Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Hope of Our Nation

I will give thanks to the Lord.
I will give praise to the Hope of the nations.
I will give thanks to the Lord,
I will give thanks with a song of glad adoration.

I had many things I thought about saying tonight. When I heard this song it just jumped out at me and I changed my mind. Even though we as a nation have turned our back on Him, Christ is still the only Hope of our nation.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Not to say it is cold here or anything...

1.Beckisue just came home and told us that it was almost 30 degrees colder here than than it was at the North Pole last night.
2. Our county was the coldest around here.
3. It was about 60 degrees colder last night than it was in Alaska.
4. It is over 100 degrees colder than where my brother and sister in law live which is where Monica is visiting right now.


1. I have lots of clothes to dress warmly in.
2. I have a home to live in.
3. I have mounds of blankets (you should see my bed about now!)
4. Most importantly, we have a God who controls the weather.

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above ye Heavenly hosts!
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

Even when it isn't easy we have to remember to give thanks for everything for this is the Will of God.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

More delays of real posts...

I am still not going to catch up on any of the posts I am supposed to be doing... None of the pictures I need to post are on this computer.
Today was long. I don't really feel like giving details because I am tired. I know this is boring for everyone, but after all this is what I said I started this blog for - So I could keep track of events.
Anyway... enough excuses already.
I got up late (I am really good at sleeping through the snooze on my alarm clock!) and had to rush around to leave in time for my violin lesson. Monica and I left on time (surprisingly enough) for our lessons. We had our normal lessons. Enough of that part of the day.
We left straight from there to go to Lafayette. It takes about an hour and half to get there from where we were. We met with some friends for lunch. We ate at this place called Moe's. I got the biggest burrito type thing I have ever seen. I didn't even eat half of it. ( the rest of it will come in later in my story)
When we had said our good byes we went to clean a house. Monica was supposed to clean it earlier this week but that is a story in and of itself. So since I was along for the ride today I helped her clean it. The house was massive!! It made ours look small. (maybe not quite but close) It was built in 1843. I really like old houses. It was such a cool house! It had some pretty ornate woodwork.
After we finished cleaning the house I was starting to get hungry again. So I got my burrito out and started eating it again. When I decided I had had enough I wrapped it up again. We did a little bit of shopping while we were there. And on the way home I finished my burrito. I told you it was BIG. Now do you believe me?
Was that boring enough for everyone?? At least I can say I posted.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Visit to Illinois

We got home this evening from Illinois. We spent a few days down there visiting my mom's family. We had a wonderful time. We all commented that it was the best time we think we have ever had with them. Not that we don't usually have a good time with them... :) This time was just exceptionally good.
Last night everyone got together for dinner. We didn't quite all get to be together because Erin's husband had to go to a meeting. :( Of course Rob and Chrissy weren't there either since they live in California.
We had a birthday cake for Grandpa. He turned 90 last month. He is is such good health for his age!
The rest of the evening we just visited, exchanged a few gifts, sang and played, and just enjoyed each others company.
What a blessing the time was!