Baptizing a new home with family love

Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, Acts 2:46 Eventually the mountain trip with our grandchildren had to come to an end, and we had David and Beks back home in Orlando by …

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The Road South – and Deep Faith Echoes from the Past

- Maggie Valley from our Airbnb “What a funny world we live in when we won’t turn our phones off, yet we get excited to see we’ve hiked far enough to lose service.” We Dream of Travel - "Goodbye" to Maggie Valley Travel days are always a challenge. So it helps to have a couple …

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Wrapping up the A-Team visit, and looking to the mountains

I remain confident of this:    I will see the goodness of the Lord    in the land of the living.14 Wait for the Lord;    be strong and take heart    and wait for the Lord.Psalm 27:13-14 Our big couple of weeks featuring non-stop family took a significant turn Monday afternoon when I drove Andrew, Alicia, and Mr. T. to the airport so they could fly to Seattle …

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Making a big splash with the grands: One more reason to love Wake Forest

I have always thought of Wake Forest as a picture-perfect community, one of those place where - as Mayor Vince Whibbs used to say when we lived in Pensacola - "Thousands live the way millions wish they could." Here in Tyler Run we live in a lovely home, in a picturesque neighborhood, in an idyllic …

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Learning with Mr. T. – finding our place in the world…

Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.Philippians 2:4 I could write an entire book chapter on this photograph. It marks everything that is wonderful about being almost three years old, and everything that is difficult about being temporary and uprooted - all at the same time. Mr. …

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Good manners can save money too $$$$

 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.Ephesians 4:29 - plumbers trenching for new water line Thursday was an interesting day with the children. Of course, they all are! I'll include some photos at …

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Grandpa David Turns 94!

In this summer of big events, my dad has quietly notched up another year around the sun. Our granddaughter Beks, who is going into 4th grade and loves math, said, "If he was 100 he'd be born in 1922 so we just have to add six because 100 take away 94 is six so he …

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“Love never loses faith, is always hopeful…”

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and …

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a good time made better by love and unity

Look at how good and pleasing it is    when families live together as one! It is like expensive oil poured over the head,    running down onto the beard—        Aaron’s beard!—    which extended over the collar of his robes. It is like the dew on Mount Hermon    streaming down onto the mountains of Zion,    because it is there that the Lord has commanded the blessing:        everlasting life.Psalm 133 …

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The Family Photo You Work a Lifetime For

- Rebekah and Lindsay These are the photos we work a lifetime for. Rebekah and I met, we started dating, we fell in love, we married... and then all this happened. Good grief. First Andrew, then Naomi; two most wonderful in-law children; four beautiful grandchildren; two remarkable families. So we had a few people over …

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