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Our 45th Wedding Anniversary!

Wow! 45 years ago today this young, beautiful girl from New Jersey said “I do” to me. I’ve got witnesses!

What a road it’s been. From our serving as missionaries in Germany to going through several large tragedies (losing our house to a fire in 2003, almost losing our son to a car accident, Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 6.34.50 AMa recent loss of my teaching position) to great joys and times of rejoicing, this young lady has stuck with me through thick and thin. (She didn’t realize I would become a bit thicker than the 137 pounds I weighed when we got married!).

Her vibrant love of the Lord has inspired these four and a half decades.  From our meeting each other in Bible college in 1969 to thoroughly enjoying our six grandchildren, Linda has stood by my side, encouraging me to follow the Lord with all my heart!

God has given us a rich life together — I look forward to the next 45 years!



Posted by on June 5, 2016 in anniversary


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Forty-Three Things I Love about My Wife of 43 Years!

FirefoxScreenSnapz627Today (June 5th) is our 43rd wedding anniversary! KeynoteScreenSnapz141 So I spent some time thinking about my wonderful wife Linda.  Here are some of her qualities that jumped out at me:

  1.  Her sense of humor
  2.  Her love language of giving
  3.  Her absolute commitment to the LordPreviewScreenSnapz053
  4.  Her heart for broken people
  5.  Her entrepreneurial spirit
  6.  Her industriousness
  7.  Her innate sense of direction
  8.  Her professionalism in her job
  9.  How cute she looks driving her miniCooper convertible
  10.  Her support of me in my ministry
  11.  Her encouragement for me to be active in sports (within limits)
  12.  Her steadfastness in the face of life’s challenges (house fire, heart surgery, etc.).
  13.  Her commitment to personal fitness
  14.  Her enthusiasm when she gets a PreviewScreenSnapz055bargain at a garage sale
  15.  Her excitement when she gets a good buy at Loft or Ann Taylor
  16.  Her love of almond chocolate coconut ice cream from Bruster’s
  17.  Her enjoyment of sharing a good steak, sweet potato, and Caesar’s salad from Outback
  18.  Her love of her mother
  19.  Her absolute affection for her four grandchildren
  20.  Her ability to bring out the best in me
  21.  Her belief that prayer really matters — and makes a difference
  22.  Her enjoyment of whomping me at Scrabble
  23.  Her absolute love of black cherries
  24.  Her desire to take a cruise to Alaska
  25.  Her openness to God’s leading in her life
  26.  Her ability to laugh at herself (using Raid to polish the dining room table — she didn’t have her glasses on)
  27.  Her love of black licorice
  28.  Her sheer pleasure in going to the beach
  29.  Her love of tradition (a trip to Charleston must include crispy flounder at Hyman’s followed by a couple of praline cookies down the street)
  30.  Her love of a serious cup of coffee (Starbucks, please)PreviewScreenSnapz054
  31.  Her unconditional love for “adopted” family members
  32. Her longing to see others walk with Christ.
  33.  Her growing in her own faith.
  34.  Her commitment to exercise in her sixties!
  35.  Her love of Trader Joe’s salad dressing
  36.  Her longing that her children and grandchildren become people of faith.
  37.  Her penchant for finding new places in the house to lose her glasses.
  38.  Her compassion for the broken and bruised.
  39.  Her joy in giving to others.
  40.  Her love of a good bargain.
  41.  Her hearty — and honest — laughter at her husband’s humor when he preaches.
  42.  Her ability to talk to anyone about almost anything.
  43. Her joy in growing old(er) with me.

Posted by on June 5, 2014 in anniversary


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