Crown five is here!

“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged…” (Proverbs 17:6 ESV). Our fifth grandchild arrived this week! His name is Samuel Abbott Mitchell and he was born at the Wilson hospital at 9:14 AM this past Wednesday, October 23, 2013, weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces. Both of his grandfathers (me and Stewart Mitchell) and his uncle

Two tombs and the anastasis

“Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again. ‘ Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you

The gates of Zion

“The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the other dwellings of Jacob” (Psalm 87:2 NIV). “Therefore Jesus said again, ‘Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep’” (John 10:7). What a wonderful time we had in Israel this past summer! Robin and I learned so much in the land of the Bible.