Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The picture of Vermilion lake, which Caleb got the idea for his drawing from.
Here is a really nicely done drawing that Caleb did a couple of weeks ago. I'm going to post his drawing, then the actual picture his drew it from. He found the picture in a book about Canada. It has a bunch of really beautiful pictures in it. Enjoy!Phoebe
P.S. Keep looking for drawings that I'll be posting. I'll try to post them more often!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
I have been blessed to grow up in a home where giving thanks is not just reserved for one day out of the year. The other night, while at the dinner table, we all had a chance to express our thanks to God about one thing that He has done in our lives, and then also to say something about the person to our right. I always enjoy these times of worship, and thanksgiving. We should remember to give thanks every day, and not just on ThanksGiving!
On Sunday our church held it's annual "Blessing count Sunday". This is a time where instead of a formal sermon preached by Dad, the people of the congregation are invited to express their thankfulness for what the Lord has done in their life, blessings they've received through other people, etc. I was not able to attend the actual service, but I know that it was good from past experience.
Afterward, a potluck meal was served and we all enjoyed a time of food and fellowship. The ladies group at our church presented to our family a large (and I mean large!) fruit basket. It was the "perfect" gift, since our famiy is vegitarian. Joel had our digital camera, so we don't have any we can upload at this time. We did take some with our other camera, but we'll wait for those pictures. What a blessing from God! We have been enjoying the oranges, kiwi, pears, apples, strawberries, grapes, bananas and bell peppers tremendously! We look forward to Thanksgiving day, and the hoped for fruit salad.
"Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever... Who gives food to all flesh, for His mercy endures forever." Psalms. 136:1,25
"Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; talk of all His wonderous works! Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth." Psalms. 105:1-2, 5
I am especially grateful to God this year for: The Bible, which is always true, and is a piercing light that leads me, and convicts me, strengthens me and is an everlasting comfort in times of trial and affliction. My parents, who if it weren't for them I wouldn't be here. :) They are a great encouragement to me to walk as a daughter of the King of Kings should, and as a daughter in her father's house. I have learned much from their examples, and words of wisdom and instruction. My family, this includes our dear friend Larry Amos (we miss you!!), they have been a huge encouragement to me to walk in the Lord. Also, they are such dear fun to be around, what would I do without you all? I love all of you and pray that the Lord will bless you in a very special way this Thanksgiving!
I pray that you, our readers will have a very blessed Thanksgiving. God bless you one and all!
"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." I Thessalonians 5:23
Jaden & Joel digging for fossils
Today, Joel the eldest Kautt Kid, left for 10 days of vacation in what we call "heaven on earth" i.e. Colorado. The other children and Dadikins took him to Uncle Jay's house in Ft. Worth. The rest are coming home as I write this. Joel will be traveling with, Poppy & Grams, Uncle Anthony, Uncle Jay & Uncle Abe. This will be a "working" vacation, I'll let Joel explain in a later post on his vacation.
Please pray that Joel will:
-Have Safe travel both to and from CO.
-Be a bright, faithful witness to the others he's with
-Be rejuvenated and refreshed after months of stress
-Have a lovely time in the mountains
-Not get sick (or homesick)
-Sleep well :)
We'll have to post pictures of his trip after he returns. He took three cameras (including our only digital) with him and he 's quite the photographer, so we'll possibly have some good ones to share upon his return.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
The group on "Crinoid Hill".
Yours truly by a drill hole on a large piece of rock.
Mr. Bob Dugas talking to the group at the first stop.
Nehemiah Wall (8-9), & Caleb hunting for fossils by the side of a small cliff.
The majority of the group was around the rock pile that is pictured above. Behind the pile is the side of the mountain that was blasted out.
We have two upcoming posts that need to be published soon. One is about the recent fossil dig that the crew went on, but since I didn't make it I can't really tell you what went on. It will have lots of photos and so keep on the look-out for that one. I'll try and prompt some folks into writing it soon. :)
Joel will hopefully have a post up about our recent excursions with the Creation conferences we've been apart of. He's at work today and will be busy through the weekend, but maybe he'll post on Sunday afternoon.
On Friday last, our long lost cousin Reece (21) came for a visit, and stayed for several hours! It was wonderful to see him and talk and laugh. We always have such in depth conversations that run the gamut of topics. We had an interesting conversation about modesty and how guys react when they see immodestly dressed young ladies. He also told us about his recent trip to Colorado, and how that went. Too bad he didn't take any pictures, but he was there for a discipleship conference. Reece is busy with school and his work as an electrician, so we don't see him as much as we used to before he got so busy. The rest of his family (Mom & 4 younger brothers), are regular visitors here. We love you guys! And I have to say guys because there are 5 young men in that family.
It got cold yesterday. The high for today is... in the 50s (as I write this its 46 degrees, cold to us Texans!). Last night Phoebe & I covered the plants that are still growing in our experimental garden. We also had to bring in all of our patio flowers, and covered the raspberry bush that is so huge! The faucets were wrapped and covered to the best of our ability. I'm not the most handy type person, but I've learned from trial n' error. Joel & Caleb were down in Dallas all day, trimming trees at Grandpa & Grandma's. They also attended MIOS (Metroplex Institute of Origins Science) meeting and saw our homeschooling friends the McKnight family! Hi McKnight family! I'll let Joel or Caleb fill you (our dearest readers) in with all the details.
I need to clean the house, and do tons of school work. I posted because it had been several days since we'd done anything up here (sorry Camille).
Have a lovely day everyone!