SUMmer book series

Starts: May 11

Times: 6-6:45 p,m.

Cost: $18

Books can be purchased at the Welcome Center desk. 


This is not our first rodeo.  It all started back in 2011 when Kathy retired from teaching to keep our first granddaughter, Riley Blair Lewis.  Riley is now eleven years old and is about to finish the 5th grade.  My, how time flies!  Three more sweet children followed, and likewise, Kathy enjoyed keeping Alex, McCager, and Keelyn on a daily basis.  They all eventually started school and KK’s daycare shut down.  Everyone indicated they were through with having babies.


Then came our surprise blessing, Kendall Brooke Carver, now ten months old.  The daycare reopened, and we are back in the exciting, exhausting

routine of having a little one around.  


One different thing is that we now have a dog as a part of the family mix.  Kendall is fascinated with our beloved cockapoo, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the puppy’s name isn’t one of the first names she learns to say.  At times, Lacy seems to be indifferent towards this newcomer, except when she is dining in her high chair, of course.  Other times, I think she may be just a little jealous.  


I suppose I’m partially to blame for that because I realized that my “Hey, Baby Girl!” greeting to Kendall when I came in the door was the same way that I typically greeted Lacy. Hmmm.  Probably confusing for a dog.  


I have learned to give Lacy a little attention now before I move on to cuddle my adorable little granddaughter.   I love them both, but obviously in an

entirely different way. 


The truth is we sometimes send mixed signals when it comes to our priorities/loyalties.  May those we come in contact with everyday know that our greatest concern and commitment is to the things of the Lord.  We are in this world, but not of it.   


“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, 

      and with all your soul, and with all your mind.”

                                   Matthew 22:37



Bro. James