Author Archives: NZ Filbruns

About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.

An Evening With the Family

One Saturday while we were in Ohio, almost all of Gayle’s family were together. One niece is in Africa, and a couple of other people were missing for one reason or another, but we had a good time just being … Continue reading

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More Fun in Ohio

We enjoyed several family reunions while we were in Ohio. The one with my husband’s father’s extended family was held at a state park near Dayton. The children had a lot of fun playing around the pond. Grandpa brought a … Continue reading

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Fun in Ohio

We’ve been home for three weeks already, but I’m having trouble finding time to work on my blog. I’ve had a lot of paperwork to do, for one thing and another, and spent a couple of days in hospital last … Continue reading

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The Ark Encounter

While we were in Ohio, we wanted to go to Kentucky to visit Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter. This is a life-size model of Noah’s Ark, with an incredible museum inside showing how Noah and his family could have cared for … Continue reading

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Book Review—Wounded in the Church

About the Book Book title: Wounded in the ChurchAuthors: Ray Beeson & Chris HaywardRelease date: March 14, 2017Genre: Non-fiction My Thoughts: I rarely read books like Wounded in the Church. Theology just doesn’t appeal to me. When the Celebrate Lit … Continue reading

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Butterflies

As I mentioned in the post about going to Gales Pond while we were in Michigan, we took several Monarch butterfly chrysalises along with us to Ohio. I wondered if the butterflies would survive all the bumping and banging they … Continue reading

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Book Review—Manuscript for Murder

About the Book Book title: Manuscript for Murder Author: Chautona Havig Release date: October 13, 2012 Genre: Mystery My Thoughts: I first read Manuscript for Murder about a year ago. I don’t normally read murder mysteries, but because Chautona Havig … Continue reading

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Deeds Carillon Park

Gayle wanted to take our children to a historical park he remembered touring many years ago. We calculated that we were last there 20 years ago, nearly to the day—just after we were engaged! The place has changed a lot … Continue reading

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Holmes County

After our time in Michigan, we drove to Holmes County, Ohio, to visit some old friends there. We spent two nights with them, and they took us touring and shopping the last day, before we headed to western Ohio to … Continue reading

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Out and About in Michigan

During our three weeks in Michigan, we went visiting a number of times. Several times, I took the boys to my brother’s house to play in his lovely pond. They went round and round with the paddleboat, and the three … Continue reading

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