Sunday, March 30, 2014

Psalms 33

We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
 In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Baking Soda

 What's wrong with this picture?

 As Glenn and I were strolling through the new La Torre grocery store in the new San Kris mall, we stumbled upon Baking Soda.

Note:  the Baking Soda is in the cleansing isle rather than the flour, sugar and dry ingredients, baking items isle.  I guess they use Baking Soda for cleaning more often than for cooking.  
Note to self - look in the cleansing isle for Baking Soda.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Psalm 18:2

The LORD is my rock, 
and my fortress, 
and my deliverer;
 my God, my strength,
 in whom I will trust;
 my buckler,
 and the horn of my salvation,
 and my high tower. 
 Psalm 18:2

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Arkansas Adventure and LB

Glenn and I made a "less than 24 hour trip" to Arkansas to visit Gary and Madison.  We enjoyed non-stop talking, learned some computer and iPhone tricks, Glenn picked up his old bicycle from Gary, returned Gary's computer to him that he had built several years ago and enjoyed some laughs.

On our return trip on US 75, we were successful in discovering 2 letterboxes.  One at the entrance of the Choctaw Casino.  
No, we didn't go inside. You can bet on that.

and another one at the Texas - Oklahoma Rest Stop.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lake Highlands High School 50 Year Celebration

On Sunday, March 23, my high-school, LHHS, celebrated their 50th Anniversary - the first graduating class was 1964.  The community was invited to celebrate and walk down memory lane.  The school halls were opened, former teachers assembled in class rooms and there were many yearbooks, class photos and memorabilia to look through. 

 The Highlandettes Preformed

The Ranglers Danced

 The Marching Band Played

Jimmy Fountain, Principal
I had my mom with me and she was just like a magnet to people.  Old friends would recognize her before they would recognize me.  By the way, Mom and Jimmy went to grade school together in East Texas.
I found this plaque on the back of the auditorium

and we ran into a friend of mine from HS and church, 
Prissy, known as Sidney Jean

Back in Time
read here some articles about LH community

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Letterboxing and 911 Flight Crew Memorial

Glenn and I have been here in Dallas for a few days as we have had the privilege of celebrating the life of a long time family friend of the Stewart family from Mexico days.  In preparation for the service, Glenn and I enjoyed a spring day with Grandmommy and GrandDaddy.  We also picked up AA Captain #29 and we did 2 letterboxes just outside of the DFW airport.

First Day of Spring

 We discovered a letterbox on the south entrance of the airport.

And we found another letterbox near 183 and 360 near a cemetery that most people don't even know that there was a small grave-site still on DFW Airport property.

Then we discovered the local 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial site just north of the airport in Grapevine.

for more information on 911 Flight Crew Memorial
and for letterboxing

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Baked Oatmeal

I don't know why I don't make this breakfast meal more often. 
 We served it last week at our team meeting.  Try it.

Baked Oatmeal
Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 cup dried cranberries
Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.  Beat in milk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract.  Stir in dried cranberries.  Spread into 9x13 baking dish.  Bake in preheated over for 40 min.    SERVES 8

Monday, March 17, 2014

An Angel

What do you call a friend re-arranges, cleans, files, throws away junk, categorizes and organizes your craft room?

An Angel

Thank you, Lois, for your short visit and for your great help!  We enjoyed your visit and appreciate your friendship even more.

Remember, on your next visit, we'll tackle our offices.  

Thank You!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Omelet in a Bag

Wednesday, we had our team meeting here in our home.  With 10 children and 8 adults, I figured doing something creative and fun would be entertaining.  We had Omelet In A Bag.  You prepare the omelet by adding any and all ingredients to a zip lock bag. Then you drop the bag in a pot of boiling water.  Presto! Success.  Recipe at the bottom of this blog post.

Get your baggie. Don't forget to put your name with a Sharpie

Choose your ingredients.

Place in boiling water for 13 minutes.


Ingredients: eggs, and items such as (cheese, tomatoes, bacon, ham, mushrooms, peppers, onions, black olives, broccoli, salt & pepper. (anything you might like in an egg omelet).

Each guest will have a bowl with 2 eggs. Beat eggs. Pour eggs into individual Ziploc bag. Add a small spoon of water and a tiny bit of melted butter, then add any of the above ingredients. Seal bag and be sure that it does not leak. Shake briefly.

Drop in boiling water for 13 minutes. Roll onto Omelet plate and enjoy.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

We Praise our Creator

Floral Hymn
We praise our Creator for blossoms that grow
By fountains of knowledge whose streams ever flow;
Love’s blossoms that fade not and these we would bring
To Jesus, our Savior, Redeemer, and King.

words by:  Fanny Crosby
Photo: outside of Camino Real in Antigua, Guatemala

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Along the Highway

Driving along CA-1 from Los Encuentros to Tecpán, we passed this family.  Notice there are 4 family members on this motorcyle.  The father driving, the mother along with a 2 year old strapped to her back and then maybe a 6 year old daughter up near the handle bars.  Notice that they are in their "go to church on Sunday meeting outfits"...their Sunday's best.

I wonder what the Mrs. is thinking?

How about these ideas?
I wish I had at least 3 helmets...

I've just been shot...

The last few minutes have just been a blur...

When do I get to drive?

I hope this blanket does not come untied...

How do you like our new wheels?

Want to join us for church?

Picture this, I've been framed...

The "cycle" of life...

Monday, March 10, 2014

When Morning Gilds the Skies

When morning gilds the skies 
 my heart awakening cries:  
 May Jesus Christ be praised!  
 Alike at work and prayer, 
 to Jesus I repair:  
 May Jesus Christ be praised!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Psalms 63

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

Psalms 63:1-5

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Christmas in March

This week was Christmas all over again.

Although we received a handful of Christmas cards at our Dallas address, I just knew that others had sent their Christmas family photo cards to our Guatemala address.  Each time Glenn would venture over to the reception desk at SETECA (Seminary), he would patiently ask if we had any mail, Christmas cards or anything. 

From past experiences, I knew it just took several more weeks for Christmas cards to get to us.  But I wasn't counting on the cards to be this delayed.

Glenn came home this afternoon thrilled, because this time he was successful.  He collected about 15 Christmas cards that were postmarked as early as November, 2013.

I'm thankful for each person who:  
wrote a note
took a photo
licked a stamp
  and shared Christmas blessings with us. 

 Thank you Lord, even in March, for Christmas blessings!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Casita Benjamín

We took the Herrington and Tarwater families to Casita Benjamín.  It is a local day care center for children of families who live in and around the City Dump.

Our purpose was three fold.  
  • One: Show the new missionary families about the Casita ministry.  
  • Two: Deliver 3 large bags of donated toys, stuffed animals and gifts from GPBC.  
  • Three: Bless the children with music.

The children listened very intently and respectfully as John shared and as Joshua and Benjamin played 3 songs on the violin.

Thank you Herrington family
Tarwater family for sharing in the day's experiences.