Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Treats

Phil and I passing out some Christmas treats to our church people at Manyatseng.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gwen's Birthday

Gwen cooking her birthday supper.

We really didn't do much special for Gwen's birthday, except I made breakfast for the family. Gwen did take the morning off from regular responsibilities to get some things done that she has been waiting to do. In the evening we enjoyed a very nice supper that Gwen made. The roses you see on the table came from our own yard. Gwen, of course, really enjoyed talking with different family member that called to wish her a happy birthday.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Improvements at Hope Christian Academy

A couple of weeks ago a friend of ours, who has a sod business, gave us about three truck loads of off-cuts. The boys and I planted some of the sod at our house and then we also spent some time fixing up some bare areas at our school here in Ladybrand.

As you can see below we also added some trees to the school property. In all I planted eight trees. In a few years the students will be very thankful for the shade.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Night Sky

Last week the night sky was really beautiful. The crescent moon along with Jupiter and Venus made for some interesting photography. If you look closely at the photo above you can see Venus just under the moon. I was surprised at how well my little point-and-shoot camera did with taking pictures at night. Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork." Abraham Lincoln once said: "I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God."