Monday, April 11, 2011


My old e-mail server for this account went down some time ago and I conveniently forgot my password. With no valid e-mail account they could not send me a password reminder. I finally figured out the old password and hope to post again. I have some thoughts that I will probably put down tomorrow night.

Friday, July 10, 2009

1 year

I have been at my "new" job for a little over a year now. God continues to bless us in wonderful ways. Car problems have been found "in time" before they became huge problems, we were able to upgrade our camping gear this year and we have a wonderful church family. My mom and Janelle's parents are all in good health and the boys love their grandparents.

Janelle and the boys are travelling with her parents. They have been to Ohio to visit her Aunt Brenda and are now in Illinois to visit her Uncle David. While they are away I have been watching the Tour De France and some other "guy" shows.

I was able to spend two full days at Summer Celebration at Lipscomb, an awesome event. The boys loved the fireworks show the closing night. In a few weeks it will be time for us to work at Camp Manatawny again. Can't wait to see our camp family again.

In Him,


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Where Have I Been?

Last fall our home computer crashed and sadly appears to be gone for good. I have a work laptop but generally avoid blogs on it. We still haven't replaced our home computer but I decided to post an update. Christmas was great, the boys really loved it. Janelle's parents were able to come in from China so the boys had Christmas here with Janelle's parents and in Maryville with my mom, my brother and his family.

Things are crazy busy at work, but that beats not having anything to do. Janelle is working at H&R Block during tax season, then it will be time for a vacation. We are going back to Camp Manatawny to work again this year and are looking forward to that. Christoper turns 4 in April and before I know it he will be school age. WOW!

Have a great weekend of worship,


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Special Prayer

Ever since Christopher began pre-school this year he has prayed "God is great, God is good....." at mealtimes. While we were at my mother's on Christmas Day Christopher said he would like to say a special prayer which included several things for which he was thankful. We were thankful that he wanted to do this and not the standard memorized prayer.

Jacob on the other hand can pray and pray and pray. He is often speaking in some unknown tongue but he has his head bowed and eyes closed, usually with his forehead resting upon the table.

Happy New Year!

In Him,


Monday, December 22, 2008

Counting Blessings

It is a slow day at work today (yippee, we all needed that) and I actually have time to look at the web for something other than work related matters. During this time of the holidays I think we all tend to pause and count our blessings. Here are some of the things that I am thankful for:

1. My wife
2. My kids
3. My parents
4. My brother and his family
5. All the in-laws
6. Extended family
7. My new job (is it still new after 6 montsh?)
8. A house payment that does not over extend our budget
9. My church family
10. Freedom
11. The Mountains
12. While I don't like being overweight, I am grateful that we always have enough to eat
13. Friends
14. The parents of my sons' future wives
16. A slow day at work
17. Sunsets
18. Lakes
19. Mountain streams
20. That I have a God who loves me enough to give this and more than I can ask for

Happy Holidays,


Thursday, December 18, 2008


There is something magical about this season. The first snow makes us laugh and play with wonde'r and delight. The look on our childrens' faces as they get excited about Christmas, Santa and presents.

Compare that to our faces as we go to the malls, work, or the grocery store. Where did the magic go? Where is the wonder. Maybe if we slow down and be Christ in these places rather than pushing our way through another activity then the wonder will return.

In Him,


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sorry so long

Sorry it has been so long since my last blog. Life keeps getting busier and busier and spending time on the computer is sometimes a luxury. We had a busy Thanksgiving week as we were in East Tennessee the entire time. The boys got to play with their cousins and spend a great deal of time at grandmother's. While we all enjoyed the visit we were also very glad to be home.

As we were coming home a pickup truck came flying down the mountain in the right hand lane. We were in the left lane in a line of cars passing the slower traffic. Well the truck came flying down the right hand lane and came upon the car in front of him at too high of a rate of speed and decided it would be better to come in my lane than rear end the car in front of him at about a 40 mile per hour differential in speed. As his back wheel was parallel with my wife in the passenger seat he began coming over. I got hard on the brakes and the horn, use as much asphalt as was available to my left and we managed to avoid touching bumpers by fractions of an inch. God was watching out for us.

Now it is back to routine...until the weekend! The holidays have a way of filling up your a very wonderful way. Happy Holidays.

In Him,