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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 14:46

Flying Event - Getting ready!

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PHOTO: Verdun Hayes, a D-Day veteran and great-grandfather from southern England, recently became the oldest person in the world to sky-dive – at the age of 101years and 38 days. He took the plunge along with three generations of his family. The family feat raised more than $2,000 for the…
Monday, 06 March 2017 21:15

One Ever Deepening Maine-Chile Relationship

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When we first went to Chile seventeen years ago, we were surprised that a woman on the board of the church interviewing us, had good friends who lived in Maine!  After all, it is over 6,000 miles between these two destinations and we had never really known anyone from Chile…
Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:40

Biblical 'One Anothers'

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When we first arrived in New England the end of January for our annual family “time share” trip, we spent the first weekend with some friends in Connecticut. On Sunday morning, we went to church with them and heard an interesting sermon about "biblical one-another’s".  I remember very little about…
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:23

God Answers When You Ask

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I am always surprised when I pray for God to speak to me about something in my life about which only HE can provide the wisdom and guidance that I need…and rather soon He does!  Here is the latest example.  Last Sunday, Janet and I were back at the last…
Thursday, 09 February 2017 19:48

New England Frontier Camp Memories

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Many years ago when we had our small farm in Maine, one of our sons belonged to a group at the local Baptist church that was similar to the Boy Scouts called the Boy’s Brigade/Christian Service Brigade.  Thru this group, he and his friends went to an inter-denominational independent Christian…
Monday, 06 February 2017 23:58

Another Mountain Surprise Encounter

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We are not really sure how many years we have been coming to the mountains of New Hampshire to enjoy some winter fun with our family but the pictures we have been sorting recently document at least fifteen years!  Normally we have two weeks, one by ourselves, and the other…
Thursday, 02 February 2017 16:35

Evangelism in the Hot Tub

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My youngest Pittsburgh granddaughter, Charis Madeline, came to the mountain with her father this year and yesterday morning she took a bad tumble while skiing so we got the emergency call to come and bring her back to the condo to rest.  After the routine checks to make sure she…
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 03:45

The Nomad Pastor

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One Sunday several years ago when I preached at the Las Condes Vineyard in Santiago, Chile a young man approached me after the service whom I had never met.  He introduced himself and said that he was not a member of the congregation but came that morning with some friends. …
Saturday, 12 November 2016 20:34

Still in the Process of being Recycled

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Recently, I had the first root canal in my seventy-nine years of living! I was a bit anxious even though my regular dentist who I like very much had recommended the new one to do the job. At the initial exam, I was not given much comfort by the new…
Friday, 19 August 2016 00:31

A Chilean Surprise

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For months we have been planning to spend several weeks in Pittsburgh on our way north this summer.  Our oldest son, Jonathan, his wife Laura and their family live there.   We wanted to have some time to enjoy their company as well as with the many church friends we still…
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