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Mar 20, 2014 by Arthur

More re: One Step…

Bonnie’s article was a good “catch up” for what we’ve been doing for the last six weeks. Her scriptural thoughts on “doing all for the glory of God,” and “come away and rest,” are certainly great truths of God for all of us today. But, I’m still feeling that “itch” of trying to figure out “where do we belong?” and “what are we to do now?” and “why doesn’t the Lord speak and show His plan to us?”

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Mar 18, 2014 by Bonnie

One Step at a Time

Yes, it’s been six weeks since we’ve written a blog. Each day has been a new adventure, and we are blessed.

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Feb 01, 2014 by Arthur

What Do We Do Now?

As I write this blog entry, my wife and I are sitting in the front seat of our van in the middle of a campground deep in the Everglades, typing away on our computers. The day is a cloudy and rainy one, and we’re both feeling a little bit of energy loss, perhaps due to the cool temperatures, mosquito bites, and cloudy rainy weather. So, the question is: what do we do now?

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Dec 20, 2013 by Bonnie

Christmas Letter 2013

Christmas 2013 - Dearest family and friends,

Greetings to you all this blessed Christmas season! We have been blessed beyond measure during this first year of retirement, but those blessings pale in comparison the awesome gift God gave to us over 2000 years ago!

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Nov 15, 2013 by Arthur

We’re Thankful

As we contemplate Thanksgiving that will soon be upon us, we can’t help but give thanks to our God for all that He has allowed us to see and do during 2013. We have seen some awesome sights that display the majesty and glory of God. Making our way across the United States and traveling down the coastline of Washington, Oregon, and California we have been impressed with the power and creative genius of Jesus who made the heavens and the earth and all that is in them (John 1:1-4 says that “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”).

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Nov 15, 2013 by Arthur

Divine Appointment

God does indeed move in mysterious ways. In fact, the scriptures tell us that His ways are past finding out. This blog entry is about one of those times!

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Nov 07, 2013 by Arthur

Where No Man Has Gone Before

I’ve always had a bent toward science fiction as a kid. . .and even as an adult. When Star Trek came on the air in 1966, my wife told me about it and I was interested to see the show. And since that first exposure. . .I was hooked and have been a Trek fanboy ever since. So when the opportunity came to visit the Space Center in Houston, I was anxious to see all I could see because my imagination had been fanned by the science fiction to see the real thing. But to my surprise, one of the first items I came across was the Galileo from the NCC-1701, Enterprise!

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Nov 06, 2013 by Bonnie

Modern Art and the Death of a Culture

That’s the name of a 1970 book by H. R. Rookmaaker. I’ve never read the book, and although I’d like to read it someday, in a way the title says it all. One doesn’t need to be an art expert to see a connection between the death of civilization and the gradual degradation of all the artistic media as culture has become divorced from the meaning and purpose that comes from being children of God. Our experiences in the world of art one day really reinforced this conclusion.

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Oct 22, 2013 by Arthur

Sand is our Friend

We love sand! It’s fun to play with and to walk on too. We like going to the beach where we can make sand castles and write in the sand, only to see it washed clean when the first wave rolls into shore. But sometimes . . .

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Oct 22, 2013 by Bonnie

Thinking About an Old Song

When my Aunt Ruth was dying, the Lord brought cousin Judy (Ruth’s only living child) one of the “old” songs each day to comfort and encourage her, songs like “It is Well With My Soul,” “I Love to Tell the Story,” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”  It is that last one that I’ve been thinking about a lot this week.

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Oct 15, 2013 by Arthur

Are you kids OK?

She was a middle-aged woman, approaching us while we were cleaning up after our breakfast in a local park in Morro Bay, CA. Her greeting, however, caught us by surprise.

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Oct 11, 2013 by Bonnie

A Romans 8:28 Experience

Sometimes things happen that we just don’t understand, like the artwork above. We had planned to stay a week in San Jose near Daniel and Dia, and then head on down to Yosemite, Sequoia, and Grand Canyon before the weather got too cool in the mountains to visit those awesome features of nature. When our van was damaged, it necessitated a change in plans, and as it turned out, the accident truly did become a blessing in disguise. Let me enumerate our blessings:

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Oct 02, 2013 by Arthur

‘Oops’ Update

Our previous article left some of our readers with unanswered questions. So we are attempting to resolve those questions. Whenever a particular experience takes place, there is always some kind of “resolution” as time moves forward.

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Sep 25, 2013 by Arthur

One of those “Oops” Moments

What do you do when the unexpected happens? In our case, we had parked the van and were in a store when a Toyota decided to take our parking place.

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Sep 22, 2013 by Arthur

Resurrection Lily

Believed to have originated in Japan or China, the Resurrection Lily has simple leaves, which are not present when the flowers emerge from the crown. The leaves sprout and grow in the spring, then die back during June. Then in late July or early August the flowers appear. The flowers are white or pink and fragrant. The flowers spring dramatically from the ground in mid to late summer; it usually takes only four to five days from first emergence to full bloom.

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