Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just Hanging out in Texas

Last Saturday afternoon, my family and I headed down to Gainsville, Texas to see some great friends that we have known for a long time. I am so thankful for how God has intertwined our lives with Mark and Amy. They have three boys that are great kids. Their kids are the same ages as our children. Stephen and Matthew were in the nursery together at Osage Hills Baptist Church in Osage Beach, Mo. We have spent many MANY hours enjoying each other's company.
While in Texas, we have been enjoying INCREDIBLE food. Amy is such a great cook. The kids have played hours and hours of football. Maggie has hung out with her mom, as she is greatly outnumbered here. We just returned from a short day trip to Denton, Tx. Right now the kids and Amy are at the lake enjoying some sunshine and water. Tonight we are heading to the clubhouse to play some bingo.
As I sit here and think about our lives, Brian and I are truly blessed to have such great friends that we can talk with and spar off each other. We have walked thru the trenches together. Mark and Amy have been there when our two younger kids were born.
When I think of the fellowship that Christ talks about in the New Testament, I can't help but think that he was talking not of organized worship, but fellowship at kitchen tables reading the Bible together, discussing biblical topics, etc...
We look forward to many more years of making memories with the Bakers.
~Until next time,

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