Happy 2016, friends!!!
We haven't sent Christmas cards for the last few years (sorry!), but we really appreciate those of you who continue to send us your family pics and news. It's fun to read your updates.
We thought we'd update you about what's going on in Dyer-land (better late than never, right?).
Our oldest son, Jordan, is 17 and our youngest, Jackson, is almost 12. Heavenly days--they're both in the youth group now! Jordan drums in our church's contemporary praise band and in the youth praise band, and has a part-time job.
Jackson loves to explore his dramatic side through school and community plays (wonder where he gets a love for drama?) and is also playing Upwards Basketball. He's always coming up with new skits and pranks for his Youtube channel.
Carey continues to serve as the Minister of Music and Worship at Lakeside Baptist Church, and he often performs his unique blend of comedy, music, and storytelling at fundraisers and other events. I still write and speak, and I also teach English (7-12 grades) part-time to home school students, at Lakeside Baptist Academy.
2016 promises to be quite eventful for us--and we'd love your prayers as we venture into new territory.
First, Jordan will graduate from high school (hold me!). He has decided to live at home and go to community college for a year, so that helps my heart a little bit. Still, this "letting go" thing is not for wimps!
Second, Carey and I have been hard at work on a marriage devotional book, Love at First Fight: 52 Story-Based Meditations for Couples. It releases on September 1, 2016, from Barbour Books--but is available for pre-order now.
We've also developed a "Happily Ever After" date night program for churches and other venues, and have several of them lined up over the next few months. You can follow us on Facebook for event information. If your church would like more information about hosting your own date night, read more about it here. We'd love to talk to you about coming to your neck of the woods.
Over the next few months, we'll be combining our separate websites into a "Carey and Dena" site, which will be a one-stop shop for all things Dyer-related: music, comedy, speaking, and writing. You'll be able to order books (or Carey's CD's), keep up with our appearances, and find out about our separate and combined ministries. So you don't miss a thing, be sure and sign up for our "fun-spirational" newsletter, which will go out once a quarter starting in February. You can easily subscribe via email in the upper right-hand portion of this site. :)
Thanks so much to everyone who's attended a concert, bought a book, or hired us for an event. Your support and encouragement through the years means the world to us.
We pray that 2016 will be full of hope, healing, and the peace of God which transcends all understanding.