Monday, October 16, 2017

oslc friends

Sally will fill in the names.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My thoughts for this week

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

from your favorite uncle

Happy Birthday ..   Get over here right now and make us bacon :)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My weekly advice for this weAk week


Saturday, September 30, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My thoughts for this week.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sour grapes and other myths

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32

I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, says the Lord God.  Turn, then, and live.  (v. 32)

Lord of life, turn our hearts and feet toward you and call us from death to life, through Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those who proclaim the gospel faithfully

My prayer:  To get our home in order .. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Unsearchable greatness


Psalm 145:1-8

Great is the Lord,  and greatly to be praised;  his greatness is unsearchable.  (v. 3)

God of glory, open my eyes to see your greatness and my heart to receive your enduring love.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those with sad and lonely hearts

My prayer:  Watch, listen and reply in kind.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pray for perfection


2 Corinthians 13:5-10

This is what we pray for, that you may become perfect.  (v. 9)

Prayer concern:  Those searching for God's presence

A little dry humor:  I tell my friends that I'm perfect, because I was ordered to be by Jesus.  I love to hear the responses.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Conflict of interest


Romans 14:1-12

Why do you pass judgement on your brother or sister?  (v. 10)

Prayer concern:  Those who've been told they are worthless

My prayerful reply

fyi:  This blog is from

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My thoughts for the week.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

An unbalanced diet


Jeremiah 15:15-21

Your words were found, and I ate them.  (v. 16)

Holy One, pour your Word into our lives each and every day, through Christ Jesus.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Bible translators and scholars

My prayer:  ME

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost


Matthew 16:13-20

{Jesus} said to them,  "But who do you say that I am?"  (v. 15)

Loving Creator, thank you for sending Jesus to be our Alpha and Omega.  In Christ's name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those beginning to learn about Jesus

My prayer:  Those in the way of hurricane Harvey

Saturday, August 26, 2017

My advice again

This will be it


My computer issues

More video as the *&^)&%)  camera died again

WeAkly / weekly

A short video as my battery died and I'm too lazy to start over.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bartholomew, Apostle


John 1:43-51

Nathaniel replied "Rabbi, you are the Son of God!  You are the King of Israel!"  (v. 49)

Holy One, we give you thanks for Bartholomew.  Help us to follow his example, for Jesus' sake.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Farmers and agricultural workers

Growing up on the farm and living in the Midwest, I have total  all my life, I have total empathy!

Amen & God Bless America and God Bless my hometown Farming Family, Bruce SD

Friday, August 11, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

testing testing one two

I might need to get another camera

My Kodak EasyShare Z710 is perhaps on it's last days.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

Good Morning!

After much hacking of my computer I'm finally able to use this PC again.

You'll notice that I'm wearing many hats for my videos.  My favorite PBS program "Red/Green" has been usurped by another program >>>   :(

That's all for today.

Don't hack me ...   OK?

Saturday, July 29, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

This is to my beloved Sally

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ordinary Grace

Tonight's book club meeting.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My thoughts for this week.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My thoughts for this week.

The battery died before I could finish my thoughts ..  no biggie

Saddened to have an estranged family ..  JKM

Need prayers.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Speak boldly with gentleness


Romans 15:14-21

I myself feel confident about you ... that you yourselves are full of goodness.  (v. 14)

Loving God, give me patience to see the best in others.  Through Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Caregivers

My prayer:  Sally and I have been caregivers at our church ..  Linda T. Howard H. Julie S. to name some.  I have also volunteered to different charities ..   will that get me closer to Jesus .. :)

Monday, July 10, 2017

What voice?


Isaiah 48:1-5

Because I know that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead brass (v. 4)

Holy one, give me the wisdom to open my heart and follow your Word, through Christ.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Pastors

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Broken Again


Romans 7:15-25a

I do not understand my own actions.  (v. 15)

Loving God, forgive me when I fail and grant me the grace to accept it.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those weighed down by guilt

My prayer ..  watch and listen and reply in kind if you wish.

weAkly / weekly

My thoughts for this week.

Friday, July 7, 2017

In the presence of compassion


Psalm 145:8-14

The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.  (v. 9)

Loving God, create in us compassionate hearts.  In Christ's name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Food bank volunteers

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.


Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to my beloved wife of many years.  Enjoy the video and today is your day.


Your guy


Thursday, July 6, 2017

How does a King come?


Lo, your king comes to you . . . humble and riding on a donkey.  (v. 9)

Zechariah 9:9-12

Patient God, instill in me a welcoming heart for others.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Teachers

My prayer:  Thank you Mrs. Bombeck ..  watch the video.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

On what do I depend?


Zechariah 4:1-7  (sp?)

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit.  (v. 6)

Comforting God, remind us daily that your eyes are upon us.  In Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those who are grieving

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Set Free


Romans 7:1-6

But now we are discharged from the law, dead to that which held us captive.  (v. 6)

Gracious God, free me from guilt so I might serve you better.  In Christ's name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those immobilized by guilt

My prayer:  Happy birthday USA and my sister.  Sally and I will be singing at Grace Episcopal too.

GO DONALD TRUMP!  (keep tweeting too) ..   only policies and procedures though, ..   OK ??!!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My thoughts for this week.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Who is the Future ?


Psalm 89: 1-4, 15-18

With my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generation.  (v. 1)

O God, make us bold to proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.  In Christ's name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those who share their faith stories

My prayer concern:   Using the web to sharing our faith ..

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dental Chair writings

My way ..

View previous post.

My Way

My trip to the dentist :)

Peter and Paul, Apostles


The Lord . . . gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed.  (v. 17)

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18

Thank you, God, for strengthening us to fully proclaim your message.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those who mourn

My prayer:  The Sober family

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Whom to Believe


Jeremiah 28:5-9

Whom to believe?

Thank you, God, for sending Jesus, your word made flesh.  Help us to always believe in him.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those nearing retirement

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

GOD BLESS & go Donald Trump!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

John the Baptist


Luke 1:57-67 (68-80)

You will go before the Lord to prepare his ways.  (v. 76)

When I am serving others, O God, help me always to point to Jesus.  In his name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Volunteers in your community

My prayer concern:  Watch the video and reply in kind

Monday, June 26, 2017

Faith is everything

Galatians 5:2-6

The only thing that counts is faith working through love.  (v. 6)

O God, help me to put my faith into action through loving words and deeds.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those immobilized by indecision

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Third Sunday after Pentecost


Matthew 10:24-39

Whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  (v. 38)

Thank you, Jesus, for calling us to follow you and giving us strength to do so.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Seminary interns and first-call pastors

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

WeaKly / weekly

My thoughts for this week.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Mark "BIGM" Holter

An Interview with our #2 son

We live


Romans 6: 1b-11

So you also must consider yourself dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.  (v. 11)

O God, through Jesus we are freed from sin and alive in you.  Help us to live as free people, in Jesus'  name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those reluctant to live the good news

My prayer concern ..   Watch the video and reply in kind.



Thursday, June 22, 2017

The conversion of prayer


Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18

Your steadfast love is good, O Lord.  Thank you for hearing our prayers.  In Christ's name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Individuals on your church's prayer list

My prayer concern:  My battery died in the middle of this video :)  and of course the old farm church.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

When you can't keep it in


Jeremiah 20:7-13

There is something like a burning fire shut up in my bones.  (v. 9)

Gracious God, the light of your love burns within me.  Help me share it with others, through Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those hiding their lights "under a bushel"

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New crown

More cavities

Left out here alone !


Jeremiah 18: 18-23

Prayer concern:  Those being persecuted for their faith

My prayer concern:  Watch the video and reply in kind.