Everlasting love

Everlasting love

A month ago, September 6th, Hurricane Irma severely damaged our home and completely destroyed our cottage on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands. Our home was our major source of income through a short term rental company. Because of the major catastrophe, which left the east end of the island completely cut off from the rest of the territory, we didn’t find out the extent of the damage for several days later. Even now, 4 weeks past,...

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Crossroads…

Crossroads…

There’s a road near our home here in France that has significance for us. Actually, it’s an intersection on this road. A crossroads. About five years ago we decided to ride our bicycles on one of France’s many designated and well marked bike paths, #29. The path isn’t near to where we were staying that summer but we had an opportunity to house-sit further north so we took advantage of new areas to explore. As we continued on...

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Indescribable, uncontainable…

Indescribable, uncontainable…

A few weeks ago we visited a friend who is a true ‘stargazer’. He’s not only fascinated by the night sky, but also in the available computer and camera technology that allows him to see into the depths of the heavens. He does this from an exterior telescope which is motorised remotely from the comfort of his office on his computer screen. We stood behind him and watched in amazement as he showed us on his computer the galaxy...

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The fragrance of Christ

The fragrance of Christ

When I was writing my last post about the fruits of the Spirit, I came across a prayer written by Mother Theresa. As I read the prayer, I immediately thought of a woman I’ve known since childhood. She was a missionary coworker of my parents in Bolivia. In March I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with her while I was in Minnesota visiting my family. Well into her 90’s, she greeted my Mom and I in the foyer of her apartment...

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Fruits of the Spirit

Fruits of the Spirit

During the past six months, while I was living our ‘winter life’ in the Virgin Islands, God gave me a few opportunities and, hopefully, used me to share my faith. I was in a particular work situation with several younger women who perhaps looked at me as an older-wiser colleague. I’m not exactly sure what they saw in me to think I was some kind of mentor. Was it that I was happy? Content? At peace? Did I show joy, patience,...

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