Sunday, February 10, 2019

My Kids

The best part of homecoming weekend at LCU is getting to see all our kids, including our blonde son and his lovely wife.  We were able to worship together at Sunset Church of Christ and then headed over for some Mexican food for lunch. 

My mom heart is so grateful that Caleb and Richard have spent their undergraduate time together at LCU. Their personalities are different; they have different career goals; but their faith in God and desire to serve Him with all their heart is the same.  It's been a true blessing knowing they are doing this part of their lives together. 

A man of many companions may come to ruin,
    but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Kyodai for the Win!

This weekend is LCU's Homecoming and Master Follies!  This year LCU celebrated 60 years of Master Follies, a musical variety show featuring students in performances. Each of LCU's eight social clubs, which are much like fraternities and sororities, perform a show using songs and choreography to tell an original story. Judges assess each performance, and the results are tallied on the final night to determine winners in men's and women's categories.

Caleb's club Kyodai had a fabulous show about a really disorganized and disjointed scout group trying to earn their camping badge. As a vice president of Kyodai, Caleb was one of the directors for this year's performance! The guys took 2nd place!  

It was a great finish to his senior year.  I'm so proud of Caleb for all his hard work from the Honors program; 4 years of Student Senate; 4 years of club with 3 as an officer; travel abroad; student tutoring; student ambassador; and 2 internships.  

Commit your work to the Lord,

    and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:3

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A Beautiful Friendship

It's getting closer to graduation time for my favorite catcher girl.  Abigail and Sarah, her HSAA pitcher, had pictures taken together today.  

The girls have played ball together for six years as pitcher and catcher. Abigail and Sarah are co-captains for the Angels.  The girls have played high school ball and select ball together and it just seemed fitting to have this portion of their senior pictures taken together. 

Always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:4-6

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Cap and Gowns

Their caps and gowns came in!  I can't believe Abigail's graduation is getting closer.  Her senior year is flying by! 

Today several of the PEACH graduates got together for pictures in their caps and gowns.  Abigail, Gracie and Gabe looked adorable . . . I mean so grown up an ready to take on the world.  

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,

    and a word in season, how good it is!
Proverbs 15:23

Friday, February 1, 2019

Angels vs. Lebanon Trail

The HSAA Angels took on Lebanon Trail High School tonight.  Lebanon Trail is one of the few public High Schools that we play, most of the other teams are private schools.  

The Angels had a good showing but weren't able to pull off the win.  They got a little behind in the second inning and even though the Angels continued to score they they never caught back up.  

We will play them again later this month with hopefully a better outcome.  Abigail had three at bats with one hit and a walk. 

Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,

    and your righteousness to the upright of heart!
Psalm 36:10

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Back in Black at The House of Blues

As that whole empty nest thing is approaching, Jon and I decided to make an effort to have date nights while we still have Abigail home to take care of Sissy.  These opportunities will soon be a thing of the past when Abigail leaves for college. 

Jon had never seen AC/DC in concert and we saw that Back in Black a high energy tribute band would be playing at the House of Blues in Dallas.  They were incredible!  This country music loving girl had a blast.  

There was a Bon Jovi tribute band as the opening act which was destined to disappoint since we've seen the real thing.  It was still fun to watch, but honestly there is only one Jon Bon Jovi. 

As a venue, the House of Blues is amazing!  We had dinner before the concert and it was New Orleans southern cuisine. The menu includes iconic dishes such as New Orleans jambalaya and gumbo, Memphis-style baby back ribs, and Delta fried chicken. So yummy! 

 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?” Luke 20:22

Next Time

I'm pretty sure this post should be titled, "That Wasn't Pretty" but I'm not sure that would entice any one to check it out.  One of the great life lesson in softball is that you won't win them all.  It's a life skill to lose and more importantly to lose gracefully.  The next lesson is to get up and play ball again and shake off the loss. 

The Angels were given that opportunity tonight in their game against John Paul II. But tomorrow night is another game and the slate is wiped clean. Go Angels!  

a time to seek, and a time to lose . . . Ecclesiastes 3:6

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Groundhog Day

It amazes me how simple things are so amazing to my sweet preschoolers!  Today we began reading about Groundhog Day.  Indoors we used flashlights to simulate shadows before we headed outside to check them out.   

Later we made our predictions about whether there would be more winter or an early spring.  The kids voted for an early spring!  We'll find out on Saturday what Punxsutawney Phil thinks! 

For we are but of yesterday and know nothing,
    for our days on earth are a shadow. Job 8:9

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Her Mission Field

Usually when I post to the blog I prefer to make a collage of pictures but today I'm going with just this one photo.  It depicts most of my favorite catcher girls softball world.  I don't think there has ever been a game when she hasn't made small talk with the home plate umpire.  

Abigail has this great mindset that she will be spending the next ninety minutes with him looking over her shoulder they might as well be able to make small talk.  We were sitting in the stands the other night at a tournament when the officials for her next game stood behind the backstop.  One of our teams parents heard the umpire say he would ump behind home plate because 'that girl' is my favorite catcher.  She's my favorite too! 

The HSAA Angels lost to Ursuline Academy but it was a close game! Next time! 

Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. Ecclesiastes 7:19

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Triple Header

The HSAA Angles played a triple header in a tournament hosted by John Paul II.  We began the day with an eight a.m. game against Trinity Christian. Our pitcher didn't allow a single run as we defeated Trinity Christian 1-0! 

Next up was our game against John Pail II, which unfortunately wasn't as pretty as the game against Trinity Christian.  The girls final game was against Grapevine Faith Christian.  HSAA swept the game with a 9-0 win! Abigail had a couple of great hits and two terrific plays at the plate! You know she's getting serious when she rips off her mask! 

“Go, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you.” 2 Samuel 7:3