Cecil Troutman’s Memorial Service

Last week we said good-bye to our friend and brother in Christ Cecil Troutman. His memorial service on Thursday afternoon had to be the most uplifting I have experienced in a very long time. Several hundred attended despite the cold and rainy weather. Gospel quartet numbers, solos, testimonies and congregational...

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Lessons from My Grandbabies

I really grow weary of the reality of God’s promise, “It is appointed unto man once to die” (Hebrews 9:27). This past weekend I was floored by the news of the totally unexpected passing of my friend, Cecil Troutman. What a gentle, jolly and dependable man, who has been with...

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Pebble in My Pocket

Never mind that it was a cold November day, the grandkids wanted to play by the river’s edge in front of our mountain cabin rental. The oldest, Haven, socialized with her cousins while Jensen, the youngest and all boy, threw every stone I could provide into the water. Our middle...

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Grandchildren

Can there be a greater blessing or anything more fun than grandchildren? We have three and each of them is my favorite. They visited this past weekend. It was too cold to stay outside so the indoor activity was wide open−especially our guy, Jensen. He may have two big sisters...

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JAMin. Christmas Singers’ First Performance

It’s been awhile since I made an entry. I’m not sure if my mind will ever pursue these things without constant reminder! Life has been full lately. Our JAMin. Christmas Singers had our first “gig” at the Arlington Baptist Thanksgiving banquet on Nov. 22. I am so proud of them....

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October 1: Update From Ghana

We are completing our next to last day of school ministry. Tomorrow we’ll leave after the schools for Accra and our journey home. I am ready! Our hosts always tell us we are going where no one else will go. The picture of the precarious trails we travel confirm their...

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September 25: Update From Ghana

We have just completed our first week of school ministry in Ghana. Memory of past projects grows vague I’m sure, but it seems to me that the roads (actually trails) we are traveling are the most challenging ever. I have been shaken and jostled as never before! One might think...

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Update from Ghana

We arrived in Ghana at mid-day on Saturday, September 20.  After changing currency and visiting the super market, we made the rough and rainy 4-hour drive to our project site.  I shared the gospel at the first school today.  A holiday was declared by the government so the number of...

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Book Signing & Christmas Music

Our book signing at Arlington Church was a good time on Sunday. The traffic was quite steady for over an hour. A little after 5:00 it settled to a lighter flow for the next 45 minutes, then we wrapped it up at 6:00 PM as planned. We sold quite a...

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