Amy Carmichael founded the Donavour Fellowship in India. The purpose of Donavour was to shelter little girls from shameful abuse. The work was taxing, round-the-clock labor in a hot climate. She was bed-ridden for the last twenty years of her life. During that time she began to write. Before her injury she had been too […]
Archives for April 2006
Early in the morning the day of the Columbine tragedy God sent little Hope America to us. We were living in Fremont, Michigan. Fremont is the home of Gerber Baby Food. Our baby, Hope was born at Gerber Memorial Hospital. Today we went out for our traditional Birthday breakfast at a favorite restaurant. She is […]
Have you ever met anyone who likes to be known as someone who does not want recognition? I don’t think I have ever met anyone who really doesn’t want to receive recognition. Who doesn’t love to be recognized for an achievement? Who doesn’t want to be loved, accepted, and noticed?
At a park in Fenton Friday night we noticed this graffiti on the wall. Good question, don’t you think?
We (the Pierpont Family) are about to embark on an incredible, month-long missionary adventure. Keep your eye on this site for details (Lois will be taking pictures, too). I take this lovely young lady with me almost whever I go and she takes pictures for me. Now you now why I smile alot… Cute, isn’t […]
Every year I write each of my children a birthday letter and I give it to them at a special birthday breakfast. God has been kind to me to allow this tradition to continue for years. This morning Holly is sitting across the table at Panera reading this year’s letter. I looked up her letter […]
…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. “I remember reading once of a spiritual seeker who interrupted a busy life to spend a few days in a monastery. ‘I hope your stay is a blessed one,’ said the monk who showed the visitor to his cell. ‘If you need anything, let us know, and we’ll teach you how to live without […]
When I was a boy the death sentence was to have to go to bed without a “treat.” To call what we ate before we went to bed at night a “treat” is a bit of a misnomer, because it was usually a full meal of left-overs. On Sunday night it was really our evening […]
BIG NEWS! On Wednesday I was in Pennsylvania. Lois was here in Michigan. Kyle called and conferenced us both in on the call. “Dad, Elizabeth and I wanted you both to find out at the same time that you are going to be grandparents.” I shouted, I danced, I haven’t stopped smiling since that call. […]
This morning I “section-hiked” the famous Appalachian Trail. The Pennsylvania section of the trail is rocky and it would be a challenge to hike it with a pack. The Trail runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katadin in Maine. Looking south toward Maryland and the mountains.