Thursday, July 31, 2008

Romans 15:13-14

Now the God of hope fill you

with all joy and peace in believing,

that ye may abound in hope,

through the power of the Holy Ghost.

And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren,

that ye also are full of goodness,

filled with all knowledge,

able also to admonish one another.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Samuel Joseph Ludden

Samuel Joseph Ludden
Born at 10:45pm

7lb 12oz 21 inches long

And a little black hair!

Mama and Baby are fine! :)

Samuel is wide awake and looking around!

Praise the Lord for He is SO good!

O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

For his merciful kindness is great toward us:

and the truth of the LORD endures for ever.

Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 117

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Da Visit

Adam and Jodavid
The Ladies
Warm Welcome
Distinguished Credential

 Conversations Sweet Son, Sweet Mother
Jonathan Singing
Go! Boxing
Someone's in the kitchen...

Boxing WAS fun!

André & Daddy
Le Box Floor Check
Julian is ReadyOur God is a counsuming fire,

Yet, He alone is love.

He is the way, the truth and the life.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Used Hobart 60 Quart Mixer

During the winter, we feed the bees pollen patties.
This is the perfect machine for the job.

Irish Public Television representative, Ross McDonnell
And New Yorker, Carter Gunn
here filming American Beekeepers

Monday, July 21, 2008

Wealth of Many Children to a Home and Nation

"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. Ps 127:3-5

"Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.

When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table.

Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD...

6 Yes, may you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel! Ps 128;1-6

"But though North America is not yet so rich as England, it is much more thriving, and advancing with much greater rapidity to the further acquisition of riches. The most decisive mark of the prosperity of any country is the increase of the number of its inhabitants. In Great Britain, and most other European countries, they are not supposed to double in less than five hundred years. In the British colonies in North America, it has been found, that they double in twenty or five-and-twenty years…Those who live to old age, it is said, frequently see there from fifty to a hundred, and sometimes many more, descendants from their own body. Labor is there so well rewarded that a numerous family of children, instead of being a burthen is a source of opulence and prosperity to the parents. The labor of each child, before it can leave their house, is computed to be worth a hundred pounds clear gain to them. A young widow with four or five young children, who, among the middling or inferior ranks of people in Europe, would have so little chance for a second husband, is there frequently courted as a sort of fortune. The value of children is the greatest of all encouragements to marriage. We cannot, therefore, wonder that the people in North America should generally marry very young. Notwithstanding the great increase occasioned by such early marriages, there is a continual complaint of the scarcity of hands in North America. The demand for laborers, the funds destined for maintaining them, increase, it seems, still faster than they can find laborers to employ."

~Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk ~ Faith-Based Currency

The Latin term “fiat” roughly translates to “there shall be”. When we refer to fiat money, we are referring to money that exists because the government declares it into existence. It is not based on production or earnings, and not backed by any commodity. It is solely based on trusting the government. Fiat money is exchanged in the economy as long as there is faith in the government that issues it.

from Ron Paul's Faith-Based Currency

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Erica is the Bride-to-be

Erica & Dinah

Erica tells her betrothal story to the young ladies.

Brothers and Sisters in Christ -- How to Think About Young Men

Elizabeth Botkin has done it again in her latest article. It is one of those I could have used nine years ago, but I'm thankful for a little sister who has this attitude just from reading scripture.

... Even in family-integrated churches, guys and girls often don’t know how to interact comfortably as brothers and sisters. We usually see this expressed in one of two ways: either flirting and posturing, or shying demurely away from any interaction with the other sex. These two symptoms may seem opposites, but they both stem from the same root problem: a failure to think of the other as “[brothers or] sisters, with all purity” (1 Tim. 5:2)

See the rest of her article here:

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Regina Joy Canning Tomatoes

Warren Lee Campbell


The Gathering

His Grandson, Warren Luke gave the eulogy.

"Grandpa would teach us the negro sprituals and their meanings. After Uncle Jon's death [from cancer in 1983] Grandpa seemed almost obsessed with Heaven. But ever since we moved back from Oregon, the theology I recieved from Grandpa was a theology of action, working to build the kingdom of God."

John Weaver of Georgia

"Warren Lee knew how to disagree without being disagreeable"

Points from Bill Sunday's Meausure of a Man speech:

A man is known by: his character -- What he does when no one else is looking.

By his conduct -- As a man thinks in his heart so is he.

By his contribution -- what he gives -- time, involvement.

By his creed -- what he believes

By his companions -- who he associates with.

Men need godly wives to stand with them and behind them.

Most of us have tunnel vision. Warren Lee embraced the people of God.

"I have no greater joy than to know that my children walk in truth."

Anytime someone asked, "How are you?" his reply was the same:
Rich, Intelligent, Good-looking, Talented, Humble and Wise.

Dinah and "Grandma" Ellen Simpson serve lunch

Jill's dad and his wife Betty

Grandma Margaret with Hannah, Amanda

Anthia Johnson with her mother, Kris

David Johnson and fiancé Stacie
Jill, Andrew, Joyce, Aunt Corkey
Adam - a brother in the cause of Christ
Joyce and Luke's Aunt Corkey & Art

Visit with John Weaver

David Elmer out from Oklahoma & Margaret
Margaret Campbell, John Martin, Eric Olsen
"Remember when we use to come to church on Sunday night with fish guts on our cutoffs?"

Cortney & Melody
Chiropractor John Buckler

Paul Bell, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Hurt
Warren Lee's Bible
Jeremiah, Dinah, W. Luke
Nicklas and daughter, Mattie

Christine Bowles, flowershop owner and daughter of WLC

W. Mark & Larry Palmer

Dave & Clay

Dave shared during the service: "W. Lee touched families, not just individuals.

We came up from Woodlake to hear this pastor who preached boldly."

"Only one theological point that I disagreed with him on:

Onions and garlic are actually good for you."

One month before his death, W. Lee taught on Love, Joy & Peace.

The last time he spoke was Wednesday night "Never stop witnessing"


Joshua Palmer, recovering from an accident last year

Fred & Gwen