Archive | January, 2008

The Gingerbread House

Recently, I was going over some pictures I took from around Christmas-time and really liked the ones of this incredibly colorful and creative ginger- bread house Daniel, Jonathan, and David made. I wasn’t there when you guys made it but I’m sure you had tons of fun building and decorating it! Here in Chicago temperatures […]

Seven Notable Endorsements

What do the following seven people all have in common? They’ve all endorsed Mike Huckabee for President! Zig Ziglar, internationally acclaimed motivational speaker/teacher who has written 26 books, endorsed Huckabee and said, "I’ve observed him throughout his political career and believe he is the best representative of the conservative movement on the American political scene. […]

A Winter Wonderland

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? (Job 38:22) God’s creation is full of wonder! Consider the snowflake… Water vapor cools into a drop and then freezes into a tiny hexagonal ice crystal smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. As the crystal becomes larger, branches begin to sprout from […]

You are Invited!

Last week I asked God to teach me self-control so that I could be an example of self-control to those around me. The area He brought to mind was the need to replace my tendency to let my mind wander with the discipline of thinking about His Word. Verses like Psalm 63:6 emphasize how the last moments […]

A Voter Guide to Help You Decide!

"The people in general ought to have regard to the moral character of those whom they invest with authority either in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches." John Witherspoon (signer of the Declaration of Independence)  Today WallBuilders released a very helpful, clear, and concise voter guide that covers where each of the Presidential candidates stand […]

God’s in Control

Rob slams on the brakes shortly after exiting the highway. A car, facing us and in our turn lane, is sitting half on the road and half on the curb. Immediately, Rob turns on his flashers and calls for me to direct traffic behind us while he approaches the wrecked car to size up the […]

Plans for 2008

For me, 2008 is going to be very different. In late November last year, I was invited to go and work at the IBLP Headquarters, the same place Robert has been for the past year. I was there most of December for sort of a trial period to see if this was something I really […]

Gods Power in Prayer! Part 2

I am so grateful for all of you, friends and relatives, who have held me up in prayer during the past semester while I was teaching Character in several elementry schools. You are such a blessing and huge part of the ministry! Like the spring semester (Part 1), Jennifer Wilkes, journaled her prayers for me. […]

The Iowa Caucus is Tonight

Today is an important day in American history. The Iowa caucus, the first in the nation, will be held tonight. The presidential hopeful who wins the “Hawkeye state” usually receives a tremendous boost in popularity and momentum. We must get on our knees in full surrender to Christ and ask God for His mercy and […]

Jonathan’s 15th Birthday

We went ice-skating to celebrate this joyous occasion! Little did we know the greater purpose God had behind our excursion. What fun to be back on the ice! As we took a break waiting for the ice machine to smooth the ice, Robert sat next to a couple young men. He hesitated to start a […]