Almost Married

Greetings, friends. This is Roland Beard speaking and writing from the heart in the first hours of June 23, 2017. I have been receiving many congratulations for marriage, but we are not quite married yet. There may be a little confusion because the time difference between here and other parts… Continue reading

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Years of Grace

This time 43 years ago I was heading for a little place in the Virginia countryside called Oakleigh. Linda was trying to finish up her wedding dress, but was headed to the same place. We were single but shortly would be married. It has been years of grace since that… Continue reading

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When Hearing is Essential

Love’s Reminders I was searching old folders and found a lost sketch. I remember the sunset evening as my wife, Linda, and I watched the early evening moon set in our back yard while enjoying an iced coffee. Although I pulled the sketch out today, it brought to mind another… Continue reading

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Love in Action: Observing Together

We are coming up on December, which reminds me of one time my wife and I observed and sketched together. It often takes a joint purpose and activity for any friendship to grow. Marriage is the same: it deepens when things are purposefully done together. In a sense, observing and… Continue reading

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