Wednesday, July 22, 2009

fun on the farm!

photos belong to the Tobias family

Last Saturday we hosted a reunion for our small group. Brian and Julia Tobias, along with their children Hayne and Natalie (4 weeks old!), recently became on Army family! We were so glad to see them again, and to get the chance to all be together.

1) Some of the gang venturing into the creek.
2) The Tobias family (minus Hayne).
3) Pete pushing me down our homemade slip-n-slide.

Honestly, I live for these moments... times when we can just soak up the sun and play with good friends and family.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Hey All!

Pete doesn't know I'm writing this!

Pete has had several opportunities to accomplish a lot of "firsts". Within the past month, he has led a baby dedication, begun leading pre-marital counseling sessions, and has preached his first sermon! Among all of these things, the Lord is developing relationships between us and the community in ways we are in awe of. The Lord is pulling us closer to Himself and growing us in ways we could not have expected. In it all, we are trying desperately to hear the beat of his heart... hoping in His good nature... trusting Him for everything.

If you have 30ish minutes to listen to Pete's first ever sermon, it will be well worth it. You will find the audio at:

It is under the series "Cultivating Craving" and is entitled "What Motivated Jesus?".

Thank you for involving yourselves in our lives.
Hope you all enjoy a celebratory July 4th weekend.
We're thinking of you!