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September 22nd 2021 BST
Welcome To THE ILLUSTRATOR Equal September 22, 2021 Freely you have received; freely give. ~ Matthew 10:8b NIV ~ "Freely you have received; freely give." (Matthew 10:8b NIV) I was 16 years old and on a week long trip to visit a Seminary college in Iowa. On the way our group had stopped in Chicago for a few days. We were staying in a building owne ...Continue Reading
September 20th 2021 BST
Welcome To THE ILLUSTRATOR Of Umbrellas and Rain Gear: Scotland! Part 6 September 20, 2022 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens... ~ Eccl. 3:1 NIV ~ As we returned to our bed and breakfast after our thorough "washing" at Hadrian's Wall, we had yet another reason to worry about the incessant moisture that fell from the sky. Months earlier, w ...Continue Reading
September 19th 2021 BST
Welcome To THE ILLUSTRATOR Can You Be Kind to Someone? September 19, 2021 Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. ~ Matthew 25:14b NIV ~ My grandfather was a doctor in London, England. In 1893, he unexpectedly took ill and died. He left my grandmother as a young widow, 26 years old, with four children: a boy ...Continue Reading
September 17th 2021 BST
Welcome To THE ILLUSTRATOR Rain, Rain and More Rain: Scotland! Part 5 September 17, 2022 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds... ~ James 1:2 NIV ~ The morning we left the Isle of Skye, we sloshed through the pouring rain to load our car. Now that we finally had our luggage, this actually took a tiny bit of time... The windshield wipers continued their ...Continue Reading
September 15th 2021 BST
Welcome To THE ILLUSTRATOR Slugs, Snails and Flowers September 15, 2020 'Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it…. And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty-fold and sixty-fold and a hundredfold.' And he said, 'He who has ears to hear, let him hear.' ~ Mark 4:3-9 ESV ~ ...Continue Reading
September 13th 2021 BST
Welcome To THE ILLUSTRATOR Sloshing Through Portree: Scotland! Part 4 September 13, 2022 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! ~ Philippeans 4:4 NIV ~ That first morning in Portree, on the Isle of Skye, dawned bright and beautiful. We had been in Scotland long enough to know the weather could turn at any moment, so we decided to head straight for the Old Man of Storr. This beauti ...Continue Reading
September 12th 2021 BST
Welcome To THE ILLUSTRATOR On the Wings of the Morning September 12, 2021 Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, 'Surely the darkness shall cove ...Continue Reading
September 10th 2021 BST
Welcome To THE ILLUSTRATOR Stuck on the Road: Scotland! Part 3 September 10, 2021 Not only so, but wealso glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;perseverance... ~ Romans 5:3 NIV ~ The first official day in Scotland dawned bright and clear. Because of the thunderstorm, we may have lost all of the eastern portion of our Scotland trip, but we had an extra day to e ...Continue Reading
September 8th 2021 BST
Welcome To THE ILLUSTRATOR The Choice to Be Positive September 8, 2021 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. ~ Philippians 4:8 NIV ~ In 1948, a friend introduced me to his younger sister. In 1956, I married her. From the ti ...Continue Reading
September 6th 2021 BST
Welcome To THE ILLUSTRATOR The Return of the King September 6, 2021 Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. ~ Matthew 7:1-2 NIV ~ Classic Illustrator, appeared 2010 Why are some believers so judgmental? On June 7, 1944, after V ...Continue Reading