Sunday, November 30, 2014


Proverbs 14:26 
In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.

Trusting the Lord brings a wealth of good; all who do know it well,
Strong confidence is for those who trust; they who do think its swell.
Thank God in Him there is refuge secure; they who have it give thanks,
And their life with Christ is precious indeed; they will never break ranks.(RP)

Margie did not have a good day yesterday. The pain level was intense all day.  Last night she had an awful time getting to sleep. At midnight we were still trying to help her. As I write this she is asleep at 8:00 AM. She really hesitates to take the pain medication but during the night I insisted, and perhaps that's why she is still sleeping. The doctor told her she has to keep things in motion.  She certainly tries by doing a lot of walking with the roller-walker, but there is no relief. She sees her regular doctor Tuesday. The E.R. doctor told her to see her doctor within 3 days. Tuesday was the only time-slot available with the doctor. We appreciate your prayers. Please pray also for a friend, Pastor Steve Finkbonner, who had a heart attack. Thanks for praying

Saturday, November 29, 2014


2 John 1:7 
For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

Our enemy is set to deceive the world; this is his earnest desire,
He uses men who confess not Jesus; this is how they conspire.
They preach flowery words to lead men astray; this is how they work,
Their deceitful message sounds so good; this duty they do not shirk.
The Word calls them antichrists because they are false and fakes,
And all who succumb to their evil ways,will suffer eternal aches.(RP)

Margie awakened with quite a bit of pain. She did have a good night, however. We figure this must be "a dip" in here recovery period. We are sorry it is this way, but keep hanging on, in hopes things will get better by and by. She is doing a lot of walking with her roller just to keep her body in motion. The doctor at E.R. told her she must exercise her body for the healing process to take place properly. She is trying her best to do this. She is baking a pie for our son, whose birthday is Monday. It is his favorite: chocolate. Cold weather moved into our county overnight. It snowed, with heavy winds and was 20 degrees F. when we awakened this morning. Thanks dear friends for your prayers. 

Friday, November 28, 2014


My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
James 1:2-3

We all need patience that's for sure, and here we are told how to get it,
We learn to face trials with courage and faith and this we must admit.
Next time a trial comes, face it with courage and joy,
And you'll be the winner, and victory will come as you God's will employ.(RP)

We never know what a day may bring forth.  After an afternoon with our family to celebrate Thanksgiving, we returned home. At bedtime, Margie's back pain, the result of her fall the 19th,was so severe we had to take her to the emergency at the hospital in Bellingham. A series of x-rays were taken and the result was a contusion to her lower back. The doctor made sure Margie could maneuver about with a walker before he would dismiss her. We finally got home and around 2 a.m. got to bed. The most painful experience she has is getting in and out of the bed.  It is pretty excruciating and I must be there to help her. We appreciate your prayers for her as she heals from this terrible blow to her system. Thanks for praying. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014


On this Thanksgiving day, there is much for us to say,
We lift our voices to the Lord, and thank Him for this day.
His goodness to us after all, is the very best of all,And extends to every soul, no matter if great or small. Because of His mercy we are not all consumed,
And if it were not for his love, we would all be doomed.(RP)

We are thankful for so many things today. We are sure you are too.  We thank God for family and we all plan to be together for an afternoon meal.  Margie has done some preparation for this meal along with our family members. Margie is having much pain so Friday and or Monday she will be checking with her doctor about this. It is the result of her fall last Wednesday. We pray your day will be a blessing.  Thanks so much for praying

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Hebrews 4:12  
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.

The Bible, God's word is the most wonderful book,
For those who have it and into its pages look.
It is powerful and very sharp, greater than any knife,
And is able to solve problems great, and calm every strife.
It knows all about us, and discerns every thought and intent,
It will wonderfully help you in every way,and you will be content

We are getting ready for Thanksgiving. I published our blog this morning but Margie's brother called to say he saw nothing there and was concerned about us. I have no clue what  happened because I did it this morning but it obviously got lost in cyberspace. This is Wednesday evening and I will publish this right now, and tomorrow will write another.  Sorry to you who follow us each day on this blog.  Thanks for praying.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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

What a friend we have in Jesus; we have access to Him in prayer,
And the help we find in His presence is something beyond compare.
We come boldly to His throne finding help for each and every need,
And the confidence He gives us surely makes us know we will succeed.
It's by faith we go to Him because He invites us with love to that place,
And we know that all this happens because of His matchless grace.(RP)

In 2006 the doctors discovered I have barrett's esophagus. This condition makes it mandatory I control my diet or else malignancy could result.  So I have been fairly careful through the years. It's really no sacrifice as far as I am concerned.  This morning I have another upper endoscopy (going down the throat) to check the present conditon of things. The results I should know soon after the exam. Margie is still suffering from her fall last Wednesday. Her back seems to be the most crucial "hurt" she has.  We appreciate your prayers for us.  A friend of ours, Charlotte Boraker will take me for the test.  Margie does not drive anymore. 

Monday, November 24, 2014


Proverbs 11:2 
When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.

A proud person blows his own horn, and all can hear it well,
He boasts a lot and talks so much that his head begins to swell.
With all his pride and worldly ways, he is overcome with shame,
And when this happens he has to reflect, and only himself blame.
There are others who walk humbly in life; their story is a blessed one,
Wisdom is their portion each day and they with God's help have won.(RP)

There is a lot of preparation going on around here these days. Margie is getting ready for Thanksgiving which will be at our son's house. Then she is baking some cookies for the Light House Mission in Bellingham.  I am preparing for the upper endoscopy test tomorrow in Bellingham.  I was fighting a cold but thankfully it seems to be on the downside now, so things are better.  We were not able to attend church yesterday. Margie was still pretty sore from her fall last Wednesday and I was not in good shape to be in public. We enjoyed Christian programs at home and enjoyed our son who was here for most of the day. Thanks so much for your prayers,

Sunday, November 23, 2014


It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. 
Psalm 119:71

Afflictions and illness are plagues that assail us; we all have had them at times,
And it matters not our status in life, or how far one goes down or climbs.
David left us an example worthwhile, when down he used it for good,
From God's Word lessons were learned, and through sickness he understood. (RP)

As the old cliche explains: I am under the weather. thankfully I was able to do the Bible class and all was ok, but things went downhill from there.  I have an important endoscopy Tuesday and I pray I will be able to go through with it.  Then two days later we are supposed to be in Stanwood for Thanksgiving with our family. I am glad it is all in the Lord's hand, Margie also did not feel up to church attendance today either after her earlier fall in the week. So we would appreciate prayer for our bodies that I could still have the test for my esophagus on Tuesday. Thanks so much for praying. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014


John 13:35 
By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

God loves us so much he sent Jesus to save our soul,
He forgave our sins and made each of His children whole.
The world around us is looking, and notes how we act,
The way we treat others, certainly makes an impact.
Our love for each other, tells the world who we are,
Keep loving the people you meet, it will take you far.(RP)

Yesterday we had a great class on Revelation. People were so attentive and participated well in the discussion of the text.  It was a blessing. The Lord was obviously speaking to some of the class members through the study. We are grateful.  We had lunch with Margie's siblings which is very meaningful to her. Many of those meetings she missed due to illness. Today Rawlie, our son will be here. We look forward to lunch time fellowship. He will also stay the night, we are sure. Thanks so much for yor prayers. 

Friday, November 21, 2014


Lamentations 3:25 
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.

People are seeking so many things as they live from day to day,
Some things are right and others are not, but we all want our way.
God delights in those who truly seek Him, and His dear will pursue,
Blessings will come as they walk with Him and to His cause be true. (RP)

We are thankful we can teach another class today in the book of Revelation. Margie had a chiropractic treatment yesterday and had a fairly good night despite her aches and pains.The weatherman warns of strong winds and rain today. Snow will be in the mountains. This is our last class until December because of the Thanksgiving break. We look forward today to lunch with Margie's siblings in Bellingham. Thank you so much for your prayers.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Ps 37:23 
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

When God saves us He helps us to do good,
And this truth by His children is understood.
We walk every day to please Him in everything, 
And thus to His name all praise and glory bring.
He delights in the good steps we take each day,
And our day is blessed as we meditate and pray(RP)

After Margie's scary fall yesterday, she continued on throughout the day, sore but determined. It was an awful crash to the floor. I had no idea what I would find when I got there. Thankfully she is not hurt worse. We pray she gets back to normal and the bruises and hurts disappear soon. She had a pretty good night and this morning is ironing the clothes. She insists on doing some of these chores. I used to do them but she has made wonderful progress since those dreadful days when she was so ill. Thanks so much for your prayers.  We appreciate them greatly. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9

The Lord is watching over us through all our trials each day,
And oftentimes it's hard for us to understand His way.
We know that there's a reason for things that come to us,
Through them He speaks to us, and thus we must adjust. 
Pray for all who find the trials sore,and hard to keep the pace,
And may they know His loving care and pour on them His grace. (RP)

Margie fell again this morning. This is so painful for her to experience and me to witness. We have tried so many ways to protect her but invariably something happens and she falls. It happened this morning when she was doing her physical therapy. Please pray she will not become more discouraged than she is already. She is sitting in her lift chair now with ice on her face trying to calm down the swelling. She has prayed fervently that the Lord would keep her from falling, so when this happens you can understand, I am sure, how sad she feels. We pray she will not have any serious results from this. Of course we are monitoring her closely. Thanks so much for your prayers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Micah 6:8 
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Many may think they know what is good, but God's Word tells us for sure,
We are to live justly, and He makes us just, when we His salvation procure.
Christians love mercy because of His mercy; what a wonderful thing to possess,
And He requires we walk humbly with Him every day; doing this for us is success.(RP)

Today we have one more trip to the doctor for Margie. Yesterday she lined up also appointments with the physical therapist to help her with the left shoulder.  She starts those next week or so. Yesterday we had a good day.  I made good progress on my Revelation studies, and even prepared another study sheet for the future.  I am ahead in the process and that is great.  We trust you have a good day.  We thank you for praying.

Monday, November 17, 2014


Children are a gift from the Lord.
Psalm 127:3

God's gift to parents is children, for their pleasure and His glory,
How they rear them is their duty, and the results soon tell the story.
When parents understand these gifts, how beautifully things turn out,
But those who leave God out, leave room for much pain and doubt.
Give your children to God, and pray He will guide them every day,
And with your help He will do this, as you work with them and pray.(RP)

It appears things are much calmer this week. Last week we had an appointment each day and for two of them we had multiple responsibilities. It is a beautiful day, with colder temperatures. As always, our main thrust is prepartion for Friday's Bible class. That process is always enjoyable.  We had a wonderful day yesterday at church and our family was here for part of the day and that is always a plus. Those who have email and desire to have my new cell phone information, I will be glad to send it.  Thanks for praying. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Psalms 27:14 
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

It takes so much work to just wait, and that's why God orders it so,
Don't ever go ahead of the Lord so that he will have to say whoa!
Wait for the Lord, that strengthens you, and gives your heart new life,
And prepares you so well for God's joy today and keeps away added strife.(RP)

Yesterday we had our family with us. It was special having them for lunch.They are here to check on their buildings, especially the one they are doing some major work on. They are here today but we will not see them much because they are busy. I was able to get a good start on my studies for the book of Revelation.This morning we will attend Sunday School and worship at our church. We look forward to this. A new Sunday School class will start so our classes are being moved to different locations. This afternoon we plan on a leisurely time to watch some Christian programs and do some reading. Thanks for praying.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. 
Rev. 21:4

In life there is sorrow, pain and death, all seem to come our way,
But for the believer in Jesus there is very good news today.
When we see Him in heaven, God's handkerchief will dry each tear,
And all the negatives we've experienced, will each one disappear.
These things will never again haunt us, because He takes them away,
Throughout all the ages in heaven, His love for us will be on display.(RP)

The Bible class went well on Friday.  We had a "full house" even though some were absent. After the class Margie and I and her brother George (Spud) and his wife Margaret Monroe, drove to Mt. Vernon to see a special family. The Lofdahls were part of our lives years ago at First Baptist in Ferndale. Now they are all living in different places. Margie's brother had not seen some of them for 50 years. It was a very special time to visit the three different Lofdahl children when we went to Chinese buffet for our meal.  Wayne, Ed and Gerry and their spouses were the ones we visited Also Gerry gave Margie many beautiful items of clothing, something she has done for years. Margie has always looked GREAT in these specially hand-picked dresses and items given her by Gerry. We are so indebted to her and her husband Glen for all they have done for us.  Thanks so much for praying.

Friday, November 14, 2014


For whom the LORD loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights. 
Proverbs 3:12

Our heavenly Father delights in His own, and leads us day by day,
At times things get tough, and He corrects us, to keep us in His way.
We thank Him for the love He shows as we live and go through life,
And we are indebted to Him for the way He gets us through each strife.(RP)

We are able now to see the end of our study of the book of Revelation. In chapter 20 today we study about the thousand year reign of Christ. What a wonderful section of Scripture. It is cold this morning here in Washington. But it doesn't even come close to other parts of the country where much snow has fallen. The other activities of today we will talk about in tomorrow's blog. We pray you all have a great day. Thanks for praying. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.
Exodus 13:17

We have a merciful God who leads us gently and wisely along,
In places we don't understand but all to escape the wrong.
We choose a route that looks good, but God knows the end,
So he leads us another way, because on Him we can depend.
God's chosen path for us is best, and we should thank Him now,
Praise His name for leading us and at His feet humbly bow.(RP)

Margie's doctor ordered an x-ray of her aching shoulder. She phoned later to report that arthritis is the cause of pain. No surgery needed. We are thankful. She suggested seveal treatments.Margie chose the physical therapy route. I think this is the best decision. She will call the doctor and request authorization from our insurance company to begin the therapy sessions. Today Margie has her hair done and in the afternoon we attend prayer meeting at the church. The wind is fairly strong and it is cold (for us). Trust you have a good day. Thanks for praying

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Romans 5:5 
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Christ is our hope and he disappoints none,
It will be that way until life's work is done.
God's love is what drew us to receive the gift,
And with life in Him the blessings are swift.
How thankful we are for the Holy Spirit given,
And our sins, which are many, He has forgiven.(RP)

Margie's doctor yesterday ordered an x-ray on her left shoulder. She (Margie) was concerned that a repeat of her right shoulder surgery may be a possibility. We are thankful the reading did not show that, and Margie was encourged to just keep the shoulder and arm moving. So even if it hurts, that's the best treatment for it. We were relieved with this report. Today Margie goes to her ophthamologist for another test which is routine. High winds are forecast (and blowing right now) and the temperature dipped lower during the night.  I guess I better get the snow shovel out of storage.  It may be needed for the driveway sooner than we expected. Trust your day is going well.  Thanks for praying.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Matthew 6:15 
But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Forgiveness seems hard for so many; grudges are easy to hold,
Instruction is plainly given by God what to do; in this verse we are told. 
So forgive when it is the right thing to do; don't hesitate to make this move,
For God sees your heart and understands well; of this action He does approve.(RP)

According to the weather man, we must be prepared now for colder weather. Already this morning it is colder, especially with the wind chill factor.  I take Margie to her doctor in Lynden this morning. She goes for a regular visit.  This week we have appointments each day so we are on the road a lot. We trust you all will have a good day. Thanks for praying.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Jeremiah 9 :23,24 
Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me,That I am the Lord, exercising loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. 
 For in these I delight,says the Lord.

Mankind is proud of many things but these three are the most:
Wisdom, might and riches, are the things about which he boasts.
God's way is better for us, because He wants us to know His ways, 
To experience His loving kindness and all His righteous displays,
He delights in what is offered and His judgment is without fault.
And all who receive these blessings, desire His name to daily exalt.(RP)

This week is filled with appointments of various kinds. Each day this week there is some schedule that has to be met. So with our agenda before us we face the week.  This morning we go to Margie's retina specialist to see how her eyes are doing. With macular degeneration of the "wet" variety, the future is not real bright (except in Christ). We'll report tomorrow what the doctor says.  Yesterday we had a quiet afternoon at home, after church.  We spent the time watching Christian programs and tuning into the Old Fashion Revival Hour with Charles Fuller. What a blessing that was with the marvelous music offered and a solid message. We trust your day goes well. Thanks for praying. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Jeremiah 51:15 
He has made the earth by His power; He has established the world by His wisdom, And stretched out the heaven by His understanding.

Power, wisdom and understanding were God's method of creating things,
The earth, world, and heavens were the target of the King of kings.
How marvelous are His works, manifested around us every day,
We stop and praise His name for this wonderful creation on display.(RP)

Isn't it wonderful to anticipate the time we will have in church today. Sunday morning is always a blessing. Soon we will be in Sunday School, studying the Word of God.  We sincerely look forward to it. The rain and wind do not "dampen" our spirits. Yesterday we took it a little easier. I did help a friend get their laptop so they could receive e-mail attachments. They were happy about that. I also completed two more future stdudy sheets for the Bible class on Revelation. Soon we will be finished with that study. We trust your day goes well. Thanks for praying.

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Ephesians 2:8-9 
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God 

The grace of God is abundant, and does for us what nothing else can,
It's what saves a sinner, when by faith he will go along with God's plan.
Oh that men would understand, that by themselves they cannot be saved,
By trusting Jesus they will be free, from the sin by which they were enslaved. (RP)

The weatherman reported colder weather ahead. This morning it was cooler than usual. Up until now we have had relatively mild temperatures. Maybe now the colder streak is on its way. We had an enthusiastic Bible class yesterday. We are getting near the end of Revelation and people are asking about our next book. Margie baked a new recipe of cookies yesterday.They really look good, but we haven't tasted them yet.Today I must look at a friend's computer which is giving some problems receiving e-mail. I can't always cure the problem but we will try. Trust you all have a great day.Thanks so much for praying. 

Friday, November 7, 2014


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. (RP)

The members of the Bible class each Friday, I am sure, look forward to the lesson I give to start the class.  For many years I have studied, collected and given these small stories before teaching a Bible lesson. Sometimes I jokingly remark that maybe the folks like these lessons as much as the Bible study.  I never cease to amaze at the vastness of God's created things both in the vegetable and animal kingdom. Now with computers, my work has been made much easier.  Today we know that some of our traveling members are back home and we will be glad to see them.  We had heavy winds yesterday but thankfully did not lose our power to the house.  Many did.  We trust your day goes well.  Thanks always, for your prayers, 

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Proverbs 2:3-5 
Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.

God's wisdom is so important as we walk with Him each day, 
It is our stabilizer and what keeps us on course in the way. 
Wisdom is doing things God's way in all we strive to do,
He gives it freely to all who ask, and for that which you pursue.
The end results are special too, when we understand His fear,
His knowledge is given freely for all who are honest and sincere.(RP)

We awakened to very strong winds this morning. We are glad it is not recycle garbage day. We must go down the hill twice today:  to take Margie to the hairdresser and afternoon prayer meeting at the church.  Each day we do some more work on our Revelation studies, so we won't be rushed at the end of the week. It is a fascinating study and the class seems to appreciate it very much.  Margie and I look forward to it each week. We trust your day goes well. I had a nice chat with brother Harold last night on Skype. What a wonderful program for communication. Thanks for praying.  

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Colossians 4:12

Epaphras had it right when he labored much in prayer,
Because he had a burden, and was a man of care.
Praying for Christians to be perfect is a noble thing to do,
God wants us to be complete, and to Him be always true.
The only way to do this is to always seek God's will,
The result will be blessed, and your heart with His joy will fill.(RP)

Most people were probably "glued" to the news yesterday. Depending on your philosophy, you will either be glad or sad at the results of the voting.  All we can say is that we pray God will use the results to help our elected officials make right decisions.  They need our prayers and this is a plee for us to do that for our nation.  We attended a missionary meeting yesterday afternoon and heard our good friend Courtney Lancaster, Japan, speak about her ministry. It was a blessing.  Margie then had an adjustment with her chiropractor. After her fall, we pray this will help.  Margie said it definitely did.We are pleased. Thanks so much for praying. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 
Psalm 61:2

When my heart is heavy and weary caused by many things that go wrong,
I am glad my Savior hears me, and each time gives me a new song.
 He is my rock, a foundation secure, and in Him there is hope every day,
He listens to me as I pray, and I know He will help each step of the way.(RP)

A little mishap yesterday taught us we can never give up in asking God's help as we move about our day. Please pray for Margie's stability which is in need of constant vigil.We are thankful she is doing okay. She will see her doctor soon about another concern of hers, the left shoulder. She had the right one "replaced" a couple of years ago, now the other one is reminding her of an undesirable pain. Thanks so much for praying.  

Monday, November 3, 2014


Hebrews 12:1 
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us...
The heroes of faith we read in God's Word give courage to us today, 
Their dedicated lives and devotion to the Lord, are lessons on display.
In this life we are in a race, and to succeed there are things we must do,
All things that impede our run, should be cast aside as His will we pursue.
We need God's help to endure, and be faithful in this race we are in,
And if we neglect to press on, we know that for us it's because of sin.(RP)

Mondays are always the reminder to get busy, because there is much to do this week.  We are glad we can still do some things, and especially service for the Lord. Yesterday was a blessing to be in church and hear of the positive reports concerning the Friday night event at our church. Only in eternity will we ever really know how much God worked in lives through the ministry of our church. Today I am baking stuffed peppers. Margie has already prepared them for "filling". Now I must get the ingredients cooked and get them in the oven. We will enjoy a couple of them for lunch today. We hope also to distribute some of them to persons who can use them. Thanks so much for praying. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Galatians 6:7-8 
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

People travel on life's road generally doing what they like to do,
They fail to think of consequences; they haven't thought them through.
We can ignore God in the things we do, but He will not be mocked,
The results are not good, and those who fail are truly shocked.
It's so much better to choose God's way, and let Him control your life,
Than sowing to fleshly living and ways, and end up with great strife.(RP)

We always look forward to this morning when we can be in Sunday School and the worship service.  It is refreshing to be at church and have fellowship with the believers, and greet visitors to the services. Just this week we discovered that a family who attends lives on our street.  What a surprise to us.  Yesterday Gina and Monique visited us before going back to their home in Stanwood.  It was so nice having them here.  Later Rawlie called us and we  had a long phone visit.  I also talked to my brother Harold, via Skype which I had on my smartphone.  The audio was chrystal clear.  Last week I did the same with my brother Ernie in Singapore.  We trust your day goes well.   Yesterday we set our clocks BACK so this morning when we awakened, it was light outside.  Thanks for praying.

Saturday, November 1, 2014


1 Timothy 6:6-8 
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

Contentment is a God-given thing from above.something for Christians each day,
Those who claim it are blessed indeed as they live and His will obey.
We must learn to enjoy what God has given, because it is always the best,
And when we do this, He blesses us more, and relieves us from much unrest.
So whatever you have dear Christian, whether food and clothes and other things,
Be content and enjoy what you have, because this is what true joy brings.(RP)

Friday night's outreach ministry at our church was a success.  The entire event was bathed in prayer. Hundreds visited our church parking lot where they received not only free food, but Christian literature, Bibles, gospel tracts, and much more.  In the church welcome room was a prayer meeting.  The throngs that visited outside could register prayer requests in written form which were given to those in the prayer room.  It was our privilege to be a part of the prayer room ministry.  At one time 6 former missionaries were around the table praying for the events that transpired in the parking lot.  I forgot to mention that an amazing maze was constructed in the church basement with all sorts of intriguing features.  This also was a big attraction.  The coordinator came into the prayer room just after the event officially closed to say the last of 800 pounds of candy had just been distributed.  Thanks so much for praying.