I've been through a lot with these guys. From being their counselor, to coworker, to brother. On this day we rejoiced in the marriage of Paul and Carrie in the best way we know how, singing Country Roads at the top of our lungs.
Members of First Presbyterian gathered at the Outlet Mall in Nebraska City to sing carols and spread some Christmas cheer. Thanks to Janet Hemphill for organizing this opportunity, Abby Reese for playing the piano, and to all who showed up to participate.
The gifts are starting to pile up. So far 53 families and 100+ kids will receive presents, clothes, and food this holiday season. We are blessed to be a blessing. It's a sign if hope as we stand together.
This is a photo from my first day as a parent a little less than 4 years ago. I feel like I've been awake ever since. Staying awake to the beauty around me and the need that surrounds me is humbling as I pastor a church and partner with Beloved to raise our children.