Monthly Archives: January 2009

I Just Like This Photo

Beth took this photo yesterday. I don’t know why, but I just like it. The colors, the subject and her distracted eyes, the symmetrical lines interrupted by the occasional object grab my senses and invite me to gaze.

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Vaqueros, Cowpokes, Buckaroos…

Before the big birthday bash for Tucker, Silas and Annie Hower, the kids got to take turns riding the horses Friday evening. From the top…Kendra, Tara and Ben Smith and our two boys…Dayton and Cameron (in his familiar horse riding … Continue reading

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Oompa Loompa Doompadee Doo…

This week’s elementary science class co-op included a taste of “Willy Wonka-type flowers.” In continuing their studies of insects, the kids made these “flowers” with dish washing scrubbers and then put sugar water into them to attract bees and other … Continue reading

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Three in One

It’s not very often that we have three unrelated events going on at once at the community center. I took these pictures last Thursday afternoon. We have our new intern, Sarah, who is teaching a kids’ English class, a theology … Continue reading

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Clay Creations (Science Class – Insects)

Rebecca made either a bee or maybe the tooth-fairy. I honestly don’t know what Tara made for us here. It should be some sort of insect, but it appears it was in need of acupuncture! I don’t know who made … Continue reading

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Co-Op Classes

This past Thursday was our 2nd week of Co-Op classes. I didn’t get any photos of the literature clubs, but here are shots of the elementary science class, the junior/senior high logic class and the junior/senior high speech class (taken … Continue reading

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Annual Men’s Leadership Planning Meeting

What more can I say other than despite the boring title, it was an interesting meeting. I always enjoy the fellowship of the leaders of the area Bible churches. As is routine the churches take turns giving an annual update … Continue reading

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An Ode To Peanut

Here’s another risky post I suppose. There’s a word in it that was absolutely forbidden in my childhood household. We’ve lightened up on that word in my generation. My wife says her dad used it all the time…usually his pet … Continue reading

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Stuff Just Pops Up

Last week the return to ESL classes got underway at the community center. Turns out the afternoon time works well mainly for adults who work, but not so well for most youth who, believe it or not, often have classes … Continue reading

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Lost a Good Friend

We got word tonight that one of our supporters and very good friends has gone to be with his Savior and Lord. Donald Rapson was like a grandfather to our kids when we visited the Rapsons in Parkersburg, WV. He … Continue reading

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