Archive | June, 2013

Light in a Dark World


  It’s been just over a month since we had the privilege of making the trip down to North Carolina to witness the wedding of Matthew and Amanda Wilkes! It was evident that both the Wilkes and Neely families had put a lot of love, time and effort into creating a ceremony that would honor the Lord in every […]

The Constitution, Part II

The George Washington Memorial Chapel near Valley Forge

Introducing … the Preamble, one of the best-loved and most well-recognized of our historical writings: WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility [peace], provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our […]

Will the Tornadoes Smash my Tomatoes?

Our cute little garden out back with the tipi style trellis. :)

Not so far! Abby and I have enjoyed putting in a garden this spring! I am so grateful for brother David starting the tomato plants for me. They survived the car ride, transplanting, local animals, my pruning, and now we will see if they survive the storms. Thanks for all your tips Michael and David! […]

The Constitution, Part I

A well-remembered gathering from this time last year!

Here between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, let’s remember and honor the document that has been such a foundation for us. The United States Constitution is much shorter than you may at first think. If you are a good reader you can read it—all of it—in about an hour! How grateful we can […]

An Experience of a Lifetime

Learning the mechanics of a chainsaw.

What a joy to be back home! My time in TX on the Emergency Response Team at ALERT was full of challenges (like the Caleb Nelson Memorial Race), but also tons of fun.  It taught me responsiveness to people’s needs and skills to help in times of disaster. Through the two months I learned both […]

Opportunities Abounding

Jonathan's team had done an excellent job on landscaping!

“…The Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song, He also is become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2).   In the midst of a collapsing world, we can respond in one of two ways: Fight a host of temptations OR Enter into Christ’s victory; Say “Goliath is too big to fight!” OR Say “Goliath is too […]