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A Father’s Plan

Teaching Our Children As a father, I have plans for my children. I want them to be strong of will and full of experience. I want them to be godly. So far they have canoed, hiked, raised goats, fished, kayaked, skied, butchered chickens, rafted whitewater, ridden horses, farmed, traveled by plane, train, boat and subway, body surfed, shot trap, and milked cows. During their entire life there has been a constant flow of people through our home and at times, living with us: students, missionaries, troubled teens, homeless people, seekers, travelers, friends, and acquaintances. All of this was on purpose. . . Read more »

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A Father’s Touch

He had been complaining of nausea all morning and the night before, but without any incident. But soon after the family had settled in for worship, he seemed to be in distress so I asked him if he needed to head for the restroom. Bravely, he said no. I put my hand on his back to let him know that I was aware of his discomfort, and if he changed his mind, I was ready to help. The church that we were visiting that day was on our route home from vacation and was known for great doctrine and beautiful. . . Read more »

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Apocalypse Now?

While recently enjoying the company of another family in our home, the conversation segued from the possible benefits of a college education to post-apocalyptic survival (Maybe I put too many chilies in the beans). As you can imagine, the discussion was stimulating and we had plenty of chips and salsa to munch on so a good time was had by all even though, hanging over our lower/middle-class heads is the threat of a national, maybe global economic collapse. Both of us (the other guy and I) grew up during the Cold War; a time and life overshadowed with the anxiety. . . Read more »

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Rev. Laurence Windham

Rev. Laurence Windham.

Rev. Laurence Windham is a parish pastor at Saint Peter Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Virginia, husband of Angela and Father to Lauren, Alayna, Ethan, Garrett, and Miles.
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