"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Thursday, April 12, 2012


We went to White Sands last weekend to celebrate Third's 19th birthday and I ended up taking a ton of photos! To the family that was watching us during our photo shoot~thanks for the idea, as I love this photo and your idea of having the kids jump was wonderful!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Birthday

19 years ago in a small village in Germany I had my third son. He is my blessing. Time has flown by and I cannot believe that my cutie has grown up to such a nice young man. Here are some photos of Third(as he is known in blogland) that have popped up on the blog over the years...

yes~that is a javelina.

A paintball heart. Oh I love this goof!
Oh my snuggle~buggle, I know you are grown up, but many times I see you as my little one.

Happy Birthday Third
We love you,
Dad Mom
First, Second, and Fourth

Monday, April 2, 2012

On the Playground

This is the little ram playing on top of the sheep barn.  The lambs love skipping and jumping off of this, as we have a ramp to the top.

 Laura the lamb playing in the trough! Note the ramp behind her...as the lambs use this to climb.

Here a lamb is on the top...
And here he is sliding down the ramp!
 I would never have believed that the lambs would do this, but they run up and then slide down many times a day, as well as skipping and jumping off the top!
The newest kids on the playground jump from the stumps to the tires, then loop and run through the tires! 

Life on the farm for the wee critters is simple~play hard, sleep, eat, then repeat. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

No Fooling

These folks lined up for a lottery ticket.  Look how neat and orderly the line is.  Not many people can imagine having a half billion dollars(or whatever the payout will be minus taxes), but many rushed out to try to win.

Ace of Spades
Many people bought tickets~hoping that they would win.  Many believed that a winning ticket-could be the ticket that would change their lives.  I thought I would like to share something that requires no money, yet comes with many promises that far surpass a half billion dollars. What is this promise filled gift? A Bible.
If you would like a Bible please click here.

By the way, we have no lines, no hassle, and of course know that through His Holy Word you can enrich your life in ways that can give you hope in times where little hope exist.