Monday, November 30, 2009

Hebrews 13:1-2 and 5-7 And Some Pictures

Hello All! How was your Thanksgiving?
 As we enter into a new week I thought I would share two portions of scripture that I like alot.  What a great promise to know that the Lord is by our side ready to help in times of need. We just need to draw close to him and listen for his still small voice.  What do you think of these verses?

1. Let brotherly love continue.

2. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares...

...5. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

6. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

7. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 

Here are some pictures I thought you all might enjoy. Let me know what you think! :)

Our Llama, Eunice

Keturah waiting for some ice cream cake

A rabbit in our courtyard, eating the fallen birdseed

Our faithful guard dog, Scooter

A chipmunk getting into the birdseed (as you can probably tell, the birdfeeder feeds more than just birds! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful and productive week!
 God Bless,

Kelsey A.H.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

May You All Have A Blessed Thanksgiving!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all my faithful readers! We have so much to be thankful for, don't we? That is something to be thankful for in itself! I wrote a poem in honor of the day. (Even though it's tomorrow)which is something I've done for two years. (If you don't already know, I love poetry) :) Before you read it though, I've put some pictures here of my whole family, because a am so thankful for them as well. I am extremely blessed to live in such a wonderful, beautiful family. Praise God for his goodness, he knows what he's doing! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and many great years in Christ, to come.  

Here are the twins, Micah and Mykaela (10)

My older, 17 (almost 18) year old brother, Joshua with Jonathan (13)

Dad :)

Jeremiah 14, almost 15


                                                               Josiah (5)

                                                              Keturah (3, almost 4)

Jonathan, Me, and Dad
I love you all alot!!
Below is the poem.
Happy Thanksgiving!

My Thanks

Today we’ve come on a bended knee

Thanking our Creator of Love

Giving to us so faithfully-

Lowered hands from up above.

I know there’s one who’s care’s for me;

Who’s there to catch me when I will fall

Lord, I‘ll lift my eyes, up to Thee,

Waiting for your still gentle call.

This day, may we come with our hearts

Spilling over with thankfulness.

Lord bless the people here this day

May gratitude they not repress.

The great joy we share with others,

The compassion that shows a tear

Love fill’s our hearts up to the brim,

Just knowing our Stronghold is near.

Thank God that through freedom of speech

The blinded eyes-they will now see.

We all can share of God’s great love

Shackles loosed, as heavens break free.

May we forever grasp onto

The things we thank God for today.

As we repent of things gone wrong

And as we fold our hands to pray.

Today we come on bended knee,

With given freedom we can say:

“May we forever thank our Lord

Who’s given bountifully this day.”


Kelsey A. Hoppman


Thanksgiving 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some Fun Pictures

Hello All! I thought It would be fun to share some pictures with you.  Enjoy! :)

Zinc walked over to me, while I was doing my reading, to say hi. I picked him up and he made him-self comfortable. I had to set the book down for a while! :)

 Both pups are growing so much! It was a difficult task that required some of my siblings to lend a hand, but I was able to get them both sitting still at the same time for this quick snapshot.

                                                     Josh and Copper

Mykaela and Copper

Copper, Zinc, and Joy all made themselves comfortable on the dog bed. They are such wonderful buddies.

Sweet Copper

Zinc and Copper

...And here is Joy!

Here is my sweet cat, Tiki, thoroughly enjoying the warm fireplace in the living room.

Mykaela was sleeping with Copper only and Zinc decided to stuff himself in with the pair! (Has anyone heard of the story, The Mitten?)

I thought this was a sweet picture of Mykaela...

...And here, my handsome (and cute) brother, Josiah, who dressed himself up, ready for the morning!

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures.

God Bless,

Kelsey A.H.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Honor of Veterans Day

Here is a poem that I wrote the second of July in honor of Fourth of July. I thought it was appropriate to post it, in honor of Veterans Day. It's so easy to forget the soldiers here in America, where everything comes so easy to us. There are people trying to keep that freedom. It's a good example of what Christ did for us by dying on the cross to save us, his children, and give us freedom in Christ. Praise God for all he has done! Let's remember our soldiers and take some time to thank God for them today.

May freedom continue in in our land!


America's Defenders

Here in our comfort zone, happy we stand,

Shopping and working, lending a hand,

But something we know and some try to forget-

Is that the solders are fighting no looks back, no regret.

Training as warriors, so mighty they’ll be

Solders are working, for they bravely see

The future of liberty with God’s guiding hand

As they seek to defend our dear country and land.

This is the land that more than once stood-

Anxious of shackles creeping up over good.

But the combatants have stood, and now they again

Remember the past- and where others have been.

It is they who remember, and they who can tell

It’s for freedom they’re fighting, and so they fight well.

God bless our bold solders who for our name

Call freedom to America, so liberty shall reign.

Down on their knees solders fighting their foe;

Trudging through mud, and marching through snow.

Loyal they defend for all to the death,

Lives thrown down for you to the very last breath.

Lifting their eyes to the gun’s stealthy aim

If they-taken down, it is our country’s gain.

For once again, a great hero is now gone

But forever will remain, this solders valiant song.

Kelsey A. Hoppman Age: 16       7/2/09
God Bless America!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Blog Award

I was recently awarded  the "Favorite Blog Award" by two people actually. Jenna and Bethany. Thank-you both! :) Here are the rules:

1, Do a post about the person who awarded you, and their blog.

2, Give the award to 5 of your favorite blogs, give a reason, and leave a comment telling them they have been awarded.

3, Answer the 10 random questions.

4, Have Fun!
1) Jenna is a sixteen year old twin and sister in Christ. She lives on a farm with her large family. I really love visiting her blog. It is such a blessing!  You can visit her blog here
Bethany is another sister in the Lord. She  too lives on a farm as she seeks to glorify God. You can visit her blog here.  I've really loved getting to know you both throught the blogger world! :)
2)  I am giving the award to: 

a. Jenna  at Feminine Farmgirl
b.Mrs. Regan at Regan Family Farm
c. Mia at Aspiring Homemaker
d. Jasmine at Joyfully Home
e. Bethany at Asher Acres

1.Have you ever ridden an elephant?  No

2.Have you ever eaten squid?  Yes, I tried some at a Chinese resteraunt once. It wasn't too bad.(It was baby squid)

3.What is something crazy you have done with your best friend?  My siblings are my real best friends, and we are always doing something crazy together. (you know, the kinds of things you would only do at home) Once, it rained really hard, and filled up a small dip we had in the front yard. (this was around 2002 I think) My brother Josh and I ran through the huge puddle, water up above our ankles, and splashed each other until we were soaked!  (Yes, with our shoes on!)

4.Have you ever held an alligator?  No

5.Have you ever let a snake slither through your fingers? Sure! I've held several garden snakes before, a bull snake, and others that Dad has caught. As long as you stay calm holding them, they should stay calm as well.

6.What is your first and foremost dream in life?  If the Lord wills it, my dream is to be a wife and mother someday.

7. What is your dream vacation?  I've never really had a dream vacation.... Home sweet home!! If I had a dream vacation it would be somewhere out in the country though. :)

8. What is the funniest movie you have ever seen?  Well,  I guess the only "funny movies" I've seen are the serious ones, with funny parts in them. (Like Fireproof)

9. What is your favorite song?  Amazing Grace, Create In Me, In Christ Alone, Different Hymns, All kinds of worship songs........

10. If you could change the world in one way, what would you do? I can change the world! Be a Mother and raise up strong believers that goes on from generation to generation! Also, I can tell others I meet up with day to day about Christ. Impacting one persons life is an amazing start to reaching all kinds of people in our world.
 I think I should also learn to have faith like a mustard seed. Prayer goes a long way if you are in God's will and have faith in Him. (Pray for our nation, He will hear!) 
Keep on doing things now for God's kingdom. (Good change should start at the home before anywhere else) :)

God Bless all!
In Christ,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Great Pumpkin Dessert

Fall weather has probably shown up for you all, so I thought I would share a favorite dessert of our family's.  Enjoy!  :)
Great Pumpkin Dessert:

(Photo above is courtesy of  Taste of Home)

12-16 Servings Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour


1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin

1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix

3/4 cup butter, melted

   1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts (we usually skip this ingrediant)

Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


In a large bowl, beat first five ingredients until smooth.

Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with dry cake mix and drizzle with butter. Top with walnuts. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Yield: 12-16 servings. 
Happy Fall!