Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Nation's Strength

What makes a nation's pillars high
And its foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?
It is not gold.Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.
Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires passed away;
The blood has turned their stones to rust,
Their glory to decay.
And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown
Has seemed to nations sweet;
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at His feet.
Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor's sake
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly--
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Well, the much anticipated teen rally has come and gone. I really did not know what to expect--I guess just a bunch of craziness!
Anyway, PD and his family came up with some teens from their church. The two days were filled with activities, food, and preaching. The theme was military and the teams were Air Force and Army. Overall, I think the teens enjoyed themselves and it was a very nice break from routine for me.

These girls were watching Baby Boo, while Crazy Lady did registration.

Almost ready to start.....

This was a game that involved walking/running to the other side of the gym and popping a balloon on the other side. All this with out dropping the balloon in between the partners! It was close, but the Army won.

One of the battle casualties......

Water balloon hand grenade toss

Firing with a sling shot....

....and a BB gun :)

Unfortunately, my camera has continued to give me problems....I think the non-technological cameras are better! Only problem would be I couldn't post pictures--but that could help with my writing skills :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4, 2010

Baby Boo in her Americana outfit :)

My camera started acting up and this was the only picture I got to take of the acutal parade.

Our church put a float in the local parade

Some Kings Kids on the church float

Happy Independence Day!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!!!!!

O Canada! Our home and native land,

True patriot love, in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts,

we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land

glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Happy Canada Day!!!