Wednesday, July 28, 2010

An Evening Knitting Class at Providence Prairie

Maddi Jo and Adrianna had both decided they would like to learn to knit, so after gathering their supplies, they arrived at Providence Prairie for Rhonda and Rachel to teach them the homestead skill. For starters, they are both creating a scarf.

After a couple of weeks or so of practice, they are both catching on. Adrianna brought past her project to show us what a wonderful job she is doing!
Great job young ladies, keep up the good work!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sumner Christian Church Centennial

Following a sermon presented by Tim Carlson, our family was blessed to be able to minister in song to the congregation that gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Church of Christ/ Christian church that meets in Sumner.

The hot July morning caused us to reflect back to what that day 100 years ago in which the people first dedicated this particular building to be used for congregational worship might have been like. There was no cooling air conditioning to ease the heat then.

Following our concert, Phil Young presented the history of the congregation. Afterward, we enjoyed a pleasing fellowship meal in the church basement.

Thank you Sumner for the opportunity to share.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Haying and Hard Work~ V14#3

Ah! Such a beautiful sight! It has been haying time once again here on Providence Prairie and everyone was hard at work.
In honor of hard work that builds character, we dedicated the current issue of the Prairie Proclamation to it.

You can read all about it by subscribing here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy, happy birthday Miss Rachel! May you continue to be the blessing you are today.

Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
~Psalm 144:12

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Continued Work on the Pantry!

Ear protection, tape measure and chalk line along with many other tools and supplies were needed to continue work on our pantry.

The walls are now sheathed, as well as the hip roof. Next step. . . . drip edge, tar paper, and shingles!

Independence Day!

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord;
and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Psalm 33:12
On the evening of July fourth, we gathered along the edge of the reservoir in McLeansboro to celebrate the independence that we enjoy in our country and watch fireworks with the rest of the gathered townfolks.

We met up with our friends the Maxwells for an evening full of laughter, fun, and fellowship.

Happy Fourth of July!

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever;"

Thomas Jefferson~ Notes On the State Of Virginia

Monday, July 5, 2010

Music Camp 2010

Music Camp at Oil Belt Christian Service Camp rolled around once more and we prepared for a week full of service, fun, learning and praising God.
Drama was one of the many options from which campers could choose;

Along with the string ensemble, directed by our family;

There was also choir and much, much more.

As we spent our week ministering to the youth that attended, we pray that hearts were touched and lives were changed for the Lord.