Archive | 2009

Off to Florida!

  Yeah! Robert and James arrived home late last night and now our whole family is together! We had a grand Christmas celebration until the wee hours of the morning experiencing the truth of Acts 20:35 “It is more blessed to give then receive.”   After a delicious pancake breakfast, Dad started packing the van […]

Christmas at Our House

What fun we had decorating this year! But one thing we are learning is that it isn’t the end of the world to break old traditions. Since we will be traveling to Florida for Christmas, there are many things we decided to do differently this year. For instance, we usually we spread out our lights […]

Pic of the Month: December ’09

Evening Stroll The wind was blowing briskly. For once, it was actually cold outside. My bare hands tingled as they nimbly positioned the metal legs of the tripod. Click; the scene in front of me wouldn’t last for long. Click; the geese took another step forward. Click! And the composition disappeared for ever. Though telephoto […]

Can you Bee-lieve it?

Happy Thanksgiving! I am rejoicing in the grace of God poured out on us this year in respect to our honeybees. We were able to harvest enough wildflower honey to supply our big family until next year’s harvest, and still have some to sell. The bees stayed semi-busy through the part of the summer that […]

Birding Buffalo Calf, Part II

No, the first day of hunting season is not a state holiday in West Virginia–but it was a time for celebrating when the Lord provided two deer for us. As Monday drew to a close I had another cause for thanksgiving too–a variety of birds enlivened the vicinity of my tree stand and reminded me […]

Socialization: Sociability or Socialism?

 Understanding is the ability to differentiate. You know that you understand when you are able to tell the difference between two given objects or ideas that have surface similarities. Now, in the “age of indefinition”, it is imperative for us to understand the following three terms for they are indeed different. Definitions follow the Random […]

An Amazing Blessing

This Thanksgiving one of the biggest things I am grateful for is family harmony. It is so important for members of a family to love one another. It is not only important for the well being of the family members, but for the ability of society to function as a whole. Family life shows everywhere […]