Occupy Til He Comes

Just this week, my daughter and I were sitting in front of our local courthouse. Due to the recent building of a new justice center, our courthouse is now mostly unoccupied. I said to Breanne, “I hope they don’t leave it unoccupied; it would be a shame, it is such...

December 2022 Partner Letter

As I sought the Lord about what to write for that final 2022 partner letter, many things came to mind. I began to think back over this year. First, my mind went back to the challenges I have faced this year, beginning with skunks under my house and a septic...

You Have Been Found

Today I was reminded of a sobering dream I had not too long ago. In the dream, I was in bed asleep.  A little girl came into my room, she was four or five years old. She climbed up in bed beside me and with tears running down her face,...

What’s the Plan?

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they...

Time to See Harvest

Early Sunday morning, I had a dream. It’s the first dream I have had from the Lord in a long time. In my dream, I walked outside to tell my daughter goodbye, as they were leaving to go home. On my walk to her vehicle, something unusual caught the corner of my...

Hope or Expectation

This morning, an old movie came to mind. A statement one of the actors said to his friend has stayed with me for many years. In the movie, he had come to the end of his life when he made this profound comment, “my life wasn’t what I hoped, but...

Empty Cups

A statement I read a few days ago has stayed on my mind throughout this holiday week. It was, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” How true these words! I think many of us try to pour from empty cups, especially during the busy holiday season. Starting a couple...

Grumble and Crumble Revisited

I received an email from one of our partners one day and it came back across my path today – it truly is too good to not share! At the beginning of the week, I read your motivation about the one drop at a time. It has been on my...

Let’s Continue to Give Thanks

We are all guilty of it. Thanksgiving morning arrived and we are busy preparing the turkey, mashed potatoes, and homemade bread. The family is running around chattering with excitement. The house is filled with wonderful aromas and joy. It’s a great time with family and friends. The day quickly passes,...

We Give Thanks

Thanksgiving brings to mind turkey, homemade stuffing, family and friends gathered around the table, and football in the afternoon... a wonderful day to enjoy loved ones and relax. Of course, God wants us to enjoy this day of Thanksgiving with family and friends, however, for us who are in Christ,...

Time to Build and Rebuild

Last year I wrote about building a strong wall of defense around us and our family. This writing came to mind today as I was praying about the days ahead. Today, more than ever, it is vital to build an impenetrable wall of the Word of God around us and...

Let it Simmer…Until

I have always made spaghetti the same way. It was good, but never great. One day a couple years ago, I ate dinner with my daughter, Breanne. She made spaghetti and it was delicious. The best I had ever eaten. I was surprised and curious since I am the one...