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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