We got back Saturday night from Santa Rosa where we got to enjoying being together with our family. Normally we only get to be with one or the other, but not both.Angela flew out to California on a Tuesday night redeye flight from Nashville. She spent a few days with Jonathan, Dani, and boys, and... Continue Reading →

Car Prayer Answered

I got a letter from AAA recently announcing that I was quickly using up my free tows. It was a sobering moment.Last week I went out to start my Honda, and nothing happened. Fortunately Bev was home for vacation, so I didn't have to rent a car. I knew that I was going to have... Continue Reading →

New Year Prayer Requests

It's hard to believe that 2007 is now a scant 5 days away. We're planning a New Year's Eve party at our house to welcome in the new year. However, we're also planning the next steps that LifeSpring will be taking in order make more Mercedians aware of us and our mission.So as we near... Continue Reading →

It’s Official

About three weeks ago I resigned my post as moderator of Ordinary Attempts. I found out that if you want to have a top notch blog with a large readership and lots of commenting, you have to invest huge amounts of time developing that--time I didn't have.So I told the good folks at Off the... Continue Reading →

New Window

Bev is getting a new window for Christmas. The family room of our house had a nasty slider that opened to the backyard. The track of the slider was corroded, and the aluminum frame was dull and tarnished.Earlier this week Russell, the glass guy, came and installed the new window. And what a difference it... Continue Reading →

"Happy Holidays"

She breezed by my table at Starbucks. "Happy Holidays" she said as she handed me something. She moved quickly toward the door, and I started stammering. It was a Starbucks card.Inside was a little card that said, "To: Beautiful Smile, From: Happy Holidays." "What's your name?" I asked just before the door closed. "Lola," she... Continue Reading →

Improved Website

Adam and I have been talking about how we'd like to change to be more dynamic and interactive. It has been a useful tool for us, and it is now time to take it to a new stage of development.Adam christened the new format last week, and it is really neat. New features include... Continue Reading →


I feel like paraphrasing Dickens. "It was the best of weeks; it was the worst of weeks."It was the best because of the continued growth in community spirit that we're seeing at LifeSpring. Last weekend we had a pot luck, and our house was filled with laughter and converstion. A nice sound.It was the best... Continue Reading →

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