The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Remembering Our Boys’ Spiritual Birthdays And Their Baptisms

Benjamin’s special day of salvation… Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. […]

It’s A Twin Thing…

My twin sister is the best.We have shared many wonderful times together over these past “few” okay, forty, years. We spoke the same language, shared similar thoughts, and just had a lot of fun together. Sure, we fought at times, but mostly we laughed…and sometimes it wasn’t at the most appropriate times (like during a […]

Grace’s B-day…Thankful for Grace!

Grace has always been very full of life and sweetness. She loves to sing and to care for her family, and she is quick to think of others. She is very gentle with children and loves to have fun and play games…that is, until someone gets hurt. Unfortunately, four out of eight times, that someone […]

More Sweet Memories And Pictures of Michelle

Michelle loved baby dolls and real babies, too! Michelle went everywhere in her red boots. She even wore them in the summertime! Daddy called you “cowgirl ballerina”. You always sucked on those two fingers, and grabbed some of my hair with your other hand. You came out of the womb with a blister on those […]

Bradley Is Eight!

Posted under Birth stories, LOL, My Kids Make Me Smile - Oct 5th, 10 - 2 Comments

This truck was in front of us for awhile on our trip this summer. Here is a bit of the conversation: Bradley asks, “Daddy, are you following that truck?” Daddy utters, “Uh, no” Then I question, “Why do you ask, son?” Bradley explains, “Well, it has a sign on the back that says, ‘Follow me.’” […]

Celebrating Some Births

Posted under Birth stories - Jan 4th, 10 - 2 Comments

We have had a wonderful Christmas break—celebrating the birth of our sweet sixteen-year-old daughter (22nd); celebrating the birth of our dear Lord and Savior (25th); celebrating the birth of our marriage (29th); and celebrating the birth of a new year(31st/1st)! Wow! It really is the most wonderful time of the year! However, it also happens […]

100 Things About Me and How God is Good in the Clouds of Life

In the tradition of blogging, when you get to your 100th post you are supposed to write “100 THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF”. So, here goes… 1.) I almost drowned at my sixth birthday “pool party”. 2.) The funny thing was that I accepted the dare to swim across the pool in a floaty race. 3.) A […]

Beholding the Lamb of God

On Sunday, we had our Christmas Celebration at our church. We put on a musical/play based on Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb” CD mentioned in this blog). It was a lot of fun, and it was great hearing people comment on how Lord-honoring it was (thanks, Andrew Peterson). That was our prayer from the beginning. […]

Kids Naming Kids…Not A Good Idea!

We have a great uncle here in town that is really special to us. He  is the kind of man/friend/relative who would do anything for you. So, the other day, it wasn’t surprising when my seven-year-old said that he wanted to name one of his (twenty, he hopes) kids…”Uncle Andy!” Boy, that really made us […]

“I Lost Over Half of My Blood Volume…Normally, That’s Fatal!”

Last night on an episode of “Shark Week” (NetFlix), I heard the following quote: “I lost over half of my blood volume…normally, that’s fatal! I shouldn’t be alive!” The slightly insane man that said this, was attacked by a bull shark while trying to show the world that bull sharks “normally” won’t bite you. This […]