From His Word

Joshua 24:15
"If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

Prayer and Praise

  • God's Perfect Provision
  • Allow us to teach our children His ways
  • His pefect plan for children (brothers & sisters?)

Recent comments

Coming Along.....

by Rachel

October 28th, 2014

I'm liking these stone headers above the windows!

and we've got 'jip-crete' covering the in-floor heat upstairs - Yea! One step closer to being able to turn the heat on!

Praising God that this weather is 'holding out'!

I've kind of hit a wall mentally. Are we really building a house? Do we really get to live there someday?

"Bless the Lord, Oh my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name." Psalm 103:1


Dress like your favorite Bible Character

Last night at Awana was 'Dress like your favorite Bible character' night. Jacob wanted to be Nehemiah (sword in one hand, hammer in another), and Isaac was talking about Daniel. I was thinking of popping them in some tan pants, and white shirts...maybe putting a headband around their heads, a lion in Isaac's belt....but not so.....we live with Bethany Massey.

To complicate things, just before bed, Isaac changed his mind...."Dad, Daniel isn't my favorite Bible character.....God is." Marand thought that may complicate things for Bethany and I just a bit so he laughed as he came out of the room and informed us that Isaac now wants a God costume! Let's just say that Bethany was up to the task, and I was a willing accomplice.

Throw in a little 'stinker' and you've got some cute on your hands!

Blessed times three.


Kinda Fun

by Rachel

October 22nd, 2014

It's kinda fun when you are out running errands, and Isaac begs me to stop for an impromptu photo.....the 'kinda fun' part, I confess, it was a bit of an inconvenience. My camera was in the depths of my purse, Asher was sitting quite heavy on my hip, I was juggling him, the car door, and my keys and wallet....I had to remind myself that they won't be this size much longer - I need to make time to stop, even running, to take a quick photo! I couldn't get Asher to look up to save my life - he was thrilled I had put him down where he could touch stuff!! He's quite the crawler these days - keeping us all on our toes!

Thanks God, for littles. For reminders of how short a time we have with them....Jesus, please help me point them to you.


We plan to attend the funeral for Aaron Anderson tomorrow. He was 23 years old, and chose to end his own life last week. Marand and I remember him sporadically through youth group. How the heart breaks for his sweet Dad, Mom, and sister. They attend our church. Prayer for Pastor Bruce tomorrow (Thursday) at 1:00 as he speaks.

Pins and Needles?

Just wondering if I have you all on pins and needles with the house progress?!? Marand created a bit of a 'monster' with this website thing.....oh, it is. Thanks for patiently waiting. (I know it's time for a post update when I get an e-mail from my sister asking if I'm alright! That happened today. Hahahah!)

We had a ball doing a pumpkin night the other day....This communal living thing is pretty fun. I made pumpkin pies with sweetened condensed milk this time- YUM.

Jacob has been reading the book 'Cinnabar - The One-O'clock Fox' so he had fun making his pie look like Cinnabar - complete with the red scar.

Whoo Hoo! look at those bricks!

and trim around windows!

and gas come the bills! Marand did say we should be able to turn on the heat soon, which will be good for drywalling!

and Marand may be just a little bit too excited about this beam cutting saw....Please pray for his saftey!

and thats a good lookin' front door!






Leaves and Bricks!

Praising God for our 60 degree weather days over here! It sure is making the brick laying go smoothly.

the bottom corner is a better sample of what it will look like when it's done....the top is still wet.

So the other day, while driving by our house build, Isaac informed us that he didn't want to live there! He wanted to stay with James and Bethany FOREVER!

Believe me, that sentiment has crossed my mind a time or two, with the gracious hospitality we've enjoyed here - And for once in my life I live with a fairy! A real live flesh and blood individual who 'shares' my tasks and does some of them when I'm gone, sleeping, or just not looking!! WhooHoo! I've 'joked' for years with Marand that I sure wish I had a dishes fairy. I tell the boys, you had better put that away, there are no 'fairies' to do it for you.....Now, I put a load of laundry in the washer - it's magically moved to the dryer! I notice the microwave is getting gross, and the next time I go to use it, it's spotless! I fill and run the dishwasher, and it's emptied and dishes put away when I come down in the morning! Living with a 'fairy' does have it's perks!

Anyway, today while driving by the house, and seeing the bricks, Isaac recanted his statement with a hearty "Mama, it looks like Papa Don's house! I want to live there!"



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