Kindergarten Chapel

James' Kindergarten class performed a Noah's Ark skit this morning and sang some great songs. I'll post pictures when able to!

A Morning Prayer

"Gracious Father,
Invade our waking thoughts with thankfulness
for the most basic things -
for breath, and life, and life eternal,
for bread, and words, and for The Word made flesh.
May we be pulled toward light and work of day,
not held by night time thoughts and regrets.
Let first words turn to prayers,
and may our hearts not rail
but bow in morning worship to You, Precious Lord."

modified from a book of prayers for college students, copyright 2008 Kathleen Nielson

Back in the Philippines

Kirsten and I returned to the Philippines today, Sunday 9/8. It is so good to be back with Kurt, Ben and James. We are thankful for safe travels!

Enjoyable Times in Michigan

picking sweet corn

shucking sweet corn. It was a great supper. We also froze
about 40 bags of sweet corn.

enjoying time with relatives

Aunt Meredy and Kirsten

Top Hops

We recently toured a hops farm in the area. It was very interesting as I'd never seen a hops before.
Hops are the female flowers of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavor, though hops are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine.