Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Big Thank You!

King's Ranch was so blessed to have the Blackburn Family from Austin, Texas visit the ranch and help with some much needed clean-up! With some old fashioned elbow grease, we were able to clean the King's Ranch home to a sparlking shine, inside and out!! Thank you Blackburn's for the sacrifice of your time and energy! We know God will bless you richly!
Re-mulching the flower beds was a tough, hot job, but everyone worked hard through the heat! Relief was in sight, however, because soon the power-washing of the house began and cooled off our weary laborers!
Windows were washed, cabinets were polished, drawers and cabinets were wiped out, bathrooms were cleaned, and light bulbs were changed all in preparation for move -in day!

Thank you again Blackburn Family!!!
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-24

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pressing On!

Summer has brought a slower pace of life, some much needed rest, and the beauty of God's creation in full bloom at King's Ranch! Our new spring babies are growing and aren't so new anymore! MoJo has his horns, the beginnings of his billy goat beard and is almost as big as his momma. I'm sad to report that we lost our beloved Minnie after an unfortunate encounter with Sophie, our golden retriever! ShyAnne, our little buckskin philly, is bucking and running right along side the other horses! She's giving us a time with the taming process though! We were not able to handle her much early on due to a fiercely protective mother! All the baby ducks have grown up and moved on to other parts of the country. We are reminded of just how fast little ones grow up and venture into adulthood, and just how important love, care, protection, and nurturing are to their development! Which brings me to the point of this blog entry - the children!

There has been much going on around King's Ranch this summer to get ready for the children who need love, care, protection and nurturing! Much work has been done these past few weeks in preparation for the arrival of three little children that will call King's Ranch home by the end of 2008! Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have given of their time to get things done: Bill Ross for taking care of the yard, Don Jenkins and Paul Grimm for power washing the deck to prepare it for a new coat of water sealant, Don and Will for trimming the limbs, Betsy Smith for giving the inside a new coat of paint, Jonesboro Roofing for repairing some damaged shingles, Gina Gunter for weeding the flower beds in the heat!, Shannon Puryear for helping polish up the cabinets, Mary Margaret Scholtens for feeding us all as we worked! And the list goes on! We will be having a clean-up day and move-in day in late July! We will let everyone know those dates when they have been set!
Thank you all for your prayers and support! Keep praying as we keep pressing on!!

"Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14

All for the King and the kids,
Eddie and Lee