Capturing the Moment!

   Our daughter is a professional photographer. Cara is called on many times to do weddings, family gatherings, graduations, and newborn pictures. Her work has been featured in galleries and she also just completed shooting her first magazine cover story featuring the pilot of Air Force One.  She is quite good at what she does and many times will have to turn down requests because of her busy schedule.

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Called for Life

On a recent flight down south, I had the opportunity to read Kent Brantley’s book entitled, “Called for Life.” The name Kent Brantly may sound familiar to you as he was the first person to be treated for the Ebola disease on American soil. The book, which was suggested to me from our Avon UMC library, was a fascinating read as it outlined how he first received his call into the ministry as a doctor to the mission field, and how bravely he fought the virus when he was so close to death.

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The Blessing is Worth the Disappointments

   Last Wednesday morning, I took our daughter, Cara, and her husband, John, to the airport for a week on an island in Mexico to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. 


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A Flashback with a Smile

   I really enjoyed our outdoor tent service!  I enjoyed the music, the people sharing their faith journey, the privilege of sharing a message from the word of God, and the carry-in meal following the service. 


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Building vs. Mission

Yesterday I sat in on a meeting with several other church members discussing the design, purpose, and functionality of our new proposed Worship Center.   We talked about some mundane issues such as height of the Chancel area, placement of steps, doors, walls, lighting, screens, and floor pockets.  


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VBS Week

Vacation Bible School!  The very mention of those three words conjures up feelings of exhaustion, sacrifice, and fatigue.   But for others, the words that come to mind are blessings, rewarding, and fulfillment.   I am so proud of our VBS staff for the following reasons…


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The Real Story

   Everyone is asking why?   Why did he do it?   What could have prompted and motivated a young man to go into a church for a Bible study, and actually sit at the table with people of color for about an hour, and then take out a gun and shoot nine of them to death?   Was it mental illness?  Was it a hatred for people of a different skin color?  Was it a sick ploy to gain attention to his own fears?


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A Real Fish Story

   Last Saturday morning, our grandson and I went fishing at the little pond behind our house.  We were doing quite well as I would bait the hook, throw it out, and Grayson would reel in the fish.


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Family Matters!

 
  Last evening, Connie and I drove up to the big metropolis of Summitville, Indiana (just north of Anderson) to share a cook-out meal with my two brothers and their wives. Ken and his wife, also named Connie (which makes it quite interesting at family gatherings) have always lived in central Indiana.

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