Photos from the Homefront

Posted in Photos at 5:23 pm by Karyn

Here’s some recent photos to let you “see” some of what is going on at the homefront.


This first photo shows Al in his doo-rag and may help people understand why he looked menacing to folks on the street!


Here is Al with a friend from church, Ron, who had brain surgery a month before Al. They’re sporting their matching black eyes, bruising, and scars. Ron’s wife Roberta reminded us that God has promised to heal Ron and Al. We don’t know yet whether he will do that on this side of the grave or the other, but the healing is absolutely guaranteed.


This is a shot of “our family,” including Andy (who lives with Alasdair and Lauren) and Melissa (who lives with Becky). It’s fun to be a family of 9. When we’re counting heads for a sizeable gathering we always start by saying “the nine of us” and then list whoever else is coming. Here are the names of people in the picture– back row from left to right: Lauren, Alasdair, Eowyn, Al, Rebeckah; front row left to right: Andy, Alden, Libbie, Melissa.


  1. Gail said,

    September 22, 2006 at 6:41 pm

    AGAIN, i must tell you how the LORD is using you to broaden and deepen HIS KINGDOM. your testimony gives him such honor as i can tell you are so focused on HIS GLORY and his plan. it is such a comfort to know that HE IS IN CONTROL and this control is dictated by HIS love. healing, i am more and more convinced has more to do with a changed heart, the image of christ being worked into every area of brokeness, whether physical or spiritual, then a mended body. what a privilege to hear of your faith. your honor HIM. i pray that you all would experience HIS PLEASURE in you and your faith in him very deeply. without faith it is impossible to please him.

    with much care and millions of prayers,

  2. Jennifer White said,

    September 22, 2006 at 10:07 pm

    It is so good to see Al in a doo rag. It reminds me of when I first saw him at church many years ago with his long hair. I thought he was a biker-dude. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May his face shine upon you. And give you peace. Love, Jen

  3. Shelly Julien said,

    September 23, 2006 at 11:03 pm

    Dear Al and Libbie,

    Was just reading your most recent blog and enjoying the photos. I am encouraged to hear your reflections on how you all are doing. My Mom had lung cancer and brain-had treatments etc. She died in 1992 not knowing the Lord (to my knowledge) and so it is so great to have the comfort of God in your lives. Along with you I praise God for His work in your lives. Praying for you. Love, Shelly Julien

  4. Mark A. Stone said,

    September 25, 2006 at 8:39 am

    Thank you for such an informative update. I appreciate hearing how this trial is affecting each of you from week to week. We will be praying specifically that Al’s message on Wednesday will be used by the Spirit to convict and challenge each person in the audience for His glory. We will also be praying that the family will remain strong in the midst of a very emotional week.

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