Happy Monday, y’all! We wanted to share pictures from our big family get-together on Labor Day. It turned out warm and wonderful, and the backyard rang with laughter and good fellowship. We’re happy to have Anna Marie back with us.
We’re grateful for family who loves the Lord Jesus and each other.
Dad and Mom put a lot of work into our BBQ, and a special thanks to Gigi for providing it!
We’re excited to share wedding pictures very soon. Hopefully this week depending on my schedule. I’m so grateful to the Lord for His grace during this intense season of working on my book. Saturday afternoon, I emailed it to our copyeditor!
“But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer” (1 Peter 4:7).
Joseph and Elissa have moved! Not very far really, but not like when they only lived a mile from us. With the birth of Caleb, they felt they outgrew their starter house and began looking for a bigger one. They decided to settle in Kansas City, closer to their church.
After finding their new house, they put their old house on the market. It sold right away.
Joseph and Elissa are only about fifteen minutes away from Jesse and Anna Patrice. Both couples go to the same church.
We know we will miss having Joseph and Elissa so close, but we are happy that found a home they are delighted with. They said they plan to make it back regularly for family Sunday lunches.
“Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (Psalm 127:1).
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).
This summer Anna was helping us do some clearing out in our attic and discovered a couple of treasures—two large print, children’s Bibles that were a couple of our children’s first Bibles. They show much wear from loving use.
When our children could read on their own, we wanted each to have his own Bible and read it daily. We chose an inexpensive, hard-backed, large print Bible for their first Bibles. They were not old enough to care for a leather Bible.
Over time, by being responsible and diligent in their personal Bible reading, they each earned a nice, leather Bible.
Trusting in Jesus, Teri
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (1 Peter 2:2).
Life is a whirlwind, and we’re grateful for all the Lord has set before us. His blessings are abundant, and we praise Him!
Dad and Mom had an amazing time in the mountains. We’re happy they had a time of refreshment and enjoying God’s creation.
August came to a close with full schedules, and we welcomed September. Last week, we experienced several days of cold and rain–breaking a temperature record from the early 1900s.
For me, days blur together in a whirlwind of editing. We’re almost there, and I’m grateful to everyone who has helped with the project. This is my final week before the book goes to the copyeditor. My to do list is growing for after it’s off.
We love you all! What is something you’re grateful for today?
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).
Our children had many happy hours in creative play. They wore out several cozy coupes and there were more than a few tickets written.
The children got behind the wheel at an early age. Even if there were iPads and computer games then, we still would have chosen this sort of play.
On a walk, Steve and I saw a cozy coupe out for the trash some time ago. It still looked serviceable so it came home. On our Labor Day picnic, we brought it out. It was so cute to see Joseph and John’s children reenacting the type of play their dads played years earlier.
Kyle needing some serious help from cousin Axton. The push was much easier once Kyle kept his feet off the ground.
“We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done” (Psalm 78:4).
At our big Labor Day get-together, the backyard was full of happy activity.
Jesse’s Anna was playing Frisbee with Danny, and often, she had to run quite a ways to retrieve it. But she was good-natured, thinking you can’t expect much skill out of a four-year-old. Later to her surprise, Danny announced to her: “I like to throw it far to watch you run!”
Silly little kids.
Shortly after, he threw it to her with accuracy. 🙂
“In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.” (Psalm 44:8).
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