Last night we were sharing some photos of our family with friends who came to celebrate Year 31 of arrival in Brazil. These two floated to the surface of the pile. Continue reading
Taken just before Tessa’s bedtime yesterday. It was a long day. She went shopping with Aunt Yeiya (Leila) and Vovó, took a long nap, had a great time at Judah’s birthday party. And still finished up smiling!
This was taken today at Judah’s big pirate party for his third birthday, in Mt Juliet TN. He’s the pirate kid in the back behind Vicki in his dad’s arms. It was good to have all our kids together.
At least, it is most of the time. This trip has been spent more with family, however, for several reasons, among them, my parents’ 60 wedding anniversary.
The photo is of me teaching and reporting at the Acton congregation in Michie TN, last Wednesday, May 6.
It had been a while since we’d been to Acton, so it was good to catch up with them. We also enjoyed some time with long-time friends Nor and Linda Hagy, spending that night with them before going to Henderson the next day to see our kids.
Nor told us he had been appointed an elder in the congregation, as well as having left his job for semi-retirement. He continues to serve as treasurer.
Leila and her roommate Emili came to Acton for my report, since the congregation is about 45 minutes from FHU. They also went back to Nor and Linda’s home with us and visited a while before returning to campus.
Vicki and I enjoyed lunch today with Nick and Amy Fowler at Amy’s parents’ home in Mt Juliet TN. Our paths happened to cross on this trip.
Nick and Amy are sponsored by the Mt Juliet church. Nick and Jonah came to visit us in SJCampos last year. We’ve had some good contact with them over the past couple of years. We met Nick the first time at Polishing the Pulpit 2013. Continue reading
Bom dia, gente! Good morning, folks! If you’re traveling today, like me, enjoy the ride. If you’re staying close to home today, enjoy the familiar surroundings. Continue reading
This flower greeted me this fine morning on this quiet day, no sound in the street or in the house, just this orangish smile and me.
And so I greet all on this cheery January 1st, as we thank God for the year past, for another day of life, for the prospect of another year. Continue reading