Fall Blessings

I am so grateful for the incredible family times the Lord has blessed me with! Taking Sauntina and Marilee out for walks, making pickles with the bounty of cucumbers from our garden, starting up the bell choir and visiting Graue Mill have all been highlights over the past month.

O The Deep Love of God

The Lord led several of us this year to begin getting more involved with a local church here in Chicago, and it has been precious getting to know the families at Marquette Manor Baptist Church. They invited Jonathan and I to sing in the choir, and Esther has joined the orchestra.

Esther was asked to play for the offertory on October 12, and she had the brilliant idea (she is always full of brilliant ideas) to put together a violin/piano duet of “O the Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus.” One day as we were singing “The Love of God” in church, she was struck with the thought, “I wonder if we could arrange these two songs together!”

Whether in a home fellowship, or a small country church back home in West Virginia, or a gathering of believers in the Chicago suburbs, it is marvelous to see the deep love of God that binds His body together. (1 Cor. 12:12-27)

O The Deep Love of God from Daniel Staddon on Vimeo.


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A Few More Smart Quotes

What a blessing that today we still have the ability to reference words of such men as Isaac Newton, George Washington, G.W. Carver or, again … Albert Einstein:

“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler”

“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible”

“The religious inclination lies in the [consciousness that all nature] is in no way an accidental game, but a work of lawfulness”


Today, another note in the song creation sings!

Michael – A Master Beekeeper

Congratulations Michael!

May God continue to bless and use you as you pursue His best for your life.

MB Certificate   MB Plaque

A business is much more than the products we develop or the services we provide – it is primarily the relationships we develop.

The requirements to achieve a Master Beekeeper status not only include a mastery of technical beekeeping skills, but also activities such as performing multiple community service projects, teaching, speaking engagements, and judging a state-wide honey show.

Many people have encouraged and supported Michael over the past 5 years that he has been developing his vocational skills in beekeeping. We praise God for your role in assisting Michael with this achievement. To each of you we owe a great debt of gratitude.

If you would like to learn more about bees you can follow Michael’s work at www.honeyglen.com

Words of Wisdom

The family came to visit!I was encouraged recently by Tom Harmon’s sermon series. Here are some of my favorite quotes:

“We desperately need a high view of God.”

The people you count on the most will let you down. Where would I go, but to the Lord?”

“Time is just one grain of sand on the seashore of eternity.”


A lovely time in the garden with MomCantigney Park was very pretty and relaxingGuess who turned 1?!Abigail Waller! Let's celebrate!Abby also had a birthday so we went out for frozen yogurt to celebrate.Our first tomato from the plants from Michael's garden!

A Few Good Links:

Advanced Training Insitute
We love this unparalleled home education curriculum that builds all of learning on the Bible.
The Neely Team
Some wonderfully hospitable and fun friends of ours from North Carolina!

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