" My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast!
I will sing and make a melody!"

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

" Let the little children come to me..."

" and do not forbid them, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven made for ones as these."
Matthew 19:14

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Please keep them in your prayers!

A 6.1 aftershock hit Haiti this morning. We still haven't heard anything from our two sponsor sisters. Please pray for all those in Haiti who have been affected, and for those who are trying to provide relief. Please pray we hear from our girls soon, and that they're okay. There are orphans being allowed into the states to be adopted, please pray for these children!
Please visit these sites for info, prayer requests, and what you can do to help:

May the Lord bless you and keep you,

Thursday, January 14, 2010

* EMERGENCY* Please Pray!....

I'm sure ya'll have heard about the terrible earthquake in Haiti.
Well, we have two little, sponsor sisters, Shleida(Jane), and Shelove that live in Haiti. We haven't been able to get any information on them, whether they're safe, or in a shelter. We sponsor them through, Compassion. http://www.blogger.com/www.compassion.com


Shleida (Jane)

We found a map of the area that was affected the most, and we know about where each girl lives. Shelove lives north of Port-au-Prince. According to the map, they would have felt it at medium-light. But Shleida, she lives on an island close to Porta-au-Prince, and she would have felt it at Extreme. We also had another little girl last year, Sandara, who was somehow taken out of the Compassion program. She lived real close to the worst hit area. Please keep these little girls in prayer. As well as all the Haitians that have been affected by this horrible disaster. Pray that we get some answers or word of their whereabouts.
" Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. selah." Psalm 62:8


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Introducing...(drum roll please...)

Who Said What Wednesday

I came across some really good quotes from some of the church fathers, C.H. Spurgeon, John Wesley, Martin Luther, ect... the other day, and told my Momma about them. I said that I might start a new thing on my blog where I quote a great preacher, teacher, historian, ect... and then see who can guess who said it. She recommended that I call it, "Who Said What". So, as you can see, today is,
" Who Said What Wednesday". Here's the mystery quote,

" Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can."

I'll give you until tomorrow afternoon at 12:00 to guess the right answer! Drop a comment with your guess. Have fun!

Oh! I threw in a few pictures from the gorgeous sunset we had last evening. Give all the glory to the Master Painter! :)

Also, here's a banjo cake I made for my grandpa's 74th birthday the other night.
(Momma had to finnish the black squares on the side, and do the strings.:) )


Saturday, January 9, 2010

More Snow...

Yep. It's still snowing. It's been snowing for three days! We usually have one good snow that falls over-night, then it goes away the next day. This time, it's just been keeping a steady sprinkle for three days. It hasn't built up a whole lot though. Right now, it's about 1/3 of an inch in certain places:) Even though it's pretty, and pleasant to watch, I long for the warm, sunny, green, sweet-smelling days of spring to arrive. But, I will try and post a video of the snow falling, here later. (My camera batteries died:))

I've recently got finished reading a great book by Emma Leslie called, Glaucia the Greek Slave. It's set in the time of Nero, when Christians where being persecuted in great numbers and in horrific ways. This girl, and her brother, Laon, are separated when they are sold, and they both, under different circumstances, become Christians.
It would be a great read-aloud book for younger siblings, or, it's a great book for teenagers too.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year...

just a little late.:)

We're having a good dusting of snow here now. This will be about all we get:)
I can't wait until spring! It has to be my favorite season, besided summer.

Here's a video that I can't wait to see!

Jasmine, at http://www.joyfullyathome.blogspot.com has a REALLY good review on it. Please, read it if you can. She's also having a give away that you may like to enter!


Sunday, January 3, 2010


One of my followers asked for some pictures of snow,

This is all we got. We barely get one good snow(3-4 inches), in a year. Oh well:)


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our EARLY Trip...

Daddy had to go to the dentist the other day, and the appointment was at 9:00 a.m.
We live 2 1/2 hours from the city we had to go to, soooo.... We got up at 5:20 a.m., and left by 6:30. 2 adults, 4 sleepy kids, 2 of them under the age of 7. Anyhoo, we're still alive, and the trip was a lot of fun, once we woke up. :)
I got a new camera for Christmas (thanks Daddy and Momma!), so, here are some pictures with captions, If I can get them to load...

Well, I got a few to come up...:)

I couldn't get her to smile in any of my pictures:)... Love ya anyway Grace!

Early breakfast...Ava look like she's really enjoying that hashbrown...McDonalds special.

The apple juice was good, I think... what a face!


This Side of the Cross...

Here's a poem I wrote for Resurrection Day last year (It's set to the tune,
'Amazing Grace':

This side of the the cross,
Grows brighter still,
While walking along,
The way;
In my Savior's arms,
I'm safely calm,
It's here I'll choose
To stay.

This side of the cross,
Though filled with grief,
Is sweet and laced with light;
I'll forever keep,
My Savior's grace,
And joy within,
My sight.

This side of the cross,
Has many snags,
But my strength will always
In He who died,
And took my place,
So I will never,

This side of the cross,
A narrow road,
Is old and worn,
With love;
From many who,
Laid down their load,
To seek a home above.

This side of the cross,
Will end one day,
When faith shall end,
In sight,
I'll know the Christ,
Who made the way,
To clear my dark,
To light.

This side of the cross,
Praise God's name,
He showed us how,
To love;
And showed the ones,
Who live in pain,
Of His eternal,

" Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be brave and strong. Your every action must be done with love." 1 Corinthians 16:13