Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
On Saturday night, we enjoyed a wonderful get together with Mike's side of the family. It was great to see relatives that we don't get to see often. We visited , ate delicious finger foods, and watched a couple of old home movies. How fun!!
Planning is in gear for a swim party reunion this summer!
This week began with an amazing worship service! I feel so refreshed and energized to live for God. Our little church has had its share of struggles the last few years and has actually not had much formal leadership. Well, yesterday we installed new elders. The service for this was such an important one for the new elders and the congregation alike. I pray for these men and their families as they take on this big responsibility. I also want to strengthen my resolve in the Sunday school class that I teach. We had a wonderful dinner after service, then had open discussion with the new elders. Now, to get to the work of spreading the gospel!
On tap for the menu this week:
Corn on the cob
Sub sandwich buffet
Mexican Fiesta Night
Breakfast Bar Night
Chocolate Chip Muffins
Eating out to celebrate end of testing week
Enjoy your Monday!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
AN UNHISTORIC SPOT
Ah passionate is rest when to the earth I yield in full length contact of sweet pain! Here just within the bars in the chill grass, And the great shadow of a fruitless tree, I at once sleep and am awake in joy. And when I sit half-conscious on the slope, And lean upon one grass-wrought hand and gaze, The lone thrush gurgles nectar in his throat, On some green spire, adjusting his furled wings, The local cricket quavers to the wind, And every one that passes look at me.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Last Saturday, we headed to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech T-game. After we left the game, we headed to Red Top Mountain, one of the Georgia State Parks. The park is located in Cartersville, Georgia on Lake Allatoona. Below is a picture as you enter the park.
Red Top Mountain was an important mining area for iron. They have a reconstructed 1860s homestead where the rangers host educational programs. Below is the Casting Shed.
This is a view of the lake from the trail that we hiked. There are areas along the trail for fishing. There are also benches along the trail that would be perfect for relaxing and reading a good book by the lake.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all you stars of light!
Praise Him, you heavens of heavens,
And you waters above the heavens!"
Psalm 148:1-4 NKJ
I started early, took my dog,
And visited the sea-
The mermaids in the basement
Came out to look at me,
And frigates in the upper floor
Extended hempen hands-
Presuming me to be a mouse
Aground, upon the sands,
But no man moved me till the tide
Went past my simple shoe-
And past my apron and my belt,
And past my bodice too,
And made as he would eat me up
And wholly as a dew
Upon a dandelion's sleeve-
And then I started too.
And he-he followed close behind;
I felt his silver heel
Upon my ankle-then my shoes
Would overflow with pearl.
Until we met the solid town,
No one he seemed to know-
And bowing with a mighty look
At me, the sea withdrew.
Have a blessed Sunday!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Below, the president of the college gives an opening ceremony speech.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Clint, I am so very proud of you. I love you with all my heart and I am so excited to see what God has planned for you. I am so thankful for you!
This is a picture of my in-laws who celebrated the day with us!
even to the end of the age" Amen. Matthew 28:19-20 NKJ
All the names I know from nurse: Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse, Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock, And the Lady Hollyhock.
Fairy places, fairy things, Fairy woods where the wild bee wings, Tiny trees for tiny dames-These must all be fairy names!
Tiny woods below whose boughs Shady fairies weave a house; Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme, Where the braver fairies climb!
Fair are grown-up people's trees, But the fairest woods are these; Where if I were not so tall, I should live for good and all.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things." Philippians 4:7-8
A PRAYER IN SPRING
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; And make us happy in the happy bees, The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird That suddenly above the bees is heard, The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill, And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love, The which it is reserved for God above To sanctify to what far ends He will, But which it only needs that we fulfill.
Read at the Dedication of John F. Kennedy Park, May 29, 1987
The Best-Loved Poems of JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS
Have a blessed Sunday!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
They have restored the house using all period pieces. We did not get to see the kitchen, as they are doing repairs. I want to return at Christmas for the celebrations. They use the fireplace during that time and have tours with hot cider and cookies.