“This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.” The Father openly affirmed his son, the Lord Jesus. Every father should do the same for his own sons. You have no idea the blessing this loyal son is to me.
Archives for March 2005
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Lois and I this evening by the river in Fenton
Lois and Wes Lois and Wes together today. It was a beautiful spring day and we ventured out to a park for some fresh air and pictures. I have never looked forward to spring like this year.
Lois taking some photos
Pastor Chen spent eighteen years in a prison work camp in China. Because he came from a background of moderate wealth and opportunity the guards at the camp worked hard to break his spirit and indoctrinate him. He was so hungry at times that he was tempted to eat toothpaste. He was separated from his […]
I had a friend. I say “had” because we moved away. If we still lived close I know we would still be close friends. I know if I was ever in Walhounding, Ohio there would be a place at Bobby and Marie Yoder’s table. There would be a generous portion and lively conversation for me […]
This is the kind of book I would like to write someday. Delightful. Delightful. Merrick has ties to Sir Wilfred Grenfell…. what a story. Elliott Merrick’s wife Kate Austen worked in Labrador in Grenfell’s mission. He then wrote the story of her experience in NORTHERN NURSE…. According to Elizabeth Elliot in the preface to the […]
Our first-born is an especially diligent young man. Even when he was just a lad you could count on him to attack a job and bring it to completion. One summer afternoon I asked him to vacuum out the van. He eagerly ran, got the vacuum and an extension chord and went to work. He […]
One year in apple-blossom and flowering Dogwood time I glanced out the window to see my neighbor Dave conducting a sacred rite of passage. He was teaching his little girl to ride her bike without training wheels. I got a lump in my throat at the sweetness of the memory of teaching my three older […]