Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Mark 6:46   And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray.

The prayer life of Jesus is a lesson rich and instructive for all,It's the greatest story of prayer I have read; none other can I recall.When His tasks for the day were over, he climbed the mountain to pray,And poured out His heart to the Father in a place alone, far away. When the pressures of life are upon us, do we take them to God in prayer?Do we secretly ask such questions: Does God really care? We are assured as we read God's Word that our heavenly Father sees,Come to Him in prayer; He will certainly answer and your burden ease.

Late last night Siang sent a text that Ernie my brother is better. We are thankful for this report. Many have been praying for him since his trip to the emergency room earlier. Today is wash day, so we are busy with that. Thanks for praying. 

Tuesday, March 28, 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)

Early this morning we received word from Singapore that my brother Ernie was in the E.R. with chest pains. At that point it was not a heart attack but their concern was an aortic valve. We appreciate prayer for this. Thanks for praying.  

Monday, March 27, 2017


Deuteronomy 31:8 And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.

What more than this could we want: our Savior leading the way,
And walking right beside us, we stay with Him and not stray.
He will not leave us nor forsake us; this is His promise today,

He's the one who gave this, this promise He will not betray. (RP)

Microsoft will call me this morning to check on the help they gave last week installing Office on our laptop. So far all seems okay and we are pleased. We had a good day yesterday, but our church family was surprised that Matt Whithead announced he would not be available for pastor of our church. The Lord has led him to continue in his secular job. This came as a disappointment to most, but we must accept it as how the Lord is leading in our pastoral search. Pray for the elders as they start over in this process. Thanks for praying. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017


My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me..Ps 31:15

What worries should we have when our times are in His hand,
Are we worked up over problems and nervous over things?
Take God's Word into your heart, rest on Him and Him alone,
And you'll see how much he calms you and to your soul His peace soon brings.(RP)

With the start of a new week, perhaps things will calm down a little. Last week was a very busy one. We are grateful for the things the Lord brings into our schedule, even though it means more work at times. Yesterday the memorial service for Nelta June Walsh was held in Bliane, WA.  This morning we look forward to church and a restful afternoon. Now that the computer problem is solved with Microsoft office programs, I hope to make good progress on class study for next Friday. thanks so much for praying. We appreciate it. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017


All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the spirits  Proverbs 16:2

Self deception is rampant in man, for he thinks he does everything right,
But God keeps the records and one thing is sure, He sees our every plight.
I'm so glad God knows us well and all that we say and think,
His holy eyes behold us well and from Him no one can shrink.(RP)

Yesterday we had Bible class with a pretty good attendance. In the afternoon I had a burial service at our local cemetery. In the evening our son arrived for a vist this weekend, so we are blessed with his presence, also his wife and our granddaughter.  Within the hour, I will join them at Starbucks for coffee. In the afternoon I have a funeral in Blaine, Washington. Thanks for praying. 

Friday, March 24, 2017


Psa 32:1   Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.  

The forgiveness of God - what a precious thought as we look at His Word today,
What love He has shown and grace displayed as we walk along this way
When God covers sin it is covered indeed and happy the man who gains all
And a word to the proud ones who reject God's love, you'll be lost if you continue to stall.(RP)

Yesterday success came, as Microsoft got us a new download of their Office program. Obviously we were scammed Jan 9, 2017 by technicians we were made to believe were from Microsoft. This time it is legitimate and we are grateful for the capable help of the men who made it possible. I was also able to get a personal package of software that I renew each year. With it comes support and other amenities. I was mighty thankful to be able to print all the material needed for our class today and the burial service and funeral today and tomorrow also. Thank you Lord. And thank YOU for praying. We appreciate it. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Romans 8:28
To my surprise, this morning all related programs that are Microsoft, have stopped functioning. I cannot cut and paste, add to or manipulate anything I have in all my programs. 
Because when my brother Harold purchased a new laptop for me, the old Microsoft programs would not transfer to the new machine because they had to be 2016 instead of what they were, 2013.  So I went Online and got a technician, supposedly from Microsoft to fix things.  Well yesterday a pop-up announcement said I had to register my program with Microsoft. I have no registration code or anything. So I guess today I will purchase, for the second time, Microsoft Office and install it. If I don't I will have to copy all my class notes by hand and try to print them for Friday. I also have all my sermon preparation for Friday's burial and Saturday's Memorial service on this machine. But they are useless. Please pray I can resolve this matter SOON. Thanks