Labor Day on Kentucky Lake

J.L. & Barbara Barnett invited us to spend part of Labor Day with them and it was an incredibly fun time! Kim and I woke up tired this morning but talked about how wonderful yesterday was.

We started off at the Barnett’s house as Zach, Sean, Joseph, Codey Powell, & Emily Oliver enjoyed time in the pool. Emily, Sean’s girlfriend, is actively involved with volleyball and had an event she needed to be at so she had to leave early. But Dani Whitaker, Zach’s girlfriend, showed up as we headed off to Kentucky Lake.

J.L. & Barbara have a pontoon boat and a jet ski – both of which stayed busy the rest of the day!

J.L. is letting me drive his pontoon boat … while I’m taking a picture of him.
Here’s Barbara and Kim.
Sean couldn’t stop smiling.
Zach is having some fun!
Dani said that she had never jet-skied before but I don’t believe it.
Codey only knew one speed – wide open!
Yep. That’s me on the jet-ski.
If you look to the right of the trail that the pontoon boat was leaving behind, you’ll see me on the jet-ski kicking up some spray. There were boats out on the water but we still essentially had the whole lake to ourselves.
Here’s Kim and Codey. He’s a Murray State student that we’ve essentially adopted.
J.L. is showing Joseph how to operate a jet ski.
Joseph is a quick learner!
Zach and Dani took turns at the wheel.

After spending quite a few hours on the water, we all enjoyed a seafood dinner at Cypress Springs.

Yep, we’re tired! But, yesterday was a day full of events that will be fun to remember in years to come. We’re so thankful that the Barnett’s made it possible!

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

6 thoughts on “Labor Day on Kentucky Lake

    1. Honestly, I don’t mind the numbers evening out. I especially love the kind of girls / young women that my boys are attracted to. I’ve been praying for 3 young ladies (whoever they are) for a very long time who will end up being our daughters-in-law. Nothing would bring us greater joy than to know that our boys and their families are walking in the truth.


  1. Jay and I were truly blessed and honored to have you, Kim and all the kids make our day special! As senior adults with our own children living so far away, you all are like our adopted kids and grandkids so it was a very special day for us as well! I hope we can share this good time together again!! We truly love all of you and thank God for each of you! Not only are you welcome back but your adopted ones, the girlfriends and anyone you want, 12 at a time though as that is the legal maximum on the pontoon. Can’t wait until we can all go again!! Thank you !! 💕

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