S: 50 Years of Blessings
FC: 50 Years of Blessings
1: With Love to Mom and Dad Happy 50th | "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
2: Lanny and Sharon, a story of two becoming one. Both grew up in the 1930's, raised by loving families. Lanny was from a farm in Iowa, and Sharon was raised in Minneapolis.
3: "Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Thy book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." Psalm 139:16
4: Country House | City House | Both were blessed to be raised by Godly parents. "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." Psalm 127:1
5: Sharon High School Graduation | Lanny Confirmation
6: Luther College Days | First glance at a football game | The Meeting... | Ward Dunn's never fail method for getting a date: Call the girl on the phone Tell her your name Have a place & Have a time | First Date The Curse of Frankenstein
7: gifts | A job at Tenlo
8: to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth. | I Lanny take thee Sharon...
9: "For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh." Genesis 2:24
12: A new home and children arrive
13: John | Jim | Beth
14: Flood of 1965 | "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock." Matt 7:24-25
15: Growing Family
17: "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them." Psalm 127:3-5
18: A move to Stillwater
20: The family continues to grow
22: Grandchildren | Hannah
26: Great is Thy Faithfulness...
29: "I will sing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever; to all generations I will make known Thy faithfulness with my mouth." Psalm 89:1
34: "Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments." Deut. 7:9
35: "One generation shall praise Thy works to another, and shall declare Thy mighty acts." Psalm 145:4
36: Dear Lanny and Sharon, 50 years of marriage is something many people never achieve. it is the good and honorable things that we need to celebrate so as to be an encouragement to others. So as you mark this very special milestone, we thank you for the example of commitment to each other and God. You have been an encouragement to us by your example of faithfulness in a world of unfaithfulness. The struggles of marriage can help us grow in our faith, a faith that you are helping to pass down to a new generation. Hebrews 12:1-3 Love, Jim, Suzan, Luke and Jessica | You have been good parents to me through the years. You have helped me to appreciate people's unique and special abilities. You have set a good example, and got me going in the right direction. Thank you for all the years of encouragement. Congratulations on your 50th. Love, John
37: You are extremely generous, even during our shortest visits. You value the family in your hearts over any things or circumstances. You have created a legacy with your dedication to family for multiple generations. (Mark) Words can't ever describe what the two of you and your faithfulness to each other have meant in my life. You have remained steadfast through all things, and it has been an encouragement to me to watch your faith grow stronger with the years. (Beth) I enjoy being your grandson. It is awesome how you take me to Lake of the Woods, and to fly planes, and fun activities like that. You guys have always been there. (Noah) I am very glad to be your granddaughter. Both of you have taught me so much. Grandpa always teaches good life lessons that I will always remember, and Grandma has taught me to stick with my faith. Both of you are role models in my life. Thank you. (Hannah) Happy Anniversary! We love you!