Friday, January 8, 2016

More Quotes

"Wise men talk because they have something to say;
fools because they have to say something."

"Any fool can curse the darkness"

"A true believer can accomplish more with a few words
than a hypocrite with a  thousand sermons."

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Quote of the day...

"If you know God, you don't need to know anyone else.
If you don't know God, you need to know everybody else."
Leonard Ravenhill

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent
John 17:3

This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD. 
Jeremiah 9:23-24

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Breaking Records

The first record breaker is that you are hearing from me three times in about a week and a half!  The second is we've had two major snow storms during that time.  This second storm is unique in that it has been snowing for two days non-stop.  I don't know the official report but it looks like we received close to a foot of snow and there hasn't been much wind.

Have you entered the treasury of the snow...? 
Job 38:22a

Friday, November 20, 2015


November 20!  We are currently getting our first snow of the season. The children are beside themselves with excitement!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Old News

This is old news but at least it's news.... Blogging is not on the top of my to-do list....

Earlier this fall we had a wonderful opportunity to get away for a few days to the Black Hills. We all enjoyed it so much. We did some sightseeing, hiking and picnicking.   The children enjoyed feeding the burros best of all!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Glasses

Ezra's prescription was recently changed to include bifocals.  Now he will be able to see more clearly both close up and at a distance.  Even though he will always have some eye "issues" we are so thankful that he is able to see.  One of his favorite things to do is to look at "yights" (lights).

"Your word is a lamp to my feet 
and a light to my path."
Psalm 119:105

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ingalls Homestead

Last week we took the children to visit the Ingalls Homestead site in De Smet.  It was a good way to experience a little bit of South Dakota history.  We explored a sod house, or soddie as they are commonly called, and a claim shanty.  A replica of the Ingalls home gave a realistic view of frontier life in the late 1800s. We had a wagon ride and visited an old church and school.  The children made ropes, rode in a pony cart, and practiced washing clothes on a washboard.  I think the children liked the horses and ponies best.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cotton Mather's Advice to Parents

Follow this link to read Cotton Mathers resolutions concerning his children.

Surely I have taught you statutes and careful to observe them...  Only take heed to yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren.
Deuteronomy 4:5a, 6a, & 9

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Rest of the Story

Well, on the second day of cooling off in the irrigation there was a little mishap.  One young fellow was so engrossed in playing in the water that he never realized when his glasses fell off.....! After many hours of combing the field in a vain attempt to find the elusive spectacles we have finally given up. Only $68 and new eyewear are on the way!