When The Worst Is Upon Us, Even Coronavirus

There is a three foot tall wooden cross that hangs outside on our front porch. It is hangs about 7 feet up the wall by a single nail. I special ordered it and shellacked it myself so it can be outside in the weather. The wind can really pick up here in Southern Arizona, and there was a wind storm just a couple days after I initially hung the cross outside. 

The storm came in the evening. A sound came from the front porch like someone was banging wood against the house. The dogs went crazy and the kids were scared. I jumped up and opened the front door to find Continue reading “When The Worst Is Upon Us, Even Coronavirus”

An Immigrant Separated From His Children; My Family’s Story

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Henry Rueben Caffell was seperated from his children for nine agonizing months. After serving in the British Army during World War II, he made the decision to get his wife and children a life “away from Europe’s wars” across the Atlantic in America. But how does one make such a journey with limited resources?

He made the difficult decision to separate from his family to come to America first, crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth to get a job in a new country and then save up money to bring his family. He did all this while working through an immigration system that was new and difficult to understand.

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The Crucifix My Protestant Father Left Me

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I spoke to him for the last time just before he was rushed into surgery and we shared “I love you’s” and prayed together. A coupleContinue reading “The Crucifix My Protestant Father Left Me”

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