Archive for October 28th, 2007

Lee’s Virtues

Sunday, October 28th, 2007


Lee and I were asked to speak in church on the topic of Virtue and Vice.
Lee spoke briefly but very powerfully on the topic of Virtue. She listed the virtues she values. Here is her list. I see it as descriptive of her and a laundry list for me to work on. Oh Well…


  • To be patient and kind not only when things are going well, but when things are tough. This includes people and animals.
  • To give service, especially when not asked or assigned.
  • To be sensitive and observant with those you live and work around; Those who are easiest to ignore or take for granted.
  • To pray everyday.
  • To not take offense when none is intended.
  • To be honest with yourself. Do not make excuses or justifications for thoughts or actions you know are wrong. Live in integrity.
  • To hold your toung and not speak guile.
  • To not judge others.
  • To practice repentance .
  • To be industrious; physically, mentally, intellectually, civicly and spiritually.
  • To be modest in action, speech and dress.
  • To be humble in your countenance.
  • To be obedient and submissive to God’s laws.
  • To be generous with your time, heart, back, arms and all of your wealth.
  • To forgive with your heart, not just with your lips.
  • To be grateful and express your gratitude.
  • To be a peacemaker and diffuse or deflect contention.
  • To have faith and to share it with others.

Moving Logs

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

We recently purchased two log cabins from a couple we know. They had disassembled the cabins and stored them under tarps here in town. The smaller of the two (16′x28′) will be a new painting studio for Lee when we move to our new place. The larger one (18′x34′) will eventually be a residence for us. They are both quite old and came from around here in the nineteenth century.


The kids who live next door to where the smaller cabin was stored came over to help us move the logs. The two smaller ones were fun to have around. The largest boy was actually very helpful. Pictured are Lee, Wyatt, J.C. and Tyler.


The logs are now stored in the orchard on our new place close to where the studio will stand.

Recent Work

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

During the past week I have been getting the wheel turning again after a long break. Here are some of the things I have been throwing. Click on the thumbnails to see bigger images.