Saturday, April 25, 2009
I have the pleasure of entertaining my Mom and youngest sister. They are visiting from California. We will have the pleasure of their company for over a week as they come to celebrate Michaela's graduation. We look forward to Velda's family coming next weekend.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Yesterday, for a school assignment, we had to take a survey. My survey was: which would you chose pop or milk. Ten kids chose pop, two chose milk. Pretty uneven, though it was not an unexpected outcome. If you had a choice which drink would you chose?
Trusting God as instructed in Proverbs 3:5-6 is difficult since it seem so natural to lean into my attempt to understand and respond to life's challenges. Yet at the same time I am pressed to lean into Jesus when I can't understand and figure things out on my own. So I choose as the psalmist says to acknowledge him and he will direct my path. I also hope for God's grace to see clearly his direction. Knowing that, all things work together for good to those who love him and are called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28)
This week our school assignment was to take a survey then record the answers in a graph. It was an interesting assignment, and there were some laughs during it. We were riding to choir and Grace began her survey.
"Can I ask you a question?" she asked John Richard.
"Yes," he answered.
"If you had a choice would you drink tea or . . . coffee?" (as you can imagine the car erupted in laughter).
"Preferably neither," he answered. Grace decided to redo her questions.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
My cat Silky is having kittens soon. She is a black cat and now her stomach sways side to side when she walks. I've been waiting for several weeks now for her to have them and have even given her tummy rubs to help them along. This morning I saw that Silky was completely thin. I then gave a yell of excitement which Joshua heard in the house. And then I saw that I was looking at Scamper our other black cat who is not pregnant(and never could be because he's a boy!) Then came Silky to breakfast swaying her stomach cheerfully along.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
This verse contains what is appropriately inscribed on my fathers grave stone. Today we have visited a man who epitomizes this verse as well. We visited Lloyd Engle who was born 9 days after my father in 1924. We first met him as a man who delivered us fresh milk to our door over 10 years ago. Here was a Bible-spouting gospel track-distributing man that had many stories of serving God and His faithfulness to him right here in central Kansas. He grew up near Abilene Kansas and now resides in the Miltonvale Kansas retirement center. I recall stories he told us of visiting soldiers in Fort Riley and visiting patients in the hospital so as to bring as many people as possible the gospel of Jesus Chirst. We spent an hour with Mr. Engle today after church and dinner. Mr Engle spent most of the time spouting Bible verse and praising Jesus. He offered us a few of his books to read for inspiration and encouragement. He is not able to rise from bed without assistance but he uses what energy he has for the Lord. I don't know how many more years I have on this earth or if the Lord will come while I am alive. Either way I hope I can exemplify this verse in a similar manner.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I am relinquishing the responsibilities of the garden to Joshua. It is with great sadness that I do this. Gardening is one of my most enjoyable activities. It is also possible that Joshua is receiving it with some sadness as well because he is not volunteering. I will still be as involved as possible but Joshua will be the primary care giver. I will keep you updated on how the garden is going. I'm expecting a bumper crop with Joshua in control.
It's a busy time full of anticipation at the Creer household. We are planning and looking forward to our Michaela graduating in just a few weeks. Also our bible study group is having a nice couples dinner this evening at the patio grill of our church patio. Our refrigerator right now smells like a barbecue pit as I set off to grill this sunny afternoon after a wonderful evening of rain last night.
Today I'm going to share a verse of the hymn And Can It Be. I picked this hymn because I love the tune and the power of the words. I also picked it in recognition of Good Friday. I am sharing the second verse.
He left His Father's throne above,
So free so infinite His grace!
Emptied himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam's helpless race!
'Tis mercy all, immense and free;
For, O my God, it found out me.
Last Friday my senior pictures were taken by Elizabeth Beckman and Kelsey Kroeker. We met at my church and took pictures by the piano and outside on the hill. Then we went to Elizabeth's grandma's house where we took pictures in her backyard, down by the river, and in the woods. All together our total came out to (drum roll): six hundred and sixty three. We decided not to go to the park or anything else like that. After deleting about five hundred I now have a little less than two hundred left. But the story doesn't end there. Elizabeth then made a collage for me and after a little decision we decided to send it with my invitation. Then Mrs. Beckman and Elizabeth made my invitations, arranged and ordered my collage, and found a deal that had them ready in one hour! After this whirlwind of generosity I feel like a Beckman instead of a Creer. Thank you very much for your constant and hard work.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This week on Monday, a poncho was finished, that was my poncho. I am very excited I've been working on it for a long time. It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears,(it didn't really take blood.)
It's extremely pretty, and very girlish. I love it! It's adorable, and the fabric is really soft, and it's called baby girl plaid. I hope you love it too!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
A week ago I was very excited to be able to participate once more in the annual Vocal Festival where homeschoolers from all over KS gather to sing in a choir. Well the night before we had a winter storm warning with western KS predicted to receive at least a foot of snow. So sadly the event was postponed but the later date was still undecided. Next morning a verse came to mind which perfectly described my attitude: "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh it is a tree of life." (Pro. 13:12) My heart also complained to God about controlling the weather to ruin my plans. Then later in a publication I read about Christians in Indonesia who said: "Three of us stood outside our boarded-up church in the darkness and prayed. We thanked God that He allowed this to happen to us." These Christians had lost their church building and thanked God. So right away I realized that my attitude at first had been selfish and needed to change. After listing the benefits of the Vocal Festival being postponed my decision was to follow the example of the Indonesian Christians.
This morning, we had another spring snow storm, (we've had two you know.) The first one was the equivalent of eight inches of snow. The second one wasn't even an inch. Both snow storms melted very quickly. The first snow took several days to melt,it's still not quite completely melted away. The second snow, took only an afternoon. Pretty pitiful huh? Oh well, I enjoyed the first snow. With the first snow we were able to go sledding with some of our friends, now that was enjoyable!
P. S. John Richard and I had a snowball war!
Nothing particularly exciting has happened to me this week. But I need to blog, so I'll just do something rather random. My big accomplishment for the week is that I finished a puzzle Michaela gave me. This is one of my favorite puzzles, so this actually isn't the first time I've finished it. The puzzle has 1,500 pieces and it's a picture of twelve different parables. Some of these parables are The Good Samaritan, The Ten Virgins (Michaela's favorite part of the puzzle), and The Prodigal Son. Anyway, I finished it in about five days, which shows how much I can get addicted to puzzles. I would put a picture of it on my blog, but I'm not sure how much detail you could see. Well, that concludes my blog of the week.