Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In memory of...

We are so glad that we have been able to give a scholarship to a graduating senior in memory of our daughter Amy Elizabeth these past 11 years. We will be presenting one again this year in November to a graduating senior at Ruach International Christian Academy in Comayagua, Honduras. This is the city where Amy went on a mission trip in July, 1998.

September 30, 2009

We are happy to once again contact you as the time approaches for the presentation of the Amy Elizabeth Pack Memorial Scholarship. With your help last year we once again presented a scholarship to a student in Comayagua, Honduras. A $1,000 scholarship went to David Godoy from Ruach International Christian Academy. David’s plans are to be a doctor and this scholarship has greatly helped him fulfill this desire.

We are excited to be able to present this scholarship again to a graduating senior from Ruach International Christian Academy. Jim will be in Honduras in November and will present the scholarship.

Helping another young person fulfill their dream is a blessing to us, as is keeping Amy’s life story and testimony alive. You will never know what a meaningful event this is for us, and hopefully for you also, as we remember Amy in this way!

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Fall

This morning Colette (4 yr. old) and I made banana bread, wrapped each loaf and put it in a bag with a tag that she made. It was an easy and fun project and we plan to give them as gifts. Below is the recipe we used. It was given to me years ago by my husband's secretary and is the only one I ever use. Enjoy!


1/2 C. butter
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 C. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 C. sour cream
1 C. mashed bananas
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients. Alternate dry ingredients with sour cream. Beat well. Fold in bananas and nuts. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until brown.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sweet memories...

We had a great time at Gulf Shores last week! I thank the Lord for blessing me with such a wonderful family and a relaxing vacation with them!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Psalm 8:9 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Playing in the rain...

For weeks our granddaughter's parents have been preparing her for our family trip to the beach. When we arrived it was raining. The rain didn't seem to bother her, as she was so happy to finally be at the beach. While we were sad that it was raining and wishing the sun was shining all she wanted to do was go outside and play. You can see from her face that she was just happy to be where we told her we were going! This got me to thinking about my own attitude when I have looked forward to something and how I react when it doesn't turn out the way I thought it would. Do I go on, even in the "rain", with a cheery heart and a smile on my face? I want to have the same attitude and enthusiasm Ashlynn had whether my days are sunny or rainy!

Beautiful rainbow after the rain!

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Sunday, September 6, 2009


Joshua surprised me today! He flew in from Ft. Riley, Kansas. He told his mom and Shawna and Austin knew he was coming for the week end. They planned a family dinner today and the rest of us had no idea it was because he would be here. He showed up at church and I could hardly believe my eyes! What a great surprise!!!!!

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