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There's a slice of apple pie (a la mode?), and a cup of tea just brewed.
I'm a recycled teenager, retired several times over, back in college, having fun on the Net.

Introductions :

Meet John
More about me
Meet the cats - they now have their own Page
Where we live
Bunch of Good Links for your Spiritual Life
Go to Church this Sunday

Meet John :

John is my husband, retired pastor of St. James' Church in Clovis, New Mexico.
Before he entered the ordained ministry he served twenty years with the U.S. Army, and learned German, French, Russian, and Vietnamese.
When he retired from the military we both went to Seminary at TESM (Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry) in Ambridge, PA, and added Greek and Hebrew to our languages.
He composes music, and plays the Organ, Piano, Bassoon, and Contra-Bassoon.
Recently, St. James' asked him to come back out of retirement, to serve as Organist and Choir Director.
He also plays a mean hand of Bridge - he's a Life Master for Duplicate Bridge.

Links to Piano Pages : Piano Page | Piano on the Net - Lessons

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More about me :

Life has been varied and interesting - I trained as a scientist, taught in several European Universities, then retired to marry John, went to Seminary, worked as a hospital chaplain, went back to College to study music, and am now teaching Greek and Biblical studies at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU). I'm a Chaplain at the hospital in Portales, and run an InterNet Consulting and Training Service to help other Churches and non-profit Institutions have a Web Presence.
Interests and hobbies varied with time and place, and have included : horses and riding, ice skating, motor sports (racing, slaloms, and rallies), languages, gardening, sewing, cats, and music.

There's a fuller bio. available for a click.

Links to ENMU | TESM

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Where we live :

We live in Clovis, New Mexico, just 10 miles west of the Texas border. The area is part of the Llano Estacado (the High Plains), a plateau several hundred miles long, at about 4,000 feet above sea level, quite flat and dry. It's mostly rangeland, cattle ranching being one of the main occupations. Clovis itself has tree-lined streets - someone introduced elm trees for shade, and they have seeded themselves like weeds all around the town. Climate is usually hot and dry, but with occasional high winds, thunderstorms, hail, and a bit a snow in winter.

Links to : New Mexico Net | Welcome to New Mexico

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Cursillo :

John and I worked on the Cursillo Teams for the first and second Episcopal Cursillos in our area. I have also been on the team for a bilingual Roman Catholic Cursillo. Cursillo is short for "Cursillos de Christianidad" (a short course in Christianity). The original Cursillos took place in Majorca and Spain, in the Roman Catholic Church, and have now spread to other denominations, all over the world. A Cursillo Weekend gives one the experience of living with others in a community, sharing and supporting one another in an atmosphere of joy and caring.

Go to : The Cursillo Page for New Mexico

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Israel :

John and I have visited Israel many times, and sometimes lead pilgrimages from the U.S.A. to Israel. It is after all our spiritual home, and now it feels like coming home as we travel to the great places of the Bible, and meet up with friends we made on earlier visits.
On our last tour we climbed Mount Sinai - riding camels part way, and climbing the rest on foot. I didn't think I was going to make it, the rocks were so big and the mountain so steep, but somehow we did all get to the top in time to see the sun rise.

If you'd like to join a Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, or to Greece or Europe, please contact me at rollinsondr@yahoo.com

Links to : Virtual Tour of Jerusalem | Jerusalem Panorama | Western Wall panorama | The Temple Mount | The Holy Sepulcher |

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Invitation :

Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to Him :
Come unto Me all that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.
St. Matthew 11:28
So God loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John 3:16
Hear also what Saint Paul saith :
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 1:15
Hear also what Saint John saith :
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and He is the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 2:1

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer

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Links to other sites for Spiritual Development :

The Real Purpose of Life
Steps to Peace with God
How to be sure
How to know God personally
Four Spiritual Laws
Spiritual Gifts Inventory
The Cross around the world
The Shroud of Turin

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This Sunday : Go to the Church of your choice :

Houses of Worship
Net Ministries

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