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The Big 5

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Our son, Micah, turned five on January 20th!  As we look at pictures from the previous year we’re amazed by how much he has grown. His baby chub is gone and he has grown almost as tall as Abigail. Watching your kids grow is a constant reminder of how fast time flies by. It makes you want to hold them a little closer and pray you do your best to raise them right!  The other day Micah looked at me and says, “Mom, I don’t want to get married.” Shocked that his little mind is already thinking about marriage I asked, “Why not?” He said, “Because I don’t have any money in my piggy bank. You need lots of money in your piggy bank to get married.” Wise thinking son! :) This season of life is so short! I’m thankful for these moments that remind me to make the most of my time with these precious blessings. 

 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12

 

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Welcome Philip Michael!

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Our son, Philip Michael Baran was born! He surprised us and arrived three days before his due date, on January 8th.  We went to the hospital thinking it might be a false alarm but just two hours later we were holding our baby boy. Philip weighs 7lbs 4oz and is a very healthy little guy. Our thanks go out to everyone who sent well wishes and prayed for us!

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! This year we are thankful to be back in the Philippines. We felt blessed to be at North Cebu Baptist Church and celebrate this special season at home.  We certainly miss our family and friends (that is something that will never go away) but there is such joy in knowing that you are in the place God wants you.  2017 was a year full of activity and change. At times it was overwhelming but throughout the year, God kept bringing us to this simple truth: He is everything we need and more. So this holiday season I found myself thanking God for Who He Is and what He has done! I am excited (and terrified) about what 2018 has to bring but no matter what, I know God is with me…and that is more than enough. 

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