Dear Friends and Family,
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Each of us has different circumstances of life as we enter this time of year. Jeneen and I are doing well but we are finally acknowledging getting older and are feeling the effects. We are not alone in this process. Everyone we know is going through it too. The more a person feels it, the more empathy they have for others. “But though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” Every day, we trust you are finding the newness of life, which comes from the Lord.
Jeneen and I carry on in the ministry the Lord sets before us. It has been an extremely busy and fruitful year, for which we praise the Lord. We really appreciate the people the Lord has given to be a part of our lives, you being one of them.
Our family is doing okay, all of them being especially busy too. Peter’s family is busy with school, being either a student or teaching, and sometimes both. Michelle and the kids are busy with school, piano lessons, and church ministry. Joe’s family is busy with school, working, and ministry. We see them all when we can. With the busy schedules it means it is not as often as we would like.
We are going to celebrate Christmas this year with lots of decorations, activities, goodies, family, and friends. It is a special time of year. None of us knows how many more Christmases we will have, but while we still have today, live to the fullest, experiencing all God has for the day. We hope and pray you have a blessed Christmas with your friends and family. Our families are gifts from God.
May God give you a special Christmas this year and so, from our home to yours, Merry Christmas. May we never forget the reason for the season.
Jeneen and I, Christmas 1979
Merry Christmas Everyone!