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Cheryl Veenstra

LOVE this peek in the window at your amazing family! Needed to hear that story about God showing up at the resale shop! May God continue to bless, heal, provide and surprise us all through each of you!

Carolyn McCready

I think about you and Joanne and the girls so often, Toben. Pray for you all and send love your way. Thanks for the updates and insight into how things are going. So many love you all. . .
Peace and grace tonight,

Stacey Frazier

T, great post. You are doing a great job "being there" for your family. Love the way God showed up for you and Audrey. Praying for a great start to her year and a solid friend. SAF

Courtney McDermed

I used to get really annoyed when people prayed for a parking space because it seemed so ridiculous. But after a tragedy happened in my life, I saw finding a parking space as God meeting me where I was at. Parking spaces were how I could see God taking care of me even in the darkest places. Let's hear it for True Religion Jeans and getting back to school clothes under budget!!! (It really is super important to have the right jeans on the first day of school. It sounds petty and vain but then, high school has a big dose of that and starting off on the right foot is critical.) Yay for you for knowing all that Toben. peace to you and your family. ~Courtney


I love how you cherish your family and your parents for even the small things...It really makes me stop and think how I should do that more often.

Lee Ann Jackson

Great updates, Toben . . . keep at it--priviledged to "journey" with you in prayer, friend. You Heims rock!

carla sutherland

I say little prayers when I go thrift store shopping for specific items, you have reaffirmed to me that it is ok. I hope Audrey has a great year. I know the stress change can bring to a child as well as an adult. What is something Toben wants/needs to do? Would you share that with us, that is ok too.


I graduated from Creek, um, a few years back ;) Tell Audrey that if she doesn't like the feel of the West Cafeteria, to head to IA (in the Industrial Arts building). I actually have no idea if both buildings/cafeterias still exist, but I'm guessing that IA would be a better fit for her.

I love when God cares about things that are important to us - like being able to wear the same clothes as our peers, even if your budgets are much different.

Jennifer, Hawaii

That sounds wonderful Heims! And so glad that Audrey found jeans. She sounds like she's got a great (and spunky) personality so I'm sure she'll find friends but will put in a prayer for her as well, and for Emma and all of you too.

I subscribed to a YouTube lady that thrift shops a lot and finds really great high-end stuff for deals. She also shares some tips and such. Check her out if it sounds like Audrey could be interested, might help Audrey get some cool finds:

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