Monday, February 23, 2015

Girls Retreat

      Priscilla here. A few weeks ago, Miriam, Hosanna, Rachel M. and myself drove down to WI for a weekend young ladies retreat. We had a blast! It was very encouraging and it's always a blessing to meet other believers.
    This is Hosanna, myself, and Miriam standing in front of the retreat center. It was a beautiful building and just perfect for the retreat.

  Here we're having a group Bible study. We did this a few times and sometimes we split up into smaller groups. It's always great searching God's Word with others.

We had the opportunity to go and do some witnessing, and my team went to the mall. Sharing Jesus Christ with others is always so rewarding. Above is a picture of us grouping up with one of the other groups before heading off to do our witnessing.

And here's the whole group. There was around thirty of us.

Here's another group meeting that one of the ladies did on serving God. We had lots of good fellowship and time to encourage one another in the Lord.
    Thank you very much F. family for all the work you put into it. We had a great time!!!!!!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

This and That

I had two big boxes that I taped together, added a door and a couple of windows.  The grandkiddos loved it!  

Six little people in the box fort!  Add some maze flashlights and there couldn't be any more fun had so cheap!

Otherwise -
Isaac is home from working a month down in South Dakota.
Arthur feeds the cows, and feeds the cows, and feeds the cows!  They eat so much when its cold!
I had a wisdom tooth pulled.  Its mostly better but some days, like today, it still hurts.
January, February and March are deep cleaning months around here so that is going on.
Priscilla is working hard to finish up school and some projects for ACE convention.
Miriam and Hosanna are busy helping this person or that person.
And so it goes.
Have a wonderful day enjoying God's blessings!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Snow Day!

We've been waiting for weeks now for the perfect snow day to take some winter senior pictures of Priscilla.  That day was today!  It was perfect, there was snow on the trees, a little slowly coming down, warm, and no wind. Here they are, unedited, hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The New Farmdog

Meet Mike.  A beautiful golden retriever.  Ever since we got married, when we needed a new dog, we would pray for one and somehow they always showed up. Usually a drop off from who knows who. This time it was no different. The C. family left our yard and took their dog with them and so this fall we started praying about a dog. We got a call from the G. family way down in Tennessee.  They were coming up and were wondering if we could use four dogs.  (If four of us pray for a dog did that mean God was going to send us four?)  We heard Arthur tell Mr. G. that yes, we would like four dogs.  It was no problem finding homes for the three that we didn't keep.  The C. family took one and it has become "Lazy Daisy" to them since it stays in the house, and seems lazy next to their outside dog! Their other dog is really hyperactive! They love him! Silas took one and it stays guard on their porch. It's their baby, for a little while anyway! Then E. family took one and I know their boys and girls are loving it.  Even saw a picture of it on Wiktel the other day!  We kept one and called it Mike.  The girls named it that.

It's really Arthur's dog.  He spoils Mike and brings him in the house occasionally. He follows Arthur around whether its in the barn or machine shed or around the yard. He even lets Mike lick his face.  So, we love our new dog and are so thankful to God for providing Mike for us through the G. family!!!  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Thank You!

Thank you everyone that filled out the polls.  We appreciate it!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Isaac Gets Ready for Shipping Furs

Isaac is getting ready to send his furs to the fur auction, but first had to get the fur picture that trappers love to take each year. There's a lot of hard work in this picture!  Most furs get shipped to Russia or China but this year Russia isn't importing them, or something like that, so the prices are really down.  I don't understand it all, but its amazing how what happens so far away impacts something like beaver pelts in America.  I know a lot of ladies wouldn't appreciate a son having smelly pelts in the house, in his room, but I worked at a mink ranch for about seven years before I got married.  That really made me appreciate fur and I enjoy seeing his catches and examining them.

Sunday, January 11, 2015


This last week we were talking about how we should poll everyone and find out when they got saved. Specifically, we were wondering how many people get saved when they get older and what motivates people to get saved.  We decided to at least ask those of you that read this blog your answers and so we have three polls on the side bar that we would love you to participate in.  If you've never answered a poll on a blog, its really easy.  Just click on your answer.  It's anonymous and no one knows you answered the poll.  Have a great week!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Things You Might Like

Okay, this isn't a clear picture but it's the Trigger game I mentioned earlier. 

This is a DVD in our church library.  If you have younger children, you will want to get this DVD!  It goes over 26 Bible verses, in KJV, and teaches each verse with a short drama using the children in the family that put it out.  It's cute, and my grandchildren really enjoy it.

This is another book in the library.  It goes over several longer passages of scripture, in KJV, and teaches them using repetition, hand motions, and short devotionals.  Your children will love this!  You too!

You've probably all seen this already, but if you haven't you might want to.  It is a western so if you don't like westerns you can pass on it, especially the first 20 minutes or so.  Even so, our family really enjoys this and it does a good job sharing the gospel, its clean, and you might recognize a few of the actors.

I don't know about you, but I have to hunt really, really hard to find good items that we can share with friends, and in the church library.  It's refreshing to find some good ones out there.