Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dahlias to Delight

We went to the annual dahlia show at Longwood Gardens this weekend.  It is always spectacular!  Claire and Thomas entered and walked away with blue stickers -- hard work pays off.  It was lots of fun.








Thomas's entry (Crazy 4 Jesse) - Junior Division

Claire's Entry - Junior Division
The winner's table - "The Court of Honor"


Maybe someday one of us will be able to have a dahlia on that table.  Meanwhile there is still lots to learn.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Welcome Granny and Polly

Follow this simple, kid-friendly recipe to make your own pumpkin puree.  You can can it or freeze it for up to one year.  Without the Spadano's pumpkin this video would not be possible.  Thank you very much!  We had so much fun and saved all the seeds for next year.  



You may want to try this delicious pumpkin recipe after you make your pumpkin puree.  Check it out.
http://faithfamilysimplicity.blogspot.com/2011/09/kiss-your-diet-goodbye-cinnamon-buns.html

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Prove Psalm 34


Take the challenge: Memorize Psalm 34. This psalm has been proven over and over again. Will you prove it, too? God's Word is true. He exalts His Word above His name (Psalm 138:2).

HIS PROVISION 
by John Gowans 

At the moment of my weakness, 
When the need for power is plain, 
And my own strength is exhausted once again, 
Then my Lord has made provision 
For the day of my despair, 
And his precious Holy Spirit hears my prayer, 
My prayer.  

Holy Spirit! promised presence fall on me. 
Holy Spirit! make me all I long to be. 
Holy Spirit! Holy Spirit! 
Give your power to me, 
O Holy Spirit. 

When the darkness falls around me, 
When bewildered and afraid, 
When I feel the most deserted and betrayed, 
Then my every need is answered 
By God's providential care, 
And his precious Holy Spirit hears my prayer, 
My prayer.  

Holy Spirit! promised presence fall on me. 
Holy Spirit! make me all I long to be. 
Holy Spirit! Holy Spirit! 
Give your power to me, 
O Holy Spirit. 

Nothing now can rob God's servant 
Of the peace that he bequeaths, 
Nothing take away the strength His presence breathes. 
Of the everlasting arms of love I'm daily made aware, 
And his precious Holy Spirit hears my prayer, 
My prayer.  

Holy Spirit! promised presence fall on me. 
Holy Spirit! make me all I long to be. 
Holy Spirit! Holy Spirit! 
Give your power to me, 
O Holy Spirit. 


 If this has encouraged you like it has encouraged me, let me know.  The challenge still stands.  Let me know how you have proved Psalm 34.