Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Merry Christmas from our Home to Yours!

Christmas 2013

We're grateful for this season of the year! We enjoy the opportunity to celebrate the moments of joy the Lord has brought throughout our year. We rejoice over each of you as we receive the news of God's goodness in your lives too!

April brought a joyous trip to Israel with thirteen other travelers. We can not believe how much of God's ground we covered in just over a week. It was blessing to be with new friends and long time friends! Shmulik our guide was beyond amazing! It was truly a once in a lifetime trip. The blessings continue! Dave captured some great photos! You can see those and pictures from other trips at

Dave taking pictures for Parker's Band Interim near TCU.

Enders Island, CT
Dave continues to work at Sabre Holdings.  In addition he continues to develop his cooking, photography and coffee roasting skills. People like to remind me how spoiled I am. It's true. He also co-leads our Home Group from church. People appreciate Dave's many talents.

I completed a Spiritual Direction Training program in June. It was a two year journey that included lots of new friends and the joy of time in New England. This is a picture of the commissioning service at the end. Cheri continues to be grateful for her role at the Evangelical Center for Spiritual Wisdom.

Jordan has made a joyful entry into our lives! Matt and Jordan have been dating since May and the four of us have enjoyed spending time together. We traveled to Minnesota in the summer, up to Kansas State to celebrate Matt's 21st birthday in the fall and have plans to go skiing together in January.

Matt is a Junior at Kansas State. He's studying Kinesiology. It's a great fit for him. He continues to play Ultimate. This picture was taken a summer league. If you want to see him in action on the field you just need to "friend" Dave on Facebook. Matt and his teammates make a regular appearance there! Matt's college experience has been a good one and we're very grateful for how God has provided for him. He's working towards graduating next December.

The big family event in 2013 was the marriage of our nephew CJ to his bride Ashley. It was a beautiful day. Terry, my brother, is a pastor and officiated the ceremony. It was a weekend full of one blessing after another. Nieces - Emily, Megan, Dad, Mom, Ashley, CJ, Terry, Leah, Me, Matt and Dave.

We love you! We wish you a happy and joyful New Year! May the peace of Christ rule in all of our hearts in 2014! Cheri for Dave and Matt too!


Robyn Rochelle E. said...

Such a beautiful home and life!
I am excited to read what God does in 2014.

RETA said...

I LOVE your blogspot! I LOVE your posts! I LOVE your pictures! I LOVE your Christ. Oh, how I pray that our Jesus will accomplish His will and purposes through you this new year. May blessings abound for you!