Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Draining the pool, but not our FUN!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day Pirate Sailing Adventure!

End of the Season

This was the first year the boys played baseball and they had such a blast!

Here they are with their trophies! We're looking forward to Winter Ball coming up in September! We'll keep you posted on their progress!

Praising the Lord for all the joy of seeing these two grow up!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Awards Day!

Praising God for the two He's entrusted to us!

Today was Awards Day at Cav & Aidan's school - a day to celebrate the hard work and achievements of all of the students. Unfortunately, I couldn't be there, but Sean was there and sent the following email to me. What a blessing to have such gifted, loving boys (of course I am bias) and a husband so loving and supportive of His family! I praise God for the blessings He so graciously lavishes upon us!!

Note from Sean regarding the Awards Day:

Well, it goes without saying that we have been truly blessed by God with both of our boys. I heard some beautiful things about them today from their teachers and classmates and they are both amazing students and young men. I couldn't have been more proud of both of them today.

Cavan's Christian character trait selected by his teachers was Patience. Funny thing is that's what his classmates voted for him as well for a separate award - Most Patient Classmate. Cavan made the Principal's List (straight As) again for the 4th quarter; correctly spelled 204 challenge words this year (3rd highest in his class); and completed the highest level of Mad Dog Math(tying for first place with his best pal Jonathon).

Aidan's Christian character trait selected by his teacher was Industrious for his passion to just jump right into projects and utilize his problem-solving skills. His teacher commented on how he sticks with a job and completes it using resources provided to him, as well as other resources he finds or creates on his own. It was so great to hear about the great strides he made this year in learning both academics and spiritual truths!

May we continue to be blessed by our sons walking in the paths of wisdom and righteousness in Christ! "The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him." Proverbs 23:24

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Small Group, Big Blessings!

We are so blessed to be a part of CBC's Thrive Marrieds Ministry! One of the key facets of the ministry is its commitment to small group time. Small groups enable couples to connect on a deeper level with other Christian couples and most important, they provide encouragement and accountability to apply God's Word to our daily lives. We recently were honored to be able to help start a new group, Group 7! It's such a blessing to be able to serve the Lord and our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in this new way! We may be a small group, but we are all experiencing BIG blessings as we seek the Lord together! It's also such a joy to see our children connecting with each other too! The pictures below are from our first small group dinner together! It was definitely a fun night of fellowship and we look forward to continuing to grow together in the Lord! Thank you, Group 7, you are big blessing in our lives and we praise God for you! (1 Thessalonians 3:9)

Group 7's First Small Group Dinner!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Baseball Opening Day

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Quick Update on Cuba Mission Trip

We've been blessed to receive two phone calls from Sean so far (both about 3 minutes in length). So in less than six minutes of total discourse, here's the highlights of what the Lord is doing in Cuba ...

On Saturday the team spent the entire day helping with the children's and youth ministry activities, including an evening service for the teens.

Also that day, an older gentleman in the church asked if Pastor Lucas could share the gospel with a neighbor and her sister that he had been witnessing to. So Pastor Lucas and a few members of the team went over to visit her and her sister. Praise the Lord, they both accepted Christ as their Savior!

On Sunday, the team spent the day with the various local house churches and also held a baptism service at the ocean. Sean said it was rainy and windy, but four souls stepped into the chilly waters to be baptized. Praise the Lord for their obedience to Christ's command. That evening, the local house churches were able to gather together to hold a communion service. Sean said about 70 believers crammed into a small building to remember our Lord and sings songs of praise! What a blessing!

You can check out the post below for the plans for the rest of the week ... please continue to pray for the team there and for the local churches that the Lord will edify and strengthen them all as they continue sharing the Good News with all who will hear! God bless you!!