Psalm 16

In my quiet time lately I have been meditating on Psalm 16.
Ben and I are also working on memorizing this Psalm together in his Home School Bible class.
Join us, won't you?

It is a wonderful Psalm about God's love and faithfulness to us.
In His presence, truly, there is fullness of joy.

Psalm 16
You Will Not Abandon My Soul

1Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you." 3As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.

4The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or take their names on my lips.

5The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

7I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

9Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.
10For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption.

11You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

An Evening At Our House

Ever wonder what we do at night? Well....probably not, but I'll give you a glimpse of this evening!!!!!

James and Jerard lying together enjoying their bedtime bottles
before going to bed.

Kurt teaching Livel and Joebert about programming in JAVA
They come for supper and JAVA class on M and Th at 5p.m.
-8:30 or so. Besides the work in programming Kurt does at
SIL,Kurt enjoys teaching others how to program.
Our friend Ruth is in the background with Jerard. She's a
good Lola to James and Jerard!

Mikayla is working on homework at her computer!

Kirsten is done with her homework and is playing a computer
game at Club Penquin.

The overall scene in the dining room....JAVA class at the table
Mikayla at her computer; our friends Janet and Ruth playing
with Jerard. They had provided a fabulous dinner of chicken
stir-fry and rice!

James burning off energy climbing on the sala.

Ruth with a very tired Jerard!

Ben making shadows on the wall before bedtime.

I was having fun taking pics of all the activites going on. I also took care of loose glass frames for one daughter, bandaged some bleeding cuts for another daughter, rocked babies, read to Ben...and now I'm blogging! (And yes, JAVA lessons are still in process for another hour or so!!!)

Prayer Praise

I love posting prayer requests on's amazing how fast God answers sometimes!
This afternoon, the clarinet that has been missing for a week was discovered to be down at the school in the lost and found and why it got there we don't know but we praise God we found it!!!! Thanks for your prayers!


Life can take interesting twists and turns in many ways....

one twist we are dealing with right now is that it appears Mikayla's clarinet has been stolen......

Please pray for us to either find her clarinet or have the means to replace it for her. She really is a gifted player and it is quite disappointing that her clarinet has disappeared....

Thanks for praying......

ISAC update

Well, the girls lost both games on Saturday but they feel like winners for doing so well against tough competition.
ISAC ended last night with a banquet for all the players and coaches.
Today (Sunday) they fly back to Davao. Pray for safe travels for them. We have missed Mikayla and it will be good to see her again!