Ark Encounter

 

On Wednesday, September 12, 2017, A family of thirteen (remaining at home) stopped in Williamstown, Kentucky to visit the Ark replica. That family was mine, and we were enjoying our Christmas gift. We were traveling back from Montana, and only five short hours away from our home we hadn’t seen in seven months.
The first glimpse we saw (coming over a hill) of the ark, was just the height and depth, and we were already surprised by its size. By the time we stepped off the bus and were walking towards our destination and could fully see the length, its magnitude amazed us.
As the world’s largest timber made structure, the Ark itself stands almost eight stories from the ground with a width of 85 feet.
Over one and a half times the length of a football field, this well designed, rectangular box (for my lack of a better shape name) is the same measurements as the one Noah built, thousands of years ago, by the instruction of God. It was to hold eight people and two of every kind of animal, (seven of the clean/sacrificial animals) for over a year.
Just image that for a minute. Eight people… hundreds of animals & reptiles… for over a year… while God destroyed the world and everything in it, with a flood.
I had thought of it and read the account several times previously, but nothing really prepared me for seeing its size myself.
Several things were also brought to light that I hadn’t thought of before. For instance, how they got fresh water for so many creatures; how they received light, artificial and real; and how they got rid of all the waste. (Eww!)
The complexion of it was amazing. The wisdom that Noah must have received in building and handling it all is mind blowing.

I encourage you to read the true account for yourselves in Genesis, chapters 6-8, and if at all possible to visit the Ark as well.
It is well worth the cost and time.

Until next time,
Susanna

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Symphony Under The Stars

This past Saturday (the 15th) Helena, Montana had it’s 14th Annual Symphony Under The Stars (SUTS) about 1/2 mile from where we live. This SUTS was a free rock concert with music from the 70’s and 80’s, so naturally we jumped at the chance to go. It was delayed for an hour and a half due to rain, but when it finally started we had a blast.

Unfortunately not all of us were able to go, but those who did do not regret it. We went with some friends and enjoyed the music. The playlist was as follows:

QUEEN
We Will Rock You / We are the Champions+

CHICAGO
25 or 6 to 4 +

CINDI LAUPER
Girls Just Want to Have Fun +

EAGLES
Hotel California +

GLORIA GAYNOR
I Will Survive +

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
Son of a Preacher Man +

ARETHA FRANKLIN
Respect +

HEART
Alone +

DIANA ROSS
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough +

QUEEN
Bohemian Rhapsody +

*** Intermission***

STYX
Come Sail Away+

BEE GEES
Stayin’ Alive+ 

IKE & TINA TURNER
Proud Mary+

LED ZEPPELIN
Stairway to Heaven+

MADONNA
Like A Prayer+

MICHAEL JACKSON
Man in the Mirror+

AEROSMITH
Dream On+

HAIRSPRAY
You Can’t Stop the Beat +

We walked out to Dream On as it was almost midnight on a Saturday, but we enjoyed viewing the fireworks (which were shot off after), from the comfort of our front yard.

Susanna

(P.S. Our rented house has no internet, so writing posts is a bit of a challenge, I am currently parked in Starbucks)

 

11 Questions…

 

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Abbie at https://chroniclesinbloom.wordpress.com
tagged me to do this blog post, with 11 questions she asked me. So here we go.

1:Is there any story as to why you were given your name? Not really. Just a bible name (Luke 8:3)
2:Are you a night owl or early bird? Mostly night owl, wish I was an early bird though.
3:What is your favorite breakfast? Cup of coffee and granola bars.
4:How would you describe your style? Casual (I guess😐)
5:What is your dream occupation? Oh man…. author, singer/songwriter would be top two. But I have more then I could write down here.
6: 3 favorite boy names? Frederick, Joshua, Jedidiah.
7: 3 favorite girl names? Lydia Grace, Corrie, Lucy,
8:Where would you like to travel? Swiss Alps, New Zealand… the whole globe.
9:Favorite part of your daily routine? Reading.
10:What song gives you the most feels and why? Probably Nearer My God To Thee. (BYU Vocal) just because it’s that amazing!
11:If you could learn to do one (creative) thing perfectly, what would it be? Music. (Playing and writing)

 

Is there anything you can relate to?

Susanna

Miles4Myanmar Helena Run!

The 5K run was today and we had lots of fun (and some pain for us non-runners) running for our brothers and sisters in Myanmar. Thank you all for your prayers and support! God has worked wonders through this (MissionToMyanmar) mission field.

The actual distance we ran was 3.2 miles, which I think is 0.1 longer then a 5K, but who cares? Except our legs and lungs.

Here are a few pictures I took. (we ran at the Montana State Capitol and got to take  a tour of it)

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Our team! #helena5K #Miles4Myanmar

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The capitol building.

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Have a merry weekend and a blessed Sunday! And in all things, honor God.

Susanna

Support My Run

If you read my last post, you know what I’m talking about when I say:
Please support my in a 5K I will be running in July, to raise money for http://www.MissionToMyanmar.com to use on meals, medicine, music and mercy to those in need. To give, click the link: http://miles4myanmar.com/sponsor/?pid=355 and give as much as you are able. May the lord bless you richly.
My family and I will be running this in Helena, Montana. (The race name is RockyMountainDew 5K) If you want to run the 5K with us or with a group in your area go to http://www.miles4myanmar.com and click Run/Walk.

Camp Out!

Yesterday and today several of us children got to go camping a few miles away. Other then rain all night (which got us a little wet) we had an excellent time!

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The two tents.

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We set up the tents first then headed over to the dock to do a little fishing before it got too dark.

 

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(And some drawing)

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Then a fire and some tea. (We won’t mention how long it took to get the fire started)

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We also lost our voices singing songs fast and loud.

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Fishing supplies

After a pretty good night’s rest and a good breakfast, there was more fishing, reading, drawing, and jumping/swimming in the (very cold) river.

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(Peaceful)

 

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Josiah is the only one who caught a fish. (And it was little)

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Good read.

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Watch out for the hook… and worm.

We had a blast and enjoyed God’s wonderful creation.

What is your favorite thing about spring?

💜 Susanna