Milking time. I enjoyed so much going back to my old routine of milking, it made me a little homesick though.
Our special old lady, Maire. It's always sad to say goodbye to Maire now, at ten years old I realize every time could possibly be the last.
Debbie Maken proposes that marriage is the fundamental design and structure for life that God chose for his people. She argues that the church needs to reemphasize the importance of the gift of marriage. This book issues a challenge to churches in their teaching and attitudes toward singleness and to believers in their understanding of God’s intentions regarding marriage."One of the most urgent questions facing today’s generation of young Christians is this—does God really intend for us to make marriage a priority? Confusion reigns in this area of the Christian life. Far too many young Christians sideline marriage, delay marriage, and avoid marriage in an extension of adolescence that is truly unique in human history. Now comes Debbie Maken with sound advice, serious thinking, and an honest approach to this question that will help all Christians think about our responsibility to get serious about getting married. This book should be a must-read for all Christian young adults—and for all who love them."
At left is a picture of chocolate because I could not do a blog post on this birthday without mentioning chocolate.....I have quite the stash of chocolate on hand, thanks to brothers and friends. Not to mention the chocolate cheesecake I made myself......
The day ended nicely with friends from church taking me out for ice cream, and a long phone call with Jenny, who is now in Texas.
I feel very blessed to have so many good friends!
Sarah and I talking. something we have spent many hours doing
over the years....
Posing for my very first facebook profile
picture. Yes, I joined fb last November, hard
to believe it has been a year....
My sisters and I last Thanksgiving.
Abigail, Sarah, Karen, and I. This picture was taken last summer.