Dear Joel,

Seeing today is your BIRTHDAY I am making it my goal NOT to embarrass you in this post. :D  And seeing I am thoughtful like that, I definitely won’t bring up your ability to make an exquisite cup of coffee/latte & these outrageously delicious triple chocolate cookies! I will refrain from telling how you just happen to be an extreme outdoors man & pretty experienced in the fishing/hunting realm[camo is definitely your color!;)] I will leave out the fact you have so valiantly protected me from the ravenous squirrels that conspire to do me harm during my morning walk[let’s just say he has a few recipes for squirrel soup he would be willing to share if y’all are interested ;]! ;D I would love to mention how you eat ghost pepper salsa without breaking a sweat, your always ready and willing to lend a hand where its needed, and  that your constantly thinking about the needs of those around you before yourself, showing yourself chivalrous beyond measure… but I will refrain! ;) Plus, on top of all that, you are a budding[would you call a guy “a budding”?? ] photographer and make a fantastic second-shooter at weddings! :D And I will leave out that part about taking applications for future-sister-in-laws… though I always welcome applications and do request a small donation be made upon applying. ;]  So, since I am trying my hardest not to cause you to turn 15 shades of red from embarrassment , I will just wish my sweetest, handsomest, hardest working 15 year-old brother a tremendously HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :) Blessed constantly by you. So thankful your my brother and IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY. May the Lord richly bless you today and all the days of your life!  :)

Much love,
P.S. watch out, insanity is contagious! ;)

May you have hunter’s luck
to shoot a mighty eight point buck
when luck like this is in the bag
You’ll have reason then to brag ;)

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26

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“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper….”
Psalm 1

About Rachel

"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

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