Friday, May 31, 2013

Bible study

But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, 
that they have been done in God.
John 3:21

We can only do real truth when Jesus the Truth is our Lord,
When we receive Him as our Savior, He is immediately our reward. 
When we let our light shine for Jesus, He brightly shines through us,
And everything we do for Him is orderly and properly adjusts.(RP)

After a pretty full schedule yesterday, today will be more calm.  We have the last Bible study class for this summer.  It will start up again in September.  I would be happy if it continued, but several are gone or otherwise pretty busy during the summer, thus the "vacation".   Our daughter-in-law and granddaughter dropped by yesterday for  short visit before we went to prayer meeting,  It was nice to see them. We were sorry to miss Monica's piano recital Tuesday.  With the bridge out at Skagit river, we were not "ready" to brave the by-pass routes to get to it.  Thanks folks for praying.  We appreciate it. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Two schedules

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Psalms 19

Everywhere we look we see God's work, in nature and so many things,
Each beautiful sight thrills my soul for sure, and to my heart joy brings,
God's creation declares His glory each day, and the work of His hands displays,
And each time I reflect on these things, my heart is filled with His praise(RP)

We will be going out two times today for different things.  The main event is the regular Thursday afternoon prayer meeting. I put the finishing touches to my Bible study today and continue my never ending pursuit of more pictures for the Brazil book. I digitized all our 35 mm slides from Brazil, but apparently did not get them all.  We are missing some from our time in Natal, Brazil.  I will go through all the slides and determine if I left some out.  That will be a chore, but I am ready for it. Thanks for your prayer support.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


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

Some say they have no voice to sing, but with God that's no problem at all,
His ears are open and His heart responds to all who upon Him call.
Decide to use your mouth to proclaim, God's wonderful message of love,
And when you do it will announce to the world, God's love to them from above. (RP)

Margie goes to therapy each Wednesday, trying to regain strength in her hands which have become increasingly weak. We are praying the treatments and home exercises will help.  I am going through more pictures to find the right ones for our Brazil book.  We are nearing our self imposed deadline to have all the material to the publisher.  After our Friday Bible class we will be free to dedicate more time to it.   Thanks so much for praying.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


1 John 1:5
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you,that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

In a world filled with darkness and sin, what hope is there for me?
It truly is a dark picture, for almost all people, we agree.
Christ makes the difference for all who receive Him as Lord,
With Him as your Savior you win, and great will be your reward. 
Jesus is the light of the world and we His children are light, 
Receive Him today for salvation and you will do what is right. (RP)

Margie did okay last night, but the cpap mask was not fitting well so she took it off.  But she did pretty well without it.  We are going to the dentist this morning for our teeth cleaning yearly appointment.  I want to finish up the study sheet for Friday's last Bible class when I get back home.  THEN we must hit the Brazil book major time and get it finished.  Thanks, dear friends for your prayers.  

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

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

In an age of sinking sand and uncertainty, it's nice to have something secure,
And we are thankful we have in God a place and a person that is sure. 
Our refuge is in Him, our eternal God, holding us by His great power,
And we are secure and kept this way every moment and every hour.(RP)

Yesterday at church a Memorial Day tribute was given.  This morning a flag was placed on our front lawn as a reminder.  Our neighborhood seems very quiet today because of the holiday.  We have plans for working but that's the way it usually is.  Margie had a small glitch with the new mask on the c-pap machine, but finally got to sleep okay.  Thank you for praying.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Acts 20:35 
I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Our concern for people is encouraged, by the example of the Apostle Paul,
His efforts were great as he worked, and no problem for him was too small.
He supported the weak, and so should we, as we meet them day by day,
And to give is better than receiving, this is what Jesus would say.(RP)

Margie used a different mask with the c-pap machine and it worked well. We never could get it to fit properly, but last night it worked.  Yesterday my brother was here and our grandson Nathan dropped in and we all had a good visit.  I continued my work on the Bible class and did some necessary shopping. I also picked up some medication for my upcoming dental work.  The medical experts claim that after major surgery, one should have an antibiotic one hour prior to any dental work.  Margie & I will have our teeth cleaned Tuesday. This morning we go to Sunday School and the morning service. Thanks for your prayers.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? 
The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalms 27:1

Christ is life and salvation for all who will receive him as Lord,
And when this is done He is your Savior and great reward. 
When He is the strength of your life, no fears assail you soul,
Your life is given to Him and our Lord takes full control.(RP)

Finally Margie got to sleep last night.  It took a long time and thankfully she was able to sleep in this morning.  Yesterday there were twenty-five in the Bible class.  We have one more class this season. My brother joined us in the late afternoon for a bite to eat and raved about the rhubarb/blueberry pie Margie baked for him.  I admit it was delicious.  But I will save the rest for him.  We have several things on the list to do today so better get started.  Thanks for praying. 

Friday, May 24, 2013


Psalm 25:4 
Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.

Do you need directions on life's pathway today? Are you confused and need a guide?
Just talk to the Lord and ask Him for help; He will gladly come to your side.
Pray like the Psalmist, and ask for His help and you can be sure He will show you His ways,
And He will do all this and much more, giving help and direction all your days.(RP)

We are thankful Margie had a good night.  This morning we go to Bible class.  We have just one more before this session ends.  We continue working on the Brazil book, especially pictures now.  We have many pictures and it is a process going through them all.  We appreciate your prayer support

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Good report

Luke 8:16 
No one, when he has lit a lamp,covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand,\that those who enter may see the light.

Some senseless person could possibly do what our verse tells us today,
But if done that way you can be sure there's disaster on the way.
Believers in Christ are lights in the world, letting others see Him in us,
So don't hide the light, believers, shine brightly for Him which is a plus.(RP)

We have two reports today.  The retina specialist yesterday said Margie's eye hemorrage was gone. We praise the Lord for that.  In the afternoon she started physical therapy to see if they can help her one hand.  It is related to the arm and neck as well so she has begun a series of home exercises also.  Unfortunately she did not have a good night and may miss her appointments today because of it. Thanks for praying. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Retina specialist

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.(RP)

Margie had another good night for which we are thankful.  We take her to see the retina specialist today.  We have prayed much about this and asked many of you to join us.  We await the doctor's evaluation of new pictures he will take today.  My special project these days is gathering pictures for the Brazil book.  I didn't realize how poorly I took pictures while we were in Brazil.  They certainly would not win a prize.  Thank you dear ones for praying. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Best night

John 3:36 
He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

To believe in Jesus is a command from God, and the benefit is great, 
Eternal life is for those who obey,so it 's very wise not to wait. 
Those who disobey God's command experience His wrath upon them, 
They will never see life eternal and the future for them is dim.

Margie said she cannot remember having such a good night of sleep. We wish she could say this every night. Yesterday she saw the foot doctor and we shopped while in town.  My brother was here in the late afternoon.  We worked more on our Bible study class. Margie made cookies and did some light house work.  Thanks so much for praying.

Monday, May 20, 2013


Revelation 16:9 
And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.

The Great Tribulation is an awesome time for those who reject our Lord,
How terrible it is to witness such things as God's wrath on them is out-poured.
The pain of those who reject Jesus Christ, will be more than any can tell,
Those who refuse to receive Jesus as Lord, will throughout eternity yell.
Oh the sadness of those who will not repent, and let Jesus have control,
Just think: no relief, no moments of rest, not a single person will console.
The message today is as clear as can be: receive Jesus for the forgiveness of sin,
Let Him rule your life so you'll escape that terrible day, and your new life in heaven begin.(RP)

Margie finally had a good night after midnight.  Today and all this week we have a full schedule of appointments, meetings, etc.   weather is beautiful and today the lawn gets mowed.  Also we are expecting a new coffee maker to be delivered.  Our old one is on its last leg (If coffee makers have legs). Yesterday we enjoyed the services in our church, visited with folks during the Welcome Time, then came home for a leisurely afternoon.  Thanks so much for your prayer support

Sunday, May 19, 2013



Psalms 18:30 
As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
God's way is so good it's perfect, what a blessing to be part of His plan,
He is the author of what's good, and He planned it for the good of man.
God's Word is our road map for life, proven again and again. 
And for all who trust in Him, His shield is the safe place for men. (RP)

We look forward to our time in church today.  The Sunday School  and morning service are a blessing. Yesterday my brother stopped by for a bite to eat and fellowship. I spent part of the afternoon setting up the iPad he gave me.  These amazing machines have been a real help in doing our Brazil book project. Margie had a pretty good night after we got the room cool enough.  Our evaporative cooler is a blessing. Thanks for praying. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Rainy day


Luke 6:47-48 
Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.

Foundations are always important as one speaks of buildings or lives,
If not done according to rules neither one of these things survives.
Christ is the foundation for spiritual life, and without Him you will fail,
Only with Jesus as Savior will your hope for eternity prevail.
When the storms of life come upon us, the foundation is what gets us through,
Invite Jesus into your life right now for salvation that He'll give you.(RP)

Yesterday our Bible study went well.  For the second time a 97 year old gentleman attended who contributed wonderfully to the class.  We all were impressed with his sharpness and spiritual insights.  In the evening my brother treated us to a delicious meal at a well known restaurant in Bellingham.  Afterwards he took us to Best Buy to upgrade my mini i-Pad for a larger one.  He will take the smaller one. He is so generous with us.  Margie hopefully had a good night.  She is still in bed as I write this.  Thanks so much for praying. 

Friday, May 17, 2013



1 John 5:12 
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

God's plan for eternal life is plain, there is no fanfare at all,
The plan is the same for everyone, whether you are large or small.
If you have Jesus in your life, God says your decision is right.
That means your future is set for sure and all is glorious and bright.
When you have everlasting life you will spend it in heaven with Him. 
On the other hand if you don't have the Son, your future is very dim. (RP)

Margie did not have a real good night.  She was restless, but finally got some rest.  We had a busy day yesterday and the highlight of the day was the prayer meeting at church. I spent a good portion of time going through photos to include in the Brazil book.  By degrees we are getting things together.  Today is the Bible class and we look forward to it.  Thanks for praying.  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Goes so fast


John 3:30 
He must increase, but I must decrease.

Simple, but oh so profound, are the words before us today,
Christ must have all of us, if we want His blessing along the way.
Decrease yourself by magnifying the Lord in all you do, 
He will guide you and help, as His will you pursue.(RP)

We are always amazed at how fast the week goes.  Yesterday we finished the study sheets to hand out in the Bible class Friday.  We have only one more class after tomorrow. Yesterday was also wash day and changing the bed sheets. Margie also cleaned the bathrooms.  My brother came by in the late afternoon for a bite to eat and some fellowship.  We are happy Margie had another good night.  We will be out two times today for meetings and appointments. As always, we thank you for praying.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sleep doctor


John 14:26
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name,He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

The Holy Spirit indwells believers, helping them in many ways,
His name is Helper, and following His direction really pays.
He helps us remember things that we should, just when we need them most,
Let's never forget that we owe Him so much as our special and powerful Host.(RP)

Yesterday was a busy one.  The sleep doctor went over some of the issues he gleaned from the C-pap machine's computer chip.  She is doing quite well.  She even experimented with some other masks, but decided to keep the one she has used all the time.  It seems to work best for her. While in town we did some necessary shopping which filled up the morning and part of the afternoon. It was mighty nice to be home and resume some of the things we do here, such as prepare for Friday's Bible class.  It's hard to believe we have only two more classes before the summer break.  Thank you for your prayers on our behalf. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013



The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord. 
Proverbs 16:33

Decision were made in different ways back in the Bible times,
Casting a lot in one's lap seems strange, but so does flipping dimes.
In the good old days it worked this way: men wanted to do things God's way,
So when they cast lots, the decision was God's, and that made the outcome okay.(RP)

This morning Margie see the sleep specialist.  It is a routine visit. At this visit the c-pap machine computer chip will be analysed to see just how she's been doing sleep-wise.  She had a good night last night and we are glad for that. Yesterday I finished the final corrections encountered in the second revision of our Brazil book stories.  It is a challenge to keep going on this and see if we can get it to the publisher before July.  There is always plenty to do and as I have said before, when one is old it takes longer to finish. Thanks for praying. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Keep going


Proverbs 13:4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; 
But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

A lazy man has many wishes that are empty like his life,
And because he will not work for things, he always will have strife.
But the diligent knows the value of work and certainly will do well,
His work will pay great dividends and in many things he will excel.(RP)

There is plenty of work outlined to keep us going for awhile.  It was nice having our family here for Mother's Day and they treated us to a meal that day.  My brother Harold could not join us due to a poor night's sleep. This is very unusual, and probably related to some very important plans today at the work place. Margie completed her second read-through of the Brazil book.  Now I must get serious about making those suggested changes.  Margie had a good night. We are so glad, because the night before she didn't sleep until 4 a.m.
Thanks for praying.

Sunday, May 12, 2013



Happy Mother's Day

Pr 31:10 
Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.

How can we thank God enough for our Mothers on this day,
They have given us so much and have been with us all the way.
 Some mothers have gone long ago to live in their heavenly place,
Others are here and we hope you give them a loving embrace.
The worth of a loving mother is more than rubies or gold,
And today the air waves will be busy as loving words are told.(RP)

We rejoice today thinking of our mothers. We have the privilege of having our son with us today. We remember a year ago when Margie was in rehab after her shoulder surgery.  Rawlie came with his family to visit and we took pictures of him and Margie and Joy.  It was the first time they had been together in 43 years.  It was very special.  And to think, Joy is now in heaven.  This afternoon he is inviting us to a meal.  Unfortunately Margie did not have a good night at all so I doubt if we can even go to church today.  She will probably sleep late. Rawlie and I conducted the memorial yesterday of dear friend who suffered cancer a long time.  She was only 48 years old. It was a service honoring to the Lord. We pray you all also have a good Mother's Day. Thank you for praying for us. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blessed sleep


John 14:14 
If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

God's generous ways are touching when we come to Him in prayer,
He is open to our needs each day and never is unfair.
His children know they should not ask for things against His will,
So pray for things that honor Him and your request he will fulfill.(RP)

Margie had a wonderful sleep last night.  Yesterday she worked more on the Brazil book and also did some baking.  My brother Harold came by in the late afternoon for a bit to eat and have a delicious dessert Margie made.  I worked a good portion of the day on the memorial message that will take place this afternoon.  I also printed the memorial folders for the program.  I then folded them.  Our bible class in the morning was good with great participation from those present.  Our daughter-in-law Gina and her son Nathan and Monique dropped by for a short visit.  They were here to work on the reception for the memorial.  You can see it was a busy day.  Thanks for our prayers.

Friday, May 10, 2013



Heb 12:2 
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Our Savior did much for us when He died on the cross for our sins,
Whoever invites Him into their life, we know that person wins.
The Author and finisher of our faith, no other has ever done so much,
The world tries to make it to heaven, but without Him they cannot find such.
Jesus' died on the cross and rose from the tomb, now with the Father above,
We give Him praise for all He's done for us, because of His great love.(RP)

Margie had a restless night but is already up preparing food for the family.  This weekend will be a busy one with the memorial service on Saturday and Mother's Day, Sunday.  Our family will be here.  This morning we go teach the Bible class and look forward to that.  Thanks, dear friends for your prayers.  We appreciate you. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A year ago yesterday


Colossians 3:15 
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 

For believers, Jesus is our peace, so this is the start you need,
Only in Him is there peace, and only by Jesus can you be freed.
If you turn your life over to Him, He will save you by His grace, 
And the joy and satisfaction that result, no one on earth can replace. 
If you belong to Him, just stop and thank Him in prayer today,
You'll never regret doing this, because our Father in heaven will repay. (RP)

May 8, 2012 was the day Margie had her shoulder surgery.  She went through months of pain, rehab and adjustments, but today is doing quite well.  Her other shoulder aches at times, but she chooses not to have surgery, if that surgery is suggested.  I guess oe time with that pain is plenty, according to her.   Margie was plenty busy yesterday cleaning he bathrooms, preparing meals and doing more work on the Brazil book.  I worked most the day on the memorial service we will have Saturday for our friend Sondra Jackson.  I made a quick trip into town for medicine also.  We thank you for your prayer support.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Poor night


Luke 12:23 
Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

Eating, drinking, and wearing fine clothes is all some people do,
Thinking this is life, they want more, and haven't thought things through.
Jesus told us there's more to life, than just these physical things,
True life comes through Jesus and eternal life that He brings.
Receive Him today as Savior and Lord, and soon you will see,
All we have said about spiritual things is true and you will agree.(RP)

Margie left me a note during the night. She had a very poor night.  Today we have several things on our "to do" list.  Yesterday Margie worked a lot, reviewing the stories in our Brazil book.  We are working toward a July deadline to have all ready for publishing.  It is quite a challenge. Thanks for praying for us. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Not so well


Matthew 19:14-15 
But Jesus said, Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.

People are prone to think, that children aren't really much, 
Those who have such thoughts, prove they have lost their touch.
Jesus spoke of the children, and urged them to draw near His side,
Because they were special to Him and He wanted to be their Guide.
The faith of a child teaches us so much, we need to listen today,
Jesus acknowledged their response and about this had much to say. (RP)

There was much going on yesterday.  Margie worked a lot on the Brazil book, re-reading the chapters for any discrepancies. The new iPad my brother got for her has really helped.  It sits on her lap and as she finds things, she speaks them into a tape recorder and later I listen and make corrections.  But during lunch, Margie took real sick and did not finish her meal.  The rest of the day she was not doing so well.  I met with the family of the deceased whose funeral will be Saturday.  The weather has been plenty warm and this may be part of Margie's problem.  She does not do well in the heat at all. I am hoping and praying she had a good night.  I think she did but at this moment she is still in bed.  I'm glad she is able to sleep. Thanks so much for praying.

Monday, May 6, 2013

New week


You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; 
you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons
I Corinthians 10:21

You cannot sit at two tables at once, you have to decide which it will be,
Choose God's side, it will be well for you, and from the other table you'll flee.
The drink satan offers is lethal indeed and you will soon lose your soul,
But refreshment from God is promised to all who will definitely let Him control.
So settle the matter right now dear friend, invite Him as your Savior today,
He'll forgive your sins and save your soul, and prepare you for come what may.(RP)

We had a nice time at church yesterday and a leisurely day reading and listening to some other messages on TV and radio.  The weather was super good and today promises the same.  I will be preparing for  a funeral on Saturday and meeting with the family tonight.  There is never a dull moment in our schedule and we are glad to be busy.  Thanks for praying. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Lord's Day


2 Samuel 22:47 
The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be exalted, The Rock of my salvation!

How I praise the Lord above, because he lives and I know it's so,
He's my Rock and Savior which means more than any can know.
I will exalt His name today as I sing and read and pray,
And will let others know I love Him as I go about my way.

We look forward to being in church today.  It is always good to have fellowship and study the Word in Sunday School and the morning service. We had a full day yesterday.  Margie is doing the second read of our Brazil book stories to fine tune it and discover any discrepancies or errors.  Margie had a good night for which we are thankful. Yesterday Harold came by to have a green stuffed pepper I prepared in the morning and a piece of pie Margie had for him. Thanks so much for your prayers. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013



Psalm 51:2-3 
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,And cleanse me from my sin.For I acknowledge my transgressions,And my sin is always before me.

Cleansing comes because of God's love, through the blood of Jesus His Son,
From the cross and empty tomb He came, that's where God's work was done.
God washed away our sins by His grace, how wonderful His love for us,
We acknowledge we are sinners,and know God will help us, and that's a plus.

We are intensifying our work on the Brazil book.  I sent to Margie's iPad the file of all the stories and she is once again going through them.  She is making note of any needed changes and I correct them in the master copy.  We must get serious about this because July will be here before we know it. Margie did not feel well yesterday afternoon but thankfully had a good night. We enjoyed the Bible class yesterday morning.  Soon we will terminate for this session and start up again in September.  My brother stopped by for a  snack in the afternoon and we always enjoy the visit.  Thank you for your faithful prayers for us.  We appreciate it. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Short week


Genesis 39:2 
The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; 
and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

God uses men who are committed to Him in all they do and say,
Joseph was such a man, we see, what a wonderful display.
He was successful and honored God; this we clearly see,
His master in Egypt gave him highest rank, to this we all agree.

We are impressed how fast the week goes.  When we are busy I think that's the way it is.  Today is Bible class and we look forward to it.  Yesterday was a full day with National Day of Prayer.  Margie had a good night.  I was able to get the endorsement segment of our Brazil book written.  Earlier I had completed the acknowledgment and dedication pages also.  You can see by degrees we are making progress.  Thanks for your prayers,

Thursday, May 2, 2013




Ask, and it will be given to you; 
Seek, and you will find; 
Knock, and it will be opened to you.
Matthew 7:7

Lord, It seems I do much talking when I come to you in prayer,
Teach me how to ask and seek and knock, without so much fanfare.

Yesterday was a busy one with a doctors appointment after lunch In Lynden, WA  then other obligations in Bellingham, WA in the afternoon.  We were glad to get back home.  Margie slept well for which we are thankful. Today we will be involved in the National Day of Prayer at our home church.  We know our country and all of us need much prayer.  Thanks for praying for us so faithfully. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013



Jeremiah 29:11 
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

How precious are the Savior's thoughts for each of us today, He thinks no evil, only peace, in a very positive way.
He cares about our future and what lies ahead for us,
You can be sure His will is right as every detail he adjusts.

We are thrilled that Margie had a good night even though she was fighting a cold.  Today she sees her doctor in Lynden.  We pray for that visit too.  We have some other obligations also in the afternoon. 
A dear friend Sondra Jackson died Monday night.  Please pray for her children: Rachael, Gene, and David.  A service will be announced later.  Thanks so much for standing with us in prayer. We appreciate it.