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Am I a Human Doing?

Originally Written: May 2017 I’ve been working out every day. I remodeled the kitchen, dining room, living room and entry of our house. I have read 19 books and read through the whole New Testament. I could keep listing all that I have done, but I will spare you the details.  It is amazing how busy one can be on […]

Preparing for Death

It feels like death and suffering has surrounded me.  Last spring, I watched my friends lose their 4-month-old. This spring it has intensified. A former student at UMD died on January 22, 2017 after a 15 month battle with colon cancer. My wife’s great aunt passed away on January 23, 2017. My last living grandparent passed […]

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Preparing for death

Monday afternoon we arrived at my parents house for a visit with my parents and grandmother after Christmas.  We were planning to travel home Wednesday afternoon to prepare to host a new year’s party at our house.  Tuesday, Grandma stopped eating and drinking and when she went to bed that evening my dad and I […]

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We’re Moving!

“You’re getting three offers on your house!” our realtor said over the phone.  We couldn’t believe it! Four weeks ago we decided we would list our house and if it sold we would move to Duluth.  We listed the house Thursday.  On Monday we had three showings and all three made an offer.  Tuesday we […]

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Letting Christmas Speak

Sitting in Church this Sunday brought a wave of emotion.  Singing the song, “In Christ Alone,” began to speak to me.  As I sang the last verse I couldn’t hold in the emotion that was overcoming me.  Sandi and I have recently experienced great joy and sorrow.  We welcomed the birth of our son, Elam […]

Elam Shelton Asker arrives early! (December 7, 2009)

We jolted out of bed at 6:30am thinking that Sandi’s water had broken. It didn’t continue to leak, but we started monitoring regular contractions. 12 minutes in between each. So we called labor and delivery. Dropped off Calista at the Sommers and headed for the hospital. By 11am they told us that it was likely […]

Baby Asker Two is on the way!

Baby Asker Two is on the way. We are expecting a December arrival. We recently got a recording of the heart beat. We put a webpage up with information regarding the due date and other vital statistics! Calista will be a big sister soon.

Calista Talking

These days Calista does not go very long without letting us know something via one of her many sounds. It seems her favorite place to try these new sounds is the kitchen. So one day we put a video camera in front of her to capture the moments. Now you can enjoy the many sounds […]

Calista is sitting up!

Calista is now six months old and she is sitting up on her own. She still falls down occasionally but she enjoys sitting upright. Recently I have been putting together some video’s to watch her playing and sitting. It sure is fun watching her grow up.

Calista at Four Months

Last week we took Calista on a tour of the state of Minnesota. We traveled to Duluth, Minneapolis, Rochester and Austin before coming home. We had several firsts including the first visit to the cabin in Wisconsin and her first visit to the zoo. We had a lot of fun. Today was her four month […]