Archive | September, 2009

Pic of the Month: October ’09

Clouds of Morning    It was an opportunity not to be missed! During the IBLP Staff Retreat, a young man flew up to the Northwoods with a little four-seater aircraft to spend the weekend with the team. When it was announced that he was more than willing to give rides free of charge on the […]

Nothing Created Everything???

Nothing Created Everything by Ray Comfort

“It is now becoming clear that everything can – and probably did – come from nothing.” – Physicist at Ashton University, England “Even if we don’t have a precise idea of exactly what took place at the beginning, we can at least see that the origin of the universe from nothing need not be unlawful […]


Before moving to West Virginia we had never been very successful at growing tomatoes. But in 2004 everything fell into place, and tomato growing has never been the same since. It started with some seeds my grandfather gave me, whose friend had been growing them in the area for a long time. This friend had […]

Retreat to Northwoods

Sometimes, the intensity of work in ministry requires a retreat; a retreat to study the past and plan for the future; to focus on better understanding your fellow laborers; to reestablish one accord; to rest; and to be rejuvenated! Now we are prepared to press forward; to tackle the tasks that lay before us! Follow […]

Staying Alive

This past week Mom had the opportunity to go to the Northwoods on a week long “Journey to the Heart.” Esther left at the same time to go back to Oklahoma City, leaving only Dad and the five of us boys at home. Thankfully Mom and Esther had left detailed instructions which prepared us to […]

Need Some Inspiration?

Let the Word of God, amplified by His spectacular creation, rejuvenate your spirit and inspire your soul every time you sit down at your computer! Only yesterday, Living The Journey posted three unparalleled desktop backgrounds with inspirational verses and breathtaking photography featuring the beauty of Michigan’s wilderness! We know that God will bless you as […]

With all Boldness

Fall has arrived in the Mountain State. One thing from summer that I regret not having is a picture of our Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. They have left for the winter. So now I must select a different subject. Yellow Jackets. Believe it or not, the hay stack in the picture is surrounded with them. During one […]

Music Standards, Part 3

Part 1: How music communicates a moral or immoral message Part 2: The importance of rejecting wrong music Part 3: Rejoice in the Lord ye righteous! I was excited to discover why I had been hindered from getting these posts posted for so long: the opportunity to experience and comment on the singing of the […]

“Once a King … Always a King”

Saturday, August 29–the time had gone by so fast. We had been true co-laborers in Mongolia during the 2004-2005 school year. Stateside, our families met at the Training Conference in Big Sandy, Texas, near our friend’s home town. Now he was passing through our home town in West Virginia on the way to a new place of service and study along […]

Music Standards, Part 2

Based on the foundation explained in Part 1 we will now look at the importance of purity in music used for Christian worship. There is a raging battle in the Christian life between the Spirit and the flesh (Romans 6-8). Paul stressed that Christian liberty is no license to gratify the flesh (Gal. 5:13) and […]