Thursday, August 20, 2009


It has been a long time between blogs. Was up north to visit family and friends and now back in Fort Myers.In the message at church last Sunday we were challenged to share Christ with a many people as possible. We learned that many Christians don't know how to do that. So, the question came in my mind who needs to know. The answer of course is everyone. Who wants to know is another question. We are only called to share Christ to others and what He is doing in our lives. It is something to think about when we have the opportunity to share Christ and then we let it go wasted. Maybe they are the ones God has directed in our pathway to hear about His Son, Jesus. We might be the last person that this person will ever talk to again. So, we need to have an urgency about the harvest for the harvest will not wait for us. When we are aware that God is setting the stage for us to share we will see how easy that comes.Let me know what you experience with witnessing. Remember the enemy will try to intimidate us at every oppotunity that we are given be God. Witnessing is not a choice but a command. Acts 1:8 says that "But you will recieve power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earht." Enjoy your time to share with others what Christ means to you and why.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I'm back. Busy the last week. Went up to Atlanta to marry our grandson. It was a good time and another goal acheived. Talking about goals. I look back over my life and the goals I have had in the past. It goes all the way back to beginning school and then the goal was to get out of high school 12 years later. Next the goal was to make it through 4 years of the USAF. Then to get married and to have children and to see them out of the house and on their way to a future. Then it was to retire after 34 years as a mailman. Then to do whatever God called me to do and go anywhere to do that. Since that time I have been to Australia 3 times, Kenya 2 times and England once.. To do the Lord's work. Now I am starting to look at what goals I have to finnish up with. The ultimate goal is to be in heaven someday. I know that I will make that one. I see Pres. Bush sr. has a goal to skyjump every 5 years. I have thought about what I would like to set as a goal when I am 80. That will be a goal in itself. One thing I would like to do is motorcycle to Michigan and back to Florida.Everyone looks at me with a question on their face. When I was 54 I bought a motorcycle and my son who also had one went on a 5,000 mile trip to Texas and back. That was a lot of fun and would like to do something like that again. I am also looking at learning to play some kind of an insturment, like a guitar or harmonica. I would also like to go on a mission trip again someplace in the world and help people experience answers to prayer. The big goal is to continue to be in His will. Share some of your goals with me. I would love to see them.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Hello to all;

I keep reading today about the lack of Bible knowledge many people have today.We are becoming Biblically weak in knowledge of God's Word. We need to know God's Word because that is how He reveals Himself to us. I was at a meeting one time and the speaker talked about when he was a new pastor at a church in Tennesee and the men wanted to go out fishing at night and invited him to go along. As they got in the boat they could see snakes nearby along the shallow part of the water. They told the pastor, that they would go into deeper water because the snakes won't go there. He compared that to knowing God's Word and dealing with the temptations the Devil presents us with. If we are shallow in our knowledge of God's Word we are vulnerable to the attacks of the Devil. So, by knowing God's Word and, hiding it in our heart then Satan will not be able to win the battles over us. Just what was on my mind today. I know that I need to go deeper also. Let me know what you are thinking.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Good Morning;
78 years ago this day I was born at 5am. I was born at home. Just the way they did it in those days. I think my Grandmother helped my mother with the birth. The Dr. lived around the corner and walked over to complete what had to be done. In fact if anyone in the neighborhood needed a Dr. they would just walk over to his house and get treated. It was 35 degrees and my dad had to go to get some coal to warm up the house. Probably why I like the hot weather so much. I look back at all that has happened since then and what a lot of changes. 1931 means I was a depression baby. It was a time when we didn't have much of anything but, everybody was still happy. My parents house was forclosed on just as it is happening today. I never heard the word poor mentioned. The house still stands at 95 East 24th street and go by it when we get up to Holland, Mi. I look back today and thank God for the parents that He had given me to live with. They modeled for me what it meant to always be thankful. So, I look back and reflect for one day, and then move on ahead.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I haven't been on here for the last several days. I hear of answered prayer and wonder how many times we pray but, are not convinced that God will answer us. Like when Peter was let out of prison and when he knocked on the door to the prayer meeting they couldn't believe that it was Peter. Sometimes those prayers for us are from someone else and we don't even know that they have been praying for us. Thats why it is fun to pray for someone and not let them know that you are praying. Then they get the suprise of an answered prayer. Try that once to pray for someone who isn't aware of your praying for them. I know of an older man I heard about who is cranky and unhappy. I am praying that God will fill the hole in his heart with Love from Him. That whatever is making him unhappy God will remove. Try it once. I would challenge you to take a prayer requests from a telemarketer. I have done it and it works. Let me know about your experiences.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Good Morning:
Saturday was always a special day at our house when I was a kid. We would go to the beach, get things done at home and just relax. I can remember Saturday night was the time to prepare for Sunday and going to church. Part of that was the Saturday night bath but, also being together as a family and just enjoy that time no TV to interfere. It was a time to prepare our hearts also for the worship on Sunday, to listen to God's word being spoken, Sunday school, Christian Endevor [youth group in this day], in the afternoon and, then Sunday night worship again at church. Of course there was the big Sunday dinner after morning church. In the evening visit others from the church after the evening service. So, it was a full day and a fun day to do all these activities. I never disliked going to church then and don't now either. My grandparents even made the Sunday meal on Saturday so that no work was done on Sunday except to feed the animals on the farm. You can see that times have really changed haven't they. I would like to read about what your Saturdays were like when you were a kid.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Good morning from the saltshaker.

It seems to be coming together now and that feels good. I am thinking about how we communicate with eachother now. I remember when my parents go their first telephone. It was a party line and about 6 people on the line and you could listen in to anyone on the phone in another house. Their first phone number was 3926. That was it. Let me know if you remember your first phone number. Long distance was not heard of unless you could spend a lot of money to do that. People had codes like is Jack there. To tell someone they arrived safely and not pay for the call. It was person to person and if they weren't there the call would be free. Today with skype and the internet and cell phones we can contact anyone anywhere in the world instantly. Quite something isn't it. But in some ways the old way wasn't so bad. I probably go back further than most of you but, let me know what you think of this age of instant communication. I think that all this communication is evidence of our need to talk to eachother.