30 October 2014

Hudson Taylor Quotes

"I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”

"God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies"

“All our difficulties are only platforms for the manifestations of His grace, power and love.”

"I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working."

"At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found."

"A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in little things is a great thing."

"I besought Him to give me some work for Him, as an outlet for love and gratitude; some self-denying service, no matter what it might be, however trying or however trivial"

At the Park

28 October 2014

Bible, Tool Box and a Hand Knit Sweater

Isaac is all ready for church with his Bible and tool box. The sweater Isaac is wearing was knit by my mom's cousin. The buttons are cute elephants which is special since I use to collect elephants.

Nathaniel is three weeks old and very sweet!

17 October 2014

15 October 2014

Nathaniel's Name

Our little man is named for Nathaniel Barnes and Nathaniel Bowditch. "Carry on Mr. Bowditch" is an excellent biography by Jean Lee Latham. It is the only book my mom paid us to read. Nathaniel Bowditch did carry on through many trials and wrote the "American Practical Navigator" which was first published in 1802. It is quite fitting that our little Sailor is named after a man who did so much for navigation. By God's providence we purchased a 1977 copy of the "American Practical Navigator" at a thrift store.

09 October 2014

One Week!

08 October 2014

06 October 2014

05 October 2014

04 October 2014

Given of God

Nathaniel Hudson

Born at home
2 October 2014

6 pounds 4 ounces
21 1/2 inches long

We are thankful to the LORD for His wonderful gift!

Nathaniel Hudson is named for Nathaniel Barnes- the first boy to steal my heart and ask me to marry him. That was many years ago and Nate is now a Senior in high school.
Nathaniel is also for Nathaniel Bowditch who carried on through many trials and wrote the "American Practical Navigator."
Hudson Taylor was a missionary and founded the China Inland Mission.

Many thanks to my mom for being here. We are also grateful to my doula, who played a crucial role during Nathaniel's birth and to our church family for their gracious and loving support.
Thank you to everyone who prayed for us! It was a hard fast labor! Thankful our newest little man has arrived!

02 October 2014


The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
-Ann Wigmore