Spring has come!!
Or so winter in Idaho likes to make us believe . . .
The snow has all melted down here and tender green grass is even peeking through. So the kids brought out the football gear and hit the front yard one night!
Remember that picture I put up a few weeks ago of my clothesline – taken last summer? Well this one was actually taken in the past couple weeks! Of course, the clothes were still pretty damp when I brought them in, but they had such a fresh air smell that I thought was wonderful!
Like I said, the weather is acting strangely here. We’ve had almost a month of 40-50 degree days, with a few 30-somethings thrown in. It feels like spring, smells like spring and looks like spring! But it’s still too early to say if it’s here to stay. However, we are thoroughly enjoying it while it’s here!
The postal route has slowed down a bit from the Christmas rush and we seem to be settling into the February doldrums. Our revivals are currently this week, so that puts a little break in the winter for us. We are enjoying this time of hearing the preaching of God’s Word!
And as you might have noticed (or not noticed) we skipped the book study this week. This week has been so busy with revivals, transferring the business, and tending to a sick baby boy – that I decided to wait until next week for that post. Plus, I have one more Sunday to teach Sunday School . . . then I should have more time for reading.
I am doing something I haven’t tried in years. Starting some plants indoors!! I ordered it all from Berlin Seed and anxiously awaited its arrival. When it came, the big kids were off at school, so the little guys and I had much fun opening the box and going through our treasures! Wyatt especially loved helping me plant the teeny, tiny seeds and watering them to begin their growing.
February and March are my months to get all my inside extras done before spring and gardening hits. So this year I have two projects I’m trying to get accomplished. One of those is to get as many of our photos from the last seven years into photo books. After Lowell’s accident, I got majorly behind in printing pictures for the albums.
This time we’re trying something new – photo books by Shutterfly! So far, we’ve printed off the remaining pictures from 2008-2010 into photo books. And we LOVE them! The kids have had so much fun looking at pictures from these years when they were so young. So many good memories.
My second project is to get Silent Grief finished! It is slow, but getting there.
If any of you don’t currently read Matt Walsh, you would probably enjoy his posts. I love his style of writing. He doesn’t beat around the bush . . . he cuts it down.
Here is one of his latest on the Rob Bell controversy regarding gay marriage. Matt Walsh says it better than I could!
This is the article that explains even more what Rob Bell said.
My heart is so saddened by the fertility industry at times.
I’ve been recently reading on a new gathering of women called the IF:Gathering. This article explains some of the same concerns I would have with the movement, as well as the leaders.
This is not a “read”, but a “listen”! I listened to this podcast as I was mixing up bread this week and wanted to say “amen” about every 5 minutes. It is right in line with what our Sunday School class is studying this week in 2 Peter chapter 2 on false teachers. It’s worth your time!
One point that got my brain churning is this: we have so much “other influence” in our lives besides the Bible – social media, articles, movies, etc. It’s easy to let them influence us more than the Word of God.
This is what happens . . . when you put too much mustard on your egg sandwich.
This is what happens . . . after Mom kisses all those fuzzy heads.
Wonder what will happen here? 🙂
Our kefir baby.
One more weird fact about the Shoe . . .
tomorrow marks the day we left Indiana to move to Idaho 9 years ago!
Time has flown and we have certainly been homesick at times – but we also love our Idaho.
See you next week!