Higher and Deeper, Note 5

Higher and Deeper. Note 5 Faylene’s story… The plaque hung on the wall in my bedroom, in my college dorm room, and in the living room of every house I subsequently called home for the next 30 years. During a very difficult time when I needed to slim down to… Continue reading

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Higher & Deeper. Note 4

Faylene’s story… The man and I walked by the river.  He took my hand and safely guided me down the bank to the water’s edge.  The water was moving swiftly.  Rain on the mountains meant the water level rose overnight. We didn’t ask for the rain.  It just came. We… Continue reading

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Higher and Deeper, Note 6

Higher and Deeper, Note 6 Roland and Faylene Beard Can you be like this tree growing by streams of water? Roots go everywhere to bring water and nutrients to keep it growing and healthy. The river is life for the tree. The Psalm 1:7-8 says that a person is blessed… Continue reading

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The Virus and the Economy, Note 3: A Call to Biblical Principles for What is to Come

There is reason to believe that the Bible has actionable principles in a tough time, and we are in for a tough time. It is hard in WV to believe a tough time is coming. There are few masks and even fewer gloves in public. There is some social distancing.… Continue reading

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Church of Another Kind

Church of Another Kind — Worship from Afar Yet Close I walk by the plaque, which I carved over 40 years ago, nearly everyday. It reminds me of the cry to worship that comes from a believer’s heart that has been touched by God. It has expanded meaning in the… Continue reading

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