Archive | November 2012



At the moment, and for an additional 10 days, I am in rainy, cold,  windy Portland, Oregon.  We even lost power for awhile today, and I’ve never seen winds this strong in Oregon before.  I hear the winds along the coast nearby are around 90 mph.  I’m sleeping under bundles of covers at night – this damp cold really gets into my bones.  I am happy to be here anyway!!

My mother is having her 94th birthday and I’m here to celebrate with her, family and friends on her special day.  My brother, Bob and I are planning a reception at her home on Saturday to honor and bless her.  Of course, we will all be celebrating Thanksgiving day on Thursday with our step-brother Bill and his wife Linda at their home in St Helens, OR. – with family there.  Big party week!

We are so blessed to still have mother with us.  The Lord has been good to her and to us.  So – I know you’ll want to join us in wishing her a very happy birthday and for many more blessed years to come.

As you can see, I haven’t been posting for awhile – but I’ll be back in time to start the Advent season and Christmas celebrations at home in Texas.  Take care and enjoy your holidays and celebrations.

Most of all, pray for a more peaceful world to come.  It doesn’t appear to matter where we live – there are problems, critical and tragic everywhere.  As God has told us – “If my people, who are called by my name, would humble themselves and pray…..”  We all have so much to be thankful for and my prayers are for you to have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving filled with grace, love, renewed relationships, family togetherness and peace.

See you soon!