Cut the Waters and Move Ahead — A Maritime Parable

I could see myself a few meters away from the axe bow of a ship. The grey hull was moving fast in normal seas. When the front edge of that cutting shape meets water, it is sliced. The force of the impact ejects spray up and slightly away from the… 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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Virus and Economy, Note 2 — How Do We Maintain Fellowship and Reach Out?

SOCIAL CONTACT AND FELLOWSHIP IN AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE ENVIRONMENT WITH AN ECONOMIC FREEZE? This note is primarily meant for believers and groups of believers during the current months when the COVID-19 virus is in full swing and the economy is faltering. Faylene and I are not doctors or experts, but… Continue reading

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