Tuesday, August 23, 2016


A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11

God's wisdom placed in His children is a gift that should not be ignored,
It is not just a handy add-on, but a mighty and very wonderful award.
For His wisdom helps us have patience, and that is a wonderful thing,
Because it keeps paying great dividends; what an advantage it will bring.
Wisdom does many other things, as is suggested by our verse today, 
It empowers one to overlook an offense; for this blessing you cannot pay. (RP)

Yesterday the car mechanic found a defective wheel hub on our Buick. I had never heard of this part. The bearing was wearing out and danger of losing a wheel was imminent. My brother Harold helped me with this for which we are grateful. Today we visit my orthopedist but this time he will look at Margie's shoulder. The pain level is getting too much and we want to see what he says. She really does not want another shoulder surgery. She had her right side done about 4 years ago. She does not want to repeat that painful recovery. We'll see. Thanks for praying. 

Monday, August 22, 2016


Eph 3:12 
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.

We have boldness in Jesus, because He saved us, and we belong to Him,
Now we have access to Him, and because of this our situation is never grim.
With confidence by faith we come into His presence with boldness and joy,
What a refuge for believers; a place where we are confident no one will annoy. (RP)

We had a good day yesterday. I enjoyed teaching the Sunday School class for Glenn Golay. We had a guest speaker for church, Don Vanden Berg. His wife Addy was with him. They were in the Sunday School class also. We had a leisurely afternoon.  Right after the morning service there was a short information meeting, to discuss the cancellation of AWANA for this year. Some other options are being investigated. We need prayer for this. Thanks for praying.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


If I regard iniquity in my heart,the Lord will not hear. Psa. 66:18
Praying to God with unconfessed sin, is a serious thing indeed,
For the truth of the matter is this, dear one, if you do, you will not succeed. (RP)

Margie and I had lunch at a restaurant we both like real well. From there we went to Edaleen's, and ice cream place, and treated ourselves to a delicious waffle cone ice cream. Our son called in the morning and wished us well on our anniversary. Later on David Seta and his brother came and we visited. Yesterday was the last day of the Lynden Fair, so some of our family was up for that too. Today we look forward to Sunday School and church service. I teach Sunday School, because Glenn is out of town. We trust your day goes well. Thanks for praying. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016



Ps 34:3 
Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.

We give God the glory for these wonderful years.

Friday, August 19, 2016


For I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. Philip.1:11

It is hard to learn this lesson, Lord for we who are so weak,
But give us faith and courage, Your will to always seek. (RP)

I am sure you have notice how quickly time flies. I wonder if it has anything to do with our age? It seems we just stepped out of the church on Sunday, now it is Friday already. I believe it is a reminder to me especially that Sept 9 is around the corner and our Bible class will be starting up again. We certainly look forward to that. We are pleased Margie had a good night. Today is going to be warmer than yesterday, so our evaporative coolers surely add a great touch to our inside-the-house temperatures. Thanks for praying.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Psalm 143:8
Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.
Lord help me read your Word each dayAnd learn Your will for me,
And make my life so full of you,So others my Savior will see. (RP)

Margie could not sleep at first, so went into the family room to her lift chair. She was concerned about her heart so took an aspirin, and slept soundly until later this morning. She returned to her bed and slept some more. We are thankful for this. Today she goes to hair dresser and in the afternoon we attend prayer meeting. Thanks so much for praying. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Luke 12:15
And He said to them,Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.

It seems that in life we always want more; it never seems to end,
Some may differ, and that is okay, but I trust you do comprehend.
Jesus says there is something far better than abundance of things.
And that which He offers is truly a gift, and to our hearts joy brings. (RP)

Hopefully we are back to our regular schedules. Last night Margie did well for which we are thankful. Today the weather is going to warm up and will get more so by Friday. We are happy for swamp coolers. I am running the washing machine now. Margie is baking some bar cookies. We manage to keep busy. Thanks for praying.