It has started looking dusky outside by four in the afternoon and the snow stays all day long on the leaves outside. Here we are, headed straight into the long nights of the northern lands. It is okay as long as there is firewood enough to keep our stoves going and lamps enough to keep… Continue reading A Logger’s Morning Prayer
There is plenty to ponder and pray about these days. Last week I was thinking about how quiet and peaceful things have been. I finished up that thought with a silent prayer to Jesus to keep us for whatever is next. There always is another curve or hill or valley in the road ahead. Of… Continue reading Gracious Living Takes Time
We don't plan ahead for this annual picture. Of course, this is obvious. It's just as informal as it appears to be. A few people are missing, which always happens as well. We hope that given enough years in a row that we do this, that everyone will be on the picture at some point.… Continue reading Grace Bible Church Photo
We were without internet for a few weeks this fall. On purpose, for several reasons. What is the most real way to say that? We lived without internet? Or we disconnected our service? I don't know. Anyway, we did. And it was nice. We proved that one can live without internet. Isn't that the… Continue reading Let Christ’s Word Dwell Richly
Fall is flying away in colored leaves on the wind. Tomorrow they will be picked up and blown through the mulch machine onto the freshly tilled and limed garden. The garden is being tucked away for winter. Let the snow cover and coach the decomposition of leaves to feed next year’s crop of vegetables and… Continue reading One Last Picnic
September opened with us still logging near St Croix Falls. Our swans floated on the algae clogged pond below the cabin as if winter was nowhere in sight. Perhaps they have flown south by now with this snowy cold weather. The brown colored ducks were rafting though, and eating off the muddy bottom. I sat… Continue reading What’s Next?
We spent a week at our cabin on vacation this fall. It is "off the grid", the cabin itself unfinished. A lovely little cook-stove called Happy Meal is our main cooking source although we do have an LP burner and even an electric frying pan if we want. We have a generator to run our… Continue reading Cook Stove Adventure