Bridge, Not Too Far

Bridge, Not Too Far
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Bridge, Not Too Far   For a number of years, the Footloose Forester had wanted to write a chronicle about the missionaries he has known.  There were plenty of them, spread out across the globe.  Any such chronicle...
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The Green Bottle

Travel, we are told, is a broadening experience.  Exposing ourselves to exotic foods, exciting or calming new landscapes, dipping our toes into both pleasant and dangerous waters, ascending the heights and plumbing the depths of our world exalts us above the mundane and breathes life into what would otherwise be mere...
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My Baptism—God Leads in Mysterious Ways

      My Certificate of Baptism shows that I was baptized in the Holy Family Catholic Church in Lisbon Falls, Maine on July 20, 1941.  That made me 3 ½ months old as I was born April 8th of that year.  My God Parents were my Uncle Joseph Frederick Witham, my...
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Walking In Godly Places

              I have seemed to find answers to life’s perplexities by walking in “Godly places”.  Just where do we find such places?  They are all around us!  As a child I enjoyed walking down streams of water that flowed from concrete drains that were used to keep the streets from flooding...
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Epitaph Of A Wanderer

Epitaph Of A Wanderer
WANDERER Scattered hereabouts are the ashes of a wanderer       Present still in the soil, In the crevices of rocks, In the eddies of streams, In the tops of trees, In the wind, Across the land.
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Fall in Charleston, SC

On May 31st, during our trip to Charleston with Michele and Pat I had a horrific fall.  Fell forward and hit the left side of my face and the outside of my hands.  By the time they got me on my feet and sat me on a bench my hands were...
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Flint's Testimony

My testimony is simple, it still encompasses the same words from my youth, but now the words have a much greater meaning in my heart.             I know that my redeemer lives, he loves us and has provided a way to return to our Heavenly Father as successors. I know that...
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I Am Grateful

I am so grateful for a good, faithful and kind husband, and five children to match. If someone had asked me as a young adult how I would envisage my life in forty years' time, it would have been much different from the one I have. At that time I simply...
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Courage, Faith, and Love

If put to the test of what I can't imagine living without, it would be courage, faith,and love.  The first of the three, I believe I had when I took my first steps learning to walk.  In those days every experience was a discovery and, having had few disappointments, I was...
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I'm a Believer

What are 5 of your core beliefs? I believe in God, our Heavenly Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. I believe they are three distinct personages with specific roles, perfectly united as one in purpose and love. I believe God communicates with us, His children,...
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Jesse Mervin Gibbons' last words. Papa's youngest brother

Jesse Mervin Gibbons' last words.  Papa's youngest brother
      Papa, W.S. Gibbons' received this notation from Jesse's wife Mary Gibbons      Jesse's last words, as told to his Nurse, between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00, A.M. 8 January 1919 Tell mother and Clem I hope they still remember only the pleasant things about me, and...
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My Dream of Cheryl

My Dream of Cheryl
  My Dream of Cheryl By Anita A. Chambers I met Cheryl Ann Posey (later to become Hemingway) in about 1974 when we were both single teens not too far out of high school.  Cheryl was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I joined...
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One day on a Train

  One Day on a Train I remember a time during my service in the small French town of Tarbes that our District traveled to Pau for Zone Conference.  I was a  “blue”, and as with many of my fellow missionaries on that train I anticipated the conference eagerly. While we...
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my wish

My Wish I wish I have the heart to heal those who cry I wish I have the gift to unwrap their pain I wish I have the knowledge to know what they need I wish I have the courage to tell them I'm not always right I wish I have...
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Going Home

Going Home David Dominic Bell   Daylight is slowing fading away. I find myself walking the snowy path of a tiny traveling carnival. The skies are a chalky gray and I feel lost and alone. The intense cold seeps through my bones and I can't stop shivering. Not anyone else here,...
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You Are Not Alone

You are Not Alone by David Dominic Bell God wants you to know that you are not alone he is with you every hour every hour, every day and when you cry he will brush away your tears and when you are afraid he will comfort you and when you are...
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History of Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church

The Presbytery of Tampa Bay (our regional organization) has long recognized the need for a Presbyterian Church in the New Tampa/Wesley Chapel area. Beginning in November 2000, a small group of Presbyterians in the local area agreed to assist the presbytery in the preliminary work of a new church development: assessing...
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Big Day for All of Us

Big Day for All of Us
With 10 kids it was always a chore for Mum and Dad to take us anywhere. Trying to keep us quiet in church had to be one of the greatest challenges outside the home. We were rambunctious and always looking for something funny to laugh about. Easter was particularly difficult for...
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I-ASK CLA Training & RootsTech 2012 - Part 1

... we embark on educating citizens of the urgent need to preserve the legacy of the 20th century before it is too late!

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