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Grandson Ty Scores His First Competition Basket

On Friday two of our four wonderful grandsons spent the night, and we took them to their Saturday morning basketball game. Jake, the six year old scored 5-6 times, and scored last week in his first game. But his little brother Tyler, at 4 years old, scored his first competition basket ever Saturday. See this video I took.

Phil Vischer’s “What's in the Bible?” DVDs

What's in the  Bible?While on a recent family vacation I pulled out an advance DVD of the first episodes of Phil Vischer’s “What’s in the Bible” (whatsinthebible.com). I asked my five-year-old grandson Matthew Franklin if he wanted to watch something by the guy who created VeggieTales. Of course he did. So we watched it together, and watched it again the next day and the next, bonus features and all, until the day we had to leave. Matthew is now a devoted fan of Buck Denver and the other characters who are part of this new series which I believe has great potential.

5 Years Ago, and 35 Years Ago

Jake Stump

Five years ago today, Jake Stump, our first grandchild, was born. Thursday everybody comes over to celebrate this milestone. Love you, Jako! You're a delight. (And so are those other grandsons!)

God Sends Christmas Snow, Clean and Quieting

snowGod’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.

He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ Job 37:5-6

Usually here in my part of Oregon there are more mighty downpours than great snows. But my brother Lance and I, who've lived here all our lives, were just agreeing that this is the most snow we've seen since 1968, forty years ago. We vividly remember sledding together at our home just two miles from where Nanci and I live.
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Nanci, my best friend for 40 years

Nanci AlcornDecember 7, this Sunday, is the 40th anniversary of the day Nanci and I met. We were freshmen in high school. It was a double date in which we went to see two new movies at Portland's Village Theatre on 122nd: the original The Odd Couple, with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, and The Americanization of Emily with Julie Andrews.

Four Blessings from Above: The Joy of Grandchildren

Ty

It’s been a while since I showed pics of our grandchildren. Many of you have endured sleepless nights wondering when I was going to get back to them. Now you can relax and breathe again.

Reflections on Christmas 2007, Children and Gratitude to God

Christmas 2007This was our first Christmas with family numbered in double digits. Nanci and I are deeply grateful for our wonderful daughters, our awesome sons-in-law and our four priceless grandsons. Including Jack, little Santa.

 

Ron Paul, Mike Huckabee and my Grandchildren

Ron PaulThis is my fourth and final blog on presidential candidates. If events arise that justify it, I will address political matters in the future. But for now, this is it. Next week I’ll return to normal blogging, whatever that may bring. (Maybe something about Dietrich Bonhoeffer or C. S. Lewis, who I’ve been rereading lately.)

I said I’d comment on Ron Paul, the Texas congressman with libertarian ideals who is running for the Republican nomination.

 

Fences and Freedom

fenceWhen the summer started, our grandsons weren’t having all that much fun in our big side yard. Why? Because there’s a road on the north side of our yard, and these days the cars present a real danger to careless children chasing balls. And our grandsons love to chase balls.

Depression, Gratitude and Charles Haddon Spurgeon

C. H. SpurgeonI’ve had nearly six weeks now in which I’ve no longer experienced the depression I was battling the prior two months, which I blogged about June 30. (See also part 2 of this Spurgeon series.) Like some physical problems I’ve had, I don’t know why the depression came or why it left. (Add this to my very long list of things I can’t explain.)

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