An Amazing Lake Day with Generous Friends!

The Lord has done it this very day;    let us rejoice today and be glad.Psalm 118:24 What an amazing day! I should probably just paste in the photos and let them speak for themselves. But context helps so I'll offer a brief background. A couple of weeks ago our friends Hugh and Diane Terrell heard the grandchildren were …

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“Foodie Thursday” – including today’s recipe

On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare    a feast of rich food for all peoples,a banquet of aged wine—    the best of meats and the finest of wines.7 On this mountain he will destroy    the shroud that enfolds all peoples,the sheet that covers all nations;8     he will swallow up death forever.The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears    from all faces;he will remove his people’s disgrace    from all the …

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What’s the difference between my Mont Blanc pen and my dad’s new Jaguar?

Mont Blanc “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,    you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation,     which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles,    and the glory of your people Israel.”Luke 2:29-32 - writer Derek Maul Years ago, back in the days when our children …

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Portraits of Christmas (16 images that tell the story)

- My parents with Christmas gifts There is a lot I want to write about today. But most of it will have to wait. The problem with inspiration is that it is seldom convenient. The words come, then there is no time, and lo the moment is gone! Today, then, I have a series of …

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Minions, Boxing Day, and healing love

Thanks to our Richmond family, "Christmas Day Two" turned out to be a much more exuberant gift exchange. At five and three, David and Beks are the most precious, precocious, priceless of children, and they have already learned both to give and receive with unusual grace.

Who can say “no” to springtime?

"When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be left for the alien, the orphan, and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all your undertakings. When you beat your olive trees, do …

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Three photo Thursday

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I …

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