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The Elkins

Josh and Jessica are some of our best friends. We were with them probably every day when we lived in Texas.

They also happen to be the couple we chose to be Elliott’s Godparents (spiritual prayer warriors/mentors for his life).

with Jessica May 2008
with Josh May 2008

We spent the afternoon with them and remembered why we love them SO much!  They are the greatest- and their family has grown by 2, we love you Shelby and Hayden! :)

This picture is terrible, but I had to post it! It's symbolic really, since Chick-fil-A is so central to our relationship.

Come celebrate with us!

Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)”Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”


Child dedication is the act of giving back to God the gift he has given you as parents. It is an act of worship, thanksgiving, dependence, trust, and commitment.


The practice of child dedication has been modeled throughout the Bible. It was based on God’s command for the Israelites to bring their firstborn sons for consecration on the 8th day of the child’s life. In 1 Samuel, Hannah brought her son Samuel to Eli, the priest, to dedicate him to the Lord. Furthermore, Jesus was brought as a baby to the Temple by Mary and Joseph, fulfilling the Jewish purification laws.


We recognize that salvation only comes to a child through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is not passed on to a child through dedication. Parents covenant to raise their children by modeling Godly principles with the desire that one day, their children will receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.