Wednesday, December 16, 2009

robert and joel's baby. friends from pelima
God calls upon you to believe. Heed His voice. Cease talking of the wrath of God and talk of His compassion and His abundant mercy. Jesus sits as a refiner and purifier of silver. The furnace in which you may be placed may be very hot, yet you will come forth as gold seven times purified, reflecting the image of Jesus. Have courage. Look up, believe, and you shall see of the salvation of God. {HP 119.5}

vaccinating the chickens against newcastle disease

Value of Trials

The trials of life are God's workmen, to remove the impurities and roughness from our characters. Their hewing, squaring, and chiseling, their burnishing and polishing, is a painful process, it is hard to be pressed down to the grinding wheel. But the stone is brought forth prepared to fill its place in the heavenly temple. Upon no useless material does the Master bestow such careful, thorough work. Only His precious stones are polished after the similitude of a palace.--"Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing," pp. 23, 24.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

bananas bananas 167 of them

someone was selling bananas today in the village so i bought them. they were very heavy. probably about 40lbs. we were on the motorcycle and so i was squished up front and drove with joel squished to the back and the banana stock plopped on top of us. very heavy and it was sitting on my kidneys and hips. poking me and pressing my back. and joel and i both lost circulation in the lower parts of our bodies. but thank God we made it home without problems and the kids were even there to open the door. because we couldn't get off the motorcycle very well. i cut the bananas apart and counted them and there were 167 of them. all still green.
i would have hung them up like that but it was just way too heavy to hang anywhere. this is donny to show you how big it was.