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Happy Mother’s Day to My Wife Nanci and Our Daughters Karina and Angie

Happy Mother’s Day to My Wife Nanci and Our Daughters Karina and Angie

I look at Karina and Angie now as moms who are in their thirties—the mothers of my grandsons—and I am just delighted to see their hearts for Christ and the ways God has gifted them.

Scottish or Irish?

Scottish or Irish?

I am Scotch-Irish (or some prefer Scottish-Irish), descending back to three Alcorn brothers who lived in Belfast long ago. There are indications the three brothers came from Scotland.

Trials, Trust, and Growing Christlike Character

Trials, Trust, and Growing Christlike Character

Because of my daughter Angie’s pending surgery and diagnosis, and because the subjects of trust and trials are all pertinent in my heart right now, I wanted to share some thoughts about how the Lord uses pain and suffering in our lives.

Trusting in God’s Unfailing Love

Trusting in God’s Unfailing Love

Many thanks to those who have been praying for our daughter Angela Stump and her health, and peace and encouragement for her and her family. 

The Latest on Angie

The Latest on Angie

Our daughter Angela called us late yesterday afternoon to let us know that the needle biopsy the doctor performed on Tuesday was inconclusive, meaning it told them nothing, so it’s not bad news or necessarily good.

Cancer Comes to Our Family

Cancer Comes to Our Family

Friday our youngest daughter Angela was diagnosed with cancer. 

What I’m thankful for: A Thanksgiving greeting

What I’m thankful for: A Thanksgiving greeting

There are so many things for Nanci and me to be thankful for this year. We’ve talked about how grateful we are for our family—we have two daughters who are married to godly men, as well as four grandchildren already born and the fifth one on his way. 

Visit to Upland, and fun with grandsons Matt and Jack

Visit to Upland, and fun with grandsons Matt and Jack

The weekend of November 13 I was in California, and had a great time with grandson Matt on his seventh birthday, in his new home town of Upland, where his father Dan Franklin is now the teaching pastor at Life Bible Fellowship Church.

The Importance of Fathers

The Importance of Fathers

Fathers are their children’s first pastors—the most influential humans in terms of life direction. Children are shaped by their father’s love or hate, interest or disinterest, presence or absence.

Does it Dishonor God for Us to Long for Reunion with Loved Ones?

Does it Dishonor God for Us to Long for Reunion with Loved Ones?

Believers periodically tell me versions of the following: “We shouldn’t be thinking about reunion with loved ones, or the joys of Heaven. We should only be thinking about being united with Christ, who is our only treasure.” 

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