Friday, April 18, 2014


Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

Happy Resurrection Day to all of you!  I haven't been able to post much here because we have been very busy, but busy is good especially when it means that the snow is going away and spring is coming.  I hope to post a few pictures here soon so that you can see that the snow IS really going down.  We had about 4 inches on Tuesday night, but it's mostly all gone now and I've ordered some heating mats for the greenhouse as I expect this Spring to be a bit on the cold side and late planting.  All of that is in God's hands, but I will be ready for whatever He may send me. 

Hallelujah!  He is risen.  Because of the resurrection we have hope of eternity with Him.  Let the whole world know!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hodge Podge 04/09/14

1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. When did you last 'shower attention on someone or have attention 'showered' on you? Did you love it or did all that attention make you squirm?

I don’t like it when people make a big deal out of something I’ve done or said. I’m rather a private person. I enjoy doing special things for people, but it’s a little embarrassing if they make a big “to-do” about it. It doesn’t stop me from doing it though, ‘cause we should never stop doing special things for people.

2. Share a favorite 'spring break' memory. Not talking about just the college 'spring break' thing, but any favorite spring break memory you'd like to share. Keep it family friendly please!

I love every thing about spring. I enjoy being out of doors finally, since I don’t do winter sports I am all stiff and sore for the first few weeks of warmer weather, but it is so enjoyable I don’t even care. This morning I went out to get in the car for work and just stood there for a few minutes just breathing it all in and listening to the sounds of spring… snow melting/dripping, new bird voices we haven’t heard all winter long chirping, breeze through the leafless branches… and feeling WARM for the first time in months.

3. It's National Pecan Month...are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite dish that calls for pecans?

My favorite pie is pecan. I recently found a recipe for pecans, dipped in egg white and brown sugar then baked in the oven till crisp. Wow! Those are some yummy pecans.

4. 'Put all your eggs in one basket', 'egg on your face', rotten egg', 'walk on eggshells' or 'a good egg'...which eggs-pression could most recently be applied to your own life?

We have chicken and twice a week I wash and box eggs for sale in our egg box and for sale at the Co-op. It is a big job and usually takes me and hour or more to label boxes and wash the eggs and then box them up and get them ready to go. As much as I like eggs… eating them that is… I don’t care for this job. I am grateful for the money that it generates. We haven’t had much over our expenses yet, but the ducks are laying well this year before anyone elses have started laying, so we have been able to sell many duck eggs at the co-op and that is a bit better money.

5. In my experience___________.

It is energizing having a clean house and chores done and not feeling guilty sitting down to do some cross stitch in the evening, or go out for a walk. Doesn’t happen too often because as the saying goes, “a woman’s work is never done”. But once in a while I get caught up and when I do it is an exhilarating feeling.

6. What's a favorite song with the word rain in its title or lyrics?

Lyrics to The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down (Winnie The Pooh And The Blustery Day)

The rain rain rain came down down down

In rushing, rising riv'lets,
'Til the river crept out of it's bed
And crept right into Piglet's!

Poor Piglet, he was frightened,
With quite a rightful fright.
And so, in desperation
A message he did write.

He placed it in a bottle
And it floated out of sight.

And the rain rain rain came down down down

So Piglet started bailing.
He was unaware, atop his chair,
While bailing he was sailing!

And the rain rain rain came down down down

And the flood rose up up upper.
Pooh, too, was caught and so he thought,
"I must rescue my supper!"

Ten honey pots he rescued,
Enough to see him through,
But as he sopped up his supper,
The river sopped up Pooh!

And the water twirled and tossed him
In a honey pot canoe!

The rain rain rain came down down down...

The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down (Winnie The Pooh And The Blustery Day) Lyrics on

7. What does the word hope mean to you?

My Hope is in the Lord
By Norman J. Clayton

My hope is in the Lord
Who gave Him-self for me
And paid the price
Of all my sin at Cal-va-ry.

For me He died;
For me He lives,
And everlasting life
And light He free-ly gives.

No merit of my own
His anger to suppress
My only hope is found
In Jesus' righteousness

And now for me He stands
Before the Father's throne
He shows His wounded hands
And names me as His own

His grace has planned it all
'Tis mine but to believe
And recognize His work of love
And Christ receive

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I’m too tired to have any "random" thought... I'm having enough trouble just with the purposeful thinking.