Passing it on: celebrating four generations of faithful love

There can be a lot that gets passed along, generation to generation. Family stories, history, genes, opportunities, gifts, giftedness, a love for certain things. But probably the most important inheritance turns out to be faithfulness, commitment, and love. We are a family that not only believes we are God's dearly beloved children, but puts that …

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Manama update – Rebekah’s Bahrain Adventure Update

- Looking towards the city from Andrew and Alicia's home But the Lord’s faithful love is from forever ago to forever from now        for those who honor him.    And God’s righteousness reaches to the grandchildren         of those who keep his covenant        and remember to keep his commands.Psalm 103:17-18 Writing a travel blog is not so easy when you are not …

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JOY!!! Photo Friday goes to Disney

People were bringing babies to Jesus so that he would bless them. When the disciples saw this, they scolded them. Then Jesus called them to him and said, “Allow the children to come to me. Don’t forbid them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people like these children. I assure you that whoever doesn’t welcome God’s kingdom like a …

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Being a family rooted in faith (it’s a good story)

 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength. These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds. Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when …

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The Year 2021 in s̶e̶v̶e̶n̶t̶y̶-̶f̶i̶v̶e̶ (a little over 100) photographs

Here is my challenge. I need to communicate the essence of one whole year while still limiting myself to just a handful of photographs for each month. This is going to be tough, because some months involved a whole lot! August, for example, featured not only Rebekah's retirement, but a trip to the Mountains, and …

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Photo Friday: “Every Good & Perfect Gift…”

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.James 1:17 Fencing off the neighbors! - my current favorite of us.... Photo Friday this week takes a look at some of the work going on around my parents' home next door. It's a beautiful …

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Our Times are in God’s Hands (why time is such a precious resource)

But I trust in you, Lord;    I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands...Psalm 31:14-15 Today, first thing in the morning when I was brewing a pot of my current favorite Wicked Joe's coffee, this picture of Rebekah and David popped up as a FaceBook memory. Naomi and Craig were living in Connecticut at the time, …

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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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The transcendence of children in swings

The good news is how far behind I am in sharing great photos from this week with the grandchildren. I will have some raw material available to sprinkle in long after they have moved on. So today will be limited to the hour we braved the heat and headed to the park. 9:50 when we …

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Some “Post Dad’s Day” words for our children – Andrew and Naomi

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy …

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