10.27.2007

A Merry Heart

"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance..."
Proverbs 15:13
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine..."
Proverbs 17:22
Marlin, Denver, and Taylor share a happy moment at the park.



Anybody want to "share" a doughnut?

This is REALLY funny!



Playing outdoors is so fun!

M-m-m-m, I love potato chips!

Aren't we having a good time??


Elizabeth is loving life!







10.26.2007

Weekend in Illinois

This past weekend we headed to Lake Fork, IL to spend time with our friends, the Vincents, and to sing at an event on their farm.
Just before lunch we stopped to stretch our legs at a park. Hudson thoroughly enjoyed the pushes from Elizabeth on the swing.

Our friend, Nicole Chmelar, went along to take care of Rebecca while we sang. She was also a help in so many other ways and in addition gave us the gift of laughter!


Does this look like a hardworking young man?



The Vincent's planned an event for families in their front yard. There were hayrides, a potluck, a word from both Chris Hogan and Marlin, and a time of singing by our family. Our stage was their front porch. It was a blessed sight to see so many families with their babies and little children enjoying the outdoors and Christian fellowship together.

After attending Noble Family Fellowship with the Vincent family on Sunday morning, we drove on the Arthur, IL to share in the evening service at North Vine Mennonite Church.
Denver listened attentively as Marlin told him about Christians being persecuted all over the world. This conversation takes place in the song, "I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb".
"We are God's little people, we got a light and we're gonna let it shine."









10.06.2007

Harvest

"They joy before thee according to the joy in harvest"Driving the combine is what Marlin loves to do more than anything else on the farm.
There is usually a "waiting list" for little ones who want to ride with daddy in the combine. Yesterday it was Taylor's turn.


Harvest is another reminder that everything we have is from God's hands.