2015 Has Begun!

Ice skating!

Here are a few of my recent favorite verses along with a few pictures of January in full swing! Rev. 3:2 "Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found they works perfect before God." Don’t give up, Esther, it’s not complete! 2 Cor. 4:17 "For […]

2014 Handbell Choir

The whole team!

There is nothing like the sound of bells at Christmas time! It was such a joy for several of us to participate in the IBLP handbell choir again this year. A heartfelt thank you to Esther for the many hours she put into organizing, scheduling, and coordinating everything to be prepared for playing at the […]

A New Design for the New Year!

Sauntina on the computer

Welcome to the new design of the staddonfamily.com website! Technology has changed a lot since our first post back in August of 2006 so it’s about time we freshened things up a bit. We still have a few bugs to smooth out, but Sauntina will be working hard to find and fix them: The really cool thing about our new […]

Adventures of a Landscape Photographer

0495_Many Glacier-Montana-USA_Canon EOS 40D, 70 mm, 1-60 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 100

Ever wondered how landscape photographers find those “wow” shots? Want an insiders look behind the scenes at how beautiful pictures are created? In the weeks before Christmas, I’ve been taking the time to write up the stories behind the pictures I chose for the 2015 Lenspiration Calendar. So far, I’ve written about the stories from […]

Merry Christmas???—I’m dying!

Christmas is made of many things!

Believe it or not, I’m finding there is a pretty simple way to guarantee yourself a very merry Christmas this year. It just requires a lot of give and take … Give expectations to God. Don’t give up on your current plans and hopes, give them to God so that He is free to do […]

Gifts to Give!

With all the things that go on in the wonderful whirlwind weeks before Christmas, we hope it might make your gift giving easier by recommending some good things we have come across!—affordable things that support noble causes with a variety that can spark the joy and appreciation of anyone you still have on your list. […]

Thanks to a Veteran

We are with you in the battle Grandpa

Between Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving Day, in the midst of political change, climate change (weather change), and yes even the time change, here is a tribute to a veteran with unchanging character. First of all, we appreciate his natural awareness of others and their needs We appreciate his steadiness as a patriarch. We have benefited […]

Following Through

BibleBee

This time at Nationals has been, for each Bible Bee contestant and their families, not only a grand finish line in the competition that has taken place for young people all across the country but a starting line for a new approach to life, putting God’s kingdom and righteousness not last but first in daily […]

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