Disturb Us, Lord

I've heard this prayer before and came across it again yesterday. I do pray God disturbs each of us to "dare more boldly, to
venture on wider seas where storms will show Your
mastery...

Disturb Us, Lord

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

(attributed to Sir Francis Drake -1577)

Read more: http://www.lords-prayer-words.com/famous_prayers/disturb_us_lord.html#ixzz461mZ8qmD

But only in the musical

We have not had rain here for a long while. El Nino is affecting the water and power supply here and we have almost daily power and water outages. To combat that we stock up on water and candles!


Ben studying by candle and flash light


Kurt reading his tablet in the power outage dark


The power company lets us know within what hours twice a day we may lose power - for anywhere up to five hours per outage time.

100% Chance of Rain

James was recently in the elementary musical presentation of "100% Chance of Rain" about Noah and the flood. The music teacher did a great job with the elementary children and the musical was fun to listen to.

you shall rescue it...

"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray,
you shall bring it back to him. 5 If you see the donkey of one
who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him." Leviticus 23:4-5

While not our enemies, there are some neighbors who graze their goats in the neighboring vacant lot to our home. Occassionally one of them wraps itself around a branch or gets tangled in its rope and Kurt will go rescue it.

Track and Field Day

Just sharing a few photos from track and field day held April 1 at the school our kids attend. Ben and James participated in it. The high schoolers did not.