Articles and Weekly Thoughts

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 -  that'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...

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...