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Archive for May, 2009

Posted on May 30, 2009 - by admin

Beau Hudson Purvis

Debbie and I would like to introduce you to our first grandchild Beau Hudson Purvis.
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Posted on May 30, 2009 - by admin

I LOVE this game…I HATE this game…

My wife’s family gathered on the coast this week. It was good to see them. The nieces (6) and one nephew are growing fast. Since Reese, the nephew who’s 6 yrs old was out numbered by all those girls, Uncle Bill and he went fishing off a dock with some stinky shrimp. He’s a cool kid. Debbie’s spending a few more days with them, I was only able to be there about a day and a half. Since there was a golf course across the street, Debbie and I got up early one morning for a quick 9 hole game. With every good shot, I’d had to shout, “I love this game”. With every bad shot, I’d yell, “I hate this game”. She recommended some sermons from Pastor Bill Purvis called, “The Emotion Driven Life” for that behavior. That was her golf tip. When I finished with a perfect drive and putt, I told her I’ll just get his sermon called, “Why winners win”, to which she replied, “Does he have one on how to get your golf balls over the water and out of the sand?” Now you know why she’s staying down there a few more days, she couldn’t catch up with my golf cart. Now who’s got the last word!.

Posted on May 19, 2009 - by admin

Congratulations Brent.

My middle son Brent just completed an Iron Man 70.3 last weekend. I congratulate He, Mac Watson, Brent Hudson, & Branten Kruezcamp (all CHC members) who entered and completed this competition. It consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride & a 13.1 run. For me that’s big, for them, they act like, “ah that’s nothing, it was just fun”. If I didn’t brag on them, they’d never mention it. My idea of “fun” is running to the Dairy Queen. I’m also proud of the fact that many of them and their generation are running a race for Christ that’s impressive.

Posted on May 16, 2009 - by admin

Our GRANDSON is here!!!

Beau Hudson Purvis has come into this world at 7lbs. 4 oz. , 19 inches long and he is beautiful! Debbie and I drove the 8 hour trip and arrived just minutes after he was born. I actually got a speeding ticket on the way to his delivery. Blake and Victoria are doing fine. They released her early from the hospital, so we all just arrived at their new house a few moments ago. We’d not seen their new home before. It’s gorgeous and the nursery is perfectly decorated for my little grandson. We are all fighting over holding this little guy. He has black hair, big brown eyes, great skin color, and we thank God he is healthy. I can tell he really likes his “Big daddy”. I’ll post pictures as soon. Oh, today’s my birthday too, so God sent us a special present that cannot be topped this year. Thanks for all the prayers, texts, and calls. Signed, Big Daddy & MiMi.

Posted on May 12, 2009 - by admin

B.J.’s life trip

Debbie and I just returned from seeing B.J. (our oldest son) pull away in a Budget truck loaded with all of his belongings to his new home in California. It’s a 3 or 4 day trip, depending on how fast that truck can go on the downhills. We smiled, we wiped back tears, we laughed and we sat quietly on our couch for a half an hour in silence. We love our kids. We were “family focused” before James Dobson was. Our kids and family are our inner circle. His best friend Clint Hudson and he are driving that trip. Loryn, his wife will fly out to meet them. I thought about Clint and B.J.’s trip, for Clint it’s a road trip, for B.J. it’s a life trip. He’s always had  goals, prayed about and mapped out a direction and acted on his dreams. Today was no different.  We love that boy and respect the way he has chosen to live his life and his dreams.

Posted on May 12, 2009 - by admin

Mother’s Day was special

Went to my mothers grave site the day before to put new flowers and ponder the memories I have of that special lady. My mother died the day after Princess Dianna died and a few days before Mother Teresa died, so the world lost 3 great ladies in one week. Enjoyed 3 terrific services at church over the weekend honoring the ladies we love, then spent mothers day with the family and we honored Debbie for being the mother she is. It was a good day. Hope yours was too.

Posted on May 6, 2009 - by admin

Tribute to Raymond Debice

After a long battle with prostate cancer, Raymond Debice went to be with our LORD on Tuesday morning. I was blessed beyond words to know Raymond. He was gentle, kind, Christlike in every way. His wife Janice is the best personal soul-winner I know. In fact, just moments after Raymond’s death, Janice stepped in the hospital room next to him and led another patient to faith in Christ. The faith of this family was real and their love was always genuine. When he and I were together on Friday night he told me again of his love for me and the message of grace he found when he came to CHC. It wasn’t really necessary to tell me, Raymond’s actions proved his love. Please keep Janice and the family in your prayers. Ironically, Raymond’s brother also passed away the very same day, only a few hours after him in another city. The family is considering having both funerals at the same time. Brothers in life here and brothers in heaven today and forever. We will miss him very much, but thank God we will see him again one day.

Posted on May 4, 2009 - by admin

I saw a miracle yesterday…..

Stephanie McCown and Roger Hogan were married. It was beautiful. I stood at their ceremony remembering the days when no one would have imagined this moment. At the age of 16 Stephanie was in a horrific car wreck and reports were that it was fatal. I rushed to the hospital hearing she’d be DOA and her father Joe and I arrived at the emergency room at the very same time. She was alive but went to the edge many times over the next few weeks. Her mother Ann, a nurse herself, stood by her with a tenacity only a mother can provide. No hope was ever given that Stephanie would regain motor skills, brain function, or much of a life after that. The months and years for her recovery has been long. Yet she graduated high school, is now graduating from college and yesterday, she walked down an aisle in a gorgeous dress designed by her sister. What a story! I saw a miracle….and I wish them many more in their life journey together!

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