A Quick Update

Sitting here, staring at my computer screen, I am searching for words to get on paper.  Writing is not that easy for me, yet I need to communicate with you because I think I kind of dropped off the radar.

Katie, Susan, Jessica, Henry and Bekah

With all the recent activities going on with my family and the starting of Hillsview Church, I haven’t been able to find time to post or record.  This is a good thing for me as I am enjoying my family’s accomplishments and am rejoicing with them as they all head into new and notable things.

Jessica, just graduated from Spring Arbor University in May, with Departmental Honors.  She held a 3.7 grade average throughout her career, while playing for the Lady Cougar’s Soccer Program.  The program itself is very demanding and takes a tremendous amount of discipline to keep up with.  So, to keep her academics high also, is something to be praised.  She has moved back home, a change after being away for 5 years, and we are happy to have her.  She has an internship with Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Syracuse University starting in the fall, and she is very excited about this wonderful opportunity.

Bekah has been working full time at Target, and is very active in her church.  She has grown into such a beautiful young women.  She has been dating a nice young man for over 2 years and we’ll see where it goes, but it does look pretty serious. ๐Ÿ™‚  We are so proud of her accomplishments as she  transitioned into such a responsible person.  She is dedicated and always prompt.  Her priorities are in order and she is having great success in life through the right choices she has made.  She is 21 and Jess is 23… Wow, it’s just hard to believe.

Katie, is a Senior! (Well, in the fall she will really enjoy this privilage.)  It is unbelievable for us.  We are proud of all of her accomplishments with Volleyball, choir and her love for people.  We’ll see how things come together for her over the next year as she prepares for the next phase of life.  Without a doubt, she’ll be charging into her future with confidence and determination.  It’s hard to keep up with her as she goes three times our pace, but she keeps us on our toes so that’s a good thing.

As for Henry and I, we are so filled with excitement and joy with our new ministry opportunity.  We have known for a very long time that we would eventually pastor.  We have been doing it for many years even though we didn’t have the title or held a lead position.  We have so many things in our hearts and look forward to growing in Christ with the people of the Greater Syracuse area.  The best is yet to come, and we are preparing for it.

Hillsview Church is now gather together every Sunday at 10 am, at the Palace Theater in Syracuse, NY

In summary:
I just wanted to bring you up to date a little.  To let you know that I do all my recordings and writing here at home, and with a full house for the summer it is difficult to find a quiet place to produce “The Deeper Life.”  I hope to get some episodes in, but they won’t be weekly.  We have travel plans for July and August.  August is a trip to Guatemala with a small team, and July is a trip to TX.

Exciting News:
On June 27th. Henry and I will celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary.  We are still in love and growing more in love.  We look forward to many more years together.  ๐Ÿ™‚

I love you dear friends!

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