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Just when things begin getting quiet again...

Tragedy strikes!  Ok, that might be a bit dramatic but at least you get the idea... 


Yep, that's our wild man, Connor Judson, in the emergency room of our local hospital this past Sunday evening.  The official story is that Connor was victim of a "hit-and-run" involving a shopping cart at the grocery store an hour before this picture was snapped.  But what actually happened is: Connor was sitting in the seat of the buggy while his daddy was picking over the produce trying to find the freshest fruits available.  Connor's big brother stood up on the end of the cart causing the cart to do a 'wheelie' (as my husband describes it) landing Connor-man on the concrete floor penned by the unruly buggy.  X-rays show a "buckle fracture" just beneathe his knee cap.  We saw an ortho-pedic surgeon today.  He wants to give Connor a week in his "temporary cast" to allow the swelling in his leg to go down, and next week will re-cast him in a permanent cas…

Are You Dead Yet?

One of the unforeseen calamities of parenthood comes with each moment that your young child opens his mouth in the company of others.  You never know what is about to come forth to embarass you for the rest of your days.  We are blessed to have the influence of Bro. Marvin Howard in our children's lives.  Dacey and Jaden have been taken guitar lessons for him for the past three years.  His prayers and words spoken over our children always give us a great comfort in all that they learn from him.  He recently ran this article in our local newspaper about a Monday afternoon encounter he had with our eight year old son, Isaac.  Enjoy!

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The Good Life 

I am blessed on Monday afternoons to have a host of wonderful children and young people pass through the doors of our home.  They come to learn how to play the guitar.  I have graduated several students in the past and always have a steady supply of new students that are eager to learn how to…

The Thorn in My Flesh

Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  2 Corinthians 12:7-10

At times the pain becomes so excruciating that I cannot force my mind to focus on anything else.  I am young still.  It is my desire to be active.  I want to enjoy life to the full and live the abundant life Christ came to give me.  And yet my days are often spent on the couch watching and waiting.

Oh, it isn't always like this.  Sometimes I go for weeks at a time with no sign of this horrible disease.  Then all at once I am str…