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Today is Emily’s Birthday!  I made her scones even though she wasn’t home in the morning as the 22 years prior!  Then tonight Connor invited us to join them at Rain Forest Cafe for dinner.  One of Emily’s favorite restaurants growing up!  It was fun!  I will also say that is was a very odd feeling […]

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Biola Soccer in Japan!

I am so proud of Clayton.  He is pursuing excellence in so many areas of his life and actively following and serving Jesus!  He left today for 2 weeks in Japan, playing soccer with his team and ministering through soccer camps in Osaka and Iwakuna.   Join me in prayer and follow the team on the […]

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                                                  Some random wedding pics from facebook! Because people asked I said I would post what I said at the reception…Others said much more meaningful things but I did not ask […]

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People have asked me to post what I said at the wedding ceremony when I was asked, “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?”  Here it is…. Connor, you and Emily have known each other for a few years.  She and I go way back.  In fact, I was there the day […]

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Last night at the rehearsal dinner we were asked to give you advice or helpful words to get started on your married life.  You won’t remember much of what we said but my best advice is to become the person you want to be married to.  The rest are just some of my hurried thoughts: It […]

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Dear Jim, It is Easter.   ( And it would have been your dad’s 90th birthday!). It is funny that this most important holiday is a bit overshadowed by Emily’s wedding, which is only a week away! The walk to the cross felt like a brief intermission to the “big event” of Emily and Connor’s Wedding. […]

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Clayton Turns 19

Clayton – You are my blood, my baby. You grew inside of me. I felt you move, experienced your kicks and hiccups, felt your heart beat so close to my own before anyone could know you. I have watched you grow day after day more godly, intelligent, fun, and special than I could I could […]

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Even though I may be losing my influence over my kids (like I ever really had it in the last 10 years anyway) as they fly the coop and leave me in the nest, empty, I do have an “ace” up my sleeve!  Their heavenly Father still has their hearts and their lives in his […]

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