Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Nursing Homes

One of the joys of our week is going to the Care homes in our community.  In Newport there are two.  One my wife goes to weekly to read scripture and sing to the residents.  On occasion I preach there also.  The other our whole family attends.... Click here to read more.

Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,
“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord” Psalm 122:1
We are excited to begin a new year in the ministry here in Newport, Arkansas. Recently our church had its first ever conference entitled the “Faith, Love, and Family Conference”. The purpose of this conference was to provide the people in our community and around us with sound biblical teaching about Faith in the Lord, Love for Christ and others, and proper relationships with those in our family... Click here to read more.

Spring Garden!

It's that time of year again and I am so excited.  We spent all day yesterday getting the garden ready for planting. This year we plan to add an herb garden to the mix.  I will do my best to keep pictures uploaded and share any tips with you that I can.   Today's tip...don't plant your carrot by your squash.  I did one year and it stunted the growth of my carrots. (A helpful website about companion planting here.) Also, plant some basil by your tomatoes.  It is supposed to enhance the flavor (I don't know about that) and also keep bugs away.  It did help with that.  One more tip and I have shared this before...Use fish tank water for all your plants as a fertilizer; but especially pepper plants.  If you know anyone with a tank, ask them for a few gallons of water from it when they clean it montly.  My pepper plants have grown as high as three feet and that is all I use on them.

Until next time.

Yard Sale!

Last Saturday morning I was on my way to the grocery store when I passed a sign that read "Yard Sale".  This was not unusual for a Saturday morning; but I was unusually busy because we had just returned from a trip and I NEEDED to go and get groceries.  It was also unusual because I had money that belong strictly to me (given as a gift from a church specifically to me!).  I had asked the Lord to help me to spend it wisely; and I almost drove right passed that sale; but it seemed as if the Holy Spirit was tugging me that way (VERY unusual!) I stopped, and I am sure glad I did!  I left with two HUGE (50 gallon) tubs of clothes, over twenty pairs of shoes, books and toys for the girls and the church nursery, ect.  Guess how much it all cost? Fifty Dollars!!!  Isn't that great! There were many things at that yard sale that I would never have been able to buy because they were luxeries; but only cost me pennies.  All I can say is Praise God for yard sales adn gifts from others that give us money to spend at them!
Until next time,
Aaliyah in a smart outfit and new shoes from the yard sale.

Another outfit/play clothes

Aaliyah challenging me to play swords. Cassidy is not so sure about my sword.

Two more smart outfits from the sale. Check out Aaliyahs cute shoes.  The lady on far left will be 100 years old this week.

A visit to D.C.

A couple of weeks ago I told you that we went to a Missions Conference in Virginia.  While there we realized that we were only twenty minutes or so away from D.C. so we decided to go site seeing during the day.  We had a blast; but we didn't realize the new challenges we would face by having two small children and a dog with us!  During the conference we had meetings in the evenings. One day we had a ladies luncheon where Mrs. Weniger, the pastor's wife, took all the missionary wives to a wonderful buffet with all types of food  and I do mean all types - from pizza to pad thai. During the other two days we went site seeing.  I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite pics from our adventures.

Raymond in front of the Old Post Office

Street shots

People encamped in front of Wall street

Interesting buildings

American Red Cross building

Until next time,


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