Another Year, Another Father & Daughter Retreat

For ten years, Vision Forum has held its Father & Daughter Retreat, nine of which have been hosted at the beautiful Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. We’ve had the honor of staffing nearly all of them, and every year, it’s a delight.

The Turleys at the 2013 Father & Daughter Retreat

The Turleys at the 2013 Father & Daughter Retreat

The Boys on the Front Porch of an 1830s Cabin

The Boys on the Front Porch of an 1830s Cabin

Calvin on the Front Porch of an 1830s Cabin

Calvin on the Front Porch of an 1830s Cabin

How Convenient to Have a Photographer 3-Year-Old! :)

How Convenient to Have a Photographer 3-Year-Old! 🙂

So Similar to What We Imagine the Ingalls’ Log Cabin to Have Been Like

So Similar to What We Imagine the Ingalls’ Log Cabin to Have Been Like

Spinning Wheel Against the Wall

Spinning Wheel Against the Wall

By |2017-02-22T16:44:05+00:00March 25th, 2013|Family|

“With Lustrum Crown Adorned” – An Ode to My Wife of 5 Years

Five years today!! I’m grateful for God’s gift of a faithful wife. Below is an ode to my wife, whom I love more now than ever.

On Our Wedding Day! March 22, 2008

On Our Wedding Day! March 22, 2008

A lustrum crown adorns her head,
Jewel-studded diadem;
A costly stone for each year gone,
Is fitly set therein.

Five years agone this selfsame day,
I sought her heart to win;
And since that time, her heart’s been mine,
Through seasons thick and thin.

Never falt’ring, never wav’ring,
But wholly trusting God;
Her path is “sturdy virtue”,
Which our Pilgrim Mothers trod.

With certitude her toil and strain,
Can seem near never-ending, but;
Performed with grace and faithfulness;
Her works are worth commending.

A diamond in the rough is she,
The one I’ve vowed to cherish;
Imbued with living faith in God,
Without which nations perish.

Her worth exceeds the rubies
Mined in Myanmar’s rich quarries;
My heart does safely trust in her,
I never have to worry.

From the vales of Macedonia,
To the mountains of Nepal;
Many daughters have done nobly,
But my wife excels them all!

Hitherto a quarter score,
But many years I hope to savor;
If God in Heaven’s pleased
To grant more undeserv’ed favor.

—Justin Turley, 2013

By |2017-02-22T16:44:05+00:00March 22nd, 2013|Family|

On the Eve of Our 5th Anniversary

“When I look at all the women in the world, I find none of whom I can boast as I boast with joyful conscience of my own. This one God himself gave to me, and I know that He and all the angels are pleased when I hold fast to her in love and fidelity.”
—Martin Luther concerning Katie, his wife

By |2016-08-02T02:35:25+00:00March 21st, 2013|Family|

Visitin’ Granddaddy and Nana’s

Calvin and Christian with Granddaddy

Calvin and Christian with Granddaddy

Pluckin’ Granddaddy’s Banjo

Pluckin’ Granddaddy’s Banjo

Calvin and Cousin Aiden

Calvin and Cousin Aiden

Christian and Cousin Aiden

Christian and Cousin Aiden

Calvin, Christian and Aiden with Grandaddy and Nana

Calvin, Christian and Aiden with Granddaddy and Nana

By |2017-02-22T16:44:05+00:00March 6th, 2013|Family|
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