Archive | October, 2012

A Week in Northwoods

Dark Blue Team - Northwoods Conference Center, Michigan

What a remarkable week it has been! There’s nothing else quite like spending time in the Northwoods of Michigan seeking God with a group of other young men dedicated to serving the Lord. We are on our way back to Chicago today, and look forward to seeing how the Lord will take what we have […]

Who do I vote for in West Virginia?

NRA presidential endorsement 2012

Some trustworthy groups have done a lot of work to find out the views and values of the many candidates for offices up for election in 2012. The Tea Party, the West Virginians for Life PAC, the Family Policy Counsel, West Virginia Family Foundation, and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) are some […]

A Truly Incredible Vacation

The Kowalchuk's sheep

The beginnings of our Rockies Road trip was incredible! Our time in Canada was incredible! And now I’d like to share about the incredible time the Lord blessed us with as we made our way back home. Some of the highlights for me at the Kowalchuks was celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, Robert and Kendalyn’s reception, driving […]

The 2nd Debate

After Romney’s landslide victory in the first debate, the big Obama come-back that the liberals were hoping for just didn’t happen. Conservative analysts had much to criticize about the event: a liberal-leaning moderator, questions catering to Obama, and more time given to Obama, yet his debatable “win” was by a very close margin – “not […]

Montana Miracle

Sometimes you don't need a zoom lens!

“Let none that wait on Thee be ashamed . . . Shew me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths. . . . All the paths of the Lord are mercy  and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies”  (Psalm 25:3a, 4, 10; read on September 25). Have you ever dreamed […]

A Day with the Kowalchuks

Group shot at Lake Louise_7533

The day we had been waiting for had finally come! With the Kowalchuks as our experienced tour guides, we ventured down Rt. 11 into Banff National Park, took in the awesome mountain scenery along the Icefields Parkway, and explored Abraham Lake, Waterfowl Lake, and Bow Lake on our way to the shores of iconic Lake […]

Sentinel Pass

The trail started easily enough...

This one hike made our entire trip to the Rockies worth it. Donald, Michael, James, Jonathan, David, and I had no idea what was in store when we started off on this 4-hour excursion through the mountains of Banff National Park. Our destination was Sentinel Pass, 2400 feet above Moraine Lake where the trail began. […]

The Rockies Road Trip Begins!

We enjoyed having dinner with Mr. Gothard at the staff center

Yea! None of us could believe the time had actually come to embark on our family vacation to visit the Kowalchuks in Canada! The adventure began with a few wonderful days at Robert and Kendalyn’s house. Dad and Mom flew down to TX and back for Jonathan’s graduation from ALERT Basic Training. What a grand […]