Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127:3-5

Thursday, March 25, 2010

An Adventure

Well, it was really a picnic (in 34 degree weather) and a two mile trek over hill-country.  What better way is there for good friends and Minnesotans to spend a glorious spring day?

An irresistable challenge...
Down to the river...

Skipping rocks...
Sisters in Christ...
The home-stretch...
Weary and happy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Aubrey - Noble, Bright

Our dear girl turned 20 not long ago! How precious she is to us...absolutely indispensable...the in-house greenhouse and horticulture expert, artist, and researcher. But more than that, Aubrey is a blessing because she works hard and does well with anything she puts her hand to. The motivation catalyst for big projects and the perceptive analyzer of ideas, far-seeing and tender is this godly young lady.

Happy Birthday!
We love you!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

There is a generation...

In watching this I was reminded of Proverbs 30:11-14 -
Watch remaining parts (2, 3, and 4) HERE!!  Or as one video here.
There is a generation that curses its father, and does not bless its mother. There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet is not washed from its filthiness. There is a generation—oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and whose fangs are like knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. The leech has two daughters— Give and Give!