Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Alana!

   I didn't take these pictures. These are pictures that Sarah, her mom and my first real friend, has sent to me over the past couple years.

~Alana Maria Wilson~

Happy 4th Birthday, Alana! We love you so much! I've enjoyed watching you grow these past years. May you grow to be a beautiful young lady inside and out that loves Jesus with all your heart.


Saturday, July 16, 2011


   Last night we had the Wilkerson's over for a visit and dessert. Mr. Wilkerson is in Haiti right now for a little while. Anyway, we and the children went for a walk, worked outside in the garden for a few minutes, had dessert, then played games till it was time for them to go. I have missed them so much, so them coming over was a real treat!

On our walk
Thomas, on our weed-covered mound of dirt.
In the Garden

Dutch Blitz
They never played it before, but apparantly they liked it!

Intense players

Daniel's turn

Mary's turn

Rachel's turn

Thomas stopped and played with Chloe

James' turn
Rachel, trying in vain to keep from laughing.

Daniel, trying to make us nervous.

Playing Twister.

"Having trouble, boys?
I gave Rachel my most recent sewing project.
Perfect fit!

   Do glad you got to come over! Your visit was very special! We love you all sooooooooooo much!

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones, (Proverbs 17:17 & 22).


Monday, July 11, 2011

Colossians 3

   Colossians 3 is my my favorite chapter in the New Testament. It is so straightforward, and tells it like it is. It covers everything.

1 If ye then be risen in Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affections on things above, not of things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, Who is our life, shall appear with Him in glory.
6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8 But now ye also put off these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man (self) with his deeds;
10 And ye have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision or uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond or free: but Christ is all, and in all.
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14 And above all these things put on charity (love), which is the bond of perfectness.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16 Let the word o Christ dwell in you richly and in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.
18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men;
24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive the for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

   For the honor and glory of God


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lilies in the Back Yard

   We have lilies in our back yard and when they bloom I like to take pictures of them.

I've been having trouble with vertical pictures again so I wasn't able to put any vertical ones on here.

"And are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin," (Matthew 6:28).