"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

catching up

Unfortunately, we are behind. We have many things we would like to post about, but the list is getting long. That means we won’t be able to do them all justice, but better put the info out there and start a fresh!
We just transplanted a couple of tomato plants out of the landscaping rocks in our front yard. How did they get there? Well, apparently Brian was eating his tomato there and some seeds fell, and presto…plants!
Christmas letters-so I didn’t get out a real family Christmas letter this year, other than our regular newsletter. But I just realized I didn’t get any Christmas letters from most of you!! If you still have them, please email them to us at calltoobedience@gmail.com. They are fun for us to read!
Please feel free to send us your prayer requests, as we put ours out on the blog and to our prayer team. It helps us to keep a focus on prayer as well and on others and off ourselves. Send them to our email and we will gladly pray for you!
Please pray for all the kids, but Henry especially as they all have nasty colds. Cybil also has a lot of sores on her legs. They started out as bug bites but got infected.
The last two Sundays at church, we’ve been amazed to hear Cybil and Mariah sing solos with the children’s choir! They are 2 of the 4 oldest, and they usually sing the verses while the other kids join the chorus. That is pretty cool for us-I always wanted a singing family! The little ones love to sing, except in public, so this is a big step for all of them to just be upfront each week.
We came home last Wednesday from a day of business in town to see that Hailey had cut Myron’s hair. Not like a little snip, but the whole back was almost gone! So out come the clippers. Sue told me a #2 would be the cut she gave him; she just didn’t say 2nd biggest or 2nd smallest. Not thinking, we did 2nd smallest. So, now he has a Brian cut! Looking at his picture, we asked “who’s that?” He answered, “Myron”. He always used to answer Bubba (or Jesus, not sure where that came from…). Apparently since he cut his hair, he’s a big boy and that means Myron!
Catepillars-yes they eat them. They are in full season here around the trees. At various times we see people coming with buckets of them. There are many varieties and colors. They will take them and boil with salt for 1-2 hours. Oh yes, this is after they “gut” them. After boiling them, they rinse them and lay them in the sun to dry for a week or so. When it comes time to eat them, they fry them in oil with onions and tomatoes.
Myron just goes and goes, and than, bam-he’s out. Wherever he may be-the table, the floor, the toilet…

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