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Preparations

Today we helped to decorate the church building, preparing for our annual celebration of His coming.

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Waiting for the Baby

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2013 in Just For Fun

 

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The Wonder of His Advent

These two songs cause me to meditate on the wonder and awesomeness of the birth of Jesus.  I am so thankful and humbled that He came to be my savior.  I appreciate God’s love and mercy towards me, one whose heart can so easily wander astray.

During the hustle and bustle of this season, may we pause and reflect on why so many of us celebrate during this time of year – that a baby was born in a manger and later, as a man, died on an old rugged cross to redeem us from eternal torment.  Thank you Jesus!

Do you believe?

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2013 in Just For Fun

 

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Your Turn Brenda…

You didn’t think that I would let your birthday pass without a post, did you?  Well, I’m keeping it simple this time as compared to last year.

I realize that it continues to be a difficult journey.  You inspire me with your godly grace and patience.  You have been a tremendous helper to me and enthusiastic teacher to your children.  I am greatly blessed to know you Brenda and to have you as my wife.  You are a wonderful wife, mother and friend.

This verse is my prayer for you:

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. (Eph 3:16-19)

I hope that you have a most blessed birthday anniversary.  I love you; but much better yet, God loves you.

Andy

PS:  OK, I will include a few pictures.

Mom’s three pumpkins in a patch…

…three leaves in a pile…

…and one boy waiting in Heaven.

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Family Updates, Just For Fun

 

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Happy Birthday Little D!

Wow, little man – today you turn five years old!  I see so many similarities between you and me, it scares me sometimes. 🙂  So, I pray that you will always follow God’s straight and narrow path.  I also pray that you will be a strong and courageous warrior for Christ’s Kingdom.  Finally, I pray that someday, Lord willing, you will have that farm and tractor (and horses for your sisters :-)).

Love ya buddy,

Dad

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Family Updates, Just For Fun

 

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An Apple Today

In the spring of 2010, we planted four semi-drawrf apple trees in our backyard – two honeycrisp and two fuji.  Based on what we have read, these trees typically begin to produce fruit in three to four years.  Well, this year (year three) we had one apple grow among the four trees.  We were “organic” (if I can legally use that term :-)) with our apple trees (as we are with all of our “crops”), meaning we didn’t spray them with pesticide or anything of the sort.  We watched all season as the little thing grew until finally, this evening, we picked and ate it!  Mmmmm, it was yummy and had NO worms and only one little bad spot.

Hopefully, next year (year four), we will be blessed with even more apples.  It is a blessing to eat fruits and vegetables grown in our own backyard.  Praise God for his creativity in providing us with various kinds of food to enjoy.

Blessings,

Andy

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Just For Fun

 

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PotatoFest 2012

This morning we harvested our potato crop.  Considering that we planted approximately 500 seed potatoes, I think we netted a little(?) less than breakeven.  What do you think?

This is little surprise to us, since we took very little care (OK practically none) of them during the growing season.  The pile of weeds that was pulled today is evidence of our negligence (this is how not to do it).

Anyway, here is a picture of the “south field” (OK plot) after the harvest.  That is David’s “tiller” (an old seed spreader) off to the right by the bales of straw.  Daddy’s tiller didn’t make it in the picture.

So now we wait to harvest our sweet potatoes:

and to try our Jerusalem artichokes (or sunchokes), which are now over ten feet tall!

Blessings,

Andy

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2012 in Just For Fun

 

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Somebody Turns 3 Today!

Happy Birthday Gracia!  You have certainly grown from last year.  We love you, little one.

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2012 in Family Updates, Just For Fun

 

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