Kind regards

Al Carden

What's In a Fountain?

Not long ago I was challenged by a dear friend to begin writing a blog. She told me she enjoyed my writing and that perhaps others might enjoy it as well. She even suggested the blog website for me to begin this adventure. I'm calling this blog Fountain Reflections.

The inspiration for these reflections hopefully will come from various experiences I have had along my journey. One particular awareness I have experienced came to the forefront of my thoughts related to the Bible story found in John chapter four or better known as Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. What has so intrigued me about this encounter was when Jesus told her that the water he was willing to give her freely would be like an artesian well springing up from within her. What I discovered about this woman and also myself was this fountain in which Jesus spoke was not distant from her or beyond her reach, but rather waiting to awaken from within her. To awaken to the reality of this inner fountain and to discover that it has always been within each of us is to discover the reality of the good news Jesus came to share. 

Since I began this journey of writing entries into this blog I have been constantly amazed at the number of people that continue to visit this site. With all my heart I thank you for the encouragement you provide me to continue writing. I invite you to click on the menu button above to share in the various reflections within this blog. I have included a Table of Contents to better assist anyone seeking to locate a particular blog entry. Again, thank you for sharing in this adventure!

Blessings on your journey.


Farrell Arceneaux

28.05.2022 19:44

Awesome to see you again with Andre and Mary ann

Toni Kuhn Jr.

22.09.2020 20:30


Alfred Ruecker

21.09.2020 08:00


Taurean Senger

22.07.2020 03:29


Anthony C. Morris

02.06.2020 07:55

Blog 1 was awesome! The joy that comes with knowing all I have to do is BE......
Grace and Peace.....

Darius Padberg

06.04.2020 20:01



23.03.2020 00:49

This helped me. Thank you Alan. You and your wife stay safe and healthy.


25.12.2016 01:36

Awesome words... glad to know I will continue to gain some knowledge from you...

Mary Ellen Ireland BCC

24.12.2016 17:26

Thank you. Lovely to feel the Fountain within. I like this story for its mutuality of healing.

Katie Cothren

24.12.2016 16:27

Thank you for sharing your blog. I will start reading from the beginning now that I know you have one. All the best from Katie and Jimmy

Bob Forbes

24.12.2016 15:30

Al, I have enjoyed our relationship back in the days at Baptist. I am retired now, but still have great memories and appreciate what you taught me. Best, Bob Forbes

Rose Anthony

14.11.2016 02:54

Al, good luck to you and Becky. Sam told me some of your story and how God put in the direction of Delaware, simply amazing. Abundant blessings!

Amelia Conner

08.11.2016 15:30

Good Luck on your new Adventure! It takes special people to work with sick children and parents and you are the Right person for the job!! So glad your doing a blog. Keep in Touch!


03.07.2016 23:51

Can you believe I'm this busy that I'm just now doing!!


07.02.2016 13:26

Just got caught up again on your blog. So appreciative that you are now sharing your writing with all of us. Thanks.


07.02.2016 21:46

🙂 Thank you!


21.12.2015 21:00

I just found this. I look forward to reading your reflections.

Holli Swan

03.12.2015 00:30

Hey you!! A blog, I think it's fantastic. I'll be watching!😇

Al Carden

04.12.2015 13:46

Thanks Holli!

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28.05 | 19:44

Awesome to see you again with Andre and Mary ann

28.05 | 12:17

It is the greatest human privilege, to be loved and to love. Thanks for these thoughts.

15.05 | 15:19

Yes. Beings not Doings.

15.05 | 15:15

So true. The value of kindness to others is invaluable.

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