Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Untraditional Thanksgiving!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We hope that everyone has had a wonderful day thanking the Lord for what He has graciously given us. Our thanksgiving is usually combined with Christmas. We call it...Christgiving. (my grandparents go away for Christmas so we have it early) This year it was completely different. My parents went away! As our thanksgiving meal usually looks similar to this...

....we ate it here instead with my aunt, cousins, and grandparents. It was very delicious and alot cheaper than preparing one! :)

My parents are in route to Australia. Dad has been asked to speak at a college and then several churches while they are there. This is him in line waiting to go through security!:)

They had a lay over in L.A. and were able to meet up with my Big Brother!! They are now getting ready for their 16 hour flight to Australia. Pray for my dad as Im sure most know how calm and patient he is! :) Also, that he would have a clear mind as he preaches 3 hours after arriving. Jet lag can kill ya!! :) 

We miss you and love you, mom and dad!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The New Roof!

Our church is pretty old and the roof has needed to be redone for awhile now. So, we started a building fund back at the beginning of the summer. We needed to raise $15,000 to cover the cost of getting a new roof. 

We all prayed and gave towards the fund. Pastor thought it would take us at least a year to come up with the money. For a small church that is a lot. Within a few months we already had $10,000. Three Sunday mornings ago we received a check for $8,000. The Lord gave above and beyond what we needed!! 

This past Monday they started on it and were finished by Friday! 

And on top of that the company fixed the newer side of our buildings for free!! The Lord is so good!

The New Roof!

We are so thankful for what the Lord has been doing in our church. This is just one of the many things He has provided. He has blessed above and beyond!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Michigan is Beautiful in the Fall!

Some people are already posting pictures of snow at their house! So, I thought I better put some fall pictures up before we get all the snow. 

Our street we live on in DeWitt

Our house that needs to be raked! :) 

Better view of our house! Michigan is the best place to live in the world! It has the perfect changes of seasons and as some are getting snow in Indiana we are still enjoying our beautiful Fall weather! :) And of course, Ann Arbor is in Michigan. (for those who don't know...that is where the University of Michigan is.:) 
Just a beautiful and wonderful place to live!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Victory!!!

We are so thankful for the change!!

The New Majority!!

Michigan turned Republican this year by a huge blowout! 

Rick Snyder will be our new governor!

 The best decision he made was to pick Brian Calley for his Lt. Governor. We helped Calley with his Senate campaign before he was chosen by Snyder. 

New Governor and Lt. Governor!

Our new Attorney General, Bill Schuette...

...who used to work with Ronald Reagan.

Our new Michigan Supreme Court

What a great result across the whole Nation!! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Don't forget to vote and make your difference today!


A young woman was about to finish her first year of college.  Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be very liberal, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words, redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch conservative, a feeling she openly expressed.  Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs.

The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth, and she indicated so to her father.  He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA.  She let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew.  She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, “How is your friend Audrey doing?”

She replied, “Audrey is barely getting by.  All she takes are easy classes; she never studies and she barely has a 2.0 GPA.  She is very popular on campus; college for her is a blast.  She's always invited to all the parties, and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over.”

The wise father asked his daughter, “Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0.  That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA, and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.”

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, “That's a crazy idea! How would that be fair?  I've worked really hard for my grades!  I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work!  Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree.  She played while I worked my tail off!”

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, “Welcome to the conservative side of the fence.”