Friday, May 18, 2007


My little sis, if I do say so myself, is quite the wordsmith in her most recent blog entry devoted to my daughter's ninth birthday. Check it out here.

And thanks, Mel! Trae is lucky to have you for her Aunt Meme.


I enjoyed spending some time with Paul, our new youth minister, on Thursday afternoon. We took in the Clovis West/Central softball game in the Valley Quarterfinals at Clovis West. One of the most recent additions to our church family, Tayler Williams, who just happens to be a Senior at Central High School, is one of the stars on their team.

Central entered the game as the #7 seed in the Valley, a decided underdog against #2 seed Clovis West. CW had beaten Central three times already during the regular season.

They say it is tough to beat a team three times in one season. What about four?

Central pulled the shocker Thursday afternoon, knocking off CW 3-2. Tayler played awesome, especially showing her defensive prowess at second base.

Tonight, John Hollett's Selma High School baseball team plays their second game in the Valley Division III. As the #4 seed, John's gang already has one win under the belt.

Also tonight, the Woodward Park softball team returns to action at 8:00 pm at the Bethany Church softball complex (Shepherd and Maple), looking to improve to 4-0.


Last night, a big gang of the families from WPCoC took in the Grizzlies game at Chukchansi Park. The Grizzlies knocked off the Salt Lake Bees 8-2 (or was it 8-3). I can't remember because the fellowship was so enjoyable. We had about four rows full of moms, dads and kids, laughing and enjoying the company of friends. Thanks, Rich and Jennifer McDermott, for your planning in pulling together a fun night for everyone.


Finally, but most importantly, today is a day of prayer for all of us in the Woodward Park family. I hope all of you, far and near who visit this blog, will be diligent in prayer today for Joe Boe.

Joe is our Associate Minister at Woodward Park whose primary gift is in the ministry of Evangelism. Joe is very gifted at teaching the Word to non-believers and leading them to faith in Jesus Christ. He is passionate in pursuing the Great Commission of Jesus, be it at home or abroad in far-flung places such as Ethiopia. Joe is an asset to our church family and in just nine months, has become a dear friend and confidant to me.

Today, Joe is undergoing a 10-hour surgical procedure at the V.A. Hospital in San Diego for prostate cancer. Joe comes from a family history linked to prostate cancer and his doctors were adamant about the necessity of this surgery.

I'm asking that all throughout the day, you will be diligent to pray for Joe, for the skill of the medical personnel providing his care, but most importantly, for the Great Physician to be in charge and in control of today and the days ahead as Joe heals.