Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Andrew and Alison Sagmoe moved out of their rental to a "new" home and our community life group went to help them out.

A cardinal sang a beautiful trill nearby. I had almost forgotten the sound. The first year we moved to our home, we had several pair of cardinals. Since then the "stupid" (Hannah says I shouldn't use that word!) black birds have chased them all away.

Alison and Andrew at their new home. Enjoy your home!! You'll have to host Bible study some night!

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Al wanted to go see "Extreme" at the cosmosphere in Hutch.
So that is what we did in the evening.

It is pretty incredible that they have rockets and moon landing stuff there in Hutch of all places. This is Al's alma mater. I attended Adela Hale while he went to Hutch JUCO for 2 years. Hutch was a great place to date. We'd stop at The Hutch for peanut butter shakes or go to the movies at The Fox. Our first date was at the State Fair in Hutch. I worked for a year at The Great American Life Insurance Company there before we married and moved to Lawrence.

Anyway, it was good to go back to Hutch; and to go see Extreme. It was about these crazy, extreme outdoor adventure sports that people do. Like riding waves taller than 30 feet.

And climbing sheer cliffs.

Or skiing or snowboarding down untouched mountain peaks. Climbing vertical frozen waterfalls. It was amazing. The world God has created and continues to create is breathtaking. Unfortunately, this film had a lot of spiritism in it. There was no giving the Creator the credit for all He has done.

Reminds me of Romans 1 where it says "The basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thorough look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can't see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of His divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn't treat Him like God, refusing to worship Him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in His hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand." The Message

After the Imax film, we went to a Chinese restaurant. There was an extreme item on the menu.
Frog legs.
Did not do that either.
I like SAFE.
I don't like EXTREME.
I'll watch extreme,
like the Olympics
from my SAFE and comfy chair.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Hannah loves to do art work. She told me today she felt "crafty". Her Gramsy sends her lots of crafts in her "Gramsy Grams" (wonderful packages from Adam's mother who lives in Wisconsin). This is a picture that Hannah made for her mommy.
This one is of her and me.

And Sophia's coloring.

Tonight while I was preparing supper, Al did playdough with the girls - since Hannah felt "crafty". My husband does not have a artistic bone in his body. I thought. Stick figures and such. Well, I learned something new. After almost 35 years of marriage, I find out he does sculpture!