Saturday, November 30, 2013

Frozen Fog

it can be so pretty in the morning
the sun shining on all that white stuff
you have to be quick before it disappears
love to take pictures against the sun
Well this came on Thursday,
wonder when we are going to do something with it

Friday, November 29, 2013

Operation Christmas Child making shoeboxes

Tonight marc is going to work at the warehouse
He will take our boxes along

every kid needs a stuffy
a toy, a toothbrush
crayon, pencil, paper, candy, soap & a cloth
and a cap to top it off
almost ready

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Win a Quilt

Actually I got 2nd or 3rd price
The interesting thing is that I filled in the ballot at Zehrs

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Rien left for the Netherlands. Before the airplane took off we already had the vet in the yard. The cow is doing well. The mixed twins were stillborn. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

SHIP November

We tried something new at SHIP
we have a phone and we wanted to see if people would text us

The other new thing was
 to see if there would be interest to go on a mission trip
kind of new, from being away, Angie was back
There are a lot of young people staying for fellowship
at the coffee house
This was our subject:
one of the questions was the reliability of the bible
here is one answer to that question:
Some critics doubt that we even have the original New Testament. This issue can only be settled by using bibliographical tests for reliability,
 . Compare to other great works (MSS = manuscripts):
Author Date Written Earliest MSS Time Span No. MSS
Caesar 100–44 BC AD 900 1,000 yrs 10
Plato 427–347 BC AD 900 1,200 yrs 7
Thucydides 460–400 BC AD 900 1,300 yrs 8
Tacitus AD 100 AD 1100 1,000 yrs 20
Suetonius AD 75–160 AD 950 800 yrs 8
Homer (Iliad) 900 BC 400 BC 500 yrs 643
New Testament AD 40–100 AD 125 25–50 yrs >24,000!    

“The evidence for our New Testament writings is ever so much greater than the evidence for many writings of classical authors, the authenticity of which no-one dreams of questioning. And if the New Testament were a collection of secular writings, their authenticity would generally be regarded as beyond all doubt.

so, why don't you start reading?
read through the whole book or read the gospels for a year
January: Matthew, February: Mark, March Luke, April: John, May: Matthew

Monday, November 25, 2013

Youth Band first time at DRC

George has been mentoring a group of youth

so they could use their God given talent in the morning worship service

They had practised quite a few times
and that paid off
sure hope they will lead music again


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Common view

I will likely be able to take lots of pictures just like this one

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hot Turkey Sandwich

Playing a kind of taboo game

we love to play games at Les Amis

and when we do charades we talk about a time when John did
"Hot Turkey Sandwich"
It almost looked like he was trying this again
lots of good fun

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Trucking Corn

2 different transport trucks
Both were filled
and driven to the dryer
not everyone is smart enough to parks on hard surface
Near Teviotdale someone was quite stuck

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Corn Harvest

Lately we have had all kinds of weather
even some good harvesting weather
The corn was running well
Rien went around the field with John
Matt & Leona in the tractor
The ground was frozen in the morning
Psalm 67: May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you.
 The land yields its harvest;
    God, our God, blesses us.
May God bless us still,
    so that all the ends of the earth will fear him

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fast and Furious Storm

Only a few branches came down
Our roof should get new shingles next summer

Monday, November 18, 2013

40 Albert & Lysje

40 years of marriage

Sarah sang a song
After diner we played crokinole
It was a lot of fun
Every time people changed tables, but I often saw Theresa & Anita
6 people were present with the name John
A fun way to celebrate 40 years


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hoity Toity wine tasting

After the tour of the shop we went to the cellar
the basement of the house
we got little sips from different wines

the first one we tried was Maid's night off
not my kind of wine, liked Dusty white gloves way better
you only need a little sip to know if you like a wine or cider

we tried ciders from apple and pear
I liked the pear one the best
the name was gravel snowstorm I think

They sure put some humor in their wine naming
 Frosty fake pearls was ice wine like
This was my personal favourite
Belle of the Barn
We still have grapes, we could make ice-wine...
...or just buy some