” From God’s abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.” (the official family photo shoot)

Unless the Lord builds a house,    the work of the builders is wasted.Unless the Lord protects a city,    guarding it with sentries will do no good.2 It is useless for you to work so hard    from early morning until late at night,anxiously working for food to eat;    for God gives rest to his loved ones. 3 Children are a gift from the Lord;    they are a reward…

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Where hope irrevocably gains the upper hand (Rose Garden Ceremony)

This is what the Sovereign Lord,    the Holy One of Israel, says:“Only in returning to me    and resting in me will you be saved.In quietness and confidence is your strength.    But you would have none of it.” So the Lord must wait for you to come to him    so he can show you his love and compassion.For the Lord is a faithful God.    Blessed are…

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Home or rehab? Update on my dad

The latest on my dad is disappointing but not unexpected. First, fixing the gash in his head required a plastic surgeon and more than thirty stitches. Dad doesn’t do anything half way! Because of the trauma to his head, more tests were called for, like making sure his vertebrae were not damaged. Then – because…

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a short message from the birthday boy

Since my youth, God, you have taught me,    and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray,    do not forsake me, my God,till I declare your power to the next generation,    your mighty acts to all who are to come.  Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,    you who have done great things.    Who is like…

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Not the Day I Had Planned

So I had this very busy day all planned. Lots to do but well organized. Writing, cleaning, shopping, getting Max groomed, cooking my amazing spaghetti for the dinner Naomi and family are driving all the way from Miami to enjoy. Then a few other things too. But you know what they say: “the best laid…

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