Donations Wanted

If you have old aquariums (mostly 10 and 20 gallon), rabbit cages, reptile habitats, etc. that you would like to donate to the KBC Nature Center (first floor of the Tower), we are interested in more housing for the animals.  If you’re interested in helping out more, or with something specific, we’d love to hear from you.  Call Jonathan or Laurel for more info.

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Kansas Bible Camp: The Nature Center

Well, we are attempting to fill a vacancy at the Camp this year.

Rick Khol has been faithfully overseeing the Nature Center and doing a lot of the preaching at KBC for years, and has recently felt Continue reading

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Bass Pro Shop (and another Children’s Mercy appointment)

So, Sunday evening we drove up to KC for another appointment for Katie.  This is the appointment Continue reading

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Celebration of Wayne’s Life

Yesterday, April 28th, we had a Life Celebration for Wayne.

Many people came to honor his life and to bless Genene.  The service was live-streamed, and is posted on Continue reading

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Precious Moments – Part Two

While we were in the St Louis area, about 7 pm, Laurel’s brother Eric called to let us know that their dad, Wayne Byrd, had been in a car accident, they suspected heart problems, he’d needed resuscitation, and was in the hospital and they were doing tests.

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Precious Moments – Part One

We took this past weekend intending to drive to St Louis for a wedding, then back to Kansas City for a doctor’s appointment for Katie.  Since we only had five kids going, we borrowed Dad’s minivan (wow! a small group.)

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Anniversary of the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

and I noticed something odd about Bing’s description:

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Easter Sabbath Reading

Luke 23:56b – On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

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So we went to the Reptile Expo

It was neat.  I think we all enjoyed it more than we enjoyed the Landscape and Outdoor Living Show.

This guy is huge… at least four feet long.  He was not for sale, is nearly as long as he’ll get, but he’s only about 60% of his max size.  He’s already over 50 pounds, now, if memory serves me well.  That’s a big lizard.  He’s a variety of Black Throated Monitor.

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Katie’s Numbers Improving

Her numbers are going up and that’s a good thing!  Her Neutrophil count is actually up into the normal range.  This is really good news, and we hope to cut back on the amount of times (at least) that she needs a shot.  Currently, she’s getting a shot three times a week…

We haven’t heard back from the NIH about our bloodwork and the possible genetics component in her health struggles.

Laurel made some wonderful AIP-friendly pizza.  It even had ‘cheese’ on it.  And a wonderful crust!  And it’s something that all of us could eat…  Our food journey is still something we’re figuring out, and finding some delicious substitutes is good.

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