Just having trouble fitting it all in.
We had a lovely, lovely time with our dear friends from CT who came out for the Shepherd's Conference earlier this month. We were privileged to have Tim, Cynthia, Adele, Marji, Benjamin, and Karsten stay in our home for the whole week. It was really so wonderful to spend time with all of them again. They have been missed so much. Above are Cynthia, Adele, Karsten, and Marji at the L.A. Zoo where we spent an afternoon during their stay. We had a number of logistical mishaps with that number of people, but we had a splendid time nonetheless.
One thing that was interesting to me this year: of all the men who came from our little CT church, the majority of them were not there when we were there. That is not actually the interesting part. The interesting part was how they all felt like old friends anyway. It was so great. The Lord's church is universal and these are our brothers in Christ, co-heirs in Christ's kingdom. Praise God for how He thoughtfully takes care of His people! Above, Frank (a new friend from CT), reads a book to Kurt.
It was so wonderful to see our old CT friends, the Peppers. They are now living out here in our neck of the woods, but we just don't see them nearly enough!
How fun to have the Harasicks here, as well. Our new friends mixing with our old friends...so lovely! God has blessed us to know some of the most amazing, godly people in our lives. You all encourage me so much. Praise God!