Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bye Bye

One last group picture of Jason and his family before goodbye
Over the tops of the heads of the people going through the airport security at a distance of about 70 feet we got one last look at Arianna, Lilia, Jason, and Angie waving at me and Janie.  I am sure that Arianna does not understand that we will not be seeing her for a very long time.  It was a sad moment.  At present we plan to make a trip to France to see them in the spring of 2014.  We enjoyed the summer with its many hours of grandchildren time. 
Arianna turns 2 Friday, we partied minutes before goodbye
With Labor day nearing our summer is coming to an end.  We are going to relax this weekend and then get back to our work on Sunday.  I have several hours of work to get done today and then Thursday its off to Canton's First Monday Trades day.  Friday will be spent with our mothers and Saturday its back to Hillsboro. 
Our church has bought a new 15 passenger van.  It is really nice and much quieter than our old one.  We now have 2 vans and are trying to sell our yellow school bus.  We took Jason and his family to the airport in the old van only because the back seat was already out of it making room for their 19 suitcases.  Janie and I went by Cabela's which is about 15 miles from the airport.  We enjoyed shoping and ate supper there.  We bought a few things and then fought the rush hour traffic in Fort Worth making it home safely. 
My mother-in-law with all 17 of her great grandchildren
I have the MBA of Texas church letter forms ready to print out.  I am going to try to get those in the mail early next week.  There are 277 churches in the MBA of Texas as of right now.  This number is down by about 30 from when I became the clerk.  That is a trend that I hope reverses this coming year.  The last thing we need is for churches to be closing their doors.  God bless you.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Took this picture of Janie on Tuesday this week
I have purchased a new Bible software for my MAC Book Pro called "Accordance."  It is the best I have ever seen or used.  I am heavily into the Greek and Hebrew languages of the Bible along with the parsings and grammar of the original words of a text.  This software was written for a Mac and now that I have it my Mac is unadulterated.  I no longer run any programs in a "Windows" shell or environment.  Its all Mac OS X now.  I upgraded to the latest Mac OS and I really like it.
Janie and I have spent a lot of time this week visiting with various ones of our church.  On Monday I preached at the nursing home and took care of some business in town.  Tuesday we visited with the lady who runs the "Meals on Wheels" operation at our church to discuss some things.  We mailed the above picture off to a church in Palestine where Janie will be the guest speaker at a ladies event. We visited a couple who are members of our church that live in a small town north of Hillsboro. We visited at the assisted living facility here in Hillsboro where two of our church members reside. We returned there again today for a visit and then went by another of our church member's home for a visit and to take care of some business for our son Jason.  After a stop at the bank and post office we are now back home working away.  I just finished studying for tonight's lesson from Revelation and "Accordance" was a big help with that.  We will be leaving in the morning to head for Henderson to check on our mothers. 
I was sick Sunday night and for the first time in 17 years missed a church service due to illness.  I had migraine headache.  I had what I call a "Hezekiah" moment with the Lord in prayer (Isaiah 38:2) and he heard me.  My headache ceased completely at 6:47 pm Sunday.  It was the best headache I have ever had because it took me where I needed to go and it showed to me the glory of God.  God bless you.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Grandchildren 2012

Our grandchildren Summer 2012
Janie and I have 12 grandchildren and number 13 is due the end of January 2013.  We love our grandkids.  They are, one and all, good kids.  It would be nice to have that many grandkids and yet still have the energy that we had before any of them were born.
Janie has been working a lot lately and I have been busy.  The summer has passed quickly and it seems as though I have spent little time with my sweet wife.  I have a weeks vacation scheduled for mid October and plan to go hiking with my brother, Steve.  Janie will spend that week with her mother.  Our next vacation we will spend with each other.  God bless you.