Our Team

'daDad (38 yo), the Mama (36yo), FarmerBoy (19 yo ds), Gypsygirl (17 yo dd), Miss Petite (16 yo dd),LionHeart (14 yo ds), Red (12 yo ds), Belle (10 yo dd),Nae Nae (7 yo dd),Bunny (2 yo dd), Little Britches (3 months)

Monday, February 22, 2010

We are definitely gearing up for more work on the house. Farmerboy, Lionheart, and I purchased more material last Friday. Eventually I think we will be dividing up our days, spending half at the place working and the other half here at the temp/ house doing school and housework.
I am currently working on pieces for two friendship quilts. One is for a wedding. I think we will possibly be doing another one later in the year, as I have gotten wind that another of the young men back at home is courting. It sure is nice.
Usually, we let the couple pick colors and then we divide the # of blocks amongst the various families. Sometimes we only do pieced, embroidered, or appliqued blocks, but this time we get to do what we want. It is to be a western themed quilt in muted colors. I'm always anxious to see how these turn out.
Maybe I'll post my contribution.
I did finally get to finish Job yesterday evening. It was just hard to get more than one chapter read this weekend.
'da Dad pointed out to me that this week I'll be sharing my testimony.
Just last week one of our former teachers came up to Robert to talk to him about his testimony. God is working.
We seem to be having colds at our house. Nothing really seems to help, it just kind of runs its course.
Someone (;) has asked for more pictures. Well, our other camera died. We have gotten another one, so I hope we can soon share some pictures. The house has changed a lot since the last ones we took.
Have a blessed day!

John 9 Blessed Redeeemer

Friday, February 19, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

I want to finish reading Job today. There is a lot to do, so it may not be until bedtime. I was hoping to read the last of it this morning, but little tummies started growling ;).
I need to help the children with school, do laundry ( a bit behind here), take Ms. Petite shoe shopping, chore at the place, and maybe do some more house shopping. (She smiles here.)
Busy times.
Belle had a birthday a while back. She is now 9. We bought her a family of giraffes and took her out to Chick-fil-A. She is now too tall to play in the play area, bummer.
She is very precious to us, and has always been a little ray of sunshine. Her smile just lights up the room.
Well, upward season is drawing to a close. Please continue praying that hearts will be softened and lives will be changed for Jesus. In a couple of weeks I will get to share a testimony after a couple of games. Would those of you who know me please pray that I will speak right words? 'da Dad shared a lot of our story when he gave his testimony, so I don't know which thing I will talk about. God has just been so good to us. I could talk for hours about how God has intervened in my life.
One of the things I most appreciate about God is that His mercies are new every morning. Oh, how I need His mercy and the mercy of the other people around me. I step in the hooey more times a day than I can count. Thanks to all of you who give me grace. I only hope I can be as gracious to others as they are to me.
It is so neat to see God working in the lives of our children. God doesn't have spiritual grandchildren. Our young 'uns have to have their own walk with Jesus. This week one of ours will be baptised by her daddy. It will be a very precious time.
Isn't God good?

Job 33-36 I Will Sing The Wonderous Story

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bits and Pieces

Just a few comments tonight.
Yesterday we picked up some used cabinets for the kitchen and bathrooms. We bought them cheap. I plan on painting them country red and switching out the yucky 70's hardware to some more "country-fied" black hammered metal handles.
We also purchased the insulation for the upstairs walls. That, we bought at Lowe's. The rest of the insulation and the soffit, fascia,etc., will be purchased at the local lumber yard. It actually had the best prices. Who says bigger is better?
Our schedule will definitely be getting an overhaul, as we adjust to make more time to work on the house. Life will be very busy.
Things are a little wild around here. Lots of changes going on as the children grow up. I am trying to treasure life as it is now, with all of us together. It won't last forever.
Well, that's all for now.

Job 25-27 I Will Call Upon the Lord

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I'm Over It

God is just so good and patient with His children.
The very same evening after I wrote the last post, several of us were listening to christian radio on the way to church. The announcers were discussing the plight of the Haitians.
We still have each other, shelter, clean water, and plenty of food. What do I have going on that is worth complaining about?Please pray for and support the people of Haiti.
We will be gearing up to start working on the house in earnest soon, so keep an eye on the blog to monitor our progress. Who knows, maybe we'll even get some more pictures posted!LOL!

Job 9-11 Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Monday, February 1, 2010


In the last 2 months, two families we love very much have moved into larger homes. I am very happy for them, but have struggled with feeling envious, too. I am glad they have been blessed, I just wonder, "When will we get to move into our house?"
I know God has not forgotten us, and that day is coming. We are closer than before.
I think of the verse that says godliness, with contentment is great gain. (I'll look that one up later, I'm blogging @ my parents' and don't have my good Bible with me.)
One of the things I know God is working into our character is contentment. The last of Phillipians 4 Paul is talking about knowing how to have little or much (be abased or abound). We need to be like that.
A friend of mine once said that she thought it was easier to be grateful when you had the least. I believe she is right. When we have a lot, we want MORE. When you have little, you can be thankful for what you DO have b/c you know it could all be gone in a flash.
That is probably one of the most vivid lessons we have gleened from the fire. Stuff is just stuff. It does not love you. It will not be with you forever. It could all be burned up, stolen, blown away or lost. Even if you have insurance, grandma's buffet will go and you will never be able to replace it again. The only things that last forever are PEOPLE. So, we choose to focus on people, especially our family. Those relationships are ETERNAL. Don't miss this. Work and invest in what lasts forever!
I have been lead to read the Bible in the order it was written, so I will be working on Job.
Have a blessed day in the Lord!

Job 1-3 I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord