Dear friends,
     This has been a busy and fast moving summer, with a slowdown in posting on my blogs. I still have an east coast trip coming up this month with no access to my computer, so I won’t be up to speed until the end of September.
     I hope all of you have had a great summer and have found time to be in the Word. I have managed to keep up my daily Bible reading whether in the High Sierras at June Lake, or sitting on my balcony in the early morning before the heat sets in.
    We were blessed this past week as our oldest grandson was married to a lovely Christian young lady. They are only 19 and 20, but their love for each other and pledge to remain pure until marriage was a blessing to everyone. A surprise part of the ceremony was when they gave a gift to their parents of their purity rings saying that they had kept their promise and now were exchanging them for a wedding band. Not a dry eye in the audience!
     The pastor said that the secret to being married 50 years is to fall in love every day with the same person. I have every reason to believe that if the Lord does not return first, they will celebrate their 50th together. They are starting out that journey with the Lord in the center of their marriage, and that is what it takes to get a couple through all of the challenges of life.
     So, I just thought I would check in with my readers to greet you in the Lord and to assure you I have not dropped off the face of the earth. Many of you are going back to school or sending children off to school or college. It is nice to get back into the routine of things. Don’t forget to spend time in the Word!

In Christ,