Forever Young


The Middle School hosted their annual end-of-school year banquet at a local hotel/resteraunt here in town.
Kirsten looked beautiful in her dress (proud momma talking!)


7th grade class at the banquet!

Teacher Appreciation Lunch

Our family was involved in organizing the Teacher's Appreciation Lunch on Monday. We had a lot of fun.

Kurt was the overall coordinator of this event.

Mikayla coordinated the decorations and table set up.

Kirsten helped with set up and food serving.

Ben was a greeter and helper - pulling out chairs for the ladys, helping carry plates of food to the table, etc.

I coordinated the food.

Setting up!



This is the 2nd event Mikayla has recently planned.
One of the ladies asked her to be event coordinator for a birthday in July!!! She does a good job at it!!!


Dottie, Twyla and I provided food and helped serve.
Twyla was in charge of cards for the teachers and arranging
for the student council kids to be servers. She answered
many questions for Kurt and I as we'd never planned this
event before, but she has.

Food

We had lasagna.....

............salads.............

.............breads..............

..............cookies for desserts............

.......ice tea, coffee, water...........

Great People

Some of the students provided music during the lunch.


Kurt and I really appreciated how our kids helped out! It was a fun event for all of us to participate in.


Del Re Palla

Daniel 4: 3How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion endures from generation to generation.

The high school hosted their annual spring banquet recently.

I must say, my daughter is very gorgeous!!!! (Proud momma talking!!) And grateful her beauty is growing also in "the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle
and quiet spirit,which in God's sight is very precious."

Thankful too for a high school that puts on God-Centered banquets that stress character and group fun over pairing off and dating.

James and Jesus

Matthew 19: 13 - 14
Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, 14but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

This morning James and I were reviewing his catechism.
James asked me, "Where is God?" I told him God is everywhere.
Then he asked, "Where is Jesus?" I said Jesus could live in his heart if he asked Him in. James said, "I want Jesus in my heart."
So we prayed and James asked Jesus to come live in his heart.
After we prayed James clapped his hands, smiled real big and said "Jesus is in my heart!" I clapped with him and told him that the angels in heaven are rejoicing that he accepted Christ as his Lord and Saviour.

Luke 15: 7-8
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need
no repentance.

I am thanking God for hearing my prayers that each of my children would accept Christ at a young age. They each have and God has blessed me with being able to pray the sinners prayer of repentance with each of them.

3 John 1:4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

1 John 3: 1See what kind of love the Father has given to us,
that we should be called children of God; and so we are.
The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not
know him. 2Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we
will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he
appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

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