Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Wedding!



We come before your majesty

In awe of what You've done
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Two hearts are fashioned by Your hand
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Prepared to become one
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This mystery before us now
With simple trust in You
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Lord, glorify Your name in us,
As we find Your promise true
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Finding life in giving
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Freedom in forgiving
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And the tenderness of love
As we lay down our lives
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May we grow in Your grace
As we seek Your holy face
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Lord, be magnified in our Love
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We see our many weaknesses 
And rest our hope in You
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We need Your strength for every task
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Your joy to see us through
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Lord may our home reflect Your love
And shine for all to see
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Your glory and Your power revealed
And may we ever be
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Finding life in giving
Freedom in forgiving
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And the tenderness of love
As we lay down our lives
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May we grow in Your grace
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As we seek Your holy face
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Lord, be magnified in our love
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Together we will seek Your face
Together pressing on
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Finding life in giving
Always
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Freedom in forgiving
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And the tenderness of love
As we lay down our lives
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May we grow in Your grace
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As we seek Your holy face
Lord, be magnified in our love
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Lord, be magnified in our love
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:: The kiss ::


:: Mr & Mrs Alan Busenitz ::


:: Recessional ::


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:: Reception ::


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:: The cake ::


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:: Telling stories ::


:: "Decorating" the car ::


:: Birdseed ::


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This was the Lord's doing; 
It is marvelous in our eyes.
Psalms 118 : 23


- Song written by Rachel Busenitz! :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Corn

Blessings come in many shapes sizes and forms, and last week they came in the form of CORN! 
We got the call that the corn was ripe and ready to go! So Daddy, Ruth, Elizabeth, Susanna, and I headed out to the field bright and early to pick, pick, pick!!! While Mommy and the younger ones got everything ready at home for the big day ahead! We had a different pickup than we did last year and thought that the bed was smaller. *ahem* Which if it was smaller we either packed the corn better than last year or it was the same size as the other truck! 


We had the back of the truck loaded from top to bottom, front to back! This picture was taken after we had a bunch of the husking already done. Thankfully we had a bunch of help!!!



The corny crew included Daddy, Mommy, Ruth, Elizabeth, Susanna, Alaythia, Nathanael, Abi, Kori, a good friend Arnie, and I. Charissa, Joanna, and Asher helped a bit, too, but tended to enjoy the dolls and toys inside a little more!


Elizabeth


Daddy and I


The number of people went up and down due to several other things going on that day, yet there were a few people who stuck with it to the end! We husked corn for 6 hours and finally finished!!! Then on to the next step!


Piles of corn were all over the place!


Nathanael blanching.



Mommy, Susanna and Arnie did most of the blanching and cooling process...


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And on to cutting!!!


Pick up cob, cut cob, scrape cob, dump cob, and repeat the process over and over and over...



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Reinforcements came in the form of brothers who joined us at our place after work! They're wonderful! Matthias and Stephen weren't able to be there since they were hard at work themselves on a job in Missouri.


A few hours later... you get this "I'm NEVER going to eat another piece of corn again!" feeling, but it usually goes away really fast at the next meal! :D


We started our corny day at 6AM and were all cleaned up by 1AM.

The GRAND TOTAL for the day is....... 230 quarts of corn!!! All happily in several different freezers for several different households. And us happily in bed!

Except that's not quite the end...We put up 8 rows of corn that day... And Arnie planted 12 rows... So we headed out the next day to do another 4 rows and 136 quarts of corn!!!


I'm SO grateful for corn, friends, family, freezers, water, and summer! How about you?!


"When you have eaten and are full. 
then you shall bless the Lord your God 
for the good land which He has given you." 
Deuteronomy 8 : 10


- Pictures by Kori