Celebrating 248 years

On Thursday we celebrate 248 years since we declared our independence from that nation across the pond. It has been a national journey blessed by God’s grace. We cannot deny that God has used America for His purposes historically, but it is always difficult to decide...

A rough week

It has been a rough week in my life. One might assume the passing of my 100-year-old (plus one day) dad would not be an painful event. But it is. It came as an unwelcomed surprise since we didn’t get to celebrate him as a family. As waves of emotions and memories have...

Special next week

Next week is special.  Yes, it is VBS (amazing, of course). Yes, it is Flag Day (who could forget?). But on Friday something else happens, something monumental.  My dad, Don Welch, turns 100 years old. It’s a little surprising that he is so close to this milestone,...

Memorial Day Weekend

On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember sacrifice. We honor and mourn those who gave their lives serving in the armed forces of the United States. Many have lost their lives on the battlefield, but for some, the sacrifice and repercussions stretched into the years...

Missing a dear friend

We are missing another Peninsula member today.  He left earth and woke up in heaven.  Lorenzo (Loren) Pearson was a dear friend to many and a congenial spirit for all. I realize that many don’t remember Loren, which surprised me. But Loren experienced a long goodbye...