Monthly Archives: June 2014

Wasps on Trial

Another great blog from my son about beneficial insects!

Canvassing Creation

I want to talk about one of the most “notorious pests” around, feared by many, deadly to some, with hundreds of dollars spent to find ways to kill them… wasps! These amazing creatures have long gotten a “bad rap.“ Most people are highly afraid of this insect. People become judge, jury, & executioner in one fatal swat. However, aren’t we suppose to have a chance to face our accuser and a chance to plead our case? Sadly, wasps cannot tell their side of the story, nor can they express their purpose for “being“, so allow me.


Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

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My Calling and Purpose

An awesome post from my son, Austin of the blog
“Canvassing Creation”

Canvassing Creation

I remember as a young boy of four or five, standing up to my grandfather who had dumped a bucket of tadpoles onto the ground to kill them, believing they were mosquito larvae. I was sad for the tadpoles and very angry at him. I even said a few angry words to him, although my mother scolded me I felt I had to speak my mind.

Tadpole Crossing

“Tadpole Crossing”

That is my earliest memory of defending the creatures I love.

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An Official Homeschool Graduate

Well, I have done what I have often felt was impossible. I have produced one official homeschool graduate!

Congrats to my Austin!!!


I know all moms, probably feel like they are going to have a panic attack when their kids graduate. I mean, it really is a big milestone and it is the doorway to adulthood with individual choices, lives, achievements, and yes, even failures.  Sadly, we parents can no longer shelter them and protect them once they step out into the world.  This is one of the hardest things I will ever have to do, learning to let go.

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A Day at the Lake

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June 7th of this year was “Free Fishing Day” in Texas. This means we could fish any Texas waters for one day only without a fishing license! Of course, we had to load up the rods, paddle boat, picnic basket, & the family and headed out to the lake with my sister and brother in law!!

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It was an absolutely beautiful day on Lake Sam Rayburn!!

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