Happy Birthday to Emily Grace and Zachary Joseph! I am so grateful for your lives. You are a gift from God, and I pray that you will experience God's rich blessings as you love Him with your heart, soul, mind and strength. You are loved more than you can imagine.
The Nightingales are in the middle of a long, hot Oklahoma summer. Jacob started drum line camp just this morning. He is playing tenors in the Jenks High School Trojan Pride. Joshua just got back from an incredible week in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was at the Evangelical Covenant Church's triennial youth conference, CHIC. We spent the first part of the summer in California, visiting friends and family in Redwood City, attending the Covenant's Annual Meeting in Irvine, and staying with Luanne's mom and dad in Simi Valley. I was commissioned as a minister in the ECC, an honor that I wrote about for the Worship Connect blog. Emily's rocking Jenks Gymnastics and Zach's playing competitive soccer for the West Side Alliance.
We are sad at the passing of Luanne's grandpa, Paul Brown, but we are grateful for his full and faithful life. We are praying for comfort for his wife, Olivia, and for Luanne's mom, aunt and cousins.