Saturday, February 28, 2009

Josiah Ezra Hoppman

Here are some pictures of my four year old brother: Josiah. (In the background, inside the pool is Keturah) :)

In case your wondering what he is doing, he is holding a large squirt gun, and out of the picture is dad, playing with him. These where taken last Summer.

This is my favorite picture! You can see that he too is getting sprayed with water by Dad!

Josiah loves cars, jumping on the trampoline, riding his bike, figuring out how things work, playing with KeturahLego, blocks, and many other things! Oh yes, He loves Wallace and Grommit!! (an English, claymation comedy/ movie about a dog named Grommit and his owner, Wallace.)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Two Sleeping Beauties

This is a sweet photo of My Mom and little sister, Keturah.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Woman Who Fears the Lord

The Woman Who Fears the Lord (Psalm 31)
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels The heart of her husband trusts in her,and he will have no lack of gain.12 She does him good, and not harm,all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax,and works with willing hands.14 She is like the ships of the merchant;she brings her food from afar.15 She rises while it is yet nightand provides food for her householdand portions for her maidens.16 She considers a field and buys it;with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.17 She dresses herself [2] with strengthand makes her arms strong.18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.Her lamp does not go out at night.19 She puts her hands to the distaff,and her hands hold the spindle.20 She opens her hand to the poorand reaches out her hands to the needy.21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,for all her household are clothed in scarlet. [3]22 She makes bed coverings for herself;her clothing is fine linen and purple.23 Her husband is known in the gateswhen he sits among the elders of the land.24 She makes linen garments and sells them;she delivers sashes to the merchant.25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,and she laughs at the time to come.26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.27 She looks well to the ways of her householdand does not eat the bread of idleness.28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;her husband also, and he praises her:29 “Many women have done excellently,but you surpass them all.”30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,and let her works praise her in the gates.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sleeping On Big Brother

We were doing our bible time in the living room and Keturah fell asleep on Josiah's shoulder.


What fun it is to have two sisters! (Left to right, Me,Keturah, Kala )

Monday, February 23, 2009

Keturah A.H.

Keturah Abigail Hoppman

As you can see by the pictures, Keturah is a cutie! She loves playing mommy to her dolls, playing with her brother Josiah, and she is always looking for ways to help one of her family members. (especially daddy:) She loves swinging with me, playing outside, and baking with mommy. (translation: lick the spoon) :)

Jonathan Isacc Hoppman

A cute picture of my wonderful brother Jonathan. (More pictures of my siblings coming soon!) He loves Hot Wheels, running, playing with his cousin Daniel, anything athletic, and making us laugh. (He really is good at it!)

A Prayer in Time of War

Here is a poem writen by Aflred Noyes. Enjoy!

Thou, whose deep ways are in the sea,
Whose footsteps are not known,
To-night a world that turned from Thee
Is waiting at Thy throne.
The towering Babel’s that we raised
Where scoffing sophists brawl,
The little Antichrists we praised
The night is on them all.
The fool hath said…the fool hath said.
And we, who deemed him wise,
We who believed that Thou wast dead,
How should we seek Thine eyes?

How should we seek to Thee for power
Who scorned Thee yesterday?
How should we kneel, in this dread hour:
Lord, teach us how to pray!
Grant us the single heart, once more,
That mocks no sacred thing,
The sword of Truth our fathers wore
When Thou was Lord and King.
Let darkness unto darkness tell
Our deep unspoken prayer,
For, while our souls in darkness dwell.
We know that Thou art there
Alfred Noyes





That is all you need for Joy!

(the picture, right, is of Keturah A. Hoppman)

Life Is Just A Minute

I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it. Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it. Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.

What a great reminder that the time God gave us is so precious!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What comes with having chickens...

Well, we have about seven chickens and so you are bound to get a variety of egg sizes... Take a look! I thought this was funny.

Eggs anyone?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Matthew 6:26

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? (Mathew 6:26)

Silly Dittos

Here are some goofy pictures of the twins, Micah and Mykaela.

What can you say? Their twins and buddies!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sisters Forever

These are a couple sweet pictures that were taken almost two years ago. Keturah is the little girl in the pictures.


Wishes. They are often used in fairy tails. The hero or even the villain, will be asked: “What do you wish for? It can be anything you want!” But I’ve always wondered something. Why doesn’t the receiver ask for more wishes? It would than be only a matter of “How many wishes?” Why not request to have all the wishes you asked for, come true? This would present a problem, wouldn’t it? Yes. Because we wish for things about ourselves a lot that we don’t’ really mean. “I wish I could curl up and die” “I wish there were no such thing as rules.” “I wish I didn’t have sisters or brothers, they are so annoying!” Wishes. They are deadly traps. (Luke 6:45) I am glad that they don’t come true. The only way your “wish” could ever come true would be through prayer. Thankfully, for us, we have a loving God who won’t grant our every “wish” and “desire.” (James 4:3)
Now, you may be thinking: “well, would if I asked for something really small. For example, a piece of gum, or ”I wish I didn’t have to do math today.” Think hard about this. Let’s take the Math example. OK. You get your wish. No math today. Now, you realize, you kind of like skipping math. So you wish to skip it again, - and again …and again. Not only that, but you aren’t learning discipline that is important for you to learn for later life. Work will seem harder. School will seem boring. You want life to be easy. You will “wish” to skip everything hard in life. The same kind of principle goes for the gum example. You’d want and wish for it over and over. I’d hope that you know what the “benefits” of that would lead to! Still don’t agree? Think of one small example of something that you would like to have for yourself, or something that you wish you could do. Would if you wished you didn’t have to go to the store today? Well, if you had been there, there might have been people who saw the light of Jesus in you and wanted to know more about him. Maybe you would of smiled at someone in the store and cheered them up, and in turn, they cheered the lives of others.
My point? Well, God knows everything going on in your life. He has everything planned out to the letter. Small things are included. He knows what’s happening in your life, he doesn’t ignore it. If we got everything we wanted, the world would be a mess.
I’m glad wishes don’t’ come true like in the fairy tales. Aren’t you?

Kelsey Hoppman Age: 15 (2/18/09)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thankful Grace

As I said in my profile, I enjoy writing poetry. I am only now learning the different types of poetry such as a sonnet. I am currently going through a book titled: The Roar On The Other Side by Suzanne U. Rhodes.
Here is a poem that I wrote in 11/08. Please let me know what you think! I would love to get your comments!

Thankful Grace (Can be sung to “Amazing Grace”)

Oh awesome love how sweet the sound
That by God’s grace I see!
Though once was I, so full of sin
By grace, I soon am free!
In darkness yea and through the night
A star I see, that shines!
And from thy loving care to me
I call thy Father mine.
Hold thee, my hand in toil and sin
And show me where to go
I know that though the hardships fall
You’re here and that I know!
I thank-you God for all these gifts
And blessings that I see!
Twas by You Lord that I am saved,
And it’s by you I’m free!

Psalm 91

Psalms, 91
1: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2: I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3: Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4: He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5: Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6: Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7: A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8: Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9: Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10: There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11: For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12: They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13: Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. 14: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 15: He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 16: With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

What an wonderful reminder!