Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Unique Experience

Not long ago we were invited to some friends house for a special meal.  It certainly wasn't anything like what I expected.  As you can see from the photo, the food was dumped out on the plastic table cover and no utensils were provided.  We picked up what we wanted, put it on our plates, and ate with our fingers!  It was a really neat experience!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Eclipse 2017...

...as seen from Central Missouri.  We certainly were privileged to be able to see the eclipse, including totality.  Here are a couple of amatuer shots of what we saw.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Psalm 19:1

Thursday, June 29, 2017


Wisteria-on a rainy day
Claytonia virginica -Common Names: 
(Spring Beauty, Virginia Spring Beauty, Eastern Spring Beauty)
 Poppy - before and after blooming
"The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.”
Isaiah 40:8

Thursday, February 23, 2017


For almost two weeks we have been ENJOYING spring-like weather.  It has actually been in the upper 70s.  The birds are singing; the spring "croakers" have been serenading; and the daffodils are about ready to bloom.  The robins are back and for the first time we saw a "white" one.

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat
or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.
Is not life more than food and the body more then clothing?
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns;
yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value then they?

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ice Storm

Ice is beautiful...

And destructive....

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"Old" Church

I guess it depends on who you ask whether or not this church would be considered "old". It was built in 1948...so I guess it's not that old.  :-)

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!