What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Shindig

By Creg

I've never seen so many beautiful, healthy, polite people in my life. The Great Ozark Mountain Shindig was a 4 day seminar in central Missouri for Christian families sponsored by No Greater Joy. It consisted of classes, games, fellowship and hundreds of wonderful home-school families from all across America getting to know each other.

There were classes on Bible study, herbs, young love, budgeting, marriage, teenagers, and much more. We all benefited from their wisdom and experience. In between classes they had volleyball, frisbee, basketball, and other games for all ages. And there was plenty of free time to fellowship with the other families.

The Plath family
The first afternoon we met the Plath clan, a wonderful family from Georgia. They have 9 beautiful kids from ages 15 to 7 months who would sit on the front row of the classes for almost 2 hours with barely making a peep. The mom, Kim, has written a booklet about herbal products, so you know her and Chelsa hit it off well. It is so neat to see such Godly parents and kids.
Our cabin. It had 5 bunk beds & a bathroom.

The inflatable water park where we had a lot of fun.

We met a 17 year old home-schooled author who was selling his books. Sierra enjoyed his book on the way home.

Exploring a cave with the Plath family.

Sterling found several bats in the cave.

Monday, September 16, 2013

DFW Trip

By Creg

 After a trip to Lego Land, Steele decided to try the bungee trampoline in the Grapevine Mills Mall. He had planned on trying to do back flips but once he started bouncing high he said his stomach was coming up to his head so he decided not to try it.
This is Samantha in the BIG sign right outside the Hoffbrau Steakhouse in downtown Dallas. They had a lunch Rib-eye for $10 and it was delicious!
 The Dallas World Aquarium is amazing! This is feeding time in the shark & stingray tank. Here a saw-fish is eating some shrimp and squid.
 Here is a Moon Jellyfish that glows in the dark. They don't have a heart, brain or blood.
This is a Leafy Sea Dragon.

Isn't God amazingly creative to give us these wonderfully beautiful creatures to enjoy!