Archive | March, 2009

19 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Up, Up & Away!

You will hardly believe what I got the chance to do yesterday! I had lunch with Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks and then got an hour long ride in a Ventura County Search & Rescue helicopter! Last October, I was attending the Simi Valley Community Pregnancy Clinic Annual Banquet when n auction item went up […]

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17 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Cathy Haedt’s Memorial Celebration

I hope this note finds you basking in at least a little bit of the sunshine God has given us today. I find myself often throughout these last few days just sensing Cathy Haedt’s smile. I can only imagine that her home going has been filled with precious moments of reunion and celebration. A couple […]

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15 March 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Best 23 Years Of My Life!

Today, Colleen & I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. Without a doubt, I married UP. This amazing woman took hold of my heart and has been partnering with Jesus to help bring me to places I would never have imagined. We stayed at a bed & breakfast (those are our favorite) in Carpinteria. It was […]

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13 March 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Rejoicing In Heaven!

Heaven has to be truly rejoicing to have Cathy Haedt in the presence of Jesus right now! When I saw her earlier this morning, I remembered her telling me on Monday that she wanted the battle to end, but she didn’t know how to “go from here to there.” She clearly knew the battle on […]

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13 March 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Cathy Haedt Is Truly Home!

I just got off the phone with Fred. Cathy crossed her finish line just a few minutes ago! She is home … truly home! I am leaving for the hospital now to help Fred and family walk through the next steps. I will update you further AS SOON AS I know more. As mentioned earlier, […]

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12 March 2009 ~ 6 Comments

Cathy Haedt Update #3

I spoke with Fred & Ceci early this afternoon, and delivered to them the scores of emails and cards that have been written to them and to Cathy. Fred asked me to let everyone know how deeply he appreciated the heartfelt words that were communicated. There is nothing new in Cathy’s situation today. She is […]

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10 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Cathy Haedt Update – Tuesday night

I am relieved to report to you that Cathy is resting comfortably tonight, though that has not been the case much of the day. Her pain is stable (she is mostly out of pain now), but she is not always clear and lucid in her thinking, and when she is awake, she can sometimes be […]

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10 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Cathy Haedt

Last Friday, Cathy Haedt was admitted to Simi Valley Hospital for complications from the lung cancer she has been so valiantly fighting over the last year. Yesterday, her oncologist reported that the cancer has spread quite aggressively. Their IS further chemotherapy available, but she would have to start today and it would only be an […]

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06 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Upcoming Sabbatical

A week ago Sunday (on February 22), we had our Annual Congregation Meeting. I wrote about some of it as it relates to my upcoming Sabbatical here. I plan to write about it here to keep everyone (family, friends, and church) up to date on our plans, as well as to give those outside NewHeart […]

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05 March 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Josh In HIGH School?!?!

I had an amazing experience this week that I think it’s going to take me a while to figure out. Last night (Wednesday), I attended Josh’s FRESHMAN HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION!! Yep, you read that right, SHOUTING CAPS and all! It’s been one thing (for me) for Josh to be in 8th Grade. I vividly remember […]

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