12 July 2009

Cadence Turns One-Year Old!

You can stay up-to-date with Cadence and her parents by clicking on the "Jessica's Family" link on the left.


July Prayer Letter


I’m finished with my travels (New York, Colorado, and Arizona) and will be sticking around Omaha for the next several months. It was great to see all of my kids and grand-kids!

I enjoyed the Ripe for Harvest missions conference in Phoenix; there were 95 of us in attendance! It was good to meet the missionaries, as well as the folks that run the organization. I've been with them for 5-6 years, but had never attended one of their conferences before. We had several informative workshops to choose from, great Bible teaching sessions, a meaningful commissioning service, a wonderful closing communion celebration, and incredible food!

Last week I started working on my next book. The stories are already written, but I have several rounds of editing and proof-reading to do. Although it is very time-consuming, I actually do enjoy such work.

I’d appreciate your prayers:

  • Tenacity and focus on my goal
  • Discernment regarding the many, many detailed decisions that go into writing a book.

Recently, while having lunch with Marie, she saw someone she knew. After greeting Darlene, Marie asked if she knew Deb Smith.

"I pray for Deb Smith!" exclaimed Darlene.

Wow! It was very encouraging to meet someone (who I did not know) and find out she regularly and faithfully prays for me!


... please pray for Naomi and the kids, both as they fly to India (on the 16th), reuniting with Todd… and as they all get settled into their new home. You can keep up with their new life, so-to-speak, on her blog called Delhi-Bound. There’s a link in the upper left-hand column.



Fun Summer Days with the Grandkids

Conquering Camelback Mountian

I had a good time visiting Zach in Phoenix recently.

The trail is listed as "strenuous and difficult" and is "recommended only for experienced hikers".

The trail is 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) one way; it gains 1,264 feet (385 meters) in elevation. In other words... it's a very steep and constant incline! It seemed we were constantly climbing over boulders!

It was a bit of a struggle, but I managed to make it to the summit! We were rewarded with the very cool sight of hummingbirds hovering from one minuscule flower to another.

It was 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38C) when we finished! We were lucky, though... the sky was overcast and a breeze came by every now and then!


Bike Ride with Terran

Protein bar at Carter Lake

Lake Manawa

new Bob Kerry pedestrian bridge
... bikes also allowed!

We managed to go 42 miles!

(from just west of the Mormon Bridge,
all the way to Lake Manawa, and back).
The two of us have developed a history
of long bike rides when we're together.



Fun on a Merry-Go-Round

My New Layout


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