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“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.” (James 1:2-8, NIV)

Taylor Making a Toast

Taylor Making a Toast

Milano

Milano

The evening began at Union Station with a reception, moved through the link to Crown Center where they attended the play Our Town and then headed to the Milano Cafe for drinks and dessert. They ended the evening with pictures at the waterfall in the Hyatt Regency.
Claire Longabaugh and Taylor Campbell

Claire Longabaugh and Taylor Campbell

Outside in Kansas City~It is a cloudy day, currently 67 degrees, but everything is very green and lush from all the rain.

I am thinking~That it has been so long since I updated my blog that I don’t know quite how to start.

I am thankful for~My family and for God’s character which is unchanging.

In my kitchen~All is quiet, clean dishes in the dishwasher need to be put away, unfortunately meals are not planned and I am consistently flying by the seat of my pants. Many times the question of what is for dinner is answered with well I am making it up as I go along.

I am wearing~Turquoise t-shirt, jeans, no shoes.

Last creative endeavor~ Planting flowers in the yard!

I am going~To try to get as much work as possible done around my house before I go back to work on June 28th. 

Can’t wait for~Saturday’s Luau Birthday Party for our 13 year old foster daughter to be over.  I can then relax about all that is involved in that!  I just pray the weather holds, guests can make it, and all have a good time. 

Family News~We are enjoying having Nicholas home for the summer, Taylor just completed his first summer baseball tournament and they were the Champions, both boys have special young ladies coming to visit us from out of state.  The grandkids are doing great!

Current Read~ Get Outta My Face by Rick Horne, Can This Child Be Saved?  by Foster Cline, M.D. & Cathy Helding, listening to The Associate by John Grisham

I am hearing~The Martha Stewart Show

I am hoping~To enjoy a quiet weekend at Lake of the Ozarks with the ladies in my family over Father’s Day weekend, yeah, I know it is terrible timing but it is what was available.

Around the house~Taylor started staining our deck last week and it is looking so much better, the plants are all thriving, even the weeds.  Lots of work to do!

Simple pleasure~Summer bible study with the teen girls, they are amazingly open and I’m wondering if I was ever that dramatic and giggly.

Plans for the weekend~Staci Kok, Nicholas’ girlfriend is coming to stay, baseball tournament in Warrensburg, MO starts Thursday and lasts through Sunday for Taylor, both the foster kids have flag football games on Saturday then the big luau on Saturday night!!

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