Somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea…

The wide, wide world. Still the best healing intervention for our narrow, narrow minds and souls. Just a quick catch up post this morning. Rebekah made it out of Newark Friday evening before the snow started to cancel flights. Her journey from Frankfurt to Bahrain (via Riyadh) is currently tracking the west coast of Turkey …

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We are thrilled that Andrew and Alicia are safely in their new home

- Manama, Bahrain Do not remember the former things,    or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing;    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?I will make a way in the wilderness    and rivers in the desert.Isaiah 43:18-19 So this past weekend, while we were busy getting Rebekah into retirement, our Dresden …

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Life is a Great Adventure!

Sometimes the life story is a drama; often it can be comedy; on rare occasions the best descriptor has been tragedy; then there has also been a lot of poetry, much inspiration, some mystery, barely any science-fiction, and absolutely no true crime! But always, as a consistent undercurrent, this life is a Great Adventure.

the last word on my 60th birthday…

This is the "wrap" for my 6oth Birthday festivities! The actual day was Saturday, right in the middle of Easter observances at our church; so we waited until Sunday evening for the official party, driving to Richmond to be with Naomi, Craig, and the grandchildren. My parents drove up with us; plus Naomi invited the pastor from her church, …

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Jesus settles the troubled heart, sometimes by troubling the settled life

So you say you want to experience real peace? To know the peace that passes understanding? To be free from anxiety and stress and self-doubt? Well, follow Jesus! Bust out of the narrow confines of your own carefully managed definition of comfort! Throw yourself in with the Prince of Peace, the Guide to the Great Adventure.

life is a story we must live prayerfully, and intentionally

New book on the horizon! I'm very excited! I have just now finished one more complete review/edit/overhaul of my new book, and I've ordered a proof copy. If all looks well, then you can look (I hope you look!) for an announcement - along with details - in this space sometime next week! Wrapping up the …

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fall photos from the Appalachian Mountains – plus “meme of the week”

This morning Rebekah and I are waking up one last time in the deliciously cool mountain air, before heading back to Wake Forest. Our plan is to attend worship at Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church, relax around the cabin for a few more hours, then drive home in the evening. We're still pinching ourselves some days, hardly …

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