Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Evenings

There's something special about the end of day just as the sun slips low in the western sky (as long as the mosquitoes aren't too bad). I enjoy seeing the soft rays of light shining on the surrounding landscape.
Of course it's wonderful to fly a kite on a warm summer evening!
Sunsets are the "icing on the cake".
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.  Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.
Psalm 19:1-2

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Little White Church in the Neighborhood

I recently had the privilege of speaking in this beautiful historic church.  It actually belongs to a museum now, but permission has been give to hold services there this summer.  It was originally built in the late 1800's, in the country, north of where it now sits in town.  Near it's inception the members were visited by circuit riding preachers.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Visit...

We were surprised this week to hear that Mr. and Mrs. Howard, our former Regional Director and wife, were in the area.  After more than a year it was a pleasure to be with them again and to have them in our home. 

The children were really excited to see the Howards again! 

Thursday, April 17, 2014


We were privileged to have the Gualts with us for a visit.  It's hard to believe it's been more than a year since we last saw them in Africa.  We really appreciate them coming a long distance just to be with us for about a day and a half.

"Friends are those rare people who ask how you are doing and then wait for the answer." Author Unknown

Sunday, April 13, 2014

This message a week late...

We are so blessed to have the children God has given us!  We simply can't believe that Isaac came along 11 years ago! May he continue to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Barn Boards

We brought a puzzle back with us from South Africa and wanted to frame it somehow.  After seeing all the old abandoned houses and barns in this area we decided to do a barn board frame.  It was my first attempt so it has some "issues" but overall it turned out alright.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Birthday Blessings

We are blessed with the gift of Ezra's life. We are blessed that he is healthy and strong. We are blessed that he can see. We are blessed that he has reached one year of life.

 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring. Isaiah 44:3

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Goal

"Few have a vision statement, a document that seeks to inspire the church [family] by drawing out truths from Scripture and showing how these truths should form the identity of the group and lead to Christ-honoring practice." Finny Kuruvilla

Friday, March 14, 2014

Last Year

I am in the process of sorting pictures....hundreds of them.  I saw this one from last summer that I never shared with anyone. Looking forward to summer!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Someone has said that "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Galatians 6:7