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We love to share the ins and outs of our daily lives, special events and family photos. We hope you enjoy the stories and pictures of our lives as we Grow Serve Love.

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2012 Start of School Year photo shoot.

One of my favorites from the girls photo shoot with Shannon Renee.

And the family on the church campus.

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Flexibility: Our 2013 Focus

Lord, please give us wisdom and flexibility as we balance family, with new ministry and thriving business. We want to be good stewards of all you have entrusted us - a happy healthy family, new ministries opportunities and two thriving business offices.

Lord, please give Jon 10 opportunities to share his faith with is clients and employees this year.

Lord, please grow our children as they learn to be servants through generous giving and service opportunities.

Stewardship. Hospitality. Prayer. Our 2012 Prayers

It's taken me much longer to come up with these this year, but here's what the Lord has confirmed & we've been praying together for over a month now.

Lord, please,
~keep us one.
~help us be good stewards of our home through increased hospitality. {Homes of Purpose}
~grow the business with 20 new business clients and 40 new individual clients.
~help us teach our kids about stewardship, through regular and sacrificial giving.
~give us a passion for time in your word and teach us to pray together and for our children. 
~please give Jon deeper relationships as he intentionally seeks to spend time with other godly men.

We've already begun to see some answer's and battles rise up as we pray them. This is going to be a great year!

Love in Action: Our 2011 Prayer

Here's what COD will be focusing on in 2011: Please mature us as a church as we extend grace to more and more. You can read all about it here.

I love this line from Ed's blog post, "we should be asking ourselves, 'How do we treat people as special as they are to Christ?'"

It's exactly in line with what we're going to be praying as a couple:
We want to be living servants of God's grace. Lord, give us deeper relationships as we love others genuinely.

Romans 12:9-13 (English Standard Version)
9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Romans 12:9-13 (New International Version, ©2010)
 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Becoming Stewards: Our 2010 Prayer

In 2010 Jon and I will be focusing on Becoming Stewards. Stewards of our children. Stewards in our jobs: Jon in his businesses and I in the home. We will focus on taking care of what has been entrusted to us, becoming stewards of our time, finances, and relationships.
Lord, teach us how to be good stewards!

Proverbs 22:6 – Train a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart
from it.

Colossians 3:23-24 - Whatever you do, do you work heartily as for the Lord rather than for
men… It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

Being Intentional: Our 2009 Prayer

We are setting our goal for 2009 on being intentional. As spouses, as parents and in all we do. We are committed to praying this all year long and to working towards this goal in all we do. Lord show us where we need to be more intentional!

Family Purpose

As a family we are dedicated to Growing, Serving and Loving in these ways:

Growing together as a family and individually as children of God.

Serving our Lord above all else.

Loving everyone God places in our lives.


Zechariah 4:6

6 So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.


Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Proverbs 3:5-6 

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
   and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
   and he will make your paths straight.


Philippians 4:6

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.


Whats happening in our day to day lives.


Karen & Jon O
Betty C
Shirley L
Rachel O
Ray L
Jon O
Karin L
Elizabeth H
Lynda L
Meredith K
Michele M
Rosanne L

Leave Us A Note!

12/16/2010 10:05:06 PM - 002037921543

Gary and I sent a small gift to each of the Kozelchik and Osborn kids in the form of an amazon gift card which should arrive soon.  We don't mind if they get them "early".  We were thinking if each child pooled their order into one, the shipping charges might be waived or would at least be lower, so even though different gift cards for different kids were listed, we did them all from the same company so the order could be combined into one if you wished.  

We wish you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas.

Rosanne & Gary
6/16/2010 11:37:06 PM - 002036503330

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  Lynda Larsen 1055 Piedmont Avenue NE, Apt. 305 Atlanta, Georgia 30309 404.387.3065
6/10/2010 10:47:07 PM - 002037921543

My dear friend Alfred Kamm passed away this
afternoon.  Of course my heart is broken, but those
sad feelings are mitigated by 33 1/2 years of a
remarkable relationship with a deeply committed,
thoughtful, insightful, generous man who spent his
life with integrity and kindness.  He was as close a
friend as you could ever have, wise and caring with
everyone he met.  He was "no respecter of persons".
After being a glider pilot instructor in WWII, he
spent his career as a social worker in service to the
neediest, the most vulnerable, the hard to love, and
lifted people out of despair and into hope.  He
followed through.  He was steadfast.  He was a rock.
And he was as tenderhearted as they come.

He was a grandpa to my kids.  He loved children.

I am grateful for all he taught me, for the chance to
witness and learn from his universal caring spirit,
from when I first met him at Children's hospital, me
a nurse's aide pregnant with Hilary, he the head of
the social work department.  Later in my career, I
could present a case that puzzled me, and he would
listen to the story, pause to think, and offer a way
of seeing and approaching the problem.  He was nearly
always right on the mark.

I spent most of yesterday at his bedside, not feeling
too well myself, but not wanting him to be without an
advocate or alone.  His son, Bill, arrived from Des
Moines, Iowa yesterday evening.  Al was not very
responsive last evening.  This morning, Bill called
out "dad", Al opened his eyes, smiled and died.  It
was a lovely gift for Bill.

Al was a man of deep faith.  He lived his beliefs
quietly and without fanfare.  He has touched many
lives besides mine, and his legacy will live on
because his way of being helped everyone close to him
become better persons.  

So, I'm sad beyond words, but grateful for the time
to get ready to say good-bye because he was rapidly
declining.  I am grateful for the Life 101 private
tutoring I got for so many years.  If I have a few
good qualities, he's largely the one who helped me
understand myself, see new ways forward, build on my
strengths, and help me through hard times.  Those of
you who have known him know how exceptional he was.


1/3/2010 12:29:28 AM - 003012833655
Oh Karen, every time I look around on your blog I am inspired! Thank you for your consistency and your heart! Love ya!
10/26/2009 10:30:26 PM - 002089613587
Jon and Karen, I love the photo of the four of you. The happiness shows through.
Love, Grammy
8/13/2009 5:00:48 AM - 000059685458
so I'm not a big blog reader - mostly b/c I know myself & I would probably never stop reading, but I did decide to take some time to really check yours out today & I think it's AWESOME. All of it!
7/27/2009 8:12:49 PM - 001022521967
Great pictures of your Washington travels! You sure accomplished a lot for the time you were here. Wish I could have done more with you.
5/3/2009 3:00:14 PM - 001029761953
I so enjoy coming to your site and hearing about what's happening in the Osborn's lives! I particularly enjoy the OMJ and loved the running entry! Thanks for all the great ideas and cute crafts and fun things you guys do! They give inspiration to those of us who don't quite think of all those things!
1/18/2009 4:45:50 PM - 001029761953


Where do you get all your 1 minute journal ideas? I love them! Do you make them up or get them from a book or website? Share please!! :)


And I love your 365 reasons to love Jon! What a great picture of what God intended husbands and wives to do for each other...on both of your sides!!!


Love Karin

11/1/2008 5:12:36 AM - 002037921543
 I am enjoying your site, your comments, the wonderful pictures, and I especially enjoyed the gypsy story though I would caution you about perpetuating stereotypes.

10/26/2008 6:51:43 PM - 002036503330
What cute girls!  

Love, Lynda 
10/25/2008 6:41:07 PM - 001022521967
I still do not find my original comment! Anyway, I'm so glad I finally found my way around and can view all your pictures and the Mt. Rainier ones that Karin put in. Thank you so much! Love, Grandma
10/25/2008 3:34:47 PM - 002036503330
What a great website you've created!  Nice job.  Now, the details on diapers and washing off poo were great, but I like some of the other details on your blog better.  Love, Lynda
10/23/2008 2:44:36 PM - 002035573489

Jon and Karen,


Thank you for making it so simple for me to sign up to see photos, etc. It makes me smile when I can access photos of all of you at any time of day or night.


Lots of love.



7/1/2008 5:31:36 PM - 000057987018

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