Archive | 2012

Merry Christmas!

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“Christmas at our house is the best time of year!” It is a time of bright sunlight on glistening snow, of glowing candles, of scrum-dilly-licious treats, of making special things for special people, of peaceful serenity, of excited anticipation, of family reunions and singing and caroling and remembering. For most of us, it has never […]

Continuing a Christmas Tradition . . .

. . . decorating Christmas cookies! For as long as I can remember, we’ve decorated sugar cookies (with as much detail as possible!) at Christmastime as a family. It’s loads of fun, and it  never ceases to amaze me that the creativity of one year seems to always surpass the creativity of the year before!

Preparing to Celebrate!

Christmas ribbon!

The birth of Christ is such a joyous cause of celebration! Here at HQ we are having a great time getting ready for the Christmas Conference. I thought you might enjoy seeing some pictures of the decorating process around here and shots from a couple outstanding Christmas Concerts at Moody Church.

Spreading Christmas Cheer

The Gift Shoppe, one of thirteen restored cabins.

Over the two weekends after Thanksgiving, Fort New Salem put on a “living history” event that we really enjoyed. It was called “Spirit of Christmas in the Mountains” a good name for an event that brings back to life what Christmas in West Virginia looked and felt like long ago. Among the variety of other […] Website Launch

Our family has been very blessed by the ministry of the Institute in Basic Life Principles. Today they launched a new website at! Robert and his web development company, Abundant Designs, have been instrumental in designing and developing the new website. Enjoy!

Quantity discounts for The Power of Music

The Power of Music

If The Power of Music has been an encouragement to you and you would like additional copies to help others establish a Biblical perspective on music, then you can save $3.00 per book on a quantity of 5 books for $11.99 each.   In addition, if you know of a group that would like to […]

It’s Not the Economy

The economy is a surface issue. It is only one indicator of God’s blessing (or lack of blessing) on a country. The root issue for God’s people is a broken and contrite spirit. Have we humbled ourselves the way in which He really wanted? Deeper than praying for God’s blessing is seeking for God’s best, […]

Everyone Votes

This year everyone votes. Like it or not it’s evident there are just two sides in this election. Every citizen of the United States will identify which side they are on with their vote (or lack of a vote) within the next three and a half days. Like many recent presidential elections, polls show that […]

It’s a Starved Rock Day!

A day at Starved Rock has been a HQ tradition for many years!

When Mr. Gothard announced tomorrow would be the Starved Rock day of the year, a surge of excitement swept the room. Fall has been gorgeous here and it was invigorating to spend a day hiking and sharing fellowship together as a staff team. Here are some photos of our trip and other recent highlights at […]