A place called Thanksgiving

“These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng” (Psalm 42:4 NIV). For most of my life Thanksgiving Day has been a place to go. Until I was a married man we drove into the

Gentle Lady Sheeba of Moneta

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near” (Philippians 4:5 NIV). The year our eldest turned three years old we decided the boy needed a dog. We had read that golden retrievers were good with kids, so we checked the classifieds and found that a breeder in Roanoke, Virginia was selling puppies.

Of whirlygigs and faithfulness

“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:23 NIV) This past weekend was our second time participating in the Wilson Whirlygig Festival. I’m so proud of our faithful WCC servants who worked

You be good while I’m gone

“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8 NIV). “But the fruit of the Spirit is … goodness…” (Galatians 5:22). “You be good while I’m gone.” My Dad would say