Welcome to the website of the Revs. Scott & Carolyn Carnes family! We are glad you stopped by. Below you will find news and other posts about our family. In the menu above you can learn more about us, as a couple, or learn about Scott or Carrie, professionally. Scott also maintains two blogs, available above.
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Family Death: Aunt Darlene 04 Jan 2017 - We received news on Sunday that Scott’s great-aunt Darlene died. She was a vivacious woman. Even at 98 years old she enlivened a room when she entered. Here is the obituary, published in the Quincy Herald Whig January 2-4: GOLDEN, Ill. — Darlene P. “Mema” Myers, 98, of Golden, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, […] Our Holiday Letter 15 Dec 2016 - This has been a year of extreme highs and terrible lows for our family. This year began with illness and surgery. Scott was experiencing terrible pain and the doctors misdiagnosed it. He walked around with appendicitis for almost four weeks before a specialist rushed him into a successful surgery. We cannot say enough about the care […] A Change in Family 17 Aug 2016 - Our family has undergone a major change. Our foster child has moved out of our home. We, simply, were not able to provide the level of care which she needed. It has been heartbreaking to watch a child struggle so much and endure such pain. We will take a break from foster care for the […] A New Little Girl 09 Mar 2016 - After paper work, classes, and paper work, lots of waiting, and…more paperwork, we became licensed to provide foster care last November. We’re excited to share that we got the phone call we’ve been waiting for! It seems as though we will be welcoming a 10 year old girl to our home tomorrow! Her room is ready and waiting!!! This has been […] Holy Land Tour: Jerusalem 25 Feb 2016 - Over the past three days we have toured Jerusalem. We toured the old city. We went on the Via Dolorosa (The way of the cross), the traditional path taken by Jesus to his death. The path winds through the city ending at the Church of The Holy Sepulcher the traditional place of Jesus’ death and burial. I’m […] Holy Land Tour: Day Four 21 Feb 2016 - After breakfast at the Olive Tree Hotel we traveled beyond the Kidron Valley and we were able to look back over the valley and see this view of the Old City. It was breathtaking. We first visited the Jewish cemetery overlooking the Kidron Valley. We walked down to the Dominus Flevit Church which marks Jesus’ weeping over […] Holy Land Tour: Day Three 20 Feb 2016 - Today the landscape looked much more like what I imagined when I envisioned the middle east. All of our stops were taking us toward Jerusalem. We stopped in Jericho which was underwhelming. It was mostly a shopping / souvenir trap. We saw a tree that is celebrated as the tree that Zacheaus climbed. Then we spent quite […]