Articles and Weekly Thoughts

The Ways of Righteousness #3

Hi all, I was attending one of our affiliated house churches and asked for prayer as I was very tired and needed some wisdom in some areas. So everyone gathered round me as I stood, laying hands on me, and I felt refreshing in my spirit and soul as they prayed. There were a couple of encouraging prophecies and I was blessed and felt much better. As everyone took their hands off me and returned to read more...

November 2017 Newsletter

Hi all, As I write this I'm just back from my last ministry trip for the year, and am reflecting on all the wonderful people I've met and the times we've had in the Lord. My first trip was to Lithuania in the middle of March, my last ended last night (Saturday the 11th of November) which was a driving loop through the US midwest.   Thank you to all involved, from those hosting to all who took read more...

The Ways of Righteousness #2

Hi all, An employee came about 15 minutes late to work one day, walking in on a meeting that started promptly at 9am, in which she had a large role to play. After the meeting so as not to embarrass her in front of everyone, her boss pulled her aside and said "You were late today. We really got off to a rocky start because of you." Her response was "Couldn't be helped. There was read more...

The Ways of Righteousness #1

Hi all, Last Saturday morning Barb was sleeping in, Chris was up, bathed, and watching a favorite Christian TV show while playing games on his tablet, and I was cleaning up the kitchen after making Chris breakfast. Over the kitchen window we have blinds - they are horizontal, wood about 2" wide (5 cm), slightly off-white in color, with a wand on the left by which we rotate them closed at night and open during daytime, read more...

Ed. or the Horse Jumping the Trycicle Incident of 1988, Relationships #6

Hi all, When we lived in Colorado I had a horse I named Josiah (In heaven I may need to apologize to King Josiah, but my horse was good and zealous like him) :)   I used to love riding out on the open prairie of Colorado with him, where there are no fences and only miles and miles of prairie, cactus, prairie dog towns, and a particular plant Josiah loved to jump over, the Spanish Bayonet. The read more...

The Forks are Always Up, Relationships #5

Hi all, Barb and I are very different in many ways; She is a 'pack rat', meaning she holds onto things if they have the slightest bit of sentimental value or memory attached to them, while I tend to follow the 'If I haven't used it in a year I don't need it' philosophy of storage. If I fill a large plastic trash bag full of things I don't want any longer and set it out read more...

October 2017 Newsletter

Hi all,   Thank you for being patient I have many emails that I've not been able to read that are a month old, but looking at the subject matter I can see many in the US are wanting help starting house churches - ┬áthat's what I do. But I'm only 1 man and the load in the US alone, not to mention around the world, has increase this year considerably. Our son Brian has long wanted to read more...

The Casserole Incident- Relationships #4

Hi all, When our 3 boys were young they always seemed to be as hungry as bears coming out of their dens at the end of a long winter. "How long to dinner?" was a daily question, and Barb always did a masterful job of making our few dollars stretch so that no one went hungry, and more than that, that we were always filled to the full.   One of the favorite meals was home made macaroni read more...

The Momma Ride- Relationships #3

Hi all, After my dad left our family when I was 11 years old, but before I came to know my heavenly Father about 5 years later at age 16, the Father was good enough to provide several godly men in my life that had a tremendously positive impact on my young and hurting heart. One of those men I refer to this day as 'Uncle Del'. Together with his wife 'Aunt Betsy', they opened read more...

Relationships and Getting Along #2, The Cupcake Incident of 1975

Hi all, When Barb and I were dating (we were 15 & 16) she soon became a regular at our house. Though we lived 4 miles apart (6.4 km) and in a different school district she thought nothing of riding her bicycle or driving to my house after school where we (mom, me, 2 brothers and 1 sister) lived in a country neighborhood.   This particular day our class at high school was holding a bake sale the read more...