Thursday, July 30, 2015

What a Summer!

West Central Camp & NEXT Camp

I love going to Bogg Springs!  It is where I met my wife!  July 9th 1986 was the day I worked up enough courage to go up and speak to her.  It is where my oldest child, Taylor Reese Welchman met her future husband.  I had no idea that one of my CABBI seminary students, Shawn Welchman, would find out what a great daughter God gave to Karen and I.  I just happen to introduce them and BOOM!
The rest is history...

We had a blast at Bogg Springs this year!

In between Church Camp, we managed to squeeze in some babysitting, Vacation Bible School, ABA trips, leading young people to Christ and a World Archery Competition in Tennessee.  That was a blast to go and support Alli and the rest of the Hamburg Archery Team.

Tristan Gourley

There are a few more events my family and I were able to share.  Taylor had the bright idea for Caleb, myself and her to run a 5K in Little Rock called the Insane Inflatable Race.  That was CRAZY, but fun.  It was crazy because it was 95 degrees during the race!  It was a blast because I am still able to do things like this with them!  I know one day I will not be able to keep up anymore, but I figure 70 is still a ways away!!  So, until that day comes, I will keep on running and playing on inflatables with my kids!

Well Summer 2015 is almost over and there are still a few more memories to make.  I have enjoyed so many awesome summers and they always revolve around serving my Lord and Savior and with my family by my side.  God only gives us so many summers.  I am 48 years old, so I figure that I am over the halfway mark!  I have zero regrets, pedal to the metal, soak it all in, tell everyone about Jesus, get wet, get sweaty, take a nap, hug my kids, take a shower, kiss my wife!  Wow!  It's been another awesome summer!

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Col 3:17 ESV)

1 comment:

Wanda Forrest said...

I love you and your commitment to Christ first, and your family second. Mom