Monthly Archives: May 2014

A calf arrival

Though nothing like as thrilling as the birth of our little niece, the arrival of another “baby” brought some excitement to the Frazer household. Mocha calved just before we headed out to see Elizabeth for the first time. We are delighted that it is a heifer! And much to our surprise, she’s not the black expected. She revealed herself to be the typical frisky calf on her first excursion across the lawn.

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And for those of you who were wondering, her name is Hershey and she was 48 lbs at birth.

Announcing…

Elizabeth Ashley Frazer

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Born: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 5:11 p.m.

Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz

Length: 19 1/2 in

Yesterday evening, we all got together to see David and Erica’s baby for the first time. (Well, a few had seen her in the hospital.)

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It fills one with awe to witness the miracle of a new human life. Elizabeth was remarkably patient with all the aunts, uncles, grandparents, and great grandparents who wanted to hold her! ūüôā

She was certainly well photographed that evening!

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David and Erica, may God bless you abundantly as you embark on this new journey of raising up another generation to His glory.¬†“Elizabeth” means “God’s promise.” May God use this child as a continual reminder that He is faithful to His promise.

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Excitement in the Frazer household

For our faithful readers, we just want to post that David and Erica went up to the hospital late this morning.  Baby is on her way!  David and Erica would certainly appreciate your prayers for them.

We will be posting more later.

“Lo, children are an heritage of the¬†Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Psalm 127:3

Happy Mother’s Day

One famous author asked at one point this momentous, thought provoking question : ‚ÄúWhere would we be without mothers?‚ÄĚ ¬†I suppose that many answers could be proposed, but really, the short answer is a simple, ‚ÄúNo!‚ÄĚ ¬†For, in truth, were it not for our mothers, not one of us would be here today.

Paul says in II Timothy 3 these auspicious words – ‚ÄúThis know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. ¬†For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy…‚ÄĚ

It is not my purpose right now to enter into eschatological perspectives or to discuss whether the end times are near, but I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we live today in a culture which undermines parenthood probably more than any other culture to have risen to power.  Moreover, we live in a culture in which gratefulness to our parents is seen not only as unnecessary, but also as unusual and unprecedented.

Today I want to say a big thank you to every one of you mothers out there who have given yourselves so devotedly to your husbands and children. ¬†You have persevered even when it is hard; you have held fast to the Word of God; you have continued to pray for those around you. ¬†Yours is a role which is often taken for granted ‚Äď but one of the hardest roles on planet earth.

Charles Spurgeon was once approached by a mother. ¬†She told him that she believed God had called her into ministry. ¬†Upon learning that she had ten children, his reply was, ‚ÄúWhy, praise the Lord! ¬†He has not only called you to ministry, but he has given you a congregation as well!‚ÄĚ

Mothers, I do thank you for the ministry which you are holding fast.  In particular, however, I want to thank my mother for the part she has played in my life.  She has so often guarded my steps, demonstrated submission to my father, and loved me even when I was in sin.

The illustration I have in my mother will also be a help to me when I begin looking for a wife.  For the godly illustration she is to me of a virtuous woman will help me to see that same virtuousness (or lack thereof) in a young lady who would be a potential marriage partner.

From the depths of my heart I want to thank you, Mommy.  Your walk with God has been and continues to be an encouragement to me.  May God bless you as you continue to seek His face.  I love  you!

A tribute to mothers

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Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, a day to recall and be grateful for our mothers’ influence in our lives. Mommy,¬†I am so grateful to God for you. I don’t know where I would be without you! I know you pray for us¬†constantly. Your love for us is manifest in every action: you are always ready to lend a listening ear; you¬†are quick offer a helping hand; you are continually sacrificing in order to build us up; and you know how to¬†point out in gentleness our slidings from the upward way. Thank you for you influence in our lives!

I can’t write a Mother’s Day post without mentioning the other mothers in my family… Erica and¬†Samantha, as mothers to the yet unborn, you are already reaching out to your children by loving them,¬†praying for them and speaking to them. May God grant you wisdom and joy as you partner with your¬†husbands in raising up these arrows for the Kingdom of God!

Evelyn and Sarah, as of yet you are not mothers, but I see you faithfully preparing for such a role should God ordain that for you. The skills you are learning now not only assist you in the role you currently have as sisters, but they will undoubtedly serve you well in whatever future God has prepared for you. Your character shines forth brighter and brighter with every passing year as you demonstrate genuine love toward your family members, gentle patience with the failings of others, and joyful enthusiasm for the successes of those around you.

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“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10

The Demolition Site

Winter, according to some around here, officially ended May 9th with the melting of the last bit of snow on our property. Of course there is still some on Mount Orford, and, as we’ll see in a coming post, another place we went for a trip, but on the whole, it feels more like spring than winter now. This past winter was a long, cold, snowy one and that took a toll on our old sugar shack.

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A demolition team got to work last week to dismantle the fallen half of the building. It was much like a giant game of pick-up-sticks, trying to figure out in which order to remove the pieces to keep it from collapsing further. We really had to keep on top of the work – that way, if something gave all of a sudden, we wouldn’t find ourselves underneath! Thankfully, we didn’t have any unplanned crashes.
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Tearing down took us two days. Though much of the lumber was rotten and had to be thrown out, there remains a significant stack that is potentially usable for constructing a chicken coop, our old one having also collapsed during the winter.

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“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16

Time to Vote!

Voting time is here, or at least the advanced poll is open. ¬†Fill in this form to vote on what our baby’s name will be, how much she will weigh at birth, and who she will look most like.

If you don’t see a form below, click on this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CAJSrblN73X5WL84rkdwMbIXulFShGhTFlsE2RNQZRM/viewform

Have fun, but only one vote per person!

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