26 September 2010

Seda and the kids...

Seda got some practice the other day with some of our friends' kids...

18 September 2010

Whitney Houston Sings the National Anthem

This is one of the best versions of The Star Spangled Banner ever... Whitney Houston prior to Super Bowl XXV. A classic... ran across it again recently, and love to listen to it. I love to see how much pleasure she has in singing it as well...

11 September 2010

Do you glorify God in your movie watching?

I put this here, not because I have arrived, but because I need to hear things that challenge me to live for Christ...

Works and Grace

'If you feel that you deserve an answer to prayer or a spiritual blessing from God because of your hard work or sacrifice, you are living by works, not by grace. But it is just as true that if you sometimes despair of experiencing God's blessing because of your demerits - the "oughts" you should have done but didn't or the "don'ts" you shouldn't have done but did - you are also casting aside the grace of God.'

- "Transforming Grace" by Jerry Bridges, pg. 35

06 September 2010

Lunch with Cambodian friends

John and Bobbi visit

We had a nice visit from our friends John and Bobbi. We have not seen them in almost a year (and that was in Cambodia), so it was nice for them to come and see us...

Tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes...

Seda has learned from my mom how to boil tomatoes down for sauce... we have so many tomatoes (thanks to the Lowe's), so we are busy collecting, skinning, and boiling them down...


Crab apples!

My wife was introduced to crab apples by some Cambodian friends... I was not in favor of it, but she has loved picking and eating them all over the place... sour for me, but great for her!

Seda's chili plants

Seda has also raised some chili plants that she eats from almost every day. I just think that they look cool... I am afraid to burn my mouth...


She can fish, she can cook!

Not only has Seda had fun fishing, she has enjoyed taking over the kitchen and cooking a lot of Cambodian foods. This is what she calls a Cambodian pancake, but it is not really a pancake like we would think of... but it is still one of my favorite Cambodian foods...