Friday, October 26, 2007

The snow is here, the snow is here!!!

Yeah! We have 4 inches. It doesn't usually come until around November 1st. So, this is a little early. And it isn't going to go away. The first snows usually melt away before they actually start sticking. Not this one. And I don't have my studded tires on yet. Ugh! Guess what Art gets to do this weekend......LOL You have to have studded tires here. We'll have them until April or May. I'm getting good at turning into a skid. rofl. I've seen people fishtailing all week long when they hit slick spots. Quite entertaining--almost. Thank the Lord for His care. I wish I had my camera so I could post pics. I hope to have a new one by christmas so that I can post new pics.

Hope each of you have a great day.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New things to learn

Have you ever studied to teach a lesson to a group of kids only to find out you had more to learn. This past week I taught a lesson on God's holiness and the 10 commandments. The illustration they gave was of three crosses, one for Christ, and two for the thieves. Each cross had a card under it. Christ's said "HOLY". The two thieves cards said "guilty". When the one thief told Christ to remember him when He came into the kindgom and Christ told him that "today you will be with ME in paradise..." the thief's sins were washed away. The guilty card under his cross moved under Christ's cross and the card that said "HOLY" moved under the thief's cross. WOW! What an awesome illustration, and what a gift. As if His dying for my sin wasn't enough He gave me His holiness. In my imperfect state, as sinful as I am, God sees me as holy through His Son. I've known this, but this particular illustration really hit home with me. The reality of it has rung in my heart all week. Because of His holiness being given to me, I'm holy. Makes me want to do everything I can to live as holy a life as I can.

All is well here in Alaska. The snow is about 1/2 way down the mountain still. The flurries cover the rest, but the contrast of evergreens, "falling" leaves, and snow is absolutely lovely.

Art is continuing to work hard. He is gone from home over 13 hours a day. He stays pretty tired. But he still likes what he does.

The girls school is going well. Their first semester classes end this week. I'll try to get some pics and possibly a video of Ashley's rocket from her rocketry class and Ari's mural section from her mural painting class. Allison is doing well in school. She likes having other kids around, but sometimes it's a burden as well. Some of her friends are going to church with us on Wednesdays for Kids4Truth and seem to be enjoying themselves.

Adam is well, and is liking what he does in the military, although he doesn't like the power play that goes on. Please keep him in your prayers. He needs to feel the presence of the Lord in his life at present.

My health is going fairly well. It looks like I'm going to have to have some dental work done, as I've developed a toothache in an old cavity. Yuck! My MS is fairly stable, although the numbness seems to deepen at times and moves from place to place. Weird! Aggravating! But nothing that can't be lived with. Definitely better than a toothache! LOL

Know that we love each of you and pray for you as God brings you to mind. I'm praying for several young people at present who shall remain nameless. Please keep the kids I've worked with in the past in your prayers. Some of them definitely need the Lord.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Hello, Everyone! I actually have some time to myself today. I started to say quiet time, but my dog, Emma, is barking continuously because she's kennelled. We are trying to breed her with my friend Heather's papered lab so that we can have puppies to sell right after Christmas. Emma hates being kooped up.

Not much out of the ordinary is happening these days. Just the same old stuff basically. Oh yeah, except this. We went to a birthday party for Heather's son, Jacob, on Saturday. We went early to take Emma, our dog, to meet their dog. Upon pulling into the driveway we saw their neighbor woman pointing her finger vigorously at Heather's husband, Lee. She was also gesturing with her other hand in which she was holding something. It was a stainless Steel 45 magnum. She was waving it around and telling Lee she was going to kill him, his children, and his dogs. She is a crazy woman. All this because their dog, Kodiak (the boy dog), got loose and ran two feet into her yard before Lee got him to heel. The neighbor went berserk. When we pulled in the driveway and saw what was going on, Art made the girls and I stay in the car. Lee just walked away from her and went into the house. She stayed where she was for a minute, walked away, stopped and stared at Art because he was watching her until she got in the house to see what she was going to do. The police were called, and low and behold, there is nothing they could do (so they say). She has the right to bear arms on her own property. (Yeah right-maybe true, but not like that). Her husband is a retired state trooper, and she's a federal security officer at the airport(Does this seem to speak louder than words to you). When Lee called yesterday to request a copy of the police report he was told there was no report, and not to call that particular officer back again. Does something sound fishy, or what. Needless to say, Lee, Heather, and the boys are somewhat afraid to go outside because of this crazy woman, who is getting off scott free after threatening their lives. I tell you this because God is working in my heart. I need to pray God's blessings on this deceived, selfish woman. If God blesses her with Himself, then it will rain down on her neighborhood. I have to admit that I'm finding praying for her (other than for God to "fix" her) somewhat difficult. And yet, it's what we are commanded to do. Please pray for Lee and Heather(and my attitude). They are having a harder time with this than I am because it was their lives that were threatened. I will ask you this question. In which circumstance would you feel safer? Knowing that you lived next to a registered sex offender, or next to an unstable federal officer? I don't want to live next to either, but I think I would feel somewhat safer with the sex offender. At least I would know to watch my back and be on my guard. This was totally unexpected, and frightening. Beware, folks. The devil is alive and well, and is using people's selfishness and wiles to trip us and make us stumble. Sorry if this seems depressing. I just needed to get it off my chest. Thanks for "listening". Pray for the District Attorney. He is supposed to be investigating the situation to see if he can find any foul play on the part of the troopers. Hopefully he'll be more just than the others.

Love to everyone,