is tried by fire.

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Supper?

Last week, after months of lamb bleating, er, pleading, we went and picked up 4 kittens for a couple of the lambs from a local dairy.

This morning as I was milking Belle, a lamb came up and asked, "Are these just plain pets or are we gonna eat 'em when they get bigger?"

"They probably won't have much meat on them," I answered.

With a tinge of disappointment in the lamb's voice, "I guess they'll just be plain ole pets then."

Not necessarily a disappointment to some of us.

P.S. The same little lamb inquired as to how we would skin the cats if we were going to eat them.

P.P.S. This lamb is not The Boy!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Texas


Swingin' fun in Anderson
With Big Papa and Big Granny The Flock
With Grandma and Grandpa
Cousins
With Sisters and Brother
With half the Ewe's side
Reading with Uncle David
With friends Brendon and Brit
(who will hopefully LOVE their new house!)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

In Memory

Stephen Vincent Schoen
August 3, 1967 - July 15, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

At the Pool


We went to the city pool earlier this week and had lots of fun cooling off and just relaxin'!



The diving board was a favorite!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Missed Opportunity


In this neck of the woods, auctions are popular. Consignments, livestock, estates, garage sale stuff, etc. Sometimes you have to buy a whole box of stuff just to get what you want. A few of weeks ago there were a couple of Bibles in a pile of junk at an auction. When it came time for the pile, the auctioneer added a few more boxes to the pile until it was just about 4 feet tall. There was nothing in there that I needed. NOTHING! But, there were a couple of Bibles in there. No one bid on the pile. No one. Not even for a quarter. Now, there were some nice dishes, toys, other books, knick-knacks, and other various sundries. Right before the auctioneer ended bidding, I bid a quarter. Sold, immediately. I cannot see a Bible go into the trash, we can use it or give it away. The children and I started going through the boxes more carefully to see if there was anything else in there we wanted. There was nothing else useful to us. We took the Bibles and started hauling boxes to the dumpster.

A gentleman came up and asked, "Are you really just going to throw all that away?"

I answered, "Unless you or someone else wants it. Help yourself or it's going to the dumpster."

He seemed puzzled, "Why did you buy it then?"

I explained, "Well, I didn't want the Bibles thrown away, and the rest of the stuff is useless to me. Please, help yourself if there is something you would like, or would you like a Bible?"

"No, I just wondered why you bought all of this if you are going to throw most of it away."

"The Bibles were in there. I had to buy it all to get what was useful to me."

This conservation came back to me this morning as a missed opportunity to share the Good News with this gentleman. Jesus died for all, although not all will be saved. He paid the price for everyone, but not everyone will be taken home with him. Now, the junk in the box didn't have a choice whether to end up in the dumpster or be taken home, but you do.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Don't Be a Chicken

Praise the Lord for the picture He gave us this morning on our front steps. Some of the hens got out of the Hen Pen on Thursday. We thought they were all back in, but this morning we found carnage:


The hen would not have been killed and devoured if she would have stayed or came back into the pen, within the protection of the fence. She was not prepared for the unseen that lay in wait.

Did you know that you are being sought to be devoured?

1 Peter 5:8-9 (NKJV)
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
Evil is here, seeking to devour you. So how do we resist him, how do we keep steadfast in the faith?

Ephesians 6:10-17 (KJV)
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

The sword is His Word, the Bible, scripture. What size is your sword? Do you have a pen-knife, paper-plate hat, grocery-bag breastplate, dental-floss belt, cardboard shield, and flip-flops? The battle is real and followers of Christ who are ready to stand need the whole armour of God.

Be prepared. Get into and study God's Word. Pray.

Don't be a chicken.

Friday, June 27, 2008

God Hears and Answers

It was after midnight when he woke up. "I don't feel right. Something is wrong." It hurt to even talk. She sat up as he turned on the light. "I can't catch my breath. It feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest." She looked at him and he was sweating. She felt his skin and it was cold and clammy. "Let me call 911," she said. He replied, "Not yet." She followed him into the living room where he tried to get comfortable. "I can't breathe, my chest is so tight, it feels like an elephant is on it." She felt his pulse and it was weak. "I can call an ambulance or drive you to the hospital." He looked over at his child who had fallen asleep on the oversized chair earlier in the evening. "Don't worry about the children, I can wake them up and put them in the van, it's not a big deal," she tried to console him as he had repeatedly looked at the sleeping child with concern. He thought to himself, "I know my wife will be ok, but I'm sad for my children." He thought he was going to die. After a few minutes, he asked which hospital. The man who never wanted to go to a hospital himself was now ready. She called a friend to ask as they were new to the area had no medical insurance. After a few minutes on the phone, she hung up, knowing that their friend would be praying. The Lord spoke to her. "Pray for him." "Lord, I have been praying for him." "Pray out loud, and touch him." She walked over and put her hand on her precious husband. "Lord, heal him. You know what is wrong. Heal him." Almost immediately he started to breathe easier. Within 30 minutes he was feeling better than he had in a while. God was their medical insurance. God is the Mighty Healer. The Creator of the Universe heard that small voice in the midst of the darkness, and answered that prayer. To God be the glory, forever and ever. Praise the Lord!

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

He will answer you too. Trust Him.

Free Pizza for Homeschoolers

We did this back in Texas and are looking forward to it again here in Missouri. They will send you coupons for individual pan pizzas for you to reward your children with when they meet the reading goals you have set for them.

http://www.bookitprogram.com/enrollment/individual_hs.asp

Who is eligible for the BOOK IT! Program for homeschools?
Any student in grades K-6 (5 years old by September of current school year) that is homeschooled and does not attend any other educational facility.

What are the program dates for 2008-09?October 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.

When will the 2008-09 materials be shipped to enrolled homeschools?Materials will arrive by early to mid-September.

I believe the deadline for signing-up is June 30. Happy pizza eating!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Betrothal

James McDonald on Betrothal:

I see betrothal as a covenant promise between a man and a woman to marry. It is a covenant commitment that should not be broken, except in the case of death or sexual unfaithfulness. To those with a secular postmodern mind, the concept of betrothal may seem foreign, archaic, and constricting. In a culture where marriage is redefined to include perverted homosexual unions, and couples divorce because they “fell out of love,” how in the world can the postmodern mind grasp the beauty and purity of faithfulness before marriage?

Against the postmodern mind stands the authoritative Word of God. As a Christian family, we strive to make sure that the way we live and think is directed by the Words of Scripture. Of course, we often fall woefully short, but God is gracious to help us learn from the mistakes and sins of the past - to live more faithfully today. And, Lord willing, our children will learn to live even closer to the mark than we have. Most of us did not understand courtship and betrothal when we were young. Perhaps, like me, you had never even heard of it. We grew up in the world. And in the world, after a period of dating, sometimes dating more than one person at a time, you may have become “engaged.” Now, from the world’s perspective, engagement and betrothal are interchangeable. Both may be viewed as a semi-commitment where an announcement is made of an intended wedding and “save the date” cards are sent. But it is not binding - there is no real commitment. It can be broken at any time by either party for any reason. Just as you can break a dinner engagement, you can break a marriage engagement. In fact, if the engagement is broken, most people breathe a heavy sigh of relief. The idea is that it is better to break things off before marriage, so you can save the lawyer’s fees in a future divorce.

Courtship and betrothal stand against this. In our home, courtship is a structured period where a young man and young woman learn about one another, within the natural setting of family and fellowship—in the midst of children, normal laughter, conversation, and even conflict (and how it’s resolved). One-on-one relationships are notorious for the “rose colored glasses” syndrome. A family offers background, conversation—and protection.

The young man must decide if he in fact can love this woman as Christ loves the church. Can his heart safely trust her? Is she indeed a virtuous woman whose worth is far above rubies? Will she make a good helper to him and a good mother to his children?

And the young lady must decide if she in fact can respect and submit to this man as unto the Lord. Will he be a faithful provider, protector, lover, and father to her children? Is he a wise or foolish man? What of his character? Are they theologically aligned? Are they likeminded in areas of importance? Are they in agreement on major life issues?

Courtship is not a time of fluttery romance and unrestrained emotion. That time will come soon enough. We encourage each party to remember that the other may in fact be someone else’s (future) husband or wife. Part of learning to love the other is to spur one another on to good works and self-control – faithfulness to the Lord. During this time, the couple prays for the Lord’s will and the emotions are held in reserve as much as possible.

And, should the young man decide that she is “the one” God has for him; he approaches the young lady’s father, asking for her hand in marriage. If Dad feels the match is a good one, he gives his permission to the young man to “win her heart,” the young man is then free to propose to the young lady. If the young lady has also come to believe that she can love and honor the young man as the church should Christ, she gives the young man her heart. And thus the betrothal begins—a time when they learn to love one another. They grow together emotionally and hearts are bound together. A commitment is made that is not to be broken. Yet still, it’s a time of physical restraint as they look ahead to that coming day of matrimony. That first touch of affection—that powerful moment is saved for the glorious day God has ordained for them—the day they begin their life together as husband and wife.

Again – this is the McDonald version of betrothal. It is our attempt to apply the precepts of the Word and be faithful to our calling as a Christian family. We willingly offer our understanding of Scripture and share our lives with you as a testimony of God’s grace in our lives, not as a “rule” or “burden” for you to follow.

Monday, June 23, 2008

In the Garden




We were out in the garden for a little while this afternoon. We were planning on just picking green beans and peas (they tend to get eaten quickly). However, we found some squash, zucchini, radishes and cucumbers that were ready, as well as a tomato that was not ready.

Matthew 9:37-38 Then saith he unto his disciples, "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Frugal

Tuesday we butchered 15 chickens, yum! For my non-biology major friends, the trachea (windpipe) looks like a opaque tube, with ridges all along the length it's pretty tough. Imagine the vaccum hoses at a car wash if they were almost clear. At the evicerating table, a couple of lambs and I were identifying the inards of the chickens as they were removed. (Remember, we school year-round :) Coming from a family of frugal hicks, a quite honest request was made. "Can we save the trachea and use it for a Barbie vaccum cleaner?" Uh, no honey.

Sermons Online

No, not the ram's, he won't record his, yet! But at Sermon Audio you can listen to thousands of sermons online or download them for later. Yes, another odd "hobby" of mine: listening to sermons. Especially contemporaries such as Kevin Swanson, Joseph Morecraft, Ken Ham, and many of the puritans, Pink, Spurgeon, the list goes on! Maybe it's a good thing that we only have dial-up! And, no, this is not a paid endorsement, just sharing another gem!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chapel Library

I know, I am a little strange. Some of my favorite reading material, besides the Bible, comes from authors already passed from this life. Jeff Pollard at Mount Zion has a great gem in the Chapel Library where you can read thousands of pieces of theological writings from the past. If you are like me, and like to actually have paper in hand while reading, they will send you them free, or you can make a donation if you like. Check it out! I feel like a child in a candy store when I visit!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Grandma and Grandpa Visit

We had a wonderful visit with Grandma and Grandpa for Father's Day weekend. Although it was way too short, we had fun playing games and catching up. They are the first to come visit us from Texas, and we are patiently waiting for more visitors, hint, hint! The youngest is very sad in the picture as she wanted Grandma and Grandpa to stay and live with us and realized they were just about to leave.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Bull Riding and Such


It's good to be a boy!

Come on out to Sonshine Acres! You can try your hand at rodeo, petting arena, milking stable, pick your own fresh veggies, and we offer lots of southern hospitality! As an added bonus, if you are here at just the right time, you may get to see The Milkmaid chasing Belle down the road. She really likes The Neighbor's handsome bull and today someone left the gate unchained. Yes, it was probably quite hilarious looking at it from the outside. From an insider's view, a large hoofed animal running over your sandaled toes is not hilarious.



collecting mulberries