“We salute You” – Grace Maul turns 91 (photos and prayers)

All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal …

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Grandpa David Turns 94!

In this summer of big events, my dad has quietly notched up another year around the sun. Our granddaughter Beks, who is going into 4th grade and loves math, said, "If he was 100 he'd be born in 1922 so we just have to add six because 100 take away 94 is six so he …

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A Big Week for Special Moments (Photo-Friday)

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.James 1:17 - Beks turns nine! Getting under way with Beks' ninth birthday last Saturday, this has been a pretty interesting week. Add in Father's Day, a big birthday for our son Andrew, Beks' first …

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Happy #40 Andrew! Plus some Father’s Day reflections

Whoever fears/respects the Lord has a secure fortress,    and for their children it will be a refuge.Proverbs 14:26 It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:3-4 …

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birthday notes, comfort food, and an epic card

But the godly will flourish like palm trees    and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house.    They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit;    they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The Lord is just!    He is my rock!Psalm 92:12-15 - good job on the …

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On the Occasion of my Dad’s 90th Birthday

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this. - Galatians 5:22-23 The instructions were simple. Write out a grateful memory and then be prepared to share it out loud at the party. Today's party is to celebrate my dad's …

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never miss the opportunity to celebrate… and to live!

Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. - James 4:14 I have two things on my mind this morning. First, my birthday celebrations over the past couple of days have been full with love, …

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