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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Another successful Farmer's Market!

Setting up
 8:10 am

      Jonathan's table, and candlesticks.

     talking with customers
     Jonathan's 16th Birthday

If the thief be found let him pay double           Exodus 27:7

But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold    Proverbs 6:31

Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven.                                    Matthew 18:22

Then I restored that which I took away.         Psalms 69:4

Under the law, the minimum amount a thief was required to restore was double what he had stolen. Solomon, the king decided seven-fold would be appropriate. Our Lord Jesus, on the other hand, would not only forgive an offence seven times, but seventy times seven. Beyond even that, He restored that which He had not stolen away, the thing of greatest value, that is, eternal life. 
-Tom Steere

Down to the depths of woe Christ came to set me free:
He bared His breast, received the blow, which justice aimed at me! -Anon.

(excerpt from the Choice Gleanings 2010 Devotional Calendar.
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or come by our bookstore, Lifehouse Books and Coffee, located in Downtown Oklahoma City.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chocolate chip marbled cookies-

I made our regular cookie recipe but added the choc. chips right after the melted butter so they turned out marbled instead of looking like they usually do. This recipe is from my good friend who lives in China as a missionary. She is a wonderful cook, woman of God, Christ follower and mother- and these are my favorite choc. chip cookies! 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Ezekial Project and GNOM
The Ezekial Project website. This group trains Street Evangelists in doing sidewalk outreach in cities. 
This is an article about the GNOM team. (Good News On the Move)  They travel around the States and do door-to-door work, giving people invitations to evangelistic coffee nights at local assemblies. 
We went down to Dallas and helped them for the weekend. It was an amazing experience. 
On Saturday, we helped with a carnival in the park. The weather forecast predicted rain and thunderstorms for Saturday, but the Lord held the rains at bay. It didn't rain until Sunday afternoon, and then it started pouring!  On Sunday afternoon my family went with the team to several nursing homes to sing and preach the gospel. The GNOM teams do a great work for the Lord, and it was encouraging to see their passion for sharing the Gospel.
This is a great website with resources for sharing the Gospel with others. They have videos of interviews using the 10 Commandments.  I gave out some tracts in the airports in Chicago, Philadelphia and Glasgow on our way home yesterday. I had some good conversations with several ladies after giving them  tracts. I gave out "More than a Friend" and "I must tell you this." (These two tracts are published by Gospel Publications in Glasgow.)

Check out these links and pray that their work is blessed by the Lord.

"To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you"
-1 Peter 1:4

beautiful song
Pavane by Gabriel Faure 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Hello from Devonshire!

Went shopping with Grandma today. Clark's shoes, Austins, The Body Shop and Waterson's a book shop. Great deals on some shoes at CLARK'S. Found a red pair of leather 'mary janes.'

Now we are at Uncle David's having tea and chocolate digestives. Ollie the gray and white cat is sitting outside in the sun and Bella the boxer and Mugwae a little gray dog are playing together by the green AGA in the teal blue kitchen. (An Aga is a stove/oven that stays hot all the time)

This morning I walked in Grandma's neighborhood down to the 'Model Store' a little convenience store and the coffee shop nearby. Looked at some antique teacups and silver sugar spoons for a pound sterling. They also had framed photography by a local photographer. Flowers and landscapes of Devon. A quiet place at 12:15 in the afternoon. One couple sat eating their lunch and they chatted in hushed tones.

Walked back to Grandma's hearing the laughter and frolicking of schoolboys as they played soccer in the Primary school. I decided that Abbotskerswell is a lovely place to come to in June.

Some great relaxing, uplifting music to listen to on the plane, train or bus is by the MacDonald family singers. 'A Shelter in the Time of Storm', 'In the Garden', and 'VICTORY' are my favorites.
Go to to buy a CD.
 I also recommend a CD called 'HOPE,' it is peaceful instrumental piano music.

Signing off for now at 6:40pm (that's UK time)(in the US it is only 12:40 pm in the afternoon)

another beautiful song!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Elgin photographer

Greetings from Scotland!

I am in quaint, lovely Elgin at the moment, for the the first International Trumpet Conference held here.

Heard trumpet greats such as Andrea Tofanelli, James Bond soundtrack player, Derek Watkins, Ryan Quigley, and Georgina Bromilow. Met new friends and saw some old ones too. 

Natural Spice is a great Indian food restaurant. I highly recommned it. It is just by the Town square here
Enjoying the food, weather and beautiful scenery. :-) I have taken at least 800 photos already!
Check back soon for picures! Looking forward to seeing Grandma in Devon. Met a couple this morning from Florida at breakfast. Watched them try black pudding- with much intimidation, they said it tasted interesting.

Hasta luego
Chì mi rithist thu (Scottish gaelic)
Cheerio for now!! :-) 

In Him,

many thanks to staff at Mansion House hotel for allowing me to borrow a computer, enabling me to write this. :-)

That was a rare post-  absolutely no photos! And I call myself a photographer! Well, you must excuse me and understand that this is a public computer and I can't possibly upload my 832 pics at this present moment! 

Thanks for understanding. :-)  

Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's Market time!

At the farmer's market last Wednesday

Julia's sewing booth

One of the Junior Farmer's Market booths



Our booth 

having fun

My photography cards 

We enjoyed the time with our friends and the opportunity to meet new people. We have a booth at the Edmond Farmer's Market every Wednesday in the summer, from 8 am to 1 pm. 
Come by and see us sometime! 
We have ice cold peach tea, lemonade, photography greeting cards, girls and baby dresses, baby shoes, blankets, and much more!

We will be looking for you!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BEHIND THE SUN- inspiring movie

We watched this inspiring movie last night. Samir, a new Christian, travels back to Iran to visit his family. Once there, he faces rejection and disownment from his family when they discover he has left Islam for Christianity. 

Follow Samir as he searches for local believers in Iran and is encouraged by fellowship with other Christians, valued much more highly there than here in America.

A riveting story that exposes the viewer to what life is like for many Christians around the world. 

This is the website (Open Doors) that sells the DVD if you are interested in purchasing your own copy.

A sobering reminder, to daily lift up our persecuted family in prayer. 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

MORE details in life -Part 2-

Grandfather and Grandaughter duet 

Hand worked stitch-work on papery thin, crisp fabric. 
A little boy's shirt worn in the Philippines 
by an American MK (Missionary Kid.)  

Transplanted to a new home, far across the seas, 
saved by the little boy, who is all grown up now.... 
...and with a son of his own.

-Filipino shirt-  circa 1960s 
                                             Just after dawn

Daddy's collection of blue glass. 

Quiet time with the Lord  
 "myspace" for reflection and contemplation 

     vintage iron window 

Hand Woven Silk Persian Rug- Istanbul, Turkey 

shadow design at a construction site 
-under the scaffolding-