Monday, November 30, 2009


As I was getting ready to leave the house this morning, Em came running in to say that there were horses were in the yard. Sure enough, a pony and a horse were helping themselves to a bit of breakfast. Cotton, our dog, was not particularly pleased with their presence, but I'm happy to say that she was keeping her distance.

As we were pulling out of our road, we spotted another loose horse down that way. There goes the neighborhood!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


What is it?

Here it is in place:

And here's a better view of the place:
If you look back at the first picture at the top of this page, you can see the big hook attached to the cable coming from the sky. The other end of that cable is attached to the end of the arm on the truck in this last picture. I took these pictures from the preschool playground. So far the only roofing is on the back side of the building.

Looking good!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Going Up!

The building is going up, up, up. They are starting to put some of the side supports up now. It seems like it took forever for the ground work to be done. But once the concrete was in place, it's growing by leaps and bounds.

You can see more pictures here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Odds and Ends

This morning I had to take a walk across the compound to set out some things. Along the way, I passed under at least 6 pecan trees. I stopped and picked up a handful under the first tree. They were long and narrow and had thin shells.

When I stopped under the last tree and looked down, I was surprised to see how different the pecans under my feet were from the ones in my hand. I picked up a few of the tiny pecans (which I haven't been able to crack yet--I need tools!)

On my way back, I looked closely at the other pecans I passed. One tree produced fat, round pecans and another tree made something smaller.

I don't think I ever realized that there were so many different kinds of pecans. The trees themselves look very similar, yet the fruit is so different. But even in their differences they are all still pecans. We, as Christians, are called by the same name, but our fruit is all different. And if we bear no fruit, should we even be called Christians?

While I was out, I also took more building pictures. In the first one below, the white crane is lifting a steel beam. The last one gives us an idea of the shape of things.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What's Happening!

Building is happening.

Things are beginning to get vertical!!

Christmas preparation is happening!

This is our Angel Tree with kids from our community.
I'm passing out Christmas books at choir practice tonight. And we are working on stuff for our new Worship leader's appearance on Sunday. You can read about him here. Things are definitely happening here at ABC.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Camo Sunday

This past Sunday was Camo Sunday at ABC. Most of the congregation was wearing camouflage of some sort. Even the audio/visual booth resembled a duck blind. It had camo fabric draped over it. Mark took pictures all over the church that morning.

The day began with a breakfast for hunters in the fellowship hall. I am not a hunter, so I didn't go, but the decorations were still up Monday when I came in to work.

I found out that Trey Collins of The Nature Preserve Wildlife Studio (here in Agricola) had provided several pieces. These are so beautiful.

I love this pair in flight.

At first I didn't notice the female inside the box on this one.
Here's a close-up of Mr. Wood Duck...
And the Mrs....
Now, for those of you familiar with our fellowship hall: If you were wondering where all the usual equipment that inhabits the room had gone, can you find the library in this picture?