Archive | July, 2009

An Incredible Journey

“Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time  forth and for evermore” (Psalm 113:1-2). The towering evergreens which surrounded me were all pointing heavenward. Psalm 113 kept echoing in my mind. I was spending the week […]

Watching God Work

The week of July 17 to 24 was filled with a wondrous combination of faith, love, and power. With the surrender of pleasure, pride, and idolatry came a flood of righteousness, joy, and peace. Members of six families willingly came together in obedience to the direction of God’s prompting to learn how to take the […]

The Secrets of Shooting Fireworks

Taking pictures of fireworks has always thrilled me! I remember the first time I attempted doing this with a Minolta film point and shoot. With visions of what I’d seen in newspapers and magazines, I recall my disappointment and bewilderment when the prints came back showing only blur and blah. There had to be a […]

Home Alone!

Hurrah! Everyone’s gone! Think of all the time I’ll have! No interruptions! As many fish sticks as I like! No one I have to share dessert with! No stacks of used cups by the fridge! Won’t this be great… The whole house changed when David, Jonathan, Esther, and Michael left to help with OEI Virginia, […]

July 17, 2009

To the children in Taiwan: I’ll remember you. I’m also praying for you and I hope you will keep practicing your English! To those in the States: Thank you for praying! I continue to be amazed at the way simple truths, like seeds, can bring lasting results in my own life and the lives of […]

To Get a Garden Going

Last summer I experimented with a better way to convert sod to garden. In past years I had tried manually removing the sod with a mattock, or spading it up and turning it with a shovel, or rototilling. However, a new method has proven to be an easier and faster way to convert wild ground […]

Independence Day Photo Contest

Of the many activities held here on campus over the 4th of July weekend, I celebrated by entering the Independence Day photo contest. The categories were very difficult–a little abstract at first–so I was forced to think outside the box. Below are the pictures I submitted after just two days of shooting. Red On Friday, […]

Celebrating the 4th

Here are a few pictures of the 4th of July weekend from Robert and I’s perspective. The pictures speak for themselves! “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” — Adali Stevenson

Another Chalk-talk

Today was the first chalk-talk for summer camps! To illustrate generosity I changed my mind at the last minute from doing a lighthouse to a penguin. The sunset we had seen the evening before made a great backdrop and the Lord also brought to mind a good story to share of the way our family […]