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Monday, August 27, 2012

England July-Aug 2012

Here is the first installment of photos from our trip to England. Enjoy! 
Coming up next is Wales and London after that. 

My little sister and our British cousin. They were just about to go horse riding in this picture.

                                   Daddy and a friendly chap we met at the riding stables.

                                         Horse riding on Dartmoor. This was so much fun!

                                                                At Grandma's house.
                                                                     photo by Sarah 

photo by Sarah 
D-Day Monument in Torquay by the harbor.

                                                                                                   photo by Sarah 

                                     An English cottage with sheep grazing in the field.
                                                                   photo by Sarah  

                                                          British Patriotism

                                        St. Mary's Church of England in Abbotskerswell.
                                                                    photo by Jonathan      
                                   Daddy and Jonathan played in a local community band.

                                                      The two cousins on Dartmoor.  :-)

Some of us after a hike on Dartmoor. 

                                                               Grandma's beautiful garden.

                                                                           photo by Sarah 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pray for rain.

                        Please pray for rain for the USA. This summer has been especially dry. Thank you!

 “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, when they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin because You afflict them,  then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance."

-1 Kings 8:35-36

Big Sister, Little Sister

This is a nice children's book about two sisters. I enjoyed the illustrations in it as well. 

Big Sister and Little Sister

This is my little sister. :-) I am happy to be her big sister and get the opportunity to influence her life for Christ. It is such a big responsibility, as she looks up to me and copies my words, and things I do. I need to make sure my example is worthy of being imitated. It is humbling to think about.  If you have little sisters and brothers, (or friends who are younger Christians) I encourage you to keep following Christ and letting HIM shine through your life and actions. They are watching! 

 "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
-Romans 12:2

"At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me."

-Matthew 18:1-5 

 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law."
-Galatians 5:22 

"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

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
While I live I will praise the Lord;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
Do not put your trust in princes,
Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
His spirit departs, he returns to his earth;
In that very day his plans perish.
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
Who made heaven and earth,
The sea, and all that is in them;
Who keeps truth forever,
Who executes justice for the oppressed,
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
The Lord raises those who are bowed down;
The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the strangers;
He relieves the fatherless and widow;
But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
10 The Lord shall reign forever—
Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!

~Psalm 146 (New King James Version)