Category Archives: Family News

PUDDING PERSPECTIVES

Pudding and Beef Make Britons Fight – So, wrote the 18th Century English poet, Matthew Prior[i] describing the kind of hearty foods that had instilled courage and strength through centuries of British warfare – My sister recently sent me a … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

The American festival of Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. The fall of the year is fully with us, the historical harvest has been collected, and it is time to give thanks. A time of thanks-giving … Continue reading

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OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON

Reflections on Matthew chapter 2: 13-23 The Escape to Egypt 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. … Continue reading

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The Chef’s Challenge

It all started several years ago with the alphabet game. We get the kids working their way through the alphabet following a theme. So, one child names a fruit that begins with ‘A’ – Apricot; the next child names one … Continue reading

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Divide

During a summer trip to Tennessee with the family we drove Interstate 81 down Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Along the way we passed the sign which states: “Extent of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”. I pointed out to the kids that we … Continue reading

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A RESURRECTION MESSAGE

On Good Friday Jill and I took Sarah Grace on a journey to the cross. Our local church in Richmond designs a creative experience telling the story of Jesus’ last hours. On this occasion one of the final scenes shows … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ashes & Dust to Dust – A Lenten Reflection

When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit – Ephesians 1:13 – Earlier this month Jill and I said goodbye to her uncle. JE had lived all his eighty-eight years on the land. … Continue reading

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