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A new years resolution in Sept…..not that I believe in them.

11 Sep

It has been months since I have posted on here, accepting that the resolution I made to write weekly, never came to pass. With that said, I am now committing to write in here monthly. Maybe I can keep to that, so let’s see how it goes…. It is worse that I thought, taking a peek at my last post, it was in January, failed mission I would say!  Well here goes….

Our new grand baby, August, has added so much to our lives with joy and excitement. He turns one year old on October 4th, so the Mickey Mouse party is in full planning with plenty of pictures to follow! Summer was a whirlwind with going to South Africa for three weeks, celebrating with my sister Ann as she turned 70 this year. It was great to see and spend time with family and friends over there. Michael was able to join us as he led a leadership conference in Francistown, Botswana and visited Jerry and Jana Lackey with the Love Botswana Outreach Mission. Sarah had the opportunity of going with us and we enjoyed the visit and travels of Africa together. Now with Sarah in her last year at Concordia University here in Austin, we are kind of empty nesters. It is an adjustment as we really miss having our kids living with us but we really can’t complain as none of them are more than 15 minutes or so from our doorstep! 

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August at the Austin Zoo.

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Celebrating with Ann!

Family!

Family!

September is a really busy month for us at the church with tons of fun things happening plus we are participating in exploreGod.com which is an outreach ministry going on here in the city. God is moving in people’s lives at TOLC and it is exciting to see what God is doing and waiting in anticipation to see what He has planned for us all!  Plus football season has begun so let’s watch some Cowboys!

Today being 9/11, let us never forget the brave heroes who gave their lives trying to say other….I will never forget. Praying today for those who lost their loved ones 12 years ago and praying for the healing and restoration of our Nation.

If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave,and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

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Catch-Up Time

8 Oct

Well we did return from Alabama, that being in my last post but been so hectic since then. Not having posted for sometime. I will really try to write more often.  So, where to begin….  In June I lead a mission team to Maun, Botswana, Love Botswana Ministries, for two weeks with 12 other people.  It was an amazing time where we saw lots of teamwork and ministry take place. One of the biggest blessings was that Sarah was able to go too, which is a great testimony to her healing.  At the same time Michael was leading a leadership conference in Francistown, Botswana with 3 other pastors.

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We then met up in South Africa and visited with my family for two weeks. Michael returned home a week before us as he did not want to miss to many weeks at the church.

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In July we send off our Kids to Kids camp with Kristen where they had a blast as usual. I then went to Port O Conner with a group of ladies for a get-away, which was a blessing.  VBS then came along and was a great success too.  August was a time for preparing for Sarah to move back onto campus at Concordia, which she was excited about.  September zoomed by with a trip to CFNI in Dallas to attend the Voice of Healing conference. It was awesome to be back in that great atmosphere and we heard and received some great teachings.  October has now arrived and we have kicked it off with celebrating Daniels birthday. He has been blessed with a new job and hired by Apple in a full-time position!!!  So there was a lot to celebrate. We mourn the lost of Steve Job and pray for his family as he ended his life fighting cancer. Apple and Pixar have lost a great man and hope the best for them in the future.  So now what?

Well…stay tuned and I promise to do better with posting.