InSPIREd Sunday

While we were in Huntington Beach before and after my brother in law’s funeral we took a side trip to visit the church we attended when we lived in Huntington Beach from 1976-1984.

Evangelical Free Church, Huntington Beach.

Our son Josh attended Joyful Noises way back in the early 80’s.  Both of our son’s were dedicated to the Lord at this church.

Josh Dan 79-834

This photo is from the baby dedication of our second son, Daniel, at E.V. Free. Our pastor at the time was Bob Thune. Dan decided he really would rather stay with the pastor instead of being handed back to me after his dedication. Too funny. You might recognize the name Thune as Bob’s brother is John Thune the honorable United States Senator from South Dakota.

One of the planters in the church yard had tiles with the names of God, our Lord on it.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. Proverbs 18:10

Linking up to InSPIREd Sunday with Beth and Sally.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “InSPIREd Sunday

  1. A trip back in memory lane… I haven’t been back to our ‘old’ church for many years. The church where we got married and the church where a lot of our faith growing happened.
    Love the photo of Josh after his dedication. A photo with a story.
    The paving stones with the names of God are awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you for visiting me earlier,
    Greetings from Spain,

  2. Loving all the Hebrew names of God at your former church. That was a humorous story about your son who wanted to stay with the pastor after the dedication. So often it’s quite the opposite. Whichever why it goes, the little ones are always so endearing and a delight to watch at times like this.

  3. So cute…what a hoot! And a first! I have never seen a child who preferred the pastor over his parents. He sure knew how to hurt a gal! LOL! How nice to be able to return to a beloved fellowship.

  4. Lovely memories, I enjoyed seeing all the names of our God in stone.
    I haven’t been back to my childhood church for a very long time, it’s on the other side of the country.


  5. Our pastor has been doing a series on the names of God called “I AM..” It’s a good reminder to see the names on those tiles at your church.

  6. What a beautiful idea to put the names of God on the tiles. I can feel my faith being strengthened as I read through them!! And the verse that you closed with…that is a verse that I pondered as Ron was sick. Praise God that He is a tower of refuge!!

    That is a precious picture of your family on your son’s dedication day…so sweet!

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