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Happy 80th Birthday Grandma Shirley! | Family

Alopecia | Be a light in the Dark, 2 Corinthians 4

The other day in reading during my quiet time, I was revisiting 2 Corinthians. I was thinking, Tim and I have spent many an hour thinking a lot, about a lot. There are so many ugly and awful things going on across the globe, and across our front door. Our mission field is in Northern MN with Native Americans. In this ministry, we have stumbled through some thick, difficult situations. I am certain you can all attest to difficult times being just that: difficult. The Lord doesn't bring us into circumstances just to drag us along, seeing us become battered and bruised, but it IS His priority to bring glory to His name. We are His chosen ones, and our privilege is to sing Hallelujah to His name!

Anyway, I was thinking that we have faced difficulties. One thing that I wanted to share with you today is about my health.

In 2014, I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder called Alopecia. This was saddening and drove me and Tim crazy for three years. One day, I found a bald spot on my …

My Jesus, I Love Thee | William R. Featherston Hymn

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me,And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.
I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.
In mansions of glory and endless delight,I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow,If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

This is such a beautiful hymn. I hope you take a gander at the beautiful words and soak them in. Sing this tune with praise tovHim who loves us immensely!

It's a boy! | Kastenbaby #4 joins the crew on Mother's Day 2017

Welcome to the world, little man! We are delighted in this precious gift from God and count it a blessing and treasure to parent him. What a treat to have 3 boys and a girl. Thankful and Glad do little to describe how we feel about him.

Titus was born swiftly at the hospital after about 4.5 hours of labor. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 3/4inches long.