Archive | November, 2007

This one is a winner!

Yesterday I decided to take the time to search my cookbooks for the perfect recipe for the cranberries I had bought before thanksgiving that were still in the refrigerator. My desire was to please everyone! Everyone being the seven that are under our roof at this time; some of whom say cranberries are not good […]

Express your Thankfulness!

I love Thanksgiving time! One of the ways I have already been able to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving is by sending Thank You cards to people who have invested time, skill, and kindness in my life. One letter was to a former Sunday School teacher whose class I attended when I was nine or […]

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Hunting season has finally arrived. Knowing it is always wise to sight in your gun and check it out ahead of time, Dad decided to get our his muzzleloader, 44, and 308 last weekend for some target practice as a family. James and Dad made a target and nailed it up about 50 yards behind the barn. Then […]

Does God Leave Time for Hobbies?

Of course it depends on what the hobby is. All the same, I am grateful for Matthew 6:26 where Christ calls for us all to be at least casual birdwatchers. Regardless of how busy I am, I happily find that I am always able to see the local birds and call to mind His admonition: […]

Illustrating the Two Ways of Life

“Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” On a recent biking adventure, […]

Having “Fun”

Fun is one word with as many definitions as there are people you ask. And in Chinese it has yet another definition: rice. One Chinese character for rice bears the likeness of a sheaf of grain and is pronounced as “me” in English. The second character, 飯, often following the first, is pronounced very similarly […]

A Trip to Cabela’s

This week we had the opportunity to go to Cabela’s with some friends of ours the Elliotts and Pitcocks. It was a long drive but defiantly worth it. They had a really colossal mountain in the middle of the building covered in all sorts of animals. They had a lynx chasing a rabbit, mountain sheep jumping […]

Families Gather for Eventful Day

Sunday, October 28, marked a day of fellowship and fun for our family at Cacapon Resort State Park, West Virginia. We traveled over 100 miles over the mountains for a memorable get-together with the Wilkes, Sutphins, Campbells, and Mattiches. It was one of those cloudless mornings where the beams of sun were just warm enough […]

Amazing Grace

Only 15 minutes! The thought made my heart skip a beat. That was all the time that I had left to put together a piano arrangement for the delegation of mayors and leading educators from Romania! Just a short time earlier I received word that the delegation had made a special request to Mr. Gothard […]