Christmas 2016

Dear Readers,

 

This past year has been quite an active one and a year of milestone markers.  It’s hard to know where to begin, but we must begin somewhere, and here we go. 

 

For our 40th wedding anniversary, we enjoyed an outing at Camp Verde, a fine restaurant near Kerrville.  A couple of gentlemen sitting nearby overheard us mentioning that it was our 40th, and they paid for our meal! 

 

For Duncan’s 70th birthday, we took a trip to WinStar Casino and Resort, which is just across the border in Oklahoma.  We especially enjoyed the hot tub and strolling around the complex and the delicious food. 

 

We also took a trip to Kansas City in August.  We were featured as banquet presenters at the annual gathering there of the National Church Conference of the Blind.  And while there, we visited our daughter Hannah and her partner Ross.  They also stopped by here for a visit in October on their way to Austin for a friend’s wedding. 

 

Duncan did concert tours throughout the year in upstate New York, the Greenville, South Carolina area and central Pennsylvania.  And he still continues playing locally at our church, at the Officers’ Club Lounge at the Hangar Hotel, at various nursing homes, with the Raggedy Cats combo and on occasion at a new piano bar, the Treaty House.

 

In addition, he was staff pianist at the annual Siloam Bible Camp for the Blind in New Caney, Texas this past May, and he also played for a large Thanksgiving banquet at a church in San Angelo, Texas this past November.  

 

Sharon and her sister Debbie went to WinStar Resort to hear Bob Dylan in late October, something Sharon had wanted to do for a long time.  They had a good time there. 

 

We close by praying that you have a very blessed Christmas season and a great year ahead.  And we hope that you will invite the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart to be your eternal Lord and Savior. 

 

We conclude with this Scripture from John’s Gospel Chapter 3, verses 16 and 17, English Standard Version:

 

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

 

Warmly,

 

Sharon and Duncan