Abbie’s Birthday!

by Burnett Family



Random facts about Abbie…

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She has played the violin for almost 12 years.

She loves to read life challenging books.

She is famous around Stratford for her amazing maple cinnamon rolls.

She loves to party and laugh!
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She’s a dedicated duck hunter.

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She’s known as “rented mother” (or babysitter)

Always up for unusual and adventurous things.

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Her greatest desire is to know Jesus as much as she can.

She has mastered the ukulele! And she can make that thing sing.

Personality traits: Teachable, encouraging, fun-loving, wise, spunky, loves people, caring.

Happy Birthday, Abbie!! May this next year be an adventurous one, full of new opportunities and ways to allow Christ to love others through you!
We love you!!!

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Birthday Girl!

by Burnett Family


Random facts about Charity…

She is an excellent cookie baker!

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She has a meek and quiet spirit. 
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She often gets asked if she’s a twin. =)

She could go into business selling her delicious coffee concoctions! 

She heads up our family garden now.
She loves gerber daisies!

She willingly spends a lot of her time out at Grandpa’s house, keeping him company.

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Her hair is naturally curly. =)

Her favorite hymn is “How Great Thou Art”.

She is a country girl at heart.

Personality traits: faithful, happy, sweet, willing, fun, servant-hearted, wise, relaxed, soft, honoring.

Love you bunches Charity bear! May the Lord Jesus manifest and reveal Himself to you in new ways this next year as you abide in Him.

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God WITH Us!

by Abbie


Have you ever been so busy that you can hardly keep up with yourself? Well that is how I felt a couple of weeks ago! You see the family that I babysit for just had another precious baby. He was in the hospital for 19 days which gave me the opportunity to stay at their house a TON to watch the younger children while the parents went back and forth to the hospital.


“Rented mother” was my new nickname for a couple of weeks, and let me tell ya, I’ve never felt so much like a mom before in my life! =) I was grateful to have my sisters trade in and out to help out as well. It was a very rewarding, exhausting, filled with fun moments, overwhelming, and overall, a great 19 days. DSCN0193

Two days before the baby got released from the hospital, I was at home reading some familiar verses in Psalm 139, only this time they stood out in a new way.

Thou knowest my downstitting and mine uprising…Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways…Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.”

What an amazing truth! The Lord had been with me this whole time; seen my every move, and gone through every moment with me. He was so much more aware of everything going on than I was. He had not been just watching me from heaven, He had been right there with me dwelling IN me!


Thinking back on these verses has been very encouraging and comforting. No matter where we are, where we’d like to be, or what we’ve just gone through – we must rest in Jesus who knows. He KNOWS your fears, he KNOWS your desires, and he is Trustworthy.

“…may He not be just a guest but rather an intimate companion in our day-to-day walk.” – Experiencing The Presence of GOD by A. W. Tozer

Is not the God of heaven, our Faithful Creator who sent his only begotten Son into the world to save us pitiful sinners, worthy of our love and complete trust? May He give us grace to trust Him more!DSCN0185

“God is here, and the nearness of God that we talk about is not one of distance, it has to do with trust, love and intimacy of heart.” – Experiencing The Presence of GOD by A. W. Tozer

Delight in His presence with you today! =)

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San Antonio, TX – CWVFF

by Charity


The 1st annual Christian Worldview Film Festival was held this March in San Antonio, TX. John-Clay was one of the 33 speakers at the guild and he had a part in 5 of the films that were entered. So, with that brief history, our family drove the 7hrs down for the closing ceremonies and presentation of the awards last Saturday! Our family has been pretty scattered this month so we were excited to be all together and take a trip for the weekend! 

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We got to meet lots of great people John-Clay has worked with this past year and see some familiar faces again too!
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John-Clay’s Haiti project won best Promotional Film and Awakened won Best Documentary!

Sunday morning before we headed home, our good friend and host while we were in TX, treated us to a delicious breakfast at IHOP.
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We had a great time! It was neat to go and be able to support John-Clay and see the impact God has given him on so many lives in the filmmaking world!

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Random update in the life of the Burnett’s

by Carinna


It is exactly one week till spring…and boy does it feel like it!

The peach trees are just about to bloom!

Charity and I planted some onions and lettuce a couple weeks ago…

Benjamin and I transplanted three five year old peach trees several weeks ago. They were in the way of the new add on. Hopefully they’ll survive!

Some of the Dornink’s came down for a bit the end of February…

Playing Pit!!! It got super loud. :D

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Playing Baseball

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We went down to see my Great Aunt Frieda before she moved to Colorado the beginning of March.

Poor deprived Benjamin, all he has is a pair stilts for skis.
Very creative idea though!!!

And last but not least here’s how the add on is going…They broke ground!!!

Happy Spring Ya’ll!

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