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Not Ashamed

Not Ashamed

Jun 19, 2020

Our extended family and friends in Finland and Sweden are preparing for midsummer festivities next week.  Hopefully, everyone is well and able to celebrate some.  When we were there (2016) we joined with the Hissa’s for worship on Saint Juhannus Day (St. John the Baptist) in the old stone church in Isokyra, Finland, a tradition held for many years. I...

Concentrate and Pray Everyday

Concentrate and Pray Everyday

May 16, 2020

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:5-6. John Newton, a slave-trader, had become enslaved himself on the coast of Guinea. He made a fire hoping that a passing ship might see...

Praying Every Day

Praying Every Day

May 15, 2020

Thank the LORD for blessings everyday.  My dearest wife, Diane and I went for a walk with her mother and father and Isaac through Lilacia Park this week in celebration of Mother’s Day and in memory of all our moms. I wrote this prayer today to our amazing, almighty, ever-living and ever-loving God – Yahweh:   For the gifts, LORD Father, we received...

Every Kind of Jewel for the Bride

Every Kind of Jewel for the Bride

Apr 8, 2020

        Our family came together last month for the funeral of a dear friend of the family, Mary-Lou. Even with the alarm of covid19 the whole funeral celebration rang with the testimony of her vibrant faith, her love for God and all people.  After the committal we were invited to a luncheon that displayed a colorful collage on the ceiling of the banquet hall. ...

Behold the crown of suffering

Behold the crown of suffering

Mar 21, 2020

“Crown Him with many crowns the Lamb upon His throne, hark how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own! “ The man Jesus wore an unusual crown to demonstrate to all the world that He was and is the Lamb of God who took away our sins.  That crown was a crown of suffering made of thorns. Roman soldiers wove it together on Good Friday, placed...

UnPlanned – A true story of transformation Jan 22, 7pm

UnPlanned – A true story of transformation Jan 22, 7pm

Jan 22, 2020

Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation.         All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s...

Vacation Bible Camp-The Incredible Race July 29-Aug1

Vacation Bible Camp-The Incredible Race July 29-Aug1

Jul 11, 2019

  The Incredible Race Vacation Bible Camp opens Monday July 29 to Aug 1. Opening assembly is at 9:00 am and goes till 12 noon. VBC this year focuses on one race separated from God by sin, scattered throughout the world by many languages and with many shades of skin color but united in Jesus Christ. Open to children K –...

Dickens in Dundee

Dickens in Dundee

Dec 3, 2017

Beautiful weather for December brought a crowd of onlookers out to the Dickens in Dundee Parade today. We had two entries from Faith and passed out a lot of candy canes and fliers.  May Jesus bless the children with hungry hearts for the gifts He gives to all who believe. “Create in me a pure heart, O God” Psalm 51:10...