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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The beauty of God's creation

Greetings all,
Forgive me for being so lax about posting, I hope to be more consistent in the future.

As I was washing dishes after supper tonight, I was listening to the thunder and rain. All of the sudden I was almost blinded by a bright light shining right in my eyes. I looked outside and saw this:

The sun was just setting as it peeked through the clouds, so I rushed outside with the camera to snap a picture before it started raining again. Beautiful isn't it? How marvelous are the works of the LORD!

"Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God,the earth also, with all that therein is." ~Deuteronomy 10:14

In Christ,

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Freedom Is NOT Free!

For Memorial Day, we watched the outstanding movie "The League of Grateful Sons" to remind us of the sacrifices that have been made so that we may enjoy the freedoms that we so often take for granted in this country. The liberties that we continue to enjoy were purchased with the lives of many brave young men and women.

Be blessed and be a blessing!
~ Mr. Larry

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hot Chocolate

Click here for a really cute presentation on hot chocolate... blessed and be a blessing!

~ posted by Mr. Larry

Friday, May 8, 2009

Creation Science Videos

I found this great website for some really cool creation science short videos. It is called Creation Minute, as the videos are 60 seconds each. Creation Minute is an exciting series hosted by Eric Hovind that explores the creation worldview using cutting-edge visual effects and digital technology. Each episode challenges the evolution theory and gives evidence of the Bible's historical and scientific accuracy. Click on the link to check it out. It is even better than "Science Lessons with Larry."

And by clicking on the link above, you are helping me to possibly win a cool ipod with lots of creation videos loaded. Whoever links the most people to the site wins. So tell all your friends and neighbors to stop by the Hagen Homestead blog and click on the link here for the creation videos.

Thank you for your help!
~posted by Mr. Larry

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Dirt Roads"

My older brother Rob sent this to me and it really blessed me because it is all too true:

What's mainly wrong with society today is that too many Dirt Roads have been paved. There's not a problem in America today, crime, drugs, education, divorce, delinquency that wouldn't be remedied, if we just had more Dirt Roads, because Dirt Roads give character. People that live at the end of Dirt Roads learn early on that life is a bumpy ride. That it can jar you right down to your teeth sometimes, but it's worth it, if at the end is home ... a loving spouse, happy kids and a dog.

We wouldn't have near the trouble with our educational system if our kids got their exercise walking a Dirt Road with other kids, from whom they learn how to get along. There was less crime in our streets before they were paved. Criminals didn't walk two dusty miles to rob or rape, if they knew they'd be welcomed by 5 barking dogs and a double barrel shotgun. And, there were no drive by shootings. Our values were better when our roads were worse! People didn't worship their cars more than their kids, and motorists were more courteous, they didn't tailgate by riding the bumper or the guy in front would choke you with dust and bust your windshield with rocks. Dirt roads brought patience.

Dirt Roads were environmentally friendly; you didn't hop in your car for a quart of milk, you walked to the barn for your milk. For your mail, you walked to the mailbox. What if it rained and the Dirt Road got washed out? That was the best part, then you stayed home and had some family time, roasted marshmallows and popped popcorn and pony rode on Daddy's shoulders and learned how to make prettier quilts than anybody.

At the end of Dirt Roads, you soon learned that bad words tasted like soap. Most paved roads lead to trouble, Dirt Roads more likely lead to a fishing creek or a swimming hole. At the end of a Dirt Road, the only time we even locked our car was in August, because if we didn't some neighbor would fill it with too much zucchini. At the end of a Dirt Road, there was always extra springtime income, from when city dudes would get stuck, you'd have to hitch up a team and pull them out. Usually you got a dollar ... always you got a new friend ... at the end of a Dirt Road!

~ by Paul Harvey

P.S. Watch out for Mr. Rick and the zucchini...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Baby Geese!

One of the great things about life here on the Hagen Homestead is the numerous ways that we can enjoy the beauty and wonder of our incredible Creator's creation. The geese that abide with us on the farm recently hatched their next generation. That is them in the photo swimming between mom and dad. They are very camera shy, and that is why you see them swimming away from us in the photo.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Little Tate

There is a very heart-warming story about a little boy named Little Tate on Doug Phillip's blog. This young family is asking for fellow Christians to donate to help them so that they do not have to go on the government dole. This is the church being the church. I would urge you to join me and prayerfully consider contributing to this worthy cause. To read the story, click here.