Parents, what will you pass down?

To me, this is an amazing photo. My daughter-in-law was playing the piano when her son, Milo, wanted to help. Someone recorded this moment in history by taking this wonderful photograph. In the photo you see the experienced hand of a mother and the young, inexperienced hands of her son.

Milo had a wonderful time learning that pressing (and at times hitting) the keys resulted in wonderful sounds coming from inside the piano. I have to be honest here. It didn’t always sound wonderful to my trained ear, but you get the point. I could tell by the smile on his face that he thought it sounded wonderful–and that’s what counts. Continue reading “Parents, what will you pass down?”

Never Focus on the Fog

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This week’s Memory Selection:

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” –Jeremiah 29:11 [ESV]


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Never Focus on the Fog

In 1952, thirty-one year old Florence Chadwick stepped into the chilly waters of the Pacific Ocean to start the 26 mile swim from Catalina Island to the California coastline. This was an attempt to become the first woman to swim across this vast expanse of ocean.  She was flanked by small boats whose occupants kept an eye out for sharks and were ready to come to her rescue should she be injured or should she grow weary and unable to continue the strenuous journey. Continue reading “Never Focus on the Fog”

Help In Time of Need

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This week’s Memory Selection:

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 [KJV]


Help In Time of Need

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Garvin Alfter

Everyone that I know has at one point or another in their life experienced a time when the circumstances that they were facing appeared to be more than they could bear. It happens to all of us. Continue reading “Help In Time of Need”