The Covenant Changed Everything

The man would have remained my friend.  We would have talked and shared about the God we both serve.  We would have given reports to each other about our mission trips.  We would have remained very good friends. One year ago, it all changed.  The covenant we made with God… Continue reading

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One Year of Changed Lives

Today marks one year of our changed lives in a new covenant of marriage. 2017 marked the change. Faylene had been a widow 6 years. I had been a widower for almost a year. Neither of us were seeking marriage. We had resolved separately and in our own ways that… Continue reading

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Mountain Tables and Frozen Sea Sands

The rich green Blue Ridge Mountains in early summer make magnificent forests. The canopies are thick with mature trees. Where it is dark, the ferns grow on the forest floor. Paths run through these mountains — from little off-shoot trails to the 2200 mile Appalachian Trail. So, we could not… Continue reading

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The Cry for Freedom

A Thoughtful Greeting to My Young Philippine Friends in Laguna: You just finished your Independence Day. It is an important mark. Your day recognizes freedom from Spain, who is now one of your friends. Our independence recognizes freedom from England, who is now one of our friends. Other nations celebrate… Continue reading

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Special Performance by the Creator

The Creator of the universe rolls out a small amphitheater before this audience of two sets of green eyes with matching wedding bands. His backdrop is variant shades of green and blue; the lighting is brilliant morning rays.  The performers on the stage are a pair of sporting catbirds, a… Continue reading

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