Turning Points

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (Prov. 22:6 NIV) Some moments are indelibly edged in my memory. Standing in the kitchen of my old Ohio farmhouse talking by phone with the Executive Director responsible for Lutherhill in Texas is one …

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Scrooby, England – Late 1500’s

Apparently my great-great-great something grandparents were expelled from St. Wilfrid in Scrooby because they defied the laws of the land at the time by not worshipping in this Anglican parish. They worshiped instead with the trouble-makers of their day – the Separatists.  Most people pick up the Pilgrim story with the arrival of the Mayflower …

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The Mayflower

The Mayflower is arguably one of the more famous ships in nautical history. Had it not carried the Pilgrims across the stormy north Atlantic back in 1620 it would have likely faded away with little fanfare. Such was the fate of many other ships of that era. Like many similar ships, the Mayflower was intended …

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