Thursday, July 27, 2017


Therefore;Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.
2 Cor 6:17

God calls us to separate ourselves from the world, living truly only for him,
And never just live for yourself my friend giving heed to every whim.
Come out from the world and touch no unclean thing is the Masters call today,
And we will have fellowship so wonderful indeed with our Savior all the way.(RP)

You have probably never heard of root beer belly before. We discovered it when we started taking vitamins from It is a probiotic item and really gives help to Margie when she suffers stomach upsets. They come in individual wraps. They are sprinkles and one dose usually makes her feel remarkably better. Yes, they do taste like root beer. Thanks for praying. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.    Heb 4:12

The most powerful book in the world, is the living Word of God,
Many may think this an unusual claim and quickly call it odd.
But the sharpness and piercing of this special Book, surpasses them all,
And meets the need of every soul, whether he be great or small,
This Book knows us like none other can, and the intent of the heart it reads,
It convicts and prods and urges all and for the sinner it continually pleads. (RP)

Yesterday Margie was under the weather and we cancelled a lunch appointment. Today I seem to be
that way, so I am not functioning at full speed. I seldom experience this, so I have to adjust to it. There are still plenty of things to do. I am washing clothes now, and then will continue to work on my upcoming Sunday sermon, plus class in Joshua. Thanks for praying.   

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Deuteronomy 33:27  The eternal God is your refuge,And underneath are the everlasting arms.

Oh the joy of having Jesus - our refuge strong and sure,
With His arms right underneath us we have a place secure. (RP)

I took the car to the repair shop and they tested the alternator, and praise the Lord it was okay. Our son had offered to come up and install a new one, but now that is not necessary. We are thankful. The weather is warmer these days. We do not complain with temperatures hardly reaching 75 degrees. Thanks for praying.

Monday, July 24, 2017


No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.John 15:15

In God's Word we are called servants, But here, Jesus adds one more,
To be His friend is better, and this relationship we must not ignore.
Jesus reveals the Father to us, and that's because we are His friends,

And this union is so precious and through Christ it never ends.(RP)

I already reported the Buick's dead battery. Today I have requested an appointment with the repair shop to determine if the alternator is defective. Our son has offered to replace it, doing the installation himself. My brother Harold has also said he would cover expenses for it. How generous of our family to do this kindness. The church picnic went well. We brought food home from it for our lunch. We also took retired missionary Iola Boyer. It was nice she could be there. Thanks for praying. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017


O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. Isaiah 33:2

Our prayer to God is very clear; we want His guiding care,
And of his grace and provisions great,we are very aware.
He is our strength from day to day both morning and at night,
And fellowship with Him, is our daily joy and delight.
When distress and pain are upon us, we call His name in prayer,

And salvation comes so quickly and to Him none can compare. (RP)

This morning we go over to Hovander Park in Ferndale for our church picnic. Two churches meet together for this event today. The pastor of the church which will be joining us, will be the speaker. He is Josh Ausfahl, pastor of Baker Creek Bible Church in Bellingham. We look forward to this. Yesterday I replaced the battery in our Buick, and tomorrow, hopefully the repair shop will replace the alternator. All of a sudden things stopped. Thanks for praying.

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

When God begins a work in us,He does a wonderful job,
His perfect work is all worthwhile and does not from us rob.
Confidence reigns when He's in charge and surely will be complete,
So trust Him friend with all your heart, His work is so discreet.(RP)

Yesterday I greased the garage door, but it still made the grinding noise as it opened each time. Then I noticed one of the hinges was loose and in fact was missing all the screws that held it in place. So today I must work on it and see if I can get it fixed properly. Margie will be preparing a salad for the church picnic tomorrow. We trust the weather will cooperate. We have a very nice pavillion reserved, so it will protect against rain, as long as people get inside. Thanks for praying. 

Friday, July 21, 2017


Trust in the LORD with all your heart, ;And lean not on your own understanding;  In all your ways acknowledge Him, ;And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5,6

We sometimes wonder what to do and God responds, "I'll show you"
He never leaves us in the dark but will show us what to do.
But perhaps you ask how one can be so sure to know God's will for us.
And we bring you now to this very good verse which is a good one to discuss.
The simple answer is to trust the Lord and this with all your heart,
And then there's more for we are weak and tend to obey only a part.
God tells us here in language plain don't do this on your own,
For if you do you know this fact, you'll walk the road alone.
In everything acknowledge Him and He will direct your way,
And the joy will be yours to have Him lead and answer when you pray.(RP)

Today is a catch-up day to get some extra things done around here. I printed 20 more chapters of the book yesterday for the second proofreading process. Today I have several things on the to-do list. Margie will be preparing tomorrow a dish for us to take to the church picnic Sunday. I will pick up some things today for that. I will also get some lubricant at ACE hardware for the garage door. It is making a strange sound and I think I better get it greased. Hope it works. Thanks for praying.