We had such a wonderful time at Sean and Abby's wedding!
The five hours were filled with joy, a lot of laughter, good conversations, jokes and jests, worship, praise, Scripture, words of affirmation and encouragement, music, vows, dancing, the proclamation of a new husband and wife ~ and FUN!
Christ was glorified,
the couple was honored,
and their community celebrated with them in their joy.
Just as it should be on a wedding day.
Chilled Mexican Coke to toast the Bride & Groom? Um, YES!
What a treat it was to enjoy a wedding with our oldest boys.
They had a blast with their friends who attended, and we made some fun memories together.
I asked this couple if we could take a photo together because ... they are ENGAGED!
Sam and Tiffany will commit their lives to one another in November, and we are praising God for orchestrating every detail over the last year to bring them to this place.
Their love, commitment, and tenderness for one another is sweet ... and beautiful.
I LOVE that I have this picture of us!
This man found a way into the hearts of my boys after knowing him for all of nine minutes, and it wasn't long after that he had the rest of ours too!
Jeff is an energetic and enthusiastic lover of God, lover of people, and lover of the church, and we are blessed to call him friend.
Emily - Beth
Three young women who make me smile every time I see them!
Laura has an enthusiasm for people and for life that I wish I could bottle and sell. We never talk to each other without being mutually encouraged.
Emily gives the BEST hugs in the world, and has one of the biggest hearts I have ever known. She could be a professional encourager - and I would be first in line to receive her gift!
Beth has a simple, sweet, sincere love for Jesus - and shares that love with everyone she meets. Being with her leaves you feeling refreshed - and happy.
How much I love the Lord for bringing such beautiful young women into my life!
Need I say more?
~ Costel and Maria ~
Our sons were some of the first students in the youth group when it was a fledgling flock of a dozen kids. Their friendship has grown and matured as they have, and because of their friendship, the four of us have grown our own. And we are thankful.
The Dance Floor is OPEN!
It's always fun to see one of your pastors show off his fantastic dance moves!
Once he busted a move - the other men followed suit. Dennis is never afraid to dance "when the right song comes on," and I may or may not have shown my best "sprinkler" move.
Seriously - uninhibited people are so good for me! I live vicariously through them and laugh so hard I can hardly breathe. I LOVE it!
Sean invited these young men to his wedding because he has spent the last four years investing in them. He has counseled, encouraged, admonished, rebuked, and challenged them in their faith - and in life. He has fun and competes with them, and because he has such a balance between speaking truth TO them and enjoying life WITH them - he has earned their respect, and their trust.
Thank you for investing so faithfully in our sons, Sean. You have made a difference in their lives and - in the Kingdom.
Almost four years ago I met these sisters at another wedding and asked them, "Who is pouring into your lives? Who is investing in your hearts?" And thus began a disciple relationship that has been encouraging, beautiful, and filled with affection. They allowed me to dig into their hearts and pull apart what was discovered with the singular purpose of learning how
to seek, know, and love God more.
to seek, know, and love God more.
Danielle and Michelle are not just "my girls" ... they are my FRIENDS.
And I cannot imagine life without them.