Happy Anniversary!

Today is an important day in our family.  Today is my Grandparents anniversary.  They are both living in Heaven now.  I miss them so badly that I cannot begin to tell you how much.  I would love to sit with my Grandpa and tell him how I am the Pastor of a Church now.  He would be so proud I am sure.  I would love to sit down with my Grandma and learn how she makes her tomato gravy.  I crave it sometimes this time of year when the tomatoes are fresh from the garden.

Today is important because it is my cousin’s anniversary also.  Buddy and Marlene were married on this date twenty-one (21) years ago.  They picked this date in honor of our Grandparents.  I am glad because the day still holds great reason for celebration.

As I sit here remembering years gone by and events long past my mind moves to the Word of God in Proverbs 10:7, “The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.”  As I sit here musing on the just ones of my family it makes my heart smile thinking about the godly heritage I am blessed with.  I only hope one day that I can leave a legacy like these who have gone on before us.

So, how are you doing?


Today is a very special day to our family.  July 31st is my Grandparents anniversary.  They are both in Heaven and we miss them deeply.  Yet, as much as we miss them none of us would wish them back to this vale of tears for nothing.

In order to honor our Grandparents my cousin and his wife were also married on July 31st.  Today is their 20th wedding anniversary.  Happy 20th anniversary Buddy and Marlene!  We wish you many more blessed anniversaries together.

As I thought about all of this a verse of Scripture came to mind.  Let’s look at what Paul tells us in Romans 13:7, “Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”  There are many ways that I would like to honor both of these godly couples; but, time and money just will not permit.  So, all I can do is honor them with this little offering.  God bless the memory of our Grandparents and God bless Buddy and Marlene!  We love you all deeply!

So, how are you doing?

March 20, 2014

Today is an exciting day.  Today, Tara and I will go to the optometrist and I will get new contacts and she might get new glasses.  We live life in the fast lane for sure.

Actually, today is a great milestone in our lives.  Twenty (20) years ago today we stood before Pastor William Brown at the Pittsboro Baptist Church  in front of God and our family and friends and we two, became one flesh.  Today is our wedding anniversary.  We moved our wedding date up several months and there were people who tried with all their heart and sincerity to talk us out of it.  Many thought that in less than nine (9) months there would be fruit of a premarital who-rah would show forth (proved them wrong).

As a twenty-five year old preacher boy I stood and pledged my love to my much younger wife to be in the presence of Almighty God and the gathered witnesses.  I will promise you our lives have never been the same for sure.  One of the most important events was the day that my wife dragged me to the altar at the Church we attended and proclaimed to me that she needed to be saved.  Praise the LORD!  Then there was the day that our son was born.  This has turned out to be a life long roller coaster and adventure in and of it’s self.

In all of this God has remained faithful to me, my wife and our son.  I can echo the sentiment of the popular song by the Happy Goodman family, “If I could, still I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now.”

Happy 20th Anniversary Tara!  I love you!’

So, how are you doing?

Thanksgiving 29

My wife came into the home office and told me that she has been reading all of my Thanksgiving posts and she did not read one time that I said that I am thankful for her.  We don’t fight.  We do have some moments of intense fellowship though. I honestly thought that one of my previous posts mentioned her and my love for her.  Maybe I dreamed it and thought it really happened.

We have been through a lot together over the past nineteen years.  It will soon be twenty.  We have seen many good times.  We have seen many bad times for sure.  Yet through it all we have stayed together.  She is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  She does bring much joy and sunlight into our lives.  I am thankful for that.  We both have our days for sure.

I have ministered to many me over the years that purposely stayed away from home because the climate of their home matched that of our current Indiana weather (14′ I believe).  This is so sad.  I am sure there is blame on both sides; but, we need to be adults and work through our problems.

Yes, I am thankful for my wife!  I love you Tara!

So, how are you doing?