Thanks to all who participated in our special Valentine’s Day contest in collaboration with the FamilyLife Ministry. We had many heart-warming entries. Here are two of the winning letters:

“I would just like to praise God for giving me a beautiful wife. She is truly a precious gift from God. Every day, she is always looking out for the needs of others and put her needs on the back burner. Her sacrifice and enthusiasm for life and serving others is just so awesome to watch and witness. Sometimes, I just like to sit back and watch her interact with others, and I am filled with so much gratitude that our Father would place such an amazing person in my life. After 35 years of marriage, God has gotten us through all the troubles and heartaches that life tends to deal to us. God is certainly the glue that kept us both together all these years. Sometimes, I think God sent me an angel to watch over me and my two daughters, and that little Angel is my best friend and my wife. Besides my salvation, my relationship with God the Father and my relationship with our Precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my wife is right up there in true blessings. Praise be to God for his continued blessings that He showers down on me and my family. Thank you Father for my amazing wife that You have given me!” –Ken M., Rocky Hill, CT”

During our 66 years of marriage, I appreciate (my husband’s) patience and his willingness to give me his honest counsel when I have important decisions to make. He is 89. I am 87. We are in love with our Lord.” –Trudi W., Bristol, CT

This fall, we received coloring contest entries from across the State. Congratulations to our three First Prize winners!

In November, we received Coloring Contest entries by children age 4-12 from towns and cities across the State, including Ansonia, Branford, Clinton, Hamden, Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, New Britain, West Granby, Wethersfield, Windsor and across the Massachusetts line in Amherst! Thanks to all who entered!