New Leaves

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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Nov 04, 2013 by Arthur

Remember the Alamo

When someone mentions “The Alamo,” perhaps one of the first things that comes to mind is the ballad of “Davy Crocket” and the Walt Disney portrayal of Fess Parker as the Tennessee hero who fought and died defending the Alamo.

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Nov 01, 2013 by Arthur

Bat Flight

This video wasn't taken by us, but was on YouTube. Cameras were not allowed at the Bat Flight show.

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Oct 30, 2013 by Arthur

White Sands

A visit to White Sands, NM presents us with an amazing landscape

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Oct 30, 2013 by Bonnie

Desert Wanderings

Unlike the Israelites, we only spent two and a half weeks in the desert. Even so, the terrain often reminded us of our trip to the Holy Land, with lots of wilderness! When we started across I-10 (or “the ten” as the locals say), I wondered how we would find things to see along the way. Surely we had seen the most amazing sights already. But I was in for a surprise! Look at the sample of things that we did after leaving Phoenix!

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Oct 25, 2013 by Arthur

Prayer Garden

In Western Phoenix, Phillip Williams pastors a small Baptist church called, “Church of the Valley.” We were looking for a place to park our van and spend the night so we pulled into the church parking lot and noticed that there was a light on in the church.

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Oct 24, 2013 by Bonnie

Phoenix, the “Wright” Country

Since Phoenix (actually suburban Scottsdale) was the winter residence of Frank Lloyd Wright and his school of architecture, Taliesin West, (they spent summers at their primary home, Taliesin, in Wisconsin), a lot of what we did there was to visit some of his many projects in the area.

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Oct 22, 2013 by Arthur

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park, located in Southern California near Palm Springs, is a park named after a tree that has a very “Dr. Seuss” kind of appearance. These trees are mostly found, however, in the Mojave Desert portion of the park. Though you’ll also find them growing next to a saguaro cactus in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona or mixed with pines in the San Bernadino Mountains.

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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 16, 2013 by Arthur

God’s Servants

Jeremiah and Angel are ministering for the Lord in an area that many people would prefer not to be. Living in Los Angeles, CA, their hearts beat for the many who are living without hope and without God while thinking they are doing just fine.

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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 14, 2013 by Bonnie

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

That song has been going around in my mind for some time, even now, nearly a week after we left. Undoubtedly our time in San Jose was a big highlight of our trip—visiting Daniel and Dia in their home for the first time, going on delightful outings with them, going to church with them (three times!), getting to know the sunny cities in the San Francisco Bay area, and especially seeing how God even worked through the auto accident our first day there as part of the “good times,” memories that will be with us forever. We are truly grateful for every day that we were in the Bay area.

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Oct 13, 2013 by Arthur

Ride Lombard Street

Lombard Street in San Francisco is famous the world around

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