3rd time’s the charm…?

I have been set free from the needle today. An immunization needle, mind you. (Just wanted to clarify that one!) 😉 I received my last vaccination for the trip to China. We still have not heard any news on the referral or travel. This is just the completion of another preliminary step in the adoption process. Incidentally, I would ask that you please pray for my family as we continue to wait…and wait…and…well, you get the idea! Patience is a hard virtue to put into practice. Trusting in the Lord’s provision (and timing) is also a constant struggle. We humans … Continue reading 3rd time’s the charm…?

______ are gifts from the Lord

Many people would fill this blank in with the answer, children. This is certainly a correct answer, but another equally correct answer also fills the blank. My answer: Parents. I’ll be honest…there have been many selfish moments in my life where I would not admit this fact. But when I look at where I am, what I’ve learned and been taught, how I react to my circumstances, who I “hang out” with, what I believe, where I spend my time…(this is certainly not exhaustive)…I willingly admit, these areas have been influenced by my God-given, loving parents. My parents have been … Continue reading ______ are gifts from the Lord

27 below

I just got back from a very refreshing trip to a friend’s cabin in Colorado. Yes, as the title says, the temperature did go below zero! FRIGID…but we survived. Our best friend was indoors – the wood-burning stove! I had a wonderful time of fellowship and fun with great friends. And, of course, Colorado is a great place to be reminded of the great Creator God I serve! Check out my pics from the trip by clicking the link below: “27 Below”: facebook photo album Continue reading 27 below

Decorating a Door…

Yep, my brother and I decorated a door for the Christmas season…. The office complex we work at had a contest for door decorations…I couldn’t resist! This was a great opportunity not only to be creative, but also to be a witness to the rest of the complex. Our design was based on a simple version of the nativity scene, with the stable and manger set in a “typical” Bethlehem environment. Using black posterboard as the background, we placed miniature stars in the “sky” part and we hung a “3D” Christmas star over the top center of the door. My … Continue reading Decorating a Door…