Saturday, November 29, 2008

Giving Thanks

Psalm 118:1 "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for his steadfast love endures forever."

I'm always trying to focus on my children's hearts during the holidays - pointing them towards Jesus, so this year we made a "Thankful Turkey". We wrote on the feathers of our turkey the things we are thankful to God for. Scipture tells us to be always thankful, not just one day each year.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rick Job/School Update

This is a long overdue update, since we have not updated the blog concerning Rick's Job situation since he lost his job in August... In September, Rick had another bout with Viral Meningitis & was VERY sick for 3 weeks! He recovered & Praise the Lord, his migraines have been less frequent & not as intense!!! :-)

The Hynix employees were granted TAA retraining benefits, which means that Rick has the opportunity to go to school for up to 2 years! He will be paid unemployment benefits for those 2 years & will not have to look for work. He is VERY excited about going to school & getting out of the semiconductor industry (after 17+ years).

Rick is going to retrain in the medical field to be a nurse. After weeks of researching nursing programs in Oregon & Washington, he has found ~3 schools that he is interested in. He is in a time crunch to choose a school & turn in a "retraining plan" for approval.

He asks for prayer that:
1) He will get accepted into a school
2) The paperwork from the government will process quickly
3) Continued provision while he is going to school
and simply that God's hand will guide and lead us in accordance with His plan for our family.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Fall is here, the crisp mornings, leaves turning colors & falling out of the trees. The garden is now finished & we're preparing for the winter here on the farm: making sure children have warm clothes & rubber boots, repairing fence, breeding animals, purchasing winter feed, butchering animals, etc

Here's some fun pics (taken by Valerie) of Noah & Caleb jumping in one of the leaf piles after they raked up the yard.