Hello???? Hello??? Is there an echo in here?

Well – we went and did it. We did what I was sure we wouldn’t be doing for a long time. We got a new…

puppy. Isn’t she beautiful???!!! She is a sweet little beagle. We’ve named her Echo because of her bark. I wanted to go with the name, ‘fingernails on chalkboard’ but it’s not an easy name to holler out the back door when I’m calling her in. One of her many sisters might be living nearby!

Here are some more pics…

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BEWARE!


This child WILL steal your heart!

Morning Coffee…

“Continue steadfastly in prayer,

being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”
Colossians 4:2

Ezra

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what are you lookin' at?

NDD?

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I saw a story about Nature Deficit Disorder on the news.   No worries that our kiddos will suffer with that particular disorder.  We practically live in a cave!  No Wii, Playstation, Nintendo, Atari or even TMX Elmo for us.  The outdoors is their favorite place to be and play.   We have forts, fields, streams, fire rings, treehouses and lots of creepies and crawlies.  Fun abounds!  

In the Cross of Christ I Glory


In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o’er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.

When the woes of life o’ertake me,
Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
Never shall the cross forsake me,
Lo! it glows with peace and joy.

When the sun of bliss is beaming
Light and love upon my way,
From the cross the radiance streaming
Adds more luster to the day.

Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
By the cross are sanctified;
Peace is there that knows no measure,
Joys that through all time abide.

In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o’er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.

by John Bowring, 1825

Morning Coffee…

“For we ourselves were once
foolish,
disobedient,
led astray,
slaves to various passions and pleasures,
passing our days in malice and envy,
hated by others and hating one another.

But when the goodness and loving kindness
of God our Savior appeared,
he saved us,
not because of works done by us in righteousness,
but according to his own mercy,
by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
so that being justified by his grace
we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
Titus 3:3-7