Monday, June 30, 2008


I recently finished Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney. It is such an amazing book. I would highly recommend it. Anyway, today I was thinking about being truly humble. Having a servant's attitude. And I noticed so many things in my life in just the short hours of today how often I have pride in my heart. Not showing total respect to my parents, asking my brother what little work he has done today.

And the list goes on. I realized that in asking what little work others have done, I am just trying to raise myself up above them because I considered myself to have worked oh-so hard today. While reading the book, I often found myself thinking,"Ah, yes, humility. I can do that." Little did I know that I had pride in my heart as I said it. I was thinking that I could do it on my own, effortlessly. I need to learn to fully rely on Him, completely aware of my own shortcomings. Humility is a hard thing. But we're supposed to do hard things.

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense
of gratitude for having family and friends.
:::Courtland Milloy:::

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

:::Cary Grant:::


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jump for Joy!

When was the last time you laughed for the sheer joy of your salvation? People are not attracted to somber doctrines. There is no persuasive power in a gloomy and morbid religion. Let the world see your joy and you won't be able to keep them away. To be filled with God is to be filled with joy.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008


She definitely loves photography

She's can't help herself.

We try to distract her...

But she's addicted.

However she did find time for 'normal' activities like Migthy Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!

Maybe there is hope for her afterall.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Cast and quotes

Alphie and Boe
(N is for knowledge!)

Louise and Clark

"Let me lead you to the shortcut"

Martin Luther's sister

"Services every 3 hours?!"

Joseph and Potiphar

Martin Luther from the main drama

"But your honor!..."

The Judge

Paul and Silas
"Jesus loves me this I know..."

Marketlady (me) and Martin Luther

Mr. Dirt

Monday, June 16, 2008

More camp pictures

I'm almost at a loss for posting all these pictures. Click here to see Ruth's awesome slideshow and Rachel's post about camp. I couldn't have said it better myself:

How does a person sum up a week of ol' time revival meetings, dozens of youth ages 4 - 18, colorful dramas, meaningful lessons, enthusiastic games, and priceless moments with friends?

By pictures of course!

Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge

Gator ball

Devotional Time

Mr. Dirt

Chapel Time

Perfect Walks

Dancing in the Tabernacle

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Where does one start?

Oh, so many pictures. More than a 1000. I have no restraint, I know. I had such a fun time at camp. It was a different year though. No campfire because it rained too much (but not so much, we couldn't play outdoor games-- Praise the Lord!!!). And the fact that there was a couple of missing counselors. But as a special surprise, Abi, Joisah and Thomas showed up!! (The one time I didn't bring my camera into the dining hall) Another out of the ordinary thing was, no mosquitoes as big as your shoe! (Too chilly for them, they must still be in Florida)

Fun games

Flipper Flapper witnessing tool



Well, I need to go to bed. I just thought I should post something tonight. We are picking up Grandpa and grandma at the airport in Bismarck tomorrow. So I don't know when I'll blog next. I have so many pictures to show and so many things to tell. And with family, I'll just have more and more pictures to blog. It might be quite awhile until I've caught up. But that's okay, I've got lots of rhubarb crisp to keep me company.

Friday, June 13, 2008

A quick note

to say I'm back. Sorry I didn't tell you I was leaving! I got my flash on the 7th (Saturday). I was kind of in la-la land after the UPS came. ;) Then we went to camp, amd I stayed overnight in the dorm with the older Wissmann girls. I had so much fun at camp!! I'll tell you about it later. After I load the 1000+ pictures that I took. Oh and pray for Bethany. Her camera broke the last day of camp. :(

Monday, June 02, 2008

It''s coming!

I have been thinking, and thinking. Thinking about buying an attachable flash (SB 600) for my camera. Well, I ordered it tonight off of B&H photo and hopefully it will come before camp. Mom and I are going to Bismarck on Tuesday (and hopefully my camera lens can get fixed!!) I was thinking about buying a flash when we were at BestBuy but I looked it up and it was about forty dollars cheaper at B&H. (Praise the Lord for the internet! :)
And, I did post some more pictures onto the PBC blog.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The best remedy

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.

:::Anne Frank:::