May 29, 2018

Dear Pastor & friends, The sweet Psalmist of Israel wrote these comforting words; “Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me” (Psalm 139:5).  The key word to me isbesetwhich simply means to be surrounded, hemmed in or encircled. Since he has...

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April 30, 2018

Dear Pastor & friends, I am thankful that the ‘winter’ of April is over!  This global warming stuff is a little more than these old bones can take!  The snow, sleet and freezing rain of the month of “showers” was the coldest on record in our area and I think across...

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March 21, 2018

Dear Pastor & friends, The first day of spring in southern Ohio turned out to be a ‘white-out’!  We got about three inches of snow (that is the most we had at one time this whole winter…so far).  It is a little shocking to my old bones after being in the deep South...

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February 27, 2018

Dear Pastor & friends, Wow! Whew! Wonderful! Well, I don’t know which word to describe the meetings and busy days I have enjoyed and sometimes endured in February.  God gave two excellent meetings, back to back, one in S.E. Ohio and the other North Carolina.  Many...

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January 2018

January 24, 2018 Dear Pastor & friends, Well, we have sure “enjoyed” some of winter’s best or worst this season (maybe I should have used the word “endured”). While preaching in Florida recently they experienced the coldest temperatures of the year! I was blamed for...

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November 2017

November 20, 2017 Dear Pastor & friends, The Holidays officially begin this week and I guess about six weeks of festivities, family and too much food will be the order of the day. As people of faith we enjoy these times, but also look at them as a time to reflect on...

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October 2017

October 24, 2017 Dear Pastor & friends, Zophar, one of the erstwhile friends of Job, remarked in Job 20:3; “I have heard the check of my reproach,…” This is the only time this word check is used in our Bible that I am aware of, and it has an interesting theme. It was...

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September 2017

September 30, 2017 Dear Pastor & friends, I think this has been the most pleasant September I have ever spent and I have been in 69 of them. Yes, that makes me sixty-eight! Hey, I figured it out three times! The Lord had me traveling to northern Alberta to preach,...

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August 2017

August 17, 2017 Dear Pastor & friends, The wise man wrote; “The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul” (Pro. 16:17). As most of us have traveled the highways of our country in these summer months, to one extent or...

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July 2017

July 17, 2017 Dear Pastor & friends, Since my last letter I have preached four straight weeks in three states and one province. In Ontario and Michigan the last two weeks, I was preaching in ‘nature’; a 1940’s preaching shed and a canvas tent! I am thanking God for...

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