Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Greetings

Well folks it's been a little bit.... I can't remember what all I wrote last. :-) We went to Swan River on the 21st for our orthodontist visit. Naomi and I received heavier wires on our brackets, and different color elastics (one thing that you might be able to look forward to:-) Lydia was looked at and has an apointment on May 11th to get her braces on. She's only getting top braces. And should only have them on for 6-8 months depending on how well her teeth move.
Thursday Mom drove most of us kids into town to do our hospice service.... only problem we had was that Naomi forgot the music books. So... LOL! We improvised from memory for 45 min. of entertainment. :-) It wasn't bad, though it was the first time we had done without books.... I think we should get more into doing that, then we don't have to stand in one place we could move around (except for Naomi on the piano) while playing. :-) We've said no more hospice services till after we get home from camp so that will probably be in Sept. some time.
Friday.... I went over to Covlins for some time on the net. I'm trying to sell some extra clothing and a couple crochet baby blankets. To get them out of the way and also for extra cash, which I'm short on right now no money making lately. :-) Maybe God will open up a door for more in that area. I can only keep praying. I'd really like to work on getting my drivers license... if I can't get it now (in the next couple months) I'll Lord willing be working on it this winter. Homeschoolers can take a course in Preeceville at no cost since it's in the school system so that's what I'll try to head for. Dad and Mom said that I'll have to find my own way to get to Preeceville though. :-/ So that puts a bit of a damper on getting my license. Maybe by fall they'll have softened some(not super likely, although God has worked miracles in the past year or so regarding some of their rules/ordinances). Or maybe God will line up other rides for me. Prayer is the only thing I can do in that area. :-) Or maybe I can stay with some good friends in Regina and do the course there.... they have offered before but we couldn't take them up on it last winter, maybe this winter. :-)
Hope y'all have a great day. Thanks for the prayers. :-)
Hannah
The test for Gun class was last night (26th) they have to send the tests into Regina where they will be graded and sent back. :-) This morning Father Banga called.... with another proposition for our summer. I'll tell you more later but please send up a few prayers for us for wisdom. Thanks a lot. :-)

Friday, April 23, 2010

More for Sale things

Hey y'all I put more things for sale on the other blog. Check 'em out. :-)
www.panhandleroughriders.blogspot.com
Hannah

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hey

Youth was soccer... :-) We Holter kids had never played before but with Brad, Rod, Jay and Josh around you learn very quickly. They all give suggestions even if you're not on their team. :-) A few of the many mishaps that evening... Ellie and I "sandwiched" Rod who was on the opposite team and we were all trying to kick the ball... Ellie accidentally kicked Rod extremely hard in the shin... she bruised her foot. Rod has a hard shin. LOL! :-) I was hit in the head with the ball while in defense and they didn't make a shot, then Jesse kicked the ball and it ended up hitting Brad in the eye, and it is now quite black. LOL! But the over all was a fun filled evening. We watched Louie Giglio for devotional. Every time I listen to him I find another gem that God has prepared for me to hear. :-)
Sunday I went with Brad, Carrol, Jay, Pete and Rose up to Nipawin, to the Bible College there for the graduation ceremony. It was neat to see. :-)
Hannah

Ruth... Sara


Friday, April 16, 2010

Busy

April 16th.... On the 14th several of us went down to Brad and Carrol's to watch the sheep shearing. Brad set aside several fleeces for me... I still have to find a way to clean them, tease them apart, card and then spin them, but for right now I'm only going to work on getting them clean. If there's rain I could just set them out on a rack of sorts and let the rain clean them but the rain we had for a couple days has left and it's nice sunny weather again. So I need to find another way to clean it. :-) So if any of you have any ideas on how to clean the wool I'd be glad for the suggestions. :-)
Thursday, Carrol picked Naomi and I up about 10:45am for a LTO meeting at the church. We figured out a lot of things, tied up most of the loose ends, looked at clothes, hats and accessories. :-) Then the three of us stayed in till Y2J. While Y2J was going on Naomi, Trisha and I washed the 150 glasses for the LTO. We'll be using them for the floats and also for the favors. You'll love them if you're intending to come. :-) If you want a ticket you can e-mail us and we can get you one or two or what ever you want.... But we have to have them bought by April 26th . So let us know or call Carrol to reserve for you... you can e-mail Naomi or I and get her phone # or call us (which would be more reliable since we don't get net very often) and those who could come I'm sure know our phone #. :-) The Tickets are $8.00 per person. The time 7:30 pm at the Endeavour gym. The date April 30th . (you can always ask for directions to. :-)
Gun class is over for this week.... Wednesday we had gun handling night, teamed up into teams of two and went through all the different kinds of rifles, shotguns, muzzle loaders... going through a fence with your partner and then alone, and going through all the different shooting positions. It was fun to have a hands on night. :-) The test is going to be on the 26th... (at least they are hoping that works) those of us who are going to take the federal test (so we can apply for our PAL, Possession and Acquisition License) will be going to the teachers place on Thursday night (there's no regular class that night) and take more rifle handling and some other things to ready us for the federal test. Then on Monday we'll take the federal test right after the regular course test.
This post is long... things have been happening this week. :-) One more before I close. :-)
Dad called the church Thursday and asked us if it's be OK to do ½ hour of music at the trade show in Preeceville today.... we said “yeah” so we're set up for 4:00 pm today. We're going in early so we can do any shopping that we need to do, banking and net time. We're doing a few hymns, three kids songs, and lots of fiddle tunes. I think we have a little over ½ hour of music, but it always goes a little faster on stage. So we should come out fine. :-)
Y'all have a great day. Been praying for you. :-)
Hannah

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

God versus Humans

“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork that men must turn one way of another on facing Christ in me.” Jim Elliot
It's an interesting quote, and yet how we should wish it for our own lives. There was once a German doctor who had been in Hitler's Youth and army who said while speaking to a British church, “I am concerned with the casual quality of the faith of youth. You do not give to Christ anything like the devotion which German youth once gave to Hitler.” How can it be that we can “worship” a human and yet we refuse to give to God the ruler and creator of the world a second thought. As humans we fail so miserably... why should any one want to follow us and yet we make that mistake every day, we allow our thoughts to be more on our fellow humans than on God. We look up to them and not to God, we let them govern our emotions, they plan our lives, they en-bond us and because we're afraid to follow God for fear that people will think us “weird” or “crazy” we cover the voice that tells us that all is not right and keep stumbling though life. How I wish that more of us would lift our heads above the ground and off other people and into the sky, look up to the Savior and you'll find that your feet will move to higher ground. No, not everything is perfect but you will have God beside you (or carrying you), the peace and joy no one can take away. Yes you will get in the dumps, but think of what God has done for you and your heart will be lifted again. “Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord. Our God you reign forever, Our hope, our strong deliverer. You are the everlasting God, the everlasting God, You do not faint, you wont grow weary, you're the defender of the weak, you comfort those in need, you lift us up on wings like eagles.” (Not sure who wrote this song I think it was Chris Tomlin though) Keep your eyes on God... and remind me if I tend to fall by the way side, don't be afraid to slap me and pull me back to the high ground, I know I fall all to often when I take my eyes off the light. Thanks for the prayers. :-)
Hannah

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Wonders of Your Cross

Nothing quite ranks with this song....

The Wonder Of Your Cross
The wonder of Your cross shall be our meditation
To gather in that shadow when the sun went down
To weep with those who though that You were leaving
You were leaving Jesus
The humble Kind Who never wore an earthly crown

To steal away at night when the took down Your body
With love and tears to leave You in a borrowed grave
To go with Mary to the place they laid You
Where they laid You Jesus
And in the morning find the stone was rolled away

The cross O the wonderful cross
What glory what victory I've found
I'll come to the wonderful cross
And my whole life I lay down

Were Heaven's praises silent in those hours of darkness
Your Holy Spirit brooding 'round that empty throne
Until the declaration He is risen
You are risen Jesus
He is not dead behold He lives forevermore


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShxaHauPmAA

God of Comfort

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
It's wonderful how God is a God of comfort... and yet we must not lose the real picture. God is a God of comfort and because we as Christians are comforted by Him we need to go out and comfort as many people as we can. Spreading God's love and peace in this world as we live our lives.
This past little bit has been the Easter week/end and so on. We need to remember that the real reason we can celebrate is only because Jesus raised from the Dead! There would be no rejoicing in anyones heart is He had not risen. There's a song that Robin Mark (a praise song writer and singer) sings called No One Like You Lord....

No One Like You Lord
You are the stone that the builders rejected
A rock of refuge where my pride is broken
A sure foundation when the sand is sinking
Where we are built upon like living stones

There is no one else like You
There is no one like You Lord
There is no one else like You
Son of man and Son of God
Son of man and Son of God

When from the cross You to the depths descended
The hosts of hell conspired to make You captive
But every chain of sin and death You've broken
And triumphed over by Your mighty power

I want to run the race You've set before me
Even to share in the suffering of the cross
That I might gain the prize for which You called me
To be with You Son of Man and Son of God
To be with You Son of Man and Son of God

Then from the earth You to the heights ascended
Where You are seated at Your Father's right hand
Forever pleading for the souls You've captured
Forever watching as You call us home

Son of Man and Son of God
Song of Man and Son of God

A strong reminder that God is unfathomable and no one can come close to matching Him. We love and follow a wonderful Savior who will never leave us even in the deepest valleys or the narrowest openings. He is and will always be with us who are Christians! Thank you Lord!!!
Hannah