Articles and Weekly Thoughts

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...

Relationships and Getting Along #1, The Great Underpants Incident of 2014

Hi all, I think I've found a way to get out of housework - just mess up enough that Barb finally says, "Okay, okay, please, you always do it wrong, just let me do it from now on." Of course I don't try to get out of housework, nor do I try to mess up, it just comes naturally.   As Barb has accurately observed, I use the washing machine like a trash can for clothes - I toss read more...

September 23 Sign in the Heavens

Hi all, I've long wondered how the Magi were able to look to the night sky and determine a king had been born in Israel. Many have looked at star maps from roughly the years 10BC to 1AD and come up with their own ideas of what this or that planet meant when it was in what constellation, and what those movements may have meant to the Magi. But no one really knows as I've read maybe 6 or 10 read more...

Controlling Your Emotions #6, Final

Hi all, I heard a joke the other day on an old TV show that I had not heard since my 6th grade teacher told it to us in an effort to get us to think 'outside the box' as we say - meaning to look for solutions beyond the obvious.   The joke is this: Every week a Mexican boy would ride across the Mexican/US border on his bicycle with a sack over his shoulder. Each week read more...

September 2017 Newsletter

Hi all, I'll get right to the point...   Especially for the US People have been asking me about what the Father told me some 15 or so years ago (but made public I think around 2008) about 2 hurricanes hitting the US. He said there would be 2 hurricanes hit the US that would be very costly, and to watch for that. After those 2 storms would come a California earthquake, and after that (I don't know how read more...

Controlling Your Emotions #4

Hi all, What do we do with friends and family whose decision making skills resemble those of a squirrel trying to cross the street? (And for some reason they involve us as a passenger on their emotional roller coaster ride.)   At what point if any do we try to be that person who breaks through to be the one to speak into their life?   By getting our emotions stirred up we let our defenses down. Proverbs 25:28 says read more...

Controlling Your Emotions #4

Hi all, Now that we've covered the Lord's ways dealing with Cain and with us, we can look at how He deals with His own emotions and how He interacts with us emotionally - that may sound strange, but consider Moses when the Lord wanted to wipe Israel off the map and start over with his family, from Exodus 32:10-14: "Now leave me alone that my wrath may burn hot against them and I will destroy read more...

August 2017 Newsletter

Hi all, Did you know the USA is going to experience another full solar eclipse 7 years from now, on April 8, 2024. If you overlay the path of Monday's eclipse which went from Washington State southeast across St. Louis/Memphis area exiting through South Carolina, with the 2024 eclipse which will start in Texas and exits through Maine, you'll find the X where they intersect is directly over the New Madrid Fault between St. Louis read more...