The 1st Sunday of Advent… Hope

  • Susan Ford
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  • December 3, 2017
  •       There is, in my heart, an almost childlike anticipation each year for the celebration of advent!  This year I am especially excited, although, I suspect that I say it each year.  The preparation of our hearts for the coming of Messiah and taking of time to reflect on what that means, is […]

    Always, at this time of year…

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  • November 25, 2017
  •           It is always, at this time of year, that I miss these people most of all! My “Aunt” Marie and my “Uncle” Harry were my only family in Miami, Florida, for over five years. They were some of the most selfless people I have ever known.  Marie Pfeiffer Ingalls and Harry O. Ingalls were […]

    When Autumn Leaves…

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  • November 24, 2017
  • In 1959 I was in the fifth grade at Swansboro Elementary School, which sat high above the White Oak shore in coastal North Carolina.  That year, in our little school choir, we learned Autumn Leaves.  I can still remember singing the lyrics and feeling so very sad for the person who wrote the song, and sensing the […]

    Come Ye Thankful People Come…

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  • November 21, 2017
  •      As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I cannot help but remember when this celebration was one of the highlights of the year!  Weeks before, in school we would begin making Thanksgiving day crafts of pinecone turkeys, or pilgrim people. Our classrooms and homes became a filled with fall leaves and colors as we turned […]

    Mercies New Every Morning…

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  • November 12, 2017
  • No matter what we feel like on any given morning, the truth remains that God’s mercies are new every morning!  I am not, nor have I ever been a morning person. Unlike my husband who wakes up early and is ready to face the day with joy, I tend to procrastinate, often running late and otherwise […]

    A Season of Preparation…

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  • November 11, 2017
  • The weather has, at last, turned colder in Eastern, North Carolina. Today we built a real wood fire in the fireplace and burned candles for accent. Many places have already decorated for Christmas and advertising holiday specials abound.  The Christmas decorations will be placed about the house, but not a minute before Thanksgiving is over! It […]

    A Sense of Mission

  • Susan Ford
  • June 17, 2016
  • For almost as long as I can remember I have been drawn to the stories of great missionaries and even have a treasured collection of the writings of some of these great heroes of the faith. Men and women such as Oswald Chambers, David Brainard, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Lilias Trotter, […]

    BACKING UP TO GO FORWARD

  • Susan Ford
  • May 31, 2016
  • For the last nine years – almost every school day morning has been the same. I get into my little 2005 Silver Honda CRV, start the engine, check the mirrors, and throw the car into reverse. It has NEVER been easy for me, so much so, that one morning, in year two, I backed up into […]

    Donald Edward Krueger HMI U.S. NAVY

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  • May 30, 2016
  • On this Memorial Day weekend, I have been given quite a gift, a strange gift perhaps to some, but a special gift to me!  It all goes back to Labor Day weekend in 1964 when my step-father/adoptive father came home from his overseas assignment with the Navy. His assignment was to Okinawa, but rumor had it […]