Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was Samantha's 11th birthday. Annah and I didn't get to attend her party at
Aunt Jean's because we've been sick, but Dad and Mom went. They actually had 2 parties
yesterday, a friends' party at Grant's Farm (which we made cupcakes for) and then the
family party last night. Mom and Annah did a great job on the cake.


Mom and Baby George
I like the balloon theme Jennifer chose.  It's very festive.
Neat candles

Leona, Mom, Nora, and George

Donald, Jennifer, and Samantha are all fans of the St. Louis Cardinals.
I really like that dress!
Amanda and Rachel

Aunt Leona watching Nora play with Barkley

Happy birthday, Samantha. We love you!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own
understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall
direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Happy anniversary, Timothy and Sarah Wilson! Love you so much! Have a blessed day
together. May God grant you more years  and children together serving Him and
blessing others. Love, The Kellums

Gorgeous bride

"Love is patient, love is kind,"
1 Corinthians 13:4

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quick Pics

Just a few pics to look at. Oh, yes. The Lord definitely helped us with
the cake! Every time we baked a cake, something went wrong. It was
very frustrating. But it came together.

This is my beautiful hope chest.  Dad made it!
Isn't it lovely? Dad made Annah's too. He asked us what color we wanted, and the designs for the trimming and handle!

A couple weeks  ago, he put the last hinges on, and now it's complete and so much easier to open.
This cake was for Jennifer's sister.

Silas and Keelan Clough with their new baby sister, Olive
Big sister Abi with Daniel Amos Klein   It was his first Sunday at chapel.
"He took a child, and set him in the midst." Mark 9:36

Saturday, April 14, 2012

100 Years Ago...

It was 100 years ago, on this very day that the great luxurious ocean
liner, Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, and along with 
her perished over 1,500 people. It was her maiden voyage.
There weren't enough lifeboats to carry all the passengers, but 
even then, some people were too afraid to leave 
the huge ship to enter the tiny lifeboats on the massive sea. 

So many people perished that night, several of them were the ship's crew.
They gave their lives for others. Many voices called out,"Women and children

"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth."
(Proverbs 27:1)
Many souls were not saved by the blood of Jesus, and some of them only had a 
matter or hours or minutes before they would die. One man, John Harper, a 
Scottish preacher, entrusted his precious little girl ,Nan, to an officer so she 
would be placed in the safety of the lifeboat. But he stayed behind, urging 
people to entrust their souls to God through Jesus. He did jump before the 
great ship sank, but he still tried to help helpless souls: he even gave his 
life jacket to a man in the water who wasn't a Christian and said,"Here,
you need this more than I do!" He kept himself up as long as he could, 
before the freezing water killed his body.  
"Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."
( II Corinthians 6:2)

It was a wonderfully beautiful ship. Very well detailed, spacious, grand,
room for so many people. I guess you could say the Titanic was a city across
the sea. One of its special features was the grand staircase. It was 
absolutely gorgeous.

Many ships in the past have sunk, and this one went along with them. But
this ship did have some special circumstances. The White Star Line
declared the Titanic to be "unsinkable". Plus, someone had said that
even God Himself couldn't sink her!  It was a magnificent  exploit, and
especially at that time in the turn of the century. Yet, as you compare it
to the iceberg that struck it, the ship doesn't appear as large (from a
bird's eye view that is). 

Let us not forget the story of the great Titanic, especially about
receiving God's free gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ
while we have the oppurtunity,  and also very important to give
God the glory for our accomplishments and not dare God. The men couldn't
 have built the ship if God hadn't given them the ability.

"Jesus said to him,' On the other hand, it is written,
You Shall Not Put The Lord Your God To The Test.' "
Matthew 4:7 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Life and Easter

Hello, everyone! I'm sorry I didn't do a post for Resurrection Sunday yet. Friday, Baby Olive Joy 
Clough was born! She's cute. We visited with Patrick and Carrie for a while, then 
we had to go home and bake for Sunday (several projects), including another
cake request.

Admiring baby gifts

Mom and Baby Olive

Annah and Baby Olive  
 We had some wonderful, spiritually uplifting conversation with Patrick and Carrie. It was 
also nice to get to know them a little more.

Samantha made these cupcakes for Easter.
Birthday cake for Jean Harris' grandma

It was a great service Sunday at church. The weather so beautiful, just perfect for 
remembering Jesus being raised from the dead, just perfect!  
Our dad has in his book, Thoughts from Him an account of the crucifixtion, how brutal it was.

I enjoy on Sunday during Breaking of Bread service, remembering Jesus' courageous act of
love, how He suffered unspeakable agony, physical and emotional, for me, for us because of
our sins. And God made Him to be the sin, and poured His indignant wrath on His 
innocent Son, then He turned His back on Him: our sin layed on Jesus was so hideous,
so filthy, so suffocating that God couldn't stand to look at it! 

When Jesus rose, He had defeated death. It says in the Bible that He has the keys of death 
and hell. "...and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive
forevermore, and I have the keys of death and Hades." (Revelation 1:18)

Sunday afternoon, we spent a quiet day at home and then headed to Aunt Jean's
for our Easter family gathering.

George and Daddy
Nora and her daddy
"See? I'm a big girl. I can walk!"

Donald and Scott hiding the eggs for the younger girls.
Mom playing with George, Aunt Tatum holding George
Barkley begging
Oops! Nora lost her shoe.

Sisters: Samantha Lynn and Nora Marie

Megan collecting her eggs
Dad, Scott, and Donald trying to take out Aunt Jean's old microwave.

Dad rechecking things.
George and Mommy
Dad working on Aunt Jean's dishwasher.
Annah fixing Samantha's hair

"...and behold, I am alive forevermore," Revelation 1:18