Saturday, February 26, 2011

His Light

So turn around you’re not too far
To back away be who you are
To change your path go another way
It’s not too late you can be saved
If you feel depressed with past regrets
The shameful nights hope to forget
Can disappear they can all be washed away
By the one who’s strong can right your wrongs
Can rid your fears dry all your tears
And change the way you look at this big world
He will take your dark distorted view
And with His light He will show you truth

-Johnny Diaz

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12

Friday, February 25, 2011


Tonight we went to 4-Brothers, one of our favorite restaurants. They serve the most delicious salads and pizzas. We had a wonderful time, mainly caused by 3 factors. 1. Great people 2. Great food 3. An even greater God!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Spring is Coming!

This week we reached highs of 60 degrees. The 16 inches of snow that we have accumulated over the months of January and early February have been reduced to just mere inches here and there. The cool breeze brings promises of budding flowers and buzzing bees. The gentle sun that sends its rays to this frozen ground melting the snow and making the lanes of Bentley visible again. But while some snow lingers on the ground I can see the promise of spring coming to bring colorful life once more to the grassy fields of Bentley Farm.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Gold in the City

(By the way this isn't our picture but we did pass through this 10-foot thick vault door to view the gold.)

On Friday morning Dad, my friend Isaac, and I journeyed down to NYC for a long awaited visit to the Federal Gold Reserve of New York. Going past the Washington Bridge we could see the Little Red Lighthouse that the school children of New York saved from destruction. When we arrived we toured the building and were taken 5 stories under the city to the vault. We saw over 50 billion dollars worth of gold bullion bricks and received souvenirs of old shredded dollar bills. Another interesting fact that we found out was that 95% of the gold belonged to foreign nations who had sent it there for safe keeping. The rest of the day's highlights were;

1. Going to the FAO Schwartz toy store and seeing all their merchandise.

2. Eating lunch with Sean Rubin at Lindy's diner on the outskirts of the theater district.

3. Visiting the Lego store right next to Rockefeller center and viewing all the new sets.

4. Walking through Central Park and seeing the famous statue of Balto the huskie who led the teams of dogs through miles of blizzard and hazard to reach the children of Nome with the precious diphtheria antitoxin.

5. Going to the Museum of Natural History and looking at all the amazing animals and cultures that make up this amazing world.

6. Eating burgers at Nathaniel's apartment in Upper West Side.

7. Coming home from a great day of fun, learning, seeing the sights of the city, and falling asleep in my bed in the wonderful countryside.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bentley Farm is Sold!

Early this morning the farm was sold for $1,050,000 at the courthouse in Poughkeepsie. We were pleased to have it sold at the foreclosure auction to George Allen, a local family friend and Bentley Farm aficionado.