Thursday, December 4, 2014


Our message last night at church was from Matthew 10:16.  It stuck with me and I have thought about it over and over.  We who know the Lord really are like sheep, and the world around us is like the wolves we have to deal with every single day.  The Lord said, 'I' send you....and if He sends us, we can contend with these wolves.  Ok, through with 'churchy' talk!

     I really don't have any news to report.  Aryn's basketball team played their first district game last night.  They won and she scored 26 points.
     We are enjoying the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel this year.  It is so refreshing to watch a decent movie again.
     We have a very large bus ministry at our church and last year we began an 'Angel Tree', where there are ornaments on the tree, with a child's name and age and boy or girl.  Anyone that wants to participate, can take an ornament and buy a $10.00 gift.  On the Sunday of our Cantata, after it is over, all the children go to the fellowship hall and get a gift and refreshments.  This picture is from summer and the number of children has grown.  Some of these children wouldn't have any gifts for Christmas so if we can help in a small way, it is a blessing.
     I will need to go shop for my gifts today, plus I need to make an appointment with my eye doc, to have this cataract removed from my right eye.  It will be nice to see clearly again.



  1. Our church has a couple of "Angel Trees" and we also feel blessed to be able to help those less fortunate, and especially the little ones. We have an 8 year old boy and a 10 year old boy this year. They both have quite a list, including bikes (which we can't afford for them!), but we can do Legos, a football, a remote controlled car and perhaps a t-shirt. Shoes are also on the list. Breaks my heart that they need to ask for shoes. We'll see what we can find. I'd rather do that than have something for me under the tree, actually.

    Congrats to Aryn and her team! They just keep on winning!! Awesome!

    Keep us posted on the cataract. I have one now...still too new to think about surgery, though.

  2. Our church has an angel tree too. It's fun to get things for those kids.

  3. What a wonderful opportunity to give! I'm sure the children will treasure this kindness.