The Das Schmidt Haus Man of the Year

Today, Time Magazine named Pope Francis their 2013 Person of the Year.

Also today, the little inhabitants of Das Schmidt Haus name their daddy the 2013 Man of the Year.

Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Joel 2

 Thank you for your guidance in word and deed;

Thank you for your help in time of need;

Thank you for teaching us how to pray;

Thank you, Dad, on this your special day.

God bless you today and everyday. You truly are God’s gift to our family.

1 Corinthians 16:13 

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  1. says

    Happy birthday Joel! I’m very thankful to know you and Lisa – and so VERY thankful for your faithfulness and perseverance with this blog. You (two) have no idea how much of an encouragement your ‘presence’ (via the blog) has had for my walk with Christ/growth in our Catholic faith. THANKS SO MUCH!

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