Friday, October 24, 2008

A prayer from the Psalms

My eldest daughter, as all of my daughters, is a true gift of God. She has inspired me to share the thoughts that God brings to mind in the morning....or throughout the day. She regularly shares her heart. May I be so bold to do the same. I remember back in those days BE (before Emmy), I shared thoughts or scriptures that had warmed my heart....even struggles that I had and scriptures that ministered to me. I pray that I may be more open - take the time to share - for I know that God uses each of His children to care for others. May I live each day to glorify the God that I love.

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants!
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
and for as many years as we have seen evil.
Let your work be shown to your servants,
and your glorious power to their children.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
and establish the work of our hands...

~Psalm 90:12-17

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hey Joe! Whatcha readin'?

C.J.'s new book, Worldliness?

How is it?

She can't put it down....and neither can we!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The New 'Do



Monday, October 6, 2008

Land Ho! and Welcome to Edwinstown

Our pilgrims have safely made the jourey across the Atlantic Ocean, arriving in Edwinstown on September 19th, in this, the 1637th year of our Lord. They quickly unloaded the ship and prepared to greet many loved ones. Sadly, a few of their relations had perished, for there had been an outbread of some illness (smallpox?). However, this was providential, since so many people would be joining the colony and would need places to live.

The new arrivals might share three homes, but a fourth would add to their comfort. The men, Joshua (Josh), Edward Bowing (Benjamin) and Walter Holbrooke (the and will share a cottage, Given Chambers (Bee), her newborn babe, and daughter, Hope (Vanessa), along with Dorothy Mae Holbrooke (Kitty) would share a recently built home, while Mary Leland (Elf), her family's indentured servant Denise Thorpe (Rudy) and Mem Smith (Pooch) shared a home near the garden, but farther away from the newly built homes.

The men diligently hammered away, and before the day had ended, Margaret Atherton (Ladybug) and her daughter, Mercy (Olivia), Remember Palmer (MJ) and her (recently orphaned) ward Emma Joy (EX) moved their belongings into their new home! The ladies inventoried the stores and divided them among the four homes. They busied themselves making their houses comfortable homes. The colonists enjoyed a meal of pottage and freshly picked berries, with mugs of (root) beer to wash it all down. It was quite amazing watching the men construct a house in a day and the ladies turn rude cottages into homes. Enjoy a few pictures of the day:

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Say what?

The girls (and I) with our co-op, are memorizing 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, which is about both the unity and diversity in the body of Christ. We learn several signs (ASL) each time we memorize a passage. This is Emmy's first experience with acutally participating. Daily, she sees the scripture taped on the windows, flags down anyone who will listen and watch, and proceeds to recite.

I wish I knew how to record it for you. Just close your eyes and imagine a really cute little Chinese girl saying and motioning:

Body es one an has many mebbers, an aaaaallllll the mebbers o' one body being many are ONE body, so also es Chwist. By ONE pirit we aaaaalllllll ba-tized into one body - whether Jews or Fwreaks, slaves or fwee - aaaaaallllll made to dwink one pirit. For in FACT the body es NOT one mebber but many!

For a more accurate translation, click here!

I don't know about you, but I'm grateful to God that I'm a FREAK...and I'm fwee!