Month: September 2014

Feed The Hunger

Every fall our church hosts a  pack a thon in support of Feed the Hunger.

It’s always a good time and it’s feeds young ones from our own country to all across the globe. Don and I love being able to be part of that ministry.

Here are some pics from our last pack a thon.

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Stylin’ our matching shirts

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Packing boxes next to this sweetheart. We were rockin those hair nets

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All ages work together

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Amos and Ivy. Even the young and in love joined us.

If you would like more information about Feed The Hunger message me and I will fill you in.

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The Proffesor and His Wife

 

The Proffesor and his wifeWe were as excited as two kids, it was the first day of school. The professor and his wife.

This early morning picture shows us ready to start the new school year. I am facilitating the physical science lab with Don keeping me on track. Don is teaching advanced algebra.

Don is enjoying his math class. He is using The Life of Fred textbook and so far seems to think it’s pretty good.

Our physical science lab is a lot of fun. We basically get to play with God’s creation. We start with atoms and by the end of the book we will have been out into the universe and back home again.

Before class we set up the experiment at home, here we are are observing molecules breaking down while other molecules are being built up. experiment 1We are part of Veritas , a homeschool enrichment program.  The students are attentive and ready to learn. The parents are supportive and in the case of science lab SO glad someone else is putting it all together for them. Our class is busy with a lot of hands on learning  and to make learning more fun we watch fun learning videos like Eureka! from the 70’s. We also learn a lot of vocabulary, we listen to songs like THIS and we learn about the periodic table. It’s a busy morning.

Veritas on Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the week. Thankful for our time with each other, the kids and their families and God’s really cool stuff.

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Fall is Here

 

teacupI made morning glory muffins. They are the kind Erin used to make for the bakery in Yanceyville. Lots of carrots, raisins sunflower seeds and walnuts. Mmm, they are rich and good.

I ate my muffin in the only proper way I know how, with tea in my tea cup from Nuna’s house in Marianna. The tall brick home that housed the busy family, the house that was the backdrop to Nuna’s beautiful English gardens. The pantry that held loaves of homemade bread and jars of preserves. Yes, the tea cup from that home of long ago, that still lives in my heart.

There is something about September that makes me want to bake. Continually on a low carb, low sugar diet my baking is restricted but it is coming on fall and I need to bake pumpkin cookies, the kind with chocolate chips in them. Maybe this time I won’t eat to many, although, I do have the cutest little friends that visit me, they are the neighbor girls and I think pumpkin cookies might be a welcome treat. Plus, I could take them to homegroup on Wednesday night. We have a house full of kids this year, I’m sure they would get eaten. There you have it, pumpkin cookies are on the menu.

You will have to come visit. We will have pumpkin cookies and drink tea out of Nuna’s tea cups.

 

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Arise, He Calleth Thee

Loving this hymn from 1911 .. I imagined a white country church, just regular folks recognizing their need for Jesus, standing in their Sunday best singing along with the pianist. I listened and read along with this MIDI.

Then, along came a change, I was no longer listening with my mind, I was listening with my heart. Instead of hearing the story about someone else, it became my story. My heart was full and my mind in right order.

(V2) It was when I heard that it was Jesus, who had healed the sin-sick soul, then I called for mercy, that I too might be made whole. The multitude rebuked me saying silent I should be, yet only I called more loudly, have compassion Lord, on me!

V3  Come arise! He calleth ME!  Glorious! 

This old hymn is an invitation to the other hurting souls .. ARISE! He calleth thee.

Weary, lonely, sad, forsaken,
Humbled to a station low,
Sat a hopeless blind man begging,
By the road to Jericho.
Soon he heard the noise of footsteps,
As of waters rolling nigh;
For the Galilean Prophet
With the throng was passing by.

Refrain:
Then arise, He calleth thee,
Sick or suff’ring, blind or lame!
Jesus healed in Galilee,
He is evermore the same.

When he heard that it was Jesus,
Who had healed the sin-sick soul,
Then he called aloud for mercy,
That he, too, might be made whole.
But the multitude rebuked him,
Saying he should silent be;
Yet he only called more loudly,
“Have compassion, Lord, on me!”

Paused the Master for a moment—
“Bring him hither unto Me.”
Someone ran to bear the message:
“Come, arise, He calleth thee!”
Oh, what words of cheer and comfort!
What today could sweeter be
To the weary, sick, and suff’ring—
“Come, arise, He calleth thee”?

Then as he approached the Master,
Healing virtue to receive,
Jesus said, “Thy faith hath saved thee,
Be it as thou dost believe.”
And the blind man’s eyes were opened,
He had proved the promise true;
Ye, who still in sickness languish,
Lo, the Master calls for you.

Thank you, LORD for a sweet time of prayer!

http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Arise_He_Calleth_Thee/

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My Oops

I am new to hosting my own web site. I haved use Blogspot and had fun doing it, but I wanted to advance in my learning so my wonderful son in law, Ben, provided me with a domain name, maryabele.com and a spot on wordpress.

As I have been happily posting, the other day I noticed that the storage bank of media (pictures) was getting crowded. I like to keep things limited and streamlined so in my ignorance I deleted a bunch of pictures. AHHH! I erased the pictures from my many of blog posts. Sigh. It would take hours to go find all those images and repost them so I deleted the posts that they belonged to.

I wondered if God was showing me that my blog posting is a waste of time and I should not be doing it. I prayed and asked Him if it was so and I think He brought to my mind Beatrix Potter, I have recently watched the movie about her – loved it, she was an amazing artist, her works have blessed people for generations. I’m sure there were times when she made mistakes or spilled water on an image. My little blog is my hobby, a spot where I create and share. I think the Lord told me that I should keep blogging but next time .. don’t delete the images. I love the LORD our Father and His sense of humor. Yes, LORD!  I will keep blogging but next time, I won’t delete the images.

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