My Dad, My Father

Today, I’d like to introduce you to my good friend, Shirley Reinert. She is a beautiful woman of God and is our guest blogger for this week. What an amazing story she has to share.  Carey Oswald   The month of August marks the 3rd anniversary of my Dad’s death.  I miss him every day … Continue reading

When the sun fades

When the sun fades

My family tried out camping for the first time last weekend, close to home at Mahoney State Park. (The story of how we ended up camping and owning a camper is for another blog post.) It was a hot and humid weekend, but we had a comfortable air-conditioned camper to call home in a shady … Continue reading


 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV) In Paul’s first letter to the church in Thessalonica, he urges them to encourage each other in their walks with the Lord. In chapter 5 he is specifically asking them to encourage one another to remind each … Continue reading

Suzdal, Russia

I came across the journal while organizing my office and there it was my mission trip to Russia – 2003. Wow the images came flooding back even before I sat down to re-read my words. Funny how powerful the impression is and how vividly your mind recalls, when you have been impacted by something amazing … Continue reading


This past weekend was my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. My sweet baby girl has turned 2, and she’s still sweet, but she is also a very rambunctious and carefree child. This very active spirit of hers that she has, has also led to quite a few bumps and bruises over the past several months. The … Continue reading

God Cares

I keep thinking about that “Why pray” question I asked a couple of weeks ago. (See “Why Pray?“) In addition, I’ve been asking myself, “Is this something that God would have me pray about?” But then I remember that God cares about every detail of my life–the big things and small things. With all of … Continue reading

One in Billions

Jim went to bed before me last night and was out cold when I went to bed. That’s dangerous. When we go to bed at the same time, we talk for a while before we pray and call it a night. This helps me wind down. On the nights when he goes to bed first … Continue reading