Sunday, April 29, 2012

Days 219, 220 & 221

Good evening all! Sad news to start. Gina's mom passed away on April 25th. But I know that she is standing in the glory of the Lord in her new body and feeling 5000% now! Gina, our prayers are with you and your family while you heal. The last couple of days have been fun filled. NOT! Lots of work to do. Casie and Bob got moved to the big pasture but we had to run fences to keep ours from theirs. The chicken coop is coming along famously...but slow. Did you know that chickens lay down on their sides? I did not know that. I thought one was hurt when I saw it's leg sticking out from under it. Nope. Just having a rest! If you remember when we first got here, we met David Dodd. He came out on a cart with his 2 oxen. Well, he will be leaving this week on a journey of his own. With his oxen. 150 miles one way. So, please send your prayers with him for all the fun, joy & blessings that we received while we were out. He is a Christian man and just loves the Lord! Happy trails, David. See you in a few! That's all for tonight. On this, the Lord's day, in between services, we fished. And after. Awesome sabbath. God bless you all! Faith

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Days 216, 217 & 218

Good morning! It's been a busy couple of days! Casie is back to kicking gates and fences. The problem with that is that the fence is barbed wire! Sooooo, twice in one day she hooked the fence under her new shoe! We had to cut the fence, tie her and work it back out. So needless to say...we had to remove 2 strands of barbed wire from two pastures. Did I say we? I guess I meant Mark. Not so easy when it's not your fence! But, Mr. Haynes said go ahead since there is no reason for it to go all the way down to the ground. Most animals won't crawl under the fence ;). Especially when said animals are 17+ hands tall! We had a Birthday boy on Tuesday! I made him strawberry shortcake that didn't get eaten until last night! We always get in too late! But, it was a happy bday just the same. Got to catch a couple of blue gill. So, yesterday we were working on a chicken coop for the chickens that are here. They are half grown and getting BIG!! The coop is 10 X 20, and the yard is 20 X 30! Since there are only 8 of them, this might be considered over kill:) But, fun building. The last thing I built was the wagon so I'm a little out of practice. I had to relearn the "don't drop the 2X4's on Mark's head" the hard way. He'll be fine. I didn't really drop it on him. He thought he could hold it up higher with the end of his hammer (only 1 ladder). That didn't work out well in the end. So, off we go to finish it up and start fencing another pasture. That's the plan for the day. We do have a new prayer request. An unnamed 16 yr old girl that tried to commit suicide. We just pray that she finds her way to the Lord and all of His joy! Comments: Crickette...I'd play heck catching him anyway. Jusy sayin' Cindy...Sounds yummy! Cloe's...Amen! Sandi...Thanks! Don...Thanks, up and running again! See y'all soon! ;) God bless and have a great day! Faith

Monday, April 23, 2012

Days 212, 213, 214 & 215

Hi there! Having technical issues! I had to download a google browser to get to the blog so somebody PLEASE tell me if you can read this like always. Thanks

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 211

Hi all!
Bob & Casie got their little feet done today!  They were not all that excited about it!  He just stood them in the driveway and when they were naughty, he used ropes.  Welllll, Casie finally got treated to a twitch, but other than that...He didn't get frustrated with them because he breaks horses to stand for shoeing.  He said today was a good lesson for them and they'll be better next time.
I saw a HUGE fish jump in the pond here today.  I better go out there soon and catch Mark some fresh dinner!
Today was bread making day!  Four loaves!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  Four more tomorrow!
That's all that's new on this day.  We sure do appreciate you all!
Crickette...Thanks.  He surely has been with us from day 1.
God bless!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Days 207, 208, 209 & 210

Good evening!
Not much new here in MS!
Bob and Casey are in a pasture with real fence so for the first time in a loooooonnnnng time, they have their halters off!  They are so comfy!  They are eating everything that doesn't move fast enough to get out of their way.  While we were gone at church, they knocked down an old shelter that we hoped would be some shade for them.  We'll have to go out and see the extent of the damage in the daylight. 
We are asking for prayer for Sandy Dodd.  She has some sort of disfunction going on in her stomach.  It's been going on for a long time and she keeps losing weight!
A salvation prayer for Billie Jo.
A prayer for comfort for Brother Bill. He lost a friend this past week.
For Denise, who also suffers from a stomach problem.  The same weight loss going on.
For Ashley, just for peace and to know she's loved by many.
And that's all for tonight.
Sandi...Thank you!
So tomorrow's another day.  I found my recipes for bread and bagels!  Guess what I'm going to be doing?????  Mmmmmmmmm...fresh made bagels are the best!!
God bless you all and have a great day!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Days 203, 204, 205 & 206

Hi there!  Yes, we are still here!  Today we got to park down by the pond!  What a beautiful place to be!  Gotta look out for the water moccasins though!  UGH!
We have been having really bad reception here so blogging had been not so easy.  Some days I just let it go instead of waiting 1/2 hour to sign in.  BUT...we do have a very important prayer request!
Gina's mom had a mild heart attack after doing so well with the surgery.  Lots of not good things going on there!  She personally asked that Gina ask us all for prayer!  So, if we could all pray hard for her, she would greatly appreciate it!
Crickette...awesome!  We'll keep praying!
Joan...We love you too!
Cloe's...Hope the baptisms go great!
Gotta go feed and move horses now.  Glad I could get checked in ;)
We appreciate every single one of you and all of your prayers!  Thank you so much!
God bless!  Have a great Sunday!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day 202

Hi everyone!
Had a great cooler day!  Able to cook a little!
A couple more praise reports! 
Bob Mesner (Crickette.s pastor) is coming along well but continued prayer would be helpful for him.
Gina's mom had her surgery today and came through great!  Some rehab and home!  Gina is very thankful for the prayer!
Cloe's...That is AWESOME!!!!  The best!!  Thank you for your prayers for us as well :)
Joan...we would never forget our "stalker"!  We're still here!
anon...I surely didn't recognize that address!  Do I miss you too?
That's about it!  I love praise reports!
I would like to ask for prayer for our son.  He sure is struggling.  He's been deployed twice and is having a time. Salvation is the answer!  Thanks!
God bless!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 200!!!!! and 201

Good morning!
We hope you all had a great Easter!  We surely did!  Church in the am then dinner with the Haynes then church in the evening then ice cream with Margaret, Glen and Robin!!  Thanks guys!
I see we've hit day 200!  Whoda thunk?!  When I look back, although the road travel was rough, it has been a blast so far!  Can't wait to see what the Lord has next in his plan!  Looks like we'll be down here for a bit.  The heat is way too intense for the horses on a day after day basis. Bob Skelding told us it would be too hot soon.  He was right.  Bob and Casey come right after God in this whole journey so they'll be glad for the stay.  But I'm sure we'll get plenty of days to do short travels.  There are still alot of prayers out there!
We'll have to travel by vehicle to see our peeps (people)!
Today is going to be a great sunshiny day!  Hopefully I can get a few things accomplished.  I seem so scattered!  I feel like I could sleep for days!  Good thing there's no T.V. reception or couch!  LOL!
Mark's mom is now on the internet and I see she left us a comment!  Hope you all had a great Easter too!  Sorry the phone call got cut off.  We hit a dead zone.
Well, off to the busy work.  You all have a wonderful day in the Lord!
I also meant to post thank you all for your prayers for our sis-in-law!  Results are in and there is NO cancer!!!  WOO-WOO!  What an awesome God we serve!
Anybody else have any praise reports?  We always wonder how everyone is doing?  Because we know that God answers prayer!
God bless and keep on praying!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Days 196, 197, 198 & 199

Hi all!
Not alot new.  Last night we got to go to a "Secret Church".  If any of you checked out that book I was talking about (Radical), the pastor that wrote the book did it via live feed.  He learned of them (secret churches) when he was out doing mission work in the worst areas of the world.  Somebody will pick you up, blindfold you and take you to a room where there are Christains waiting to study the Word.  We didn't have to go through all that, but he did.  The people there are so hungry for the Word that they would stay 12 and 16 hours.  We were at the church from 6 pm, until 1 am.  It was awesome!  And what a teaching!!  Best Good Friday service ever!  All about suffering and it's place in our lives.  Great stuff.
Other than that, the horses are good.  Lots of space.  They already ate the grass.  But good.
I have a prayer request from Crickette.  Her pastor had triple bypass surgery, so he'll need lots of healing, health and pain free prayer. We can hold him up!
Ron & Thelma...what's up with the flats?  Stuff in the road?  Hope you're home safe now!  We are going to stay and let our horses break.  The heat is rough on them.
Crickette...gotcha covered!
So, that's about it for today.  I hope you all have a blessed and happy Resurrection Sunday!  The best day in the history of mankind!
God bless!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Short video #1

Days 192, 193, 194 & 195

Sorry for the delay!  We finally moved!  Only 6 miles but......  Good thing it was short, too, because that old fat girl, Casie, is waaaaaay out of shape!  Plus the heat?  She was pretty sure she was going to die!  But, we got here.  We are staying on Keith Haynes 5 acres, by his dad's house on Wenasoga Rd.  There is a camping trailer here so we have been busy trying to get water and electric all hosed and wired.  We're getting there.  The dogs are VERY confused.  Sugar Rae runs into the wagon every time she goes out.
I cannot go any further until I give thanks to the people at the North Corinth Baptist Church!  We have been there since the beginning of February.  We didn't feel that God was leading us any farther at the moment and Bob needed a rest and some weight. We have no words to express how much we appreciated the stay, the hospitality, the Word, just everything.  We have made some friends for life.  Thank you all!
 I am in the process of completely emptying the wagon.  Man, does it need cleaning!!  Good thing nobody ever accused me of being a neat freak.  We would have never gotten off our road!  Getting the picture?  Yes, it's a mess.  Sand and dust and what's that???  coffee grounds and, etc....
Did I mention that the girls on horseback made it to Houston?  Sure did!  1300 miles!  They were raising money for water wells in Haiti.  $15,000.00 to be exact! That will make 3 fresh water wells.  Their names are Brandy and Ashley Nelsey.  Brandy is 23 and Ashley is 21.  That was quite an undertaking for those young ladies!  I don't think I could do it on horseback, but then...they think we're crazy for taking this wagon on the road!  Great girls! Great job!  They, also, lived on faith throughout their journey and are on their way home.  Everyone is getting a ride home, girls and horses and puppy, Tae.
I still have to post those videos that I took of the reenactment guys.  I started once but it was really slow and I got very impatient.
We did get one prayer request on our way over here!  We met Anthony and Regina Graham.  Regina would like prayer about this strange weather.  Amen to that!  If you remember way back when we started, the horses had learned that if they saw a shade spot, they would head for it and stop.  Well, that's how we met the Graham's.  Bob was borrowing their tree out in front.  Those horses are too much sometimes and who says their not thinking animals!?
That's it for now.  I'll catch up some more tomorrow.
Crickette...thanks, it was fun seeing them.  Thank you for all of your prayers
Sandi...Your welcome.  I always try to address our comments because we so enjoy reading them.  It's like getting mail in our world ;)
Ok!  Keep the faith!  Have a great day!