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.


28.05.2022 19:44

Farrell Arceneaux

Awesome to see you again with Andre and Mary ann

22.09.2020 20:30

Toni Kuhn Jr.


21.09.2020 08:00

Alfred Ruecker


22.07.2020 03:29

Taurean Senger


02.06.2020 07:55

Anthony C. Morris

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

06.04.2020 20:01

Darius Padberg


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...

24.12.2016 17:26

Mary Ellen Ireland BCC

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

24.12.2016 16:27

Katie Cothren

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

24.12.2016 15:30

Bob Forbes

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

14.11.2016 02:54

Rose Anthony

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!

08.11.2016 15:30

Amelia Conner

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.

03.12.2015 00:30

Holli Swan

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

04.12.2015 13:46

Al Carden

Thanks Holli!