Saturday, May 27, 2017


 John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

Jesus is peace for those who believe; He is our all in all,
We received Him as Savior and we gladly at his feet fall.
His words to us are enlightening; they give us what we need,
And all who have come this way, about this are agreed.
In this world tribulation abounds; He told us it would be this way,
But cheerful we must be, because He helps us when we pray. (RP)

It is natural to talk about the weather. It is definitely warming up here. I think I will need to get the fans and coolers out, because tomorrow hotter weather is predicted. Memorial Day will be quite warm we are told. Today we will try to get a head start on our week's activities. We had a great time in our Bible class yesterday. We are pleased the way the members participate. Thanks for praying. 

Friday, May 26, 2017


And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2

It is so easy to get in a rut and act and talk like most of the lost,
But remember dear friend, doing this will certainly have a cost,
God commands us to be transformed by the renewing our mind,
Don't forget to do this and be as those who are spiritually behind.
When you don't conform to the world and are transformed, it's great,

You will prove that the acceptable and perfect will of God is first rate. (RP)

Every Friday its "here we go", as we make our way to Bible class. The weather is beautiful and getting warmer each day. Our class will go until June 23, then we will take a break until school starts again. We had a full day yesterday, but that is normal around here. We trust you all have a great day. Thanks for praying. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017


But Jesus looked at them and said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible  Mat 19:26

Without God our future is so dim and depression sets right in,
If we do not change our course, we are worse than we've ever been.
Man cannot do for you what God really wants to do,

So take Christ into your life and He will gladly see you through.(RP)

Margie got the injection in her shoulder as I reported yesterday. Then we had quite a grocery list, which I took care of at Fred Meyer. Margie stayed in the car while I shopped. In the evening we went to church for the Wednesday night church fellowship time. It starts with a light supper and there was a pretty good attendance. So our days seem to be filled with plenty of activity. We were thrilled to received a call from our good friend at Shepherds, Dan Di Donato. We get to see him next week when he will be on business here in the area. Thanks for praying. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1

We may not think we sing so well but our voice to God is swell,
And I pray that God will help me as His faithfulness to others tell.
Help my mouth to always praise Him for His faithfulness so true,

And let those around me know this that His love you can't outdo.  (RP)

This morning Margie goes for an injection in her left shoulder. This pain killer does not kill the pain, but at least makes it less. The shoulder is bone on bone. Replacement surgery is not recommended at her age. The pain is intense. Please pray we can find some other medication to help. Thanks for praying. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Then Peter came to Him and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times? Jesus said to him, I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.Mat 18:21-22

Forgiveness for some is so very hard and for each of us is a chore,

But when we obey and practice this rule God gives us so much more.(RP)

After my morning at the church office, Margie and I will entertain missionaries at a nearby restaurant for lunch. Helen Steele worked in Greece for a number of years. Fivos Montagiosos is presently working in Alto Peru. We look forward to the fellowship today. Tonight I attend an elders meeting, so my day is pretty well filled. Thanks for praying. 

Monday, May 22, 2017


Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? Mat 6:27

Worry:the king of deception, convincing millions it wants to control,
This pursuit is unrewarding; it agitates but does not console.
God says we can't add an inch by being a worry wart,
So give it up dear friend, and to God's will resort. (RP)

We are expecting warmer temperatures today. If it does, I will get out the evaporation coolers to help minimize the heat in the house. Yesterday we attended the services at our church. Unfortunately, the speaker did not project his voice, so I was unable to hear most the message. I hope he does better next Sunday. We spent a leisurely afternoon and in the evening watched our favorite Christian program, Rejoice in the Lord. We trust you have a god week. Thanks for praying. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Your word I have hidden in my heart,That I might not sin against You.  Psalm 119:11

So much that's hidden in this life is certainly not very good,
And mysterious things and sinful acts that really are not understood.
But God ordains that we hide His Word deeply within our heart,
And if we do we will not sin nor from His ways depart. (RP)

Modern technology is amazing. Last night, and many other times, we spoke with my brother Harold in Anchorage. This Skype program is ideal, the audio is perfect and certainly the price is right. The same program links us to Singapore, where Ernie, our brother is a missionary. Today is beautiful here in Ferndale. We are told by the weatherman that tomorrow the temperature will be 75 or more. We look forward to church today. Thanks for praying.