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Friday Evening and Saturday in Pictures

BTW: we found out that our comment feature has been broken for the past six days. Sorry. We’re fixing it.

Random pictures ;).


We received a sweet package from a friend in the mail.


One item she sent was this apron. Sarah’s looking forward to making it!

This weekend was burrito-making time! To learn more about how we do it, see this old blog post.





Joseph’s house continues to make awesome progress. We have a number of pictures to share with you all later.


This morning, Mom and Mary decided to pull living room furniture to clean behind them. Mary said, “Let’s rearrange the living room!”

Mom agreed, so the process began! Less than two hours later, the living room was rearrange. Tonight’s Bible time felt very cozy in our new arrangement.




The final arrangement!



Anna made a delicious stir-fry on the grill.

“And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.”
Deuteronomy 12:7

A Creative Idea

Yesterday, on our way to the nursing home (for our usual Christmas service for the residents), our conversation came to discussing the many people in the police/fire/medical services that were working on Christmas. As we talked, the Lord gave Anna an awesome idea – what if we could make some cookies for the police officers in our town?

We made arrangements with the police dispatcher, who said that they would ask an officer to bring the cookies back to the station. The kitchen was soon a major blur of activity while we baked the cookies and Mary crafted a card. After the cookies were finished, we wrapped them in plastic wrap, and arranged them in a basket.

A little while later, the doorbell rang, and we gave the officer the cookies. We are so grateful for our police officers and the other emergency people who put their lives on the line for our protection and safety.

















“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”

Colossians 3:15

Charlotte’s Conference

Guest poster today. This is John to give Sarah a bit of a break from conference reports.

We only had a two hour drive on Friday, so we didn’t leave until close to noon. So far this trip has been the slow down trip. Going into Charlotte proved to be no exception. At one point traffic slowed to a crawl. We finally made it through the slow down, and arrived at the church driveway just before 2.

As you all saw in the previous post, the driveway to the church was very tight. It wouldn’t have been such a problem if there was not a deep ditch on either side of the driveway. Later we found out that firetrucks have a tough time getting into that church. Firetrucks are usually shorter than we are and have a better turning radius. Oh well, we made it in okay, and had a good place to park for the night.

After set up, we ate dinner. Some of the ladies from the local homeschool group made the meal. I don’t know if North Carolina qualifies as the south (in my book it does), but that southern cooking was fantastic. Personally, I would rank it as one of the best on-the-road meals, that we have had.

The conference itself was a blessing. We had a good group of folks show up. I admit, although a bit stoic in the beginning, they warmed up in the end. The young people were attentive, and we had a good time.

Overall hearts seemed to be open to the message, and the Lord blessed.

For dinner on Saturday, we went out with a family that we have known for several years. Don’t ask me where we ate, because I don’t remember. The important part was, I liked the food, and the fellowship.

That is all for this time, folks.

John for the rest.

Joseph on Friday.

Some ladies had prepared a delicious dinner Friday evening.

Thank you all. It was wonderful.

Talking before the conference started.

Friday evening.

Sharing a testimony.

Mom talking with a couple before the afternoon session.

Moody reader

Sarah with Rachel and Hannah.

Packing up.

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)

Northern Lights

One of the blessings of being able to travel is the experience of some different things. This is the farthest north that I have been. As we were driving the other day, I realized that there might be the chance of seeing the northern lights (aurora borealis). I checked and it looked like there was a slight chance that we might see this amazing phenomena. But I also prayed, as I know that God controls the weather, and the space weather, and that He could send the northern lights. And, He did! It was a beautiful demonstration to me of how He answers small and seemingly insignificant requests like this.


“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork” (Psalms 19:1).