Saturday, May 19, 2018


The Cokesbury catalog came this week and it was super interesting in our house. While my name is not listed on this book cover (just the editors), one of my devotionals will be published inside this volume. Coming this September!!!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Focus Mentors

Over the spring semester Daryl has volunteered every Tuesday afternoon as a FOCUS mentor for 4th grade boys at Fruitland Park Elementary, along with several other gentlemen from our church. 

Last week, the mentors along with all of the other volunteers at FPE for the year, were celebrated with a special Hawaiian themed appreciation breakfast. Even the school hours came out to sing. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Last Band Concert

Tuesday night was also Parker's very last band concert of middle school. He played one piece from the MPA Band, which competed at a recent competition, and two pieces with the Concert Band. And then one last song with just the graduating 8th graders who had played all three years of band - they played Mission Impossible that they had played way back in sixth grade at their first concert together. 

MPA Band  - Song of Hope 

Regular Concert Band - The Great Locomotive Chase 

And the final piece - just the 8th graders - Mission Impossible 

Band has been a great experience for Parker in middle school, but he is hoping to try out for sports instead at high school next year. Loved seeing you learn and grow over the last three years Parker! Great job! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

National Elementary Honor Society

Last night, Wesley was inducted into the Fruitland Park Elementary chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society. This is a very big deal for him in terms of his academics and we were so excited to go and cheer him on. The school did a great job of making the evening very special for all 22 of the 4th graders being brought into the chapter. 

Our proud principal, Mrs. Langley!

Way to go Wesley! We're so proud of you! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mother's Day

On Mother's Day, I preached. And we had some dear friends from Ocala come down to join us for the 9Thirty worship service - the Baugher girls! Lindsi made me these beautiful origami cranes as a gift. 

Here I am with all of my guys at home. Handsome, aren't they? 

Then we traveled down to Tampa for the afternoon to spend time with Grandmommy and had dinner there with them and Daniel's family as well. It was a nice way to celebrate the holiday.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

End of Year Exhaustion

This is how Davis fell asleep in the car on the way home from camp on Friday night. 
The end of the school year is exhausting. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Awards Night

Thursday night we were at Carver Middle School with Parker for his last FAME night. FAME stands for Fantastic Achievement in Middle School Education. To get this award you have to have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Parker has received the award all three years of middle school - which is why his name in the program had two asterisks after it. Congratulations to Parker! So proud of you - the young man you are and all of your achievements.