Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Why We Don't Have a Christmas Tree

Nope, we don’t put up a Christmas tree.  Have not had one for at least 8 years.  As my family can attest, I tried for many years to get into that tradition, to no avail. And, no, we are not Jehovah’s witness. First, I don’t like many things made of plastic, just too fake,so the artificial trees were out. I even tried to make a tree out of PVC (admittedly it was very artsy!).  Then, I never saw the wisdom of buying a dead tree just to throw it out a month later. I tried the living Christmas trees, but they either died or were eaten by goats. I started to ask myself, what is the root reason why I don’t get excited about Christmas trees, or any decorations for that matter. I read Jeremiah 10:3,4

“For the customs of the people [are] vain: for [one] cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.”

Ouch! What is the purpose of the tree? I saw it as materialism and a distraction from Jesus. We decorate the trees all pretty and then bow before them to put our gifts under. Sounds a little too much like idolatry to me, and vanity. It was not pointing to Jesus. So why have it? Now before you go all crazy on me, I am not judging you and your tree if you so choose to have one, just telling you why we don’t have one. Now, if you can convince me by Scripture why I should have one, let’s talk!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

To Be One

Incredibly interesting documentary. It tells the story of three different courtships from the perspective of couples and parents, before and after the marriage.  We learned alot and were inspired!  Anyone interested in courtship, should check this out!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Just Him and the Chickens Having Lunch

 "Please do not feed the chickens on the back porch if your brother is still eating!"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

For My Reformed Friends

My Orders

"My orders are to fight;
then if I bleed, or fail or strongly win, what matters it?
God only doth prevail.
The servant craveth naught except to serve with might.
I was not told to win or lose,
my orders are to fight."
Ethelwyn Wetherald

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hello Mr. Grasshopper

Our New Toy from the Transfer Station (aka the dump)

Almonds and Honey

Welcome to the Seppi Blog!: Almonds, Honey, Comb, Beeswax: "This honey, a sample of nature’s purest and most perfect sweet, has not been altered in any way, having been dis..."

This is the absolutely best honey and almonds! You have got to try some!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sunflower Seeds Galore!

The Fort, Part 1

Pear Pickin' (and more)

A sweet lady from church invited us out to pick some pears. The tree was huge! Everyone was happily picking pears, until a couple of furry creatures showed up. Then the picking was over and the cuddling began! That pear butter smells mighty yummy coming from the kitchen today.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


IndoctriNation Trailer from IndoctriNation on Vimeo.

Colin Gunn and his family travel in a big yellow school bus across America shooting a new documentary film that explores the origins of the American education system, the effects of public schools on the Christian family, and the turning of the hearts of parents to their children through home education.

Christian, Do NOT Send Your Child to the Government to be Educated!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Tuesday Gift

My darling husband brought this home yesterday. He fixed a connection or two and it now works like a charm. Free, from the dump. Americans throw away WAY too much stuff.