February 2020

  February 12, 2020     Dear Pastor & friends,   I am grateful for the opportunity to write each of our supporting churches and individuals each month, and leave with you a little piece of my thought life to consider.  A stand-out phrase that...

January 2020

  January 22, 2020   Dear Pastor & friends,   Well, I am writing while the nattering nabobs of incivility are childishly fighting among themselves in Washington, D.C. If my sons acted like these supposed dignitaries while growing up, they would have...

November 2019

  November 27, 2019 Dear Pastor & church, I would think that one of and perhaps the ultimate goal of a child of God, would be to be, Christ-like.  There is an old chorus that hums through the sound-track of soul; “To be like Jesus, To be like Jesus, All I ask...

October 2019

    October 24, 2019   Dear Pastor & friends, The story of the householder that hired workers for his vineyard well describes those of us that labor for Christ near the end of the age.  Our labors are not in vain and even though we may be involved...

August 30, 2019

Dear Pastor & Friends, ​Well, I have “enjoyed” another month with my unwelcome guests—shingles!  Yes, almost eighteen weeks as of today. I pray someone who reads this will pray this scourge away.  Enough whining, God is good, gracious and kind even in the midst of...

July 2019

Dear Pastor & friends, ​Summer sure has flown by fast and August is filled with our 49th wedding anniversary and then I take a mission trip and revival services in Alaska.  Now that sounds like we are taking separate anniversary trips…but you would be wrong!!  One...