Fun with Photo Friday (in England and Orlando)

- the view from Carisbrooke Castle in the Isle of Wight Photo Friday this week is split between one of the more interesting historical sites from our England Adventure, and then a few of my favorite recent images featuring a more contemporary phenomenon - namely our beautiful Orlando family who continue to embrace life head …

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Update on my parents (94 and 91)

Even to your old age and gray hairs    I am he, I am he who will sustain you.I have made you and I will carry you;    I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4 This morning I decided to write a little about my parents, offering a "catch-up" post having concentrated on the England adventure every …

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Still keeping my eyes wide open

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord    as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14 Sunday morning I published a short video post from atop the sand dunes in the South of England. In it I talked about my devotional life often being - simply - rooted in paying attention. …

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A few more photos for the train enthusiasts

This post is for the train enthusiasts. Specifically steam. I now you're out there. There are a lot of "novelty" train rides in the world, but I doubt that many have the authenticity, the credibility, and the attention to detail that sets the Romney, Hythe, and Dymchurch Light Railway apart. You can read more about …

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Leaving the Isle of Wight (the journey home)

- leaving the Isle of Wight The Lord will protect you from all evil;    God will protect your very life.The Lord will [watch over you] on your journeys—    whether going or coming—    from now until forever from now. Psalm 121 - leaving the guesthouse Heading home is always the bittersweet part of vacation, especially an adventure that has been so unremittingly wonderful …

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The ancient town of Rye is a gem you won’t want to miss (Photos and Stories)

“But cities aren’t like people; they live on and on, even though their reason for being where they are has gone downriver and out to sea.”― John Updike The ancient town of Rye sits on a bluff guarded by the River Rother and overlooking Romney Marsh. It is a picturesque community bustling with life and art …

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“Grandaddy Happy” in the best way (and spouse happy too)

If I could fly on the wings of dawn,    stopping to rest only on the far side of the ocean—         even there your hand would guide me;        even there your strong hand would hold me tight! Psalm 139:9-10 - A-Team heading off on the train Andrew, Alicia, and Mr. T. are on their way back to Bahrain. We …

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Exploring a Classic Medieval Fortress (Bodiam Castle)

- Alicia, Andrew, and Mr. T. marching around the moat at Bodiam I love you, God—    you make me strong.God is bedrock under my feet,    the castle in which I live,    my rescuing knight.My God—the high crag    where I run for dear life,    hiding behind the boulders,    safe in the granite hideout. Psalm 18:1-2 - Rebekah and Alicia History is an interesting and …

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Sunrise delivers perfect light over the Camber sand dunes

This post features another short look at the amazing dunes set between our holiday cottage and the wide open beach at Camber Sands. I walk up here every morning while the coffee is brewing, so that I can drink in the fresh autumn air and welcome another new day. The light in these images is …

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Spectacular U.K. Photos as Mr. T. Goes to the Beach

The wind blows to the south    and turns to the north;round and round it goes,    ever returning on its course.7 All streams flow into the sea,    yet the sea is never full.To the place the streams come from,    there they return again. Ecclesiastes 1:6-7 If you want to have some fun with our grandson Mr. T (that's "t" for tornado), …

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