Sunday, May 27, 2007

One more Welcome

Caleb Piper Sowden was born at 7:45 on Sunday May 11, 2007.
Auntie Diane and cousin Anna holding Caleb

He weighed in at 8.5 lbs and was 20.5 inches long

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Lest any wonder with my recent anguish I am VERY PROUD of Melissa , Jay and Julie.

Not much more needs to be said. Some things we do not understand and so must trust in God's direction. It is so much easier to trust when the questions are small and short lived.

This morning Power Hour talked about what interferes with hearing God. I know some of our recent turmoil has made it difficult to hear God speaking to us.

May Long Weekend and Rainy

Well some consider this the Saskatchewan signal for safe garden planting....pretty cool yet.

I was encouraged by a few things this week. The comment from Rosydot, a thank you card from one of the Power Hour kids. I don't think Danielle has ever been in one of my small groups , but my practise of talking with the kids personally and getting to know aspects of their lives has struck a chord in her heart. And also this morning Aran asked what happened to Jeremy, he had been his small group leader 3 years ago! I was able to connect Aran and Jeremy after the service, super cool. (school, marriage and baby happened)

We had an inpromptu gathering Sunday evening with Jen, Roger and Ben and Paul, Christa, Jude and Owen. So here are a couple of my favourite boys (Jude and Owen) and a new one(Ben). Too bad Alex isn't available.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day 2007

All mothers deserve honour! If yours is still living please make sure you recognize her more than just today. Those of you such as me whose mothers are no longer with us I urge you to reflect on the positive influence she had on your life.

I know some have not had the blessing of a mother who showed love and nurturing and for that I am truly sorry you but do not be discouraged rather look around you and see the opportunities you have to show that which you did not receive.

I also urge you to draw encourgement from God through those around you.

If you have failed to talk to your mother recently I VERY STRONGLY urge you to talk to her this week. You will be rewarded. Perhaps not immediately, but you will be rewarded.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

My First Day

Wow starting my 32nd year at the U of S.

Not sure how to comment. I expect to have my position phased out before the end of 2007. It has been a bit tough dealing with discussions and yet not be able to influence any timing. The options are interesting and exciting but unclear. Taiwan is VERY high on the list. I am not in control but I KNOW God will provide.