Monday, December 26, 2011

Ugly Sweater Contest for Christmas - 2011

The Clarks/Weavers participated in the 2nd annual "Ugly Sweater Contest."

While it was a tough decision, it was decided Brooke and Brad tied for first place. :-) You're welcome to voice your opinion.

Nonetheless, it provides good fun and laughter.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Here we are...only a few days left til Christmas. My focus (for whatever reason) this holiday season has been on the shepherds. Because of that, I was so excited for Logan to be a shepherd in his preschool Christmas program.

Shepherds is one of the oldest occupations, beginning some 6,000 years ago. Shepherds were employed primarily to keep the sheep from straying too far, to keep the mobs as healthy as possible, and to prevent attacks.

A couple a weeks ago Randy and I were driving home on a Tuesday night from Fort Wayne following Logan's preschool Christmas program. It was pitch black out and quiet. We popped in the Acappello CD of the New Gaither Vocal Band. The music filled the inside of our car. One of the songs on that CD is my Christmas prayer for you. Here are the words:

Gentle Shepherd come and feed us
For we need you to help us find our way.
Gentle Shepherd come and feed us
For we need your strength from day to day.

There's no other we can turn to
Who can help us face another day.

Gentle Shepherd come and feed us
For we need you to help us find our way.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Preschool Program

Last evening, Randy and I attended Logan's Christmas Program. Last year, we arrived just as his class was leaving the platform...:-( We made sure that didn't happen this year. What a blessing to watch these children singing songs about Jesus, especially hearing about God's BIG, BIG house. It should be noted that Logan was the cutest shepherd on the stage!!

I also had the privilege to meet Stan Buck (mentioned him in a previous blog). He is the senior Pastor at Sonrise, where Logan attends preschool. If you don't remember, Stan and I share similar journeys. I was reading an article published in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette..."A Reason for Thanks!" (published 11/24/11) What an uplifting story, Stan!