A few more photos, and “hats off” to the Queen’s loyal staff

It's looking to be a busy Saturday, so my post this morning will simply be a handful more images you all may enjoy from this week. First, the photograph from the procession when Queen Elizabeth's coffin was moved from Buckingham palace to Westminster. Her majesty's senior household staff - often overlooked in all the noise, …

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Photo Friday tells the story of life, and art, and food, and family

Not forgetting, of course, this week's "Photo-Friday" collection. The categories are: 1) The children. 2) The family. 3) Food. 4) Art. Our granddaughter, Beks, is - always - art. She is mesmerizing in and of herself; but once she begins to have fun and accessorize while out shopping with her mama... well... you can see …

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It’s the Simple Gifts (so many smiles for photo Friday)

Devotion to God is, in fact, a way for people to be very rich, but only if it makes them satisfied with what they have. When we came into the world, we brought nothing. And when we die, we can take nothing out. So, if we have food and clothes, we will be satisfied with that. 1 …

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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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Waterfall Day: Dupont State Recreational Forest

Once again, our day in the North Carolina mountains exceeded expectations. This really is a remarkable state. All week long we have promised the children some water play. So today we had just the one destination. We went to the Dupont State Recreational Forest, spending the morning at Hooker Falls and the afternoon at Triple …

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Asheville vibes, gem mines, and a magnificent elk

Thus says the Lord who made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it: "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:2-3 - Grove Arcade, Asheville Thursday took a more relaxed tone, with a leisurely drive into Asheville. We did some serious shopping, fell in love …

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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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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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