February 23, 2012

Spring Is In The Air

  After a mild winter...  we are looking
at an early spring!

The 'girls' are appreciating the sunshine
and a chance to scratch around outside
of their pen. 

The snow bells have made their appearance,
YEAH.... spring is truly on the way!

AND... the buckets have been hung...
maple syrup will be boiling soon!

February 5, 2012

A Childhood Friend

May sound silly, but the "Old Man" was a
friend of a lot of us as kids... 

As we drove through The Notch yesterday to visit
some dear friends, it was rather sad to see the
"Old Man of the Mountain". The face fell
down 9 years ago in May,  never to over look NH again.

He wasn't an 'idol' or an 'ego of NH'
He was just a beloved old friend who was
always there and ALWAYS awaiting company!

Old Man or no, the majestic mountains
are well worth the trip. I'm just glad I know who
the TRUE ROCK is. He is the one I put
my trust and security in, and HE too is
always awaiting our company!

He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is he.

Deuteronomy 32:3-5

For who is God besides the LORD?
And who is the Rock except our God?
Psalm 18:30-32

February 2, 2012


Hands...  they are so everyday,
so simple and used.

And yet, they are really complex,
 important and incredible!

Did you know that there are 27 bones in your hand?
We have 8 carpals, 5 metacarpals, and 14 phalanges
  (each of your fingers has 3 phalanges in them -
proximal, middle, and distal.
there are only two phalanges in your thumb,
proximal and distal.) 
(Thank you

When you stop to think about it....
our hands do some incredible things!
The next time you have a baby around,
stop and look at their hands & fingers!
They are sooo small and yet intricate at the same time!
They flex and grab.
They wrap around objects and those
little fingers pick up the smallest things!

By the time we grow into adults most of our hands have
wiped away tears, written letters, washed dishes,
prepared meals, played a piano or guitar, buttoned shirts,
shoveled something (snow, dirt, rocks).
We've created, broken and fixed something.
We've been cut or broken and healed up again.
We've learned a skill ... whether it is typing, teaching,
baking, sewing, building, driving, doctoring,
pastoring or whatever...
your hands are pretty amazing!

From newborn to elderly,
our hands are a big part of what we do each day!
And to think... since we are made in the image of God,
His hands must be even more amazing!!

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well."

Psalms 139:14