The Caskey Family

News from Utah
October 8, 2014, 10:28 pm
Filed under: children, family news, homeschool, Jeremy, Utah

Such a boring title, however, somehow it just doesn’t seem fair to give any one of the events of the past few months the honor of the title of a blog over another.  As if homeschooling, or traveling or life back in the military, or any recent event deserves the title more than the other.

Our God has been faithful to confirm the call that Jeremy felt starting last year to return to the Air Force over and over since we began our journey out West here to Utah.

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Here is some of the beautiful country we drove through on our way here:

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Within hours of arriving on base, after a sweet long trip across country visiting friends and family (after a hectic DITY – Do-it-yourself move, AKA “the best way to find out how much you really can do in 48 hours”) we were assigned a perfect house on base, next to neighbors with children our kids’ ages, and even a few homeschooling families.  Within minutes of getting keys, the children had all assigned rooms.  Elijah got the smallest room with a view of the Great Salt Lake and the mountains in the West, so he can watch the sun set from his bedroom window – AMAZING!!  (Yes that is his screen. . .another story and another blog about that sometime soon.)

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We prayed hard (it wasn’t long, we really didn’t have long before school started) about what to do about school for our children, we decided to homeschool again.  In another blog I will share more about that for those who wish to be tortured with all the fun details!  Simply put, we are LOVING it to no end!

Jeremy has been able to stay busy and is adjusting well to life back in active duty.  He preaches most Sundays at the Chapel, which he has been most thankful for, and has met some godly men who he can learn from and grow with.

We are learning a lot about the culture here, as it is predominately and historically Mormon.  We are so thankful that we serve a God who does not live in temples built by human hands, and who is not limited in His work by our ideas or understanding!  My heart has grown more thankful in the recent months for the grace and mercy of God . . .

Until next time, grace and peace.

Memorial Day 2013 in Emporium
May 27, 2013, 12:12 pm
Filed under: Friends, Jeremy

It was a beautiful day in a beautiful town!  Here are some photos from our morning here at the celebrations in Emporium (including parade – Jeremy is in the back row marching, and wreath-laying ceremony that Jeremy spoke at):

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Preserve My Life. . .
October 1, 2011, 7:33 am
Filed under: Discipleship, family news, Friends, grief, Jeremy, Ministry, Seminary

“Teach me O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.” Psalm 119:33-37

This morning I wake up to sad news. One of the most godly men I have ever known in my life has been diagnosed with brain cancer. This man and his wife ministered to my family spiritually at times when others didn’t know how to. They loved us, taught deep truths, prayed for us and did the hard things God calls some church leaders to do.

In a nutshell, “Uncle Neil,” as us children called him, buried my mother, baptized my brother, married Jeremy and me, and took a hard (but necessary) stand of church discipline with one family member. Some of my earliest discipleship as a believer came from his wife as she was my prayer partner, and from him as our family’s pastor when I most needed solid Biblical teaching.

The longer I am a Christian, and the more I spend time with God in His word and with the Church, the more I realize that “preserve my life” means more than “God, keep me alive.” This last verse (37) is one of Jeremy’s favorites, and I find it fitting as I reflect on the impact a very godly man has had on our family. Though I beg God to “preserve his life” now that I know he has cancer, God HAS ALREADY preserved His life according to HIS word. Uncle Neil is not perfect (I’m sure his wife or son could give examples) but God has preserved Him spiritually and given him a long ministry not just to our family but to many others. And though his body may not last as long as we would really like, the effect of his life and faithful obedience even in the hard things will be serving the Kingdom far beyond what he can see.

I can’t help but find this a bit poignant as we set out in ministry. We didn’t expect to be here. But God expected it. He planned it. And in HIS great mercy, He has given us godly men like Neil, and Frank, Chris, Jim and so many others who have discipled us and been tools in the hand of Almighty God to shape us into instruments for HIS glory. We are thankful. And humbled. May we be found faithful, and may God see fit to also preserve US according to His word.

Thirteen Things I’m Thankful for After 13 Years
April 3, 2011, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Adina, family news, Jeremy

Married 13 Years and LOVING it!

1. Staying warm together – Jeremy is much warmer-blooded than me, so we make a good pair: he warms me up, and I cool him off
2. Having a good daddy for our children
3. Growing old is just sweet since I get to grow old with Jeremy
4. Jeremy’s bad eyesight – Though Jeremy’s had eye surgery, and has good vision, he still says I look beautiful in the morning before I climb out of bed.
5. The fun. This could be a whole blog, I’ll save it for another day.
6. Laughing together. The inside jokes and common humor just grows over the years, so the longer we’ve been married, the better it gets
7. The support. No matter what we experience, it’s just so much more tolerable with someone like Jeremy to walk through it with
8. Having a best friend. There’s no one I love and trust more (besides God of course) than my husband
9. Leadership. Jeremy is an amazing leader of our family, and I couldn’t ask for better
10. Changing together. Experiences and time have changed us, and it is a beautiful thing to watch us grow more and more like each other.
11. Kisses, hugs, and other fun expressions of our marriage
12. Having someone to share hardships with. They really are divided with a good friend alongside
13. Living this earthly life with a godly man who I will share eternity with. This life is short, but for me, there’s been no sweeter gift than to be able to live the last 13 years of it with Jeremy. . .for the glory of God.

Jeremy Preaches at Northgate in Pittsburgh
January 4, 2011, 11:08 am
Filed under: Info/Resources, Jeremy, Seminary

Here’s a link to Jeremy’s most recent preaching opportunity.  Northgate is the church his family attended when they lived in Pittsburgh at various times while Jeremy was growing up.

Sweet people and such a joy they were to worship with!

“Take Care How You Build” 1 Corinthians 3:10-17

Strange Places
May 17, 2010, 3:43 pm
Filed under: Jeremy

Jeremy has arrived in India safely.  His words to me were, “It is strange, very different.”  I can only imagine.  I got exactly 1 minute and 40 seconds to talk with him, and it was good to hear his voice.  They will travel 5 more hours today he said to get to another destination.

All is well on the homefront.  We are staying busy cleaning, gardening, cooking and living life and preparing for some really fun days of reunion with family.  I am so blessed by family who will travel across the world to come love on us while Jeremy is gone!  The children are getting really excited for Grandma Rebecca to arrive in a few hours, and so am I!!!  Here are a few pictures of us right before Jeremy left on Saturday.  Don’t judge my lack of smile, I’d just gotten back from my second root canal in 24 hours – trust me, you didn’t want to see me smile – it was freaky!!!

Together for the Gospel 2010 Recap
April 20, 2010, 4:34 pm
Filed under: Adina, Jeremy, Ministry, Seminary | Tags: , , ,

This past week Jeremy and I were able to attend a conference about the Gospel.  There were amazing speakers and great encouragement.

You can hear any of the speakers here at the T4G Website Resource link

We loved getting all the books. . .we have an extra set, so if you are hankering for a particular title, we may have an extra to give away. . .drop us a comment and if it hasn’t been given away and you promise to read it, we would be happy to oblige!

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