Thursday, February 27, 2014


It is a gift to have Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA NEARBY.
This week the college hosts the Newsmaker Series. Today  Dr. David Jeremiah was the person interviewed by Marvin Olasky of World Magazine. His comments were articulate and impressive, although we are not very familiar with his ministry. My mother listens to him regularly so I took this photo of Jim, Dr. Jeremiah in the center, and Sherri Wilson. Susan Olasky introduced Sherri to me today. I found out the three of us love Wool.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

First Dinner Guests at the Cottage

It was fun getting ready for dinner guests today. I finished the cooking yesterday so today was reserved for cleaning and our noontime Tuesday Bible Study at the Farmhouse. Fortunately, the soup was made for Bible Study. Unfortunately, I was behind on the lesson (Joshua 1). Then it began to snow hard. By 11:00 the ground was covered and the flakes were large and persistent. Jim canceled Bible Sudy and I would have been very disappointed had I not been so far behind (in Joshua and cleaning). You can see in the photo that  the snow disappeared  before 5. We so enjoyed sharing a meal in the Cottage with  a fascinating couple that visit the area about four times a year.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Every year during the Iditarod Invitational there comes a time of Pure Suspense. Is Peter going to catch up? The suspense doesn't last more than half a day but here it is.......

Peter and bike at Start

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Dear Diary

Hmmm. . . .What exactly do you write in a Blog ? Is it different than a diary entry? I have been keeping a diary since I turned 10. First in a little blue vinyl book with a lock and key and then in stenographer notebooks. Now I have a Journal app on my iPad.


But a Blog has a different audience , thus, slightly different content. This week I read food Blogs and
copied the recipes. I read Yvonne's StoneGable Blog and studied the beautiful photos of her home, crafts, and food. I read Amy's Blog and learned about her marriage and her desire to strengthen other marriages. I read Priscilla's Blog and the responses of  all the women she is helping with her teaching ministry and through her book.

Hmmm . . .I think I want to talk about my unique life in a Cottage Rectory . .