30 August 2015

Baby Blanket

This is the first blanket Abigail crocheted.  She made it for a lady at our church whose baby is due next month.

How Firm a Foundation

  1. 1. How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord,
    Is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
    What more can he say than to you he hath said,
    Who unto the Savior, who unto the Savior,
    Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?
  2. 2. In ev'ry condition--in sickness, in health,
    In poverty's vale or abounding in wealth,
    At home or abroad, on the land or the sea--
    As thy days may demand, as thy days may demand,
    As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be.
  3. 3. Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed,
    For I am thy God and will still give thee aid.
    I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
    Upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous,
    Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
  4. 4. When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
    The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o'erflow,
    For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
    And sanctify to thee, and sanctify to thee,
    And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
  5. 5. When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
    My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply.
    The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
    Thy dross to consume, thy dross to consume,
    Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.
  6. 6. E'en down to old age, all my people shall prove
    My sov'reign, eternal, unchangeable love;
    And then, when gray hair shall their temples adorn,
    Like lambs shall they still, like lambs shall they still,
    Like lambs shall they still in my bosom be borne.
  7. 7. The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
    I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes;
    That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
    I'll never, no never, I'll never, no never,
    I'll never, no never, no never forsake!
  8. Text: Attr. to Robert Keen, ca. 1787. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.
    Music: Attr. to J. Ellis, ca. 1889

20 August 2015

Beef Heart

My adventurous kiddos ate the beef heart with enthusiasm and liked it! They also like beef liver and goat liver.  The goat heart and kidneys are in the freezer to try a different day.

Birthday Celebration!

Matthew Curtiss is nine!!!!!!!!!

Sweet Sleep

Helper in Training

Goat Meat is Tasty....

I kid you not!!

14 August 2015

Reading List

Cry, The Beloved Country

Alan Paton

"Indeed, mother, you are always our helper."
"For what else are we born? she said."

"I am a weak and sinful man, but God put His hand on me, that is all."

"I have never thought that a Christian would be free from suffering, umfundisi.  For our Lord suffered.  And I come to believe that he suffered, not to save us from suffering, but to teach us how to bear suffering.  For he knew that there is no life without suffering."