Archive | April, 2012

Celebrating Grandpa’s Birthday

The birthday boy with his wife and daughter.

We chose a baking theme for Grandpa’s birthday party because he is such an outstanding cook! We have great memories growing up of walking into Grandpa and Grandma’s house smelling the glorious stew ready and waiting to welcome us to West Virginia. Grandpa is the one who taught us how to make rhubarb jelly which […]

Good news from WVDA!

Gus Douglas, the long standing Commissioner of Agriculture in West Virginia reported some good news in his April 2012 update. “In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court last month settled the dispute over ownership of streambeds and stream banks, ruling that landowners, not government, are the rightful owners. President Bob Stallman said farmers and ranchers […]

“Never Again”

The US Congress has set aside this day, April 19, as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Pray for Israel, as her people remember the past and as the leaders of the nation make decisions for the future that will affect you and I. If you haven’t already, we can also recommend visiting […]


Salem Depot as seen from the railroad bed.

1912 was an interesting year. For one thing it was the year of the Titanic. Today marks the 100th year anniversary of its propitious launch. Who could have guessed what would happen four days later? It has been said that no historical subjects have attracted such long-lived popularity as the first coming of Jesus Christ, […]

Stepping on nails

As the United States Supreme Court heard the case against government controlled health care less than two weeks ago, over 4,000 freedom-loving Americans rallied in Washington DC and let their voices be heard. It appears federal government thought it could nail down its absolute control over every last corner of our lives and decisions, no […]

Resurrection Morning!


At 6:30 this morning, we all quietly and quickly got out of bed and climbed up the hill to have our Wisdom Search during the sunrise. Because it was April 8 we read Psalm chapter 8 which turned out to be a very fitting passage for this day of remembrance for the resurrection of our […]

It was a Fabulous Family Get-together

Almost there!

I was going to title this “North Carolina FEW Conference” but decided “Family Get-together” was a good description of the exhilarating weekend we were blessed to be a part of last month. Families, overflowing with a desire to live for the Lord and seek Him, came together to encourage each other toward this goal! It […]