Sunday, July 29, 2007

Introducing Judah Philip!


Today we thought we would introduce you to the youngest member of the S. Family. Judah is our "cute boy" 10 month old gift from God. He was born last September 2006. Judah continues to bless our family with many faith growing experiences. Did you know that you can actually learn hard life lessons from a 10 month old baby? Well..... with Judah, God saw fit to give us a baby with a genetic condition called "Noonan Syndrome". This is a somewhat rare syndrome that includes a heart defect called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, low set ears with possible hearing problems, possible weak muscles, short stature.... and a few other physical problems. Thank You, Jesus, for our Baby Judah!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Why Ebenezer Forest Farm?

Welcome to the first ever posting of the Ebenezer Forest Farm Blog..... better known as the Strang Family Blog. Since we are so new to this we thought we would explain the reason why our blog and farm are called "Ebenezer Forest Farm". Well, if you are thinking Ebenezer Scrooge`a la Charles Dickens..... then you are mistaken! We chose the name "Ebenezer" because in I Samuel 7:12 the scripture says, "Then Samuel took a stone... and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us." This is the real story of our lives in Christ. Our farm property boarders a beautiful creek in the midst of a thick forest that has an abundance of stones. Hence... the name "Ebenezer Forest Farm".

Actually.... we are just a home schooling, city slicker, newly country arrived, KJV Bible reading, born again Christian family who have decided to give up the ease of city life and take on the yoke of Christ in a simple country lifestyle. Stay tuned to our blog to enjoy the antics of five children, four goats, 20 chickens, one barn cat... and two exhausted parents as we seek to live our lives in a way that pleases Jesus! "Wise decision.... noble task!"
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Cindy, Shiloh, and Bethany