Monday, November 29, 2010

Josiah sings a hymn

**We have been singing this hymn together as a family recently during our evening Bible time. Josiah just learned to sing the first verse and, like most small ones with a new skill, he repeats it over and over. I love it.**

More Secure Is No One Ever

Carolina V. Sandell-Berg

More secure is no one ever
Than the loved ones of the Savior,
Not yon star on high abiding
Nor the bird in home nest hiding.

God His own doth tend and nourish;
In His holy courts they flourish.
From all evil things He spares them;
In His loving arms He bears them.

Neither life nor death shall ever
From the Lord His children sever;
Unto them His grace He showeth,
And their sorrows all He knoweth.

Little flock, to joy then yield thee!
Jacob’s God will ever shield thee;
Rest secure with this Defender—
At His will all foes surrender.

Tho’ He giveth or He taketh,
God His children ne’er forsaketh;
His the loving purpose solely
To preserve them pure and holy.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Almost Winter 2010

It snowed!

The view out the front window

Getting ready for our sno-venture. James is being a good sport. He can't move at all in that thing.

All five. Dressed and outside.

Jo being a 'Tow Man. (Snow Man)

Mercy chats with Snow Lady.

A casualty of our long walk in the snow.

Hot chocolate!

Rosy cheeks and snacks...

Now, if we could just find a hill close enough for sledding...