Archive | February, 2007

Snow Structures

This has been a very snowy winter. David and I rolled up a big ball of snow and carved it into a throne. Then we got another medium ball and made a foot stool to put your legs on. We also have been shoveling all the snow off the front cement pad into one big […]

A Trip to Paradise

I recently returned from a 5-day trip to Guadalajara, Mexico! It was my first time in Mexico and the 70° weather was a nice change from Chicago’s chilly winter winds. As I understand it, temperatures are idealistic all year long in the beautiful Lake Chapala area where we stayed. IBLP’s beautiful Guadalajara Training Center property […]

Reinforcements Now Appearing!

Ever since I can remember, the morning Rhema Search has been a special time for our family. Rhema Searches are different than the personal devotions that we have on our own because we read the Bible as a family and share the insights and direction that we find. Recently, a particularly good application was demonstrated. February is the month […]

The Other Side of Ice-Skating

I just couldn’t help but post these photos of our past ice-skating escapades. The other post shows the ideal. This one shows the other side. Yes, ice-skating is fun, but it has its ups and downs. After an intense struggle against the foe of gravity, David finally lost his balance and toppled to the ground. […]

Orchard Patrol Birdfeeder

    An idea was put into action in 2004 which has turned out to be a success after a two-year trial. The idea was to make a specially designed birdfeeder that would attract specific beneficial species of birds to the orchard area. The beneficial species include those with the habit of finding and eating the harmful insects […]

Why Live?

Sunday we celebrated my birthday with cake, ice cream, balloons and presents. I am so grateful to have had the privilege to be part of this incredible family for 21 years. But God has more in mind for everyone than to only be born once. Jesus says in John 3:3 that “ye must be born again.” […]

Molasses Stack Cake

This cake is much more than fluff and icing; there is really something to it! I liked the dense texture and  ginger bread taste of the molasses. Mom and David put it together for Michael’s 26th birthday which was on the 7th of February and it turned out really good. They used the apple butter in between the layers and […]

The Mystery of the Mayas

The strength of a nation in its future depends upon the strength of the father-son relationships within that nation. Through a message that the Wilkes family told us about from Doug Phillips, I saw this illustrated once again. It is an impressive lesson from history and I would like to share it with you. Of all the Native American people groups, […]

Banana Advice

We learned an interesting lesson. It has to do about the biological structure of a banana in relation to its environment. We almost didn’t post this but then decided we should because we didn’t want anyone else to make the same mistake! It’s very applicable at this time of year too. So here is our advice: Don’t leave green bananas […]