The Importance of Marriage and the Church

One of the places the church needs to take a role in our culture is in holding up a positive example of commitment to the covenant of marriage. Marriage isn’t only about your happiness, although in the wedding I just officiated last weekend on a farm near Spencer, IA, I affirmed that God created marriage … [Read more…]

Family Christmas

The biggest blessing of the 2017 Christmas season was having all 4 of the boys and their families together on Saturday, December 24,  to share our Christmas meal and open presents. It was a great way to break in our new home in Estherville. Josh set up his camera to snap a family picture before … [Read more…]

2017 Family Christmas Letter

“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them.” This portion of the Christmas story from Luke 2:8-9 is a bit descriptive of our lives this year. … [Read more…]

Christmas Letter 2016

“The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your life.  The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” This powerful promise from Psalm 121:6-7 was part of our lives just before Christmas a year ago. Internal bleeding, spitting up blood, and losing consciousness … [Read more…]

S.D. Senior Games

I am giving thanks for being able to compete in the S.D. Senior Games in Aberdeen this week. In my first two events, jumping rope for 2 minutes and jumping for 3 minutes, I earned gold medals for the highest number of jumps. It doesn’t sound like it would be that hard, but I discovered … [Read more…]

Day 3- Praying 30 Names of God

Jehovah Elohim Tsaba Meaning: LORD God of Hosts. The name “LORD of hosts” occurs some 261 times in the Old Testament Scriptures. God is first referred to as the “LORD of hosts” in I Sam. 1:3. The word LORD, capitalized, refers to Yahweh, the self-existent, redemptive God. The word hosts is a translation of the Hebrew … [Read more…]