Monday, September 01, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.”

Psalm 103:8-10

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 11:44 PM Central

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So I made a pretty good decision 15 years ago!

I remember a youth group leader saying something to the effect of, “If you’re not sure of your salvation right now, you can be tonight.”

After leading us in a prayer, he recommended we write the date down in our Bible as a reminder of our commitment to Jesus.

I don’t have the same Bible anymore, but I kept this page. It now has a permanent home in my wallet!

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 6:12 PM Central

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One of Mark’s photos of todays’ couple is on display at the reception venue. Good job, Mark, and congrats to Kim and Kevin!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“Then Jesus told them, ‘You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going. Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.’”

John 12:35-36a

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 5:54 PM Central

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Setting up a shot near the Arch!

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 4:15 PM Central

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Prepping for an awesome cinema shot after a St. Louis wedding!

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 3:44 PM Central

Ah, yes. I’ve had the same assignment myself.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 3:00 PM Central

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I am holding this bouquet for a bride who is getting some pictures and video with her new husband.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 2:39 PM Central

FamTeam Weekend/Softball Classic will be held on Saturday evening, September 13 (Paul’s birthday!) and Sunday afternoon, September 14.   The event will unfold on “FamTeam field,” the softball diamond that sits behind the the Arndt family house in southwestern Illinois.

The first Classic was held in 1999.  As time passed, this annual event developed into something that we now call a FamTeam Weekend — a blend of Christian inspiration, indoor/outdoor fun, and friendship.  As simple and “down-to-earth” as these weekends are, many participants have been deeply impacted by them.

Over the years, several Cardinal baseball players (including Adam Wainwright, Mike Matheny, Mike Easler, Reggie Sanders, Mark Grudzielanek, and others) have attended the Classic and shared, in a heartfelt way, the ways in which God, through the sacrifice of Jesus  and the power of the Holy Spirit, has transformed their lives.

This year’s event will open (on Saturday evening) with a picnic-style supper and a time of casual prayer.  Tentative plans for Sunday’s schedule call for a softball triple-header (the Arndt team will square off against a trio of local “all-star” clubs).  This will be followed by a fourth game,  in which our guests are invited to take the field for some fun of their own!  As usual, there will be Christian music, game and food tents, trivia challenges, and a home run derby.

There will be no charge for the event.  (Those who take part in the Classic Eve cookout are invited to simply “chip in” for the cost of the meal.)

A final note — as of the present time, we hope to host another FamTeam Weekend in mid-October of 2014.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us!

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 9:23 AM Central

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A few of us learned how to waterski yesterday. Here’s Jacob shortly before taking off.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.”

Psalm 145:3

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 12:29 AM Central

Jude forwarded this to me the other day. I like the regional fanbase map, along with the “places Norv Turner has lost” map. Poor Norv.

24 Maps that Explain the NFL

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 12:20 AM Central

As this article (from a United Kingdom newspaper) indicates, the Arctic ice cap is doing fine.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 11:25 PM Central

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Here’s a picture of Seth and Jacob roasting some marshmallows this evening.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 6:51 PM Central

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We’re spending the weekend with friends at their lake house. We’ve been wanting to come here sometime for most of my life, and finally it worked out.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take it; this is my body.’ Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it. ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,’ he said to them. ‘I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.’”

Mark 14:22-24

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 6:00 AM Central

“Or do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?”

Romans 2:4

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 8:05 PM Central

A striking piece about Down Syndrome babies and legalized abortion.

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 7:28 PM Central

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Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 7:26 PM Central

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Paul and I are golfing with a couple of friends. Beautiful evening!

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 6:01 PM Central

A “new and improved” FamTeam Day/Softball Classic will be held on the afternoon of September 14.  We had a good deal of rain on our last Classic day, and are hoping for blue skies and crisp temperatures for the upcoming event!

The public is invited to join us on that day, when we gather for a time of Christian inspiration, softball fun (our family team will play a tripleheader), and “feasting.”  (The food and snack stands always have family-friendly prices!)

The event will be held on FamTeam Field, which rests near our family homestead.

Questions?  Send us an e-mail!

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Central

“So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called “woman,” for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”

Genesis 2:21-24

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 5:53 PM Central

I’ve just updated the Dad’s Diary section.


Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 4:04 PM Central

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The Cardinals have been trailing the Brewers all year. Here’s to hoping they can catch them!

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 3:42 PM Central

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