Saturday, 3 June 2017

Family Canoe Trip

In the midst of daily life and preparations to return to South Africa, we took time out to go on our first, family canoe trip.  We covered approximately 10 miles of Penns Creek, which took us about 5 hours.  It was a beautiful day, and we thoroughly enjoyed being in the Lord's beautiful Creation!  We were blessed (3 or 4 times) to see two bald eagles (see picture below).  (Thanks to the Richard Hughe family for loaning us their canoe!  It was a great blessing)

At the helm...

 First Officer & Mariner

It was a beautiful day!

We picked one of the smallest islands in the river, and stopped for lunch.

First Officer & another Mariner

We "chased" them down the river.

Nap time!

Provisional shade for nap time.

Priya trying her hand at paddling.

Antonie made great progress at knowing how to steer the canoe.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Birthday Ladies!

April is a special month with both of the ladies in our household having birthdays!

4 Years Old!
Mommy made me a jumper!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Prosperity Gospel... No! Or, maybe... Yes!

I was blessed and challenged by this verse once again, in my quiet time with the Lord this morning!

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." (III John 2, NKJV)

I pondered this thought, "If this prayer was answered in my life, and my general well-being was a reflection of my souls condition, would I be poor and sickly or prosperous, healthy, robust?"

The prosperity of our soul is directly related to our moment-by-moment abiding in the LORD. (John 15:5)

I also pondered the LORD's words to the people of Israel:

"I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;"

He continues with the recipe for life and true prosperity:

"that you may:
  1. love the LORD your God,
  2. obey His voice, and
  3. cling to Him,
for He is your life and the length of your days..."  (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)

I will love your O Lord, obey your voice, and cling to You, for you are my life, my everything!


Saturday, 18 February 2017

A Special Couples' Banquet

We were very blessed to be involved in a very special couples' banquet last evening!  The preparations and serving thereof was definitely a labor of love on the part of the young ladies from our church (Millmont House of Prayer).  Thank you, young ladies!  Of course, the best part of it all was that I could enjoy it together with my best friend (aka my wife :)! -Phil

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Snow Treasures!

We have been blessed with several blankets of snow this winter thus far.  Some of the treasures we have gained from these storms have been some quality times together making memories...

My Queen & Princess! -Phil
Our friendship with this unique character was cool and rather short-lived! :)

Six Years Old!

It is hard to believe that our firstborn is already 6 years old!  On January 24th, we celebrated the 6 years God has given Antonie.  He is a blessing to our home!

We have an annual practice of taking a picture with Papa, so that we can see the growth (not of Papa:) each year.