Father of the Fatherless

Like most observing nights, the teenagers came to visit. The hole in the tropical sky held long enough for a window to Saturn and Mars. Three boys and a couple girls grew to a dozen or so. A staff member sent her daughter. The old 8 inch telescope shows wear… Continue reading

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25 hours at a Mission Station

It was an evening prayer meeting. The garden director led a sharing to 60 staff and children. A staff member led the singing. Another one had a guitar. Most of the 40 children (or so) are orphans. We joined them to worship, listen to a brief sharing, and pray. Faylene… Continue reading

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Grandpa, can we go find fossils?

Little children are hard to resist when they make requests. I had hinted of adventure when I was talking to an adult about fossils. One of my friends handles heavy equipment and moves rock around. Because the earth is pretty much covered with sedimentary rock, he moves a lot of… 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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The Dilemma of the Distant Heart

The motions were perfect. The little eyes were on the judges. The hands were perfect. The tiny little troup had practiced and practiced. Little darling faces and costumes were icing on the cake.   Another older group was just as noticeable in their performance. Outstretched arms and hands were at… Continue reading

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