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I have been with CRISTA Media for over 30 years. In addition to hosting weekday mornings, I have also produced various shows, voiced radio commercials, & many other duties that have come my way. I’m originally from Florida, met my wife, Sharon, at Dordt College in Iowa, and moved to her hometown of Lynden. I started working at PRAISE and haven't stopped! Family: I have 2 boys; Hunter, and his beautiful wife Aimee (and their sons Canyon and Wyatt0, and Chase, and his lovely wife Samantha.

  • As you read this my wife and I are either anxiously awaiting, or, are absolutely ecstatic at the arrival of our 4th Grandchild! 
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  • A pink tipped white rose.  

    That’s how our youngest son told us they were expecting a baby girl! Now you need to know that my dad had two boys. I have two boys and my oldest son has two boys with a third on the way.  So, this is a generational ‘game changer’ for the Boumas.  I frankly am not sure how I will ‘deal’ with a baby girl.  I have no experience.  Yet, like a first baby of either kind, it really does come natural once you are in that moment.
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  • Thanksgiving. 
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  • He’s only 7 and he’s my little hero.
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  • Well, we’ve made it to summer. I know the calendar is a little slow on this one but, trust me, it’s summer!  Just ask any 10 year old.  For a lot of families, there may be some form of camping in their summer plans.  Whether it’s in a tent or 40 foot motorhome, what is it about camping that we love?  I have got to hand it to moms who get out of their comfort zone and go places and sleep in things they themselves would NEVER do, EXCEPT for the kids.
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  • I’m looking at that question in a different light recently, because I am now a part of both the Twitter universe as well as Instagram! As such, I have a gazillion people offered to me to follow. Being from an ancient civilization known as ‘baby boomers’ this is taking some getting used to. My theory, so far, has been to take it slow and not follow too many too soon.
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  • I’m an avid outdoorsman. I love being out in the ‘garden’ God has given mankind. Although in a fallen state, it’s still spectacular, and my experiences have taught me that it can be scary too. A couple of weeks ago Sharon and I spent 5 days with friends...
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  • Boy, how time flies. My wife Sharon and I just celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary. Actually, you could say our 66th anniversary. You see, when we got married, our pastor wrote the wrong date on the marriage certificate and so we actually have 2 anniversaries each year. It’s amazing that that much time has passed. I have to give my wife all the credit. I’ve lived with myself my whole life, it isn’t always easy, yet she has done so with wonderful grace all this time.
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  • Probably depends on who you ask. For some, the rise of the crocus or the budding of the rhododendron has signaled the much anticipated arrival of Spring. For others, the thermometer hasn’t reached that special temperature of “just right”! Spring is a time of re-birth and fresh starts.
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  • Well, Christmas and New Years are a thing of the past. I hope yours was as full of joy as mine was. This season really got me thinking about the Joy of the Lord and how the Bible says "our strength". Ever wonder why our own joy isn't mentioned as our strength? My celebration of the happiest time of the year, while very joyful, kept intersecting with sadness.
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