Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy 50th Birthday Davy Boggs

Hello friends, this is Odie interrupting the regularly scheduled blog program. Dad should return tomorrow. It is his birthday, and I am giving him a break from the blog. If you missed my Saturday post check it out HERE. Several family members and friends helped me yesterday begin a birthday celebration for my Dad.



Dad was born on Monday January 16, 1967 at 5:30 PM Eastern time. This afternoon Dad will officially reach the 50 year milestone! The blog birthday bash continues today with a multitude of friends. These friends are from all over place. It would be next to impossible to get all of these folks in one central location, so today we gather at the blog. I guess this is a virtual birthday party.

Thank you dear friends for helping me by contributing to this special post

I hope you enjoy reading today. Grab a drink and a snack and enjoy. Once again HAPPY 50th birthday, Dad. I love you!

Odie
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To My Love,
I hardly ever write for the blog because I am a person of few words. However, today I want the world to know that I am so proud of you! I have been with you 45 out of the 50 years you have acquired..ok... almost 40. (We were married on recess) 
You have been my very best friend for most of those years. 
I want the the world to know that I am proud to say you are a wonderful husband, friend, father and minister of the gospel. I am proud to tell the world that your heart is real.  I am proud to say that you are a true man of God. 
The 50 years God has given to you are a giant gift to me. In your 50 years you have taken me to see so much of the world! I hope you have 50 more years to take me to see the rest of it!
I love you and every year you have shared with me. 
I want to wish you the BIGGEST HAPPY BIRTHDAY ever!
Kelly Jo


HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND!!!!  I am so happy I have been able to assist in helping you celebrate your pre-birthday.........week!!!!!  It has been my privilege to work along side you and your family during City Reach 2016.  I have enjoyed your friendship and your sincere desire to reach a lost world.  I pray you are blessed with many souls until the Lord returns.  Have a blessed birthday.
Jimmie Radcliffe

Davy,
Welcome to the Discount Club,  Our dear old Brother Davy. 
A club with so much aches and pains, You'll think you've joined the Navy!  

You'll never feel alone again, With all the mail you'll see. The bad news is, a large percent, Will be AARP.   


Thank GOD you are surrounded by, Good kids who'll see you through. You'll need them to distinguish,  All your black pants from the blue.   


And, when you walk into a room, Just sit down in a chair. Perhaps, no one will know, That you forgot why you were there. 


Time to change your hairstyle? You'll soon have a good excuse, As some hair choose to turn to gray, While others just turn loose.  


Yes, welcome to the Discount Club.  It's not that bad, you'll see. Just be glad that you have survived, A half a century!

Your Friend 
Tim Carpenter 

Bro Davy...
Welcome to the club! I was drafted to the discount club a few days ago. I hear that the poem was revised and sent to you as an initiation for your membership in the discount club! You can order off the senior menu now... if you can read print that small!
Happy Birthday. 
Kevin and Kim Lloyd and family

Happy birthday to my friend, Davy 
Papa John Eaton

Happy Birthday to a great friend and Brother in Christ.  We really appreciate and cherish your friendship. 
The Millikin Family 

Welcome to the five zero club. Some say 50 is middle age....so how many 100 year old folks do you know? 
We love ya man. See you down the road somewhere. 
Happy birthday!
Bruce and Priscilla Mayhan 

Happy Golden Birthday, my dear friend.
   It’s hard to believe that you’ve crammed that much life into 50 years.  With all the miles you’ve driven and all the revivals you’ve preached and all the missions trips you’ve taken and those years that you were a pastor, it would have seemed like to me you would have to be 70 or older.  Maybe we need to ask to see the birth certificate.  On the other hand, you don’t look a day over 50 so I guess I’ll just take Odie’s word.
   Seriously, I am so thankful for your friendship.  God has somehow weaved the threads of your life into the tapestry of my life.  And my life is so much better because of it.  When I consider those who have been and are a blessing in my life, you and your family always come to my mind. I will be forever thankful that God caused our paths to cross and knit our souls together in friendship and fellowship.
   As you start on the 2nd half of your century of life, may God bless you in life and ministry.  May He open doors and prepare the way before you.  May He strengthen and equip you for the harvest of these last days.  And may He anoint you with a special anointing for the work to which He has called you.
  I don’t hesitate to tell you that I love you like my own brother.  God bless you on your birthday and beyond.
Rev. Charlie Brown from Alan Harris Rd

Happy Birthday my friend! 
Pastor Jon Isaacs 

Happy Birthday wishes Davy! Remember for your Birthday, your presence is always more important than your presents.
So appreciate you and your dedication to God, Family, and the body of Christ.
May God bless you abundantly not only on your Birthday, but Every day!
Derek and Karen Pennington and Family

To my Friend;
A giver, A visionary, A singer, A preacher... and A FRIEND!
May the Lord greatly bless you as you turn the BIG 50! Your best days are ahead, your vision has never been clearer and the need has never been greater! You are a blessing to so many of us and we count it an honor to know you. 
Happy Birthday Brother!
Rev. David J. Webb
Senior Pastor of Hodgenville Pentecostal Church

  Wow, Bro Davy, you've made it!! You're not half the man you used to be in size but you've made up for by being twice the man you were at age 25!!😂
  You've come a long way, baby😂!! 
  All joking aside we admire you greatly for the man you are, the work you've done and are doing, the burden you carry, the love you show and share...I could go on and on but you've got to be able to get your head thru that bus door!! You're one that we've been blessed and thankful to have in our corner thru the years!! Thank you for our friendship not only in word but deed!! You've been "there" many times for us. Thank you for the many prayers! You, Sis Kelly and Sis Odie are so very special to us! Keep up the great work!! We love you all!! (Hopefully in 50 more years y'all still be singing!! If not here then in heaven!!)
~~Bro David and Sis Karen Noe~~

 Happy Birthday to our dear and precious friend.  We are so very grateful that God, in his providence, brought you into our lives.  Your friendship has challenged me, like iron sharpeneth iron, to be a better and more godly man.  I've rejoiced to see God use and bless you more and more, your vision and commitment stir me.  You have been such an amazing blessing to my family,  we love you dearly and esteem you highly.  Our prayer is that God blesses you, your family, and your ministry this year with a greater anointing and an abundant harvest for your labor.   We want to wish you a Happy Birthday and a blessed year.
Jared, Valerie, Emily, JC, Gunner, and Grant Burris.

Davy,
The big 50! Wow I wish you looked as good as I did on my 50! There are many things I appreciate about Davy Boggs, looks is not one!(hehe) 
The things I do appreciate are his commitment to the will of God, his submissiveness to his Pastor, and his love for his family. May God richly bless you on this occasion.
Reverend Philip Sanders

Bro. Davy,
      I would like to say thank you for your friendship and for allowing me to be a very small part of your ministry from time to time. You are truly one of my heroes of the faith!       Happy Birthday my friend! Hope it's a great one!
Michael Alexander

Brother Davy,
Happy 50th birthday. What a milestone. What a historic event. You have reached half a century. One 20th of a millenium. 1/40 of the time since the birth of Christ. 1/120th of the time since the creation of man! You are now officially listed among the old men. Soon to qualify for AARP and senior discounts. Approaching the age of dirt itself. Amazing indeed. Congratulations on this amazing and historical accomplishment. I have not had time to shop for a birthday present for you. I really need to give some thought to what to get you. I am sure that canes or walkers will be going on sale. Or I could get you a case of Ensure. Or perhaps a bottle of Geritol. Or some prune juice.
  On a more serious note I do want to wish you a very happy birthday. I am so thankful for our friendship as well as our partnership in the work of God. You are a true friend and blessing. May the Lord truely bless you on this day and with many more birthdays. 
Your friend and Pizanne,
 Papa John DiZazzo 

Today thou art celebrating the middle of thou life.  Today thou art neither young or old, cold or "hottie". Just looking back and thanking God for your fruitful ministry, your family and your friends while looking forward to another 50 years of traveling for Jesus.  The Williamson's and the entire congregation at Tanner-Williams Holiness love you and appreciate you. We all wish you a wonderful and Happy Birthday # 50..
Apostle Donald C. Williamson

Happy Birthday, DB...from DB! My brother from another mother!!! Love ya! 
David Bost

To one of the greatest evangelist I have known, the blessing to my family and church can never be thanked enough. I'm a better person having you as a friend, your advice, and constructive critic is always respected. Earth is better and heaven will have more souls because of you.
Love you my Brother from your Cajun Comrade,
Bro. Barry Gautreaux 

Bro Davy Boggs,
  50! Wow! It seems like only yesterday you were only 43 and we were recording your live album here in Riverdale :) 
  You and your family may never know how much of an inspiration and an example you have been to ours. The very first revival you held in Riverdale was right after Drew was born. We were scared kids who didn't know what we were facing, but your family's example let us know that we could trust God through any circumstance.
  I will never forget all the memories we have made, and I look forward to making more. Happy 50th, Bro Davy! Thanks for being a great friend.
Dale Spencer

 Happy Birthday Bro. Davy....
   God has surely blessed you and your family.  His hand is on your life.  So old man stay humble and continue to do great things for God.  Love you friend.....
Pastor Rick Simpson

Davy,
   Just wanted to say Happy Big 5-0 to a great friend and comrade in arms. We love you Davy and appreciate your friendship more than you know! We have had some great experiences together over the years and even a few disagreements. (99% of which have been over who was buying lunch. The other 1% probably involved where we were going. We do take our food seriously!) Yes, I do remember our most infamous disagreement. It was about who was buying dinner at Cheddars in Joplin; and yes, I do remember that you won the argument because when the time came to pay, I didn’t even have my wallet! In our haste to meet you guys, I had left it behind at the trailer in Carthage. Just another of those “precious” memories we have had together. Seriously though, I am so proud of what God has done in your life and ministry, and so grateful to call you my friend! Happy Birthday, Brother,
Pastor ​Brent and Teresa Gabbard  

Hey, this is Nifty- Bro. Davy's turning Fifty! And this is my only Gifty- sorry lol- Wishing you a very happy birthday- you're about to catch up with Sis. Kelly lol
- God bless-
 Pastor Dwain Galiher

Bro Davy,
  A half a century! 2,600 weeks, 18,250 days and 26,280,000 minutes....that's a lot of living! The best part is that you've given so much of that time to "Preach the Word". Your ministry of music has touched so many and impacted our lives.
  Some people take a while to get to know.  Others, like you, Kelly and Odie, are people that when we met, it was as if we had always known each other. We wish you the best birthday with plenty of low carb cake! (Don't eat the candles, very little protein)
God bless you - go for a hundred!
Jimmy and Darla Davis


Happy birthday Bro. Davy. You're such a great, bubbly, talented guy and a great friend! We love you, 
Kevin and Teresa Webster

Happy Birthday to the person that blesses the Stevens Family MORE every time we see you!! We have enjoyed and appreciate your friendship. Anytime we/I have a question or need prayer you are always there.  Your family is GREATLY APPRECIATED by our family.  I'm glad "We are on the battleship for the LORD" (Boggs/Stevens-inside joke). Love you man!! Happy 50th!!!! MAN YOU'RE YOUNG.....😬😀😀Hope to see you soon!! 
Jorge Stevens 

Bro Davy hope you have a wonderful 50th. We love you so much and appreciate your Godly life and anointed preaching. 
Bro Herman and Sis Margaret Woods

Dear Friend, 
Almost 14 years ago on my birthday you gave me a copy of C. Roy Angel's book Baskets Of Silver. That book is the first sermon book I ever owned and is still in my library today. You will never know the impact that made in my life as a young man to know you were my friend. May God bless you. Happy Birthday.
 Jeff Blankenship

Happy Birthday to Bro. Davy Boggs. 
You are a wonderful Friend, Brother, and Preacher of the Gospel. I continue to Pray for the Ministry God has given you. May God continue to Bless Abundantly !! Our Love to You!!
Bro. and Sis. Fellers

I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to my dear friend Bro. Davy. I love him and want him to know that I have been re-payed a thousand fold for every second of my time that I have invested in our friendship. We have wept and laughed together over the years and I have some very precious memories of good times past along with great hopes for whatever time we have left here in this life, plus eternity in Heaven. Happy 50th!
Bro. Larry and Sis. Rose.

🎉 Happy Birthday Bro. Davy!! 🎉 We love you, 
Scott, Kim, Regan, and Rylee Morris 

Happy Birthday brother Davy!! May God grant you many more! Thanks for the many years you have given to the ministry!Pastor Darius Templeton 


 I love Bro. Davy and really appreciate the Boggs family ministry I certainly appreciate everything you all do for the Kingdom of God!!  Hey Bro. 50 is not so bad I passed 50 about 4 years ago and Sis. April hit 50 this past April (don't tell her that I told you how old she is) so life is great after 50!! I hope this is one of the best days of your life!! Why not just fall off the wagon and celebrate with a "Big Daddy" hamburger from "Ron's"!! 

Pastor Darrell Toliver 

I want to wish my friend Bro. Davy a very happy, half a century, Birthday.  I count it an honor to have him as a friend.  He really is an inspiration in so many ways. Bro Davy is the kind of friend you can call whenever or wherever.  When we see each other as our paths cross, it never seems like time or distance have really had us separated.  Hope you have a wonderful day.  God Bless you and give you another 50!! 
Trever Metheny

Birthdays are times of celebration with the ones we love. Wish I could be there with you on your special day! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend! I love you Bro! 
 Bro. Kurt McCrorey 


My "brother" Bro. Davy, I love it that some people still believe we are actually siblings😁. I claim you as my brother, so many wonderful memories, thank you for being such a wonderful friend and brother to me and my family.. 
HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY!!! 
Love, Sis. Angie McCrorey 

Happy birthday Bro. Davy you have been a great blessing to our family, appreciate your ministry the results will last thru eternity. 
 Mitch and Lynn Boggs

Sunday, January 15, 2017

View Out The Front Window January 15, 2017

There has been a great response to a few of the posts this week and we always love to hear from you. Some of the most popular posts year in and year out are the ones that review the whole year. We posted two of those last week, plus our first post with a guest writer. I appreciate Odie's post yesterday too. She is pretty special in a peculiar sort of way.😆

Here are links to the posts from the last week. 




This was another week with an ever changing view out the front window of the BoggsMobile. This first picture was the view out the front window at Beech Creek Assembly in Livingston, Texas.


This was the view out the front door.


This was our view out the front window of the BoggsMobile at a Flying J in Mississippi. 

Makes me want to scream, "Doris, would you look at that boat!"


This was our view out the door at a Sam's Club.


This was our view out the front window at the same place.


This is our view out the front window at Cedar Creek Church near Citronelle. We are very glad to be here.


This morning we are beginning revival with our friends at Cedar Creek and we are expecting God to help us. We will be in revival through Wednesday night and then I will be preaching the youth rally here on Friday.

I hope you have a great Sunday.

Davy

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Let The Birthday Celebration Begin

Hello Friends, Happy Saturday. This is Odie writing today and I want to use my Saturday post to wish a very special someone a Happy 50th Birthday. My Dad's big day is coming up next week and I can not allow it to pass without some fanfare.

I have wracked my brain for months trying to come up with a good birthday post for this big day. It is hard to top all the special birthday posts Dad has done for mom and me in the past but I want to give it a good effort.

I decided I would start the celebration of his birthday a little early. I will not turn this into a week long birthday bash, but a couple of days will not hurt. My awesome Dad deserves to be celebrated and honored. 

 

Happy 50th Birthday, Daddy, I love you so much!!!! You are amazing and I am so proud of you! Thank you for your Godly influence upon my life. I hope your 50th Birthday is fabulous!!

I reached out to some friends and family members to join in today's blog post. Thanks to everyone for your help! I could not have put this together without you.

I am going to let them finish the blog with their birthday wishes. I hope you enjoy what they have to say to my Dad and about my Dad. 

Have a good weekend. The Blog Birthday Bash continues on Monday with many special friends, so stay tuned for more. 

Odie

Found you a new saying, Dad 

 

Happy birthday! I love you, Uncle Davy!
Seth

Happy Birthday Davy! I hope you have a great one!!
Jeanna 

Davy,
Happy birthday!  So blessed to have you for a brother!!!:). 
Kim

Happy birthday, Uncle Davy! Hope your day is great. Love you! 
Courtney 

Happy birthday!!! Hope your birthday is as amazing as you! Your my favorite Davy ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Love, your favorite Morgan ever!!!!

Davy, "50 is the new 40 so you're just now getting over the hill." 
Danny 

Happy birthday hope it's the best.  
Wade

Happy Birthday, Davy. We love you and are so thankful for you. 
Your other Mom and Dad. (Betty and Danny)

Happy Birthday Uncle Davy! Love you a lot! 
Kayla 

Happy Birthday, Uncle Davy!
Hunter

Happy 50th Birthday, Dear Cousin Davy!!! So thankful for you! I love you, Cousin. 
Lisa 

Happy 50th birthday, Uncle Davy!!!! 
I love you!
Isaac 

Happy 50th birthday, friend, cousin, and brother in Christ. We admire and respect you for the life you and your beautiful family have chosen. May God bless you and give you many more years.  
Love and prayers,
George and Diana Boggs 

Happy Birthday, Uncle Davy! Thank you for your example and impacting my life more than you could ever imagine. Love you!
Victor Boy

Happy Birthday, Uncle Davy!!! Happy 50th!! I love you-
Luke

Happy Birthday, Uncle Davy! Love you so so much! I hope you have a wonderful day! 
-Lauren

Dear Davy,  This is a short note is to wish you a very happy 50th birthday. Welcome to the 5th decade!!!  I knew you when you were little and growing up, little cousin. You were still young, I think 9, when Othón and I got married but I remember you as a sweet young man back then. You are a man who is strong in God and I admire you, Kelly, and Odie for being steadfast and living for the Lord.  Don’t forget to let us know if and when you’re driving through El Paso so we can meet up and/or make you and your family some dinner.  I love you little cousin and I hope to see you soon. On your way to the 6th decade now, there’s no avoiding it!!!  Love,
Terry and Othón

Happy Birthday Uncle Davy,
Simply wanted to wish you a wonderful day. Thank you for all of the talks and advice you have given me over the years. To pick one thing I truly admire about you is hard but I'd have to say that your passion for souls is a major one. Enjoy your birthday Monday in (hopefully) sunny Alabama. If I was home I'd go enjoy some salsa for you:)) 
Love you bunches,
Deidre (your favorite niece!!!)

Davy, you have been an inspiration to me with your Ministry.  You are my favorite middle brother in law on my wife's side..  lol 
Happy Birthday! Brother!!
Jay


Happy 50th birthday Davy, 
Dad and I are so proud of you and the man God has made out of you. And what He has allowed you to do  for Him. May you have a blessed and prosperous year as you minister for Him. Our love and prayers always. 
Mom and Dad

     I remember the day Davy came home from the hospital. He was always fun to play with because he was tiny. His legs were a little short, he was a good bit smaller than me and I could pick him up, wrestle him, love him, hurt him, bury him or throw him. I remember he really liked cookies. A perfect companion for a "husky" boy like me. 
    We loved playing ball, mostly baseball or variations thereof. We'd have epic games in the yard with "ghost man on first" and house rules to hinder us from clobbering the ball continually. We had a field in the side yard and a bigger one on the front when we had more players. We were between 9 and 13 when the Big Red machine was in its prime. 
  Really though, Davy was a better boy than me and grew to be a very fine man. As teens, I dismissed much about God even though I still had to go to church. Davy got saved and God called him to preach at a very young age, I thought he was wasting his life away while I was doing what I thought life was all about. 
    He was a young man who also made mistakes, sinned, was forgiven, was foolish at times, but learned. God made a real man of him over the years, a man so worthy of my love and respect that I knew I'd never make a man like that. He has always been kind to me even when, as a young man myself, I gave him ZERO credit for anything he did for God. 
  Now, belatedly saved, I love him so deeply and thankfully for the super example he has been for me. I want to live a life that honors God as his does. He is authentic in an illusory age. A hero to me when I consider the life he leads. 
   Davy, the first fifty years have been inspiring to your eldest brother beyond any way you might guess. I love you and your beautiful girls. Happy Birthday!
Steve


Davy, you are loved so much!!! I am so proud of you! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!! Love you, 
Theresa 

Happy "50th" Birthday, Brother.  
First and foremost… I love you. Secondly, I'm extremely proud of you and the ministry God has placed upon you and your family.  The burden and your endurance to see souls saved is evident.  Many people have big hearts, big dreams, and wishes to do what you have been doing for so many years.  Yet most are unaware of all the ups and downs, the consistency of inconsistency, a schedule that can change "like maybe today", faith (real faith) that cannot afford to bend, the tears, the worries, the stresses... The list could go on and on.  With God, you handle it and are blessed for it. I guess I'm just trying to say that I appreciate who you are and all you do, even though I wish you were around home more.  Here's to wishing my big brother a big, happy birthday with love!
~Tommy, Holly and Jonas~

  Well, well... You're 50 today???
As one of my oldest and dearest friends, I want to wish you a happy birthday Brother. You've always had my back, in the good times and the bad and I love you for that. 
  I remember some of my best blessings while with you buddy.  First time I ever shouted in the spirit, you were there. Remember?  It was in the loft of the old barn that Mayor Purkey let us use to have prayer and then camp out in.  I miss those innocent days man. We've laughed till we cried so many times, and there were times when we thought we'd never laugh again, but here we are, both in our 50's and still have laughter in us man. 
  Love ya more than you'll ever know and your friendship means more than I could ever express in words. 
May this year be your best ever!!!  Love ya Brother. 
David Riddell

Happy birthday Davy!  You're a great blessing to the body of Christ. Your vision for souls is inspiring and challenging to me. Have a great 50th! 
-EJ Lamb


Dear Bro. Boggs,
  I was delighted to hear about your birthday, and the opportunity to help join in the celebration. God has used you in a mighty way in the life of my family, and we now joy in your day.  
  You have been instrumental in the godly direction my family has gone. I believe God has used you to help keep us faithful in our work for Him. We have learned about faith, devotion, and service from your ministry. It could be said that I am strong, wiser, and better because of what God has done through you.
  The way I can call you and ask anything of you is priceless. You have been a helper in prayer, teaching, and advice. My hope is that our children will get to experience the blessings of your ministry in the same or greater ways that Leah and I have experienced. 
  By the way, thank you again for tying the knot between my wife and I. It is safe to say, the knot isn't going to ever come undone.  
 With Great Love And Respect,
Nathan Jeffreys

Tacos Tijuana!!!  We have loved all the great times we've shared in and out of church with you, you are a wonderful friend and have truly blessed us so many times... have the best birthday ever! 50!!!! We are getting old bro...
Your friends Tito and Robin Munoz

We all said "WOW Davy's 50??" 
Some many years ago when we met you and Kelly were just kids, and Odie hadn't even turned 5 yet. Where did the years go? One thing is you still have that special place in our families heart that will always be there. We have spent many enjoyable events not to mention the time you all lived in Franklin. When these old southern people were trying to make it up that snowy, icy hill after church one night. Davy says let me try, well needless to say the car slid into the street with traffic, then ended up against a tree. While all of us girls were trying to scurry up that hill, when I shouted "I'm falling, seriously I'm falling." Needless to say I survived that winter in Dayton. When I would come back for New Years service, Br. Benny would say "it's snowing outside, Sis. Whiffen". You go where God plants your roots, I would say I never have regretted God planting roots around the Boggs, always have been great friends, a wonderful attitude. So, I'll close with...
"Davy you are 50, that's just nifty". 
Enjoy every finger licking bit of it, make it a cheat day, so proud of all those shredded pounds you have worked so hard to part with, keep up the good work. God bless you with 50 more blessed years. 
  We love you, 

Chris and Linda Whiffen and all our family, those who call you uncle Davy.. too.