From Denver to Auburn for a Summer Visit

This week our family from out in Colorado came out to see us. We had my son (Bryan) and his wife (Sara), her mother (Karen), and their two previous kids (yes, our grandkids), who are 9 months (Luke) and 6 years old (William), out from Denver to visit with us. It was a short visit, but…

Photos of the 4th of July Fireworks in Auburn from AUO

Each year we have come into Auburn to watch the fireworks, but this year we changed locations to the new Auburn University Municipal Airport (AUO) terminal building, and it was a fantastic spot. The airport ended up being a nice quiet spot, for the most part, and we didn't have any of the chaos around…

On This Day 19 Years Ago We Said…

This is of course the day we said "I DO" to each other, some 19 years ago now. I'm not going to post a ton of photos as I have in the past, but I will share this one random shot above when we were walking away down the isle. On a side note, being…

Deb’s Hand Made Smocked Dresses for the Girls

I am continually amazed at the ability and care Deborah puts into each of her handmade dresses and other creations (see also her Etsy Store). If you are looking for some incredible heirloom quality dresses, or just a casual dress to wear to the Auburn football games (or insert your school name and logo here), I…

Sacrifices that Allow Us Freedom, Family, and Eternal Life

Today is of course Memorial Day and I guess I'm adding to the glutton of Memorial Day blog posts that celebrate the day, but it's a day worth celebrating. My family celebrated with a meal, pictured in this post along with the photos of my dad and Uncle about the time they were commissioned, and…

Please Welcome My Nephew to the World of Photo Blogging

I'm so excited to see my nephew, Jacob, starting his first blog, so everyone please jump over to his newly created blog at http://www.JacobMarchio.com and add it to your reader or leave him a nice comment on his first post. After saving up and getting his first Digital SLR camera, a Nikon D3100 (see the…

Please Welcome My Nephew to the World of Photo Blogging

I'm so excited to see my nephew, Jacob, starting his first blog, so everyone please jump over to his newly created blog at http://www.JacobMarchio.com and add it to your reader or leave him a nice comment on his first post. After saving up and getting his first Digital SLR camera, a Nikon D3100 (see the…

A Good Friday Feet on the Farm with John Deere

This is a very late version of Friday Feet today, but it's technically still Friday. This late post is because We had an incredible, very humbling, Good Friday service today-tonight, (a post which will have to wait until tomorrow when I can get to the images). After finishing up a book review for Liberty this…

Spring Forward with Faces Ready for Some Warm Weather

Today is that day, finally, where we get some light back in the day. You rarely hear so many people complain collectively about one thing as you do Daylight Savings Time. I've yet to run into someone who loves going back and forth each fall and spring, most would rather just stay on DST to…

Ministering to the Church At the Expense of the Family

This is an old topic, but one that never goes away, for good reason. Below is basically an excerpt from an assignment in one of my evangelism classes on Servant-Leadership and innovations in the Church, and also serves as a very short review of the book InnovateChurch by Jonathan Falwell. In a three part discussion…