Thursday, June 28, 2007

13 years as husband and wife

Kristin and I met through a blind-date my sophomore year of college (her freshman). That was 1991. Last night we reminisced a little on how much has changed. I asked if she ever imagined then how weird she'd become by marrying me: a homeschooling mother of 5 interracial children who lives in New Mexico!

A little over 13 years ago on an evening stroll along the river walk in San Antonio I asked this wonderful woman to marry me and then the astonishment of the ages occurred--she said "yes" and followed it up with an "I do."

A big thank you to Katie for watching the children last night so Kristin and I could have some time to savor a meal and the passing of 13 God-blessed years.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Isaiah

Isaiah turns 5!

One of his favorite things: his bird-beak hairdo (Grace invites him to her beauty parlor after bathtime and he comes out very proud of his do).

What he wants to be when he grows up: a race-car driver.

What I learned from him during family worship this week: don't eat the fruit in heaven (he's worried about "that tree" [the tree of the knowledge of good and evil]).

Favorite recreational activity: wrestling with his daddy.

Why he wants to be 5: so he can learn to read.

Happy Birthday, buddy!

Trouble and Anguish

Note to my church friends,

The Session is scheduled to meet today and can use our prayers for uncommon wisdom, clarity in judgement, and courage. In this time of trouble and anguish in our church, entrust yourself to One who judges justly, and pray that He will do this through the men of our Session.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Add a caption

Eli went to a pool party this weekend and ended up wetting his hair with more than just water. After the lifeguard bandaged him up and he got some rest he was doing fine. But this photo begs for embellishment. Here are a few suggested captions (don't forget engineers aren't known for their humor, I'm sure you can do better):

Social worker to adoptive parents: "When did you stop beating your kids?"
"Finally, proof that Tim is harsh after all."
"Some kids will do anything to miss church"

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Precious in his sight is the death of his saints

Rest in peace, Grandfather Witty. He died at 100 years old a few days ago. Albert Mohler had this to say about him,

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and president of the SBC Council of Seminary Presidents, described Witty as "a great Christian leader, a passionate Christian educator and one of the great innovative minds of his generation.

You can read a fuller account of his life here.