Angelina’s High School

Angelina’s High School

I know it sounds painfully trite, but where did the years go all of a sudden? Angelina was only four years old when we moved to Charlotte. And now she is graduating high school. I suppose every parent feels the same way. But just to give you a blast from the past, here are a couple pictures of her to remember. It just went so fast....

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Ethan and “Sherlock”

Ethan and “Sherlock”

Today I just wanted to get in the car and start driving till I got there. I wonder sometimes if in all the things I do if they are really all that important–or more important than this. If you don’t hear from me for a while, I will probably be driving to Pennsylvania....

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A Good Day

A Good Day

Came in early this morning to pray and gather my thoughts before leading the staff devotions. Looked on my desk and saw this cup and knew immediately that I had been visited by God’s grace. It will be a good...

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Highpine Baptist Church Has a New Pastor

Highpine Baptist Church Has a New Pastor

The Highpine Baptist Church has a new pastor. Twenty years ago the church began a process of moving toward a biblical model of eldership. It’s been many years and seeds planted and watered in tears so long ago are now in bloom. By God’s grace, the church has been led by a team of trained elders. Last Sunday, one of them became the point “pastor.” I didn’t intend to go to Maine on March 30. I just wound up there as...

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Surgery Ahead

Surgery Ahead

There are four tendons that attach the muscles in the rotator cuff of each shoulder. I managed to blow out two of them with the fall I took last Saturday. That means there is surgery ahead. So, on March 27th I will enter the ranks of those who have the dreaded rotator cuff...

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Shoulder to Shoulder

Shoulder to Shoulder

Maybe the worst part about it is the continual question: “What did you do to your shoulder?” Telling the story is becoming old very quickly.

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Fear of Relatives

Fear of Relatives

Dear Ethan, Bear has been looking for answers to some of life’s most difficult questions. You will find that life is filled with many more questions than there are answers. So, learning the questions is very, very important. A question might be: “When do I get to eat next, Mom?” or “Why is it taking you so long to change my diaper?” Some questions are very easy to answer: “What tastes better, ice cream or...

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