Big Purpose, Friends, and Little Visitors

The mission purpose is pretty simple but bigger than us. Writing is a big part because I am writing a curriculum. Faylene will be writing other things. So we have our work stations set up side by side. We are just beginning our third week at the Institute of Foundational… Continue reading

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The Heart of Home

Early September 2017 Report from the Philippines (IFL) The mechanics of this mission trip were not easy. Preparation was arduous and took days. Other tasks interfered. There was no rest until we were on the flight, and that rest was limited. The director (Pat) of the Institute of Foundational Learning… Continue reading

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Moving Forward with an Honorable Heritage

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the death of Linda Beard, my late wife. We had been married over four decades. During the middle of that period, Linda and I knew the Lawson family. We knew them so well that we spent regular time in their home or doing ministry… Continue reading

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Simple Gentleness

The husband and wife were sitting and talking together in the shade of a line of trees. Their children and a few other little ones were running in the little field in front of them. There were smiles and laughter as their play continued. I joined the parents to talk.… Continue reading

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