Saturday, December 30, 2017


My latest campaign.

My WeAkly Advice

My thoughts for this week.


Friday, December 29, 2017

Frank Williams letter

To Nicki Haley or Staffers:

Notice the date.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

My Christmas Childhood memories

A few thoughts about my childhood Christmas.  Stay tuned.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Dale & Myron

Our wedding day

Dale was my best man.

My Bucket List

Christmas is a sad time for me.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Dr. My to the rescue

Dr. Phil ...

Here  I am ..   voice-less and all

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Our computer prayer

Our computers, which are in front of us,
zeroes and ones are their names.

The sending will come,
and then it will be done,
at home and then going into cyberspace.

Give us this day good netiquette,
and lead us NOT into
ID 10 T persona

But beware of cyber criminals,
For our devices are just machines
until a new update arrives.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Crisis Center VA

I've applied for a job.  Hopefully I'll be chosen.  Details thru our website.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dr. My to the rescue

I will ask to recuse myself from the today's program ..  OK?

visit us online too

Monday, December 4, 2017


More info about the pets in my life.

Sunday, December 3, 2017


RIP 2007-2017

We are grieving

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


I'm ready to help Mr. Trump

Nobody wants to help and we're broke too.


1 Thessalonians 5:12-18

Rejoice always . . . for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  (vv. 16, 18)

Joyful Jesus, chase despair from my life as I pray and give thanks.  In your glorious name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those in need of your smile today


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Dr. My to the rescue

I'm here to help Dr. Phil

Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

From our home to yours

Remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

Listen to Rush Limbaugh when he describes what happened to the Pilgrims.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dr. Phil

Dr. My is here to help ..

call me


To Dr. Phil

Dr. My is awaiting your call

Friday, November 10, 2017

Dr. My to the rescue

I'm here to help you Dr. Phil.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


Watching Dr. Phil and offering my help.

WeAkly / weekly

My thoughts for the week.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Matthew 22:15-22

When they heard this, they were amazed.  (v. 22)

Lord, amaze us with your glory and astound us with your love, through Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Grandparents

Friday, October 20, 2017




Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)

Worship the Lord in holy splendor;  tremble before him, all the earth.  (v. 9)

O famous One, thank you for bending low to live among us in your Son, Jesus Christ.  In his name we pray.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Church musicians

Watch, listen and reply in kind.

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.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Who is your leader ?

But they say, "It is no use!  We will follow our own plans."  (v. 12)

Jeremiah 18:  12-17

Prayer concern:  Those whose faith is wavering

My prayer:  Watch the video

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Second Sunday of Pentecost

Matthew 9:35 ---- 10:8  (9-21)

The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  (v. 37)

Lord of the harvest,  use me to share the gospel in word and deed.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Evangelists

My prayer:  Be a better witness ..   wherever that will lead me.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Be Joyful

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.  (v. 1)

May all the nations praise and thank you, O God, for your creative love.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer Worshiping communities

My prayer ..  watch the video (if you dare) :)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

God will bear you up

Exodus 19:2-8a

You have seen . . . how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.  (v. 4)

Bear us up, so we may live in your blessing and serve your purposes.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those wounded by broken promises

My reply is a song ...  check it out (if you can)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

God's judgement and rescue

Exodus 6:28---7:13

I will ... bring my people . . . out of the land of  Egypt by great acts of judgement.  (v. 4)

God of justice and rescue, make us instruments of your saving work.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those longing for a new beginning

My prayer is on the video.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Lord sees and saves

Exodus 4:27-31

When they heard that the Lord . . . had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.  (v. 31)

God, send me as a messenger of your saving love, in Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those crying out for help.

My prayer concern:  Using whatever skills I may have to help those in need ..   (how about computer skills?)

I am currently trying to become profitable in the market so I can be of help to others.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Barnabas, Apostle

Matthew 10:7-16

Proclaim the good news . . . Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers.  (vv. 7-8)

God, lead us to go, witness, and lead those who hurt, in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Health ministries

My prayer:  Thanking the EMT/First responders  from my trauma April 20, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

True Purpose of the church

2 Corinthians 13: 11-13

Put things in order . . . agree with one another, live in peace.  (v. 11)

Gracious God. keep our hearts and minds fixed on your loving and saving purpose in Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Congregations in the call process

My prayer:  Thanking our current pastor Jim for his ministry and prayer for the old farm church (my backyard)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My advice for this week for whatever it's worth.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Real work to do

Psalm 8

Yet you have made them a little lower than God.  (v. 5)

God, direct us in the real work you have given us to do in your creation.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Workers who are not treated fairly

My prayer concern:  Our President and the injustice that has been done to me.

Watch the video

Thursday, June 8, 2017

God's blessing in every day

Genesis 1:1---2:4a

God blessed them, saying,  "Be fruitful and multiply."  (v. 22)

Thank you, God, for your steadfast commitment to me and all creation.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those enduring a time of crisis

My prayer concern:  Watch the video

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hope in the midst of suffering

Job 38: 22-38

Can you send forth lightnings?  (v. 35)

Great and good God, uphold me in suffering and lead me to new life and healing.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Victims of natural disasters

My prayer concern:  of course ..  also pray for my healing too, sometimes I can relate to Job in the bible.


Dental work

A little dry humor here :)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Paul was right

2 Timothy 1:12b-14 

I am sure that he is able to guard . . . what I have entrusted to him (v. 12)

Keep us strong, O God, in lives of witness, faith, and service in Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Bible teachers

My prayer concern:  Using the Internet to God's glory and sharing our FAITH with ALL.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Invitation to suffer

2 Timothy 1:8-12a    Join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God.  (v. 8)

Lord Jesus, give me courage and endurance as I witness to you in word and deed.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Congregations struggling with conflict

My prayer concern:  Being a witness to prisoners if I have to go back to jail.


PS:  KP today too


John 20:19-23  He breathed on them and said to them, " Receive the Holy Spirit."  (v. 22)

Holy Spirit, give us courage, confidence, and faith every day, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Refugees, orphans

My prayer concern:  proper vetting of the refugees and getting right with the city ..  on and on...
I am seeking justice.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My advice for this week for what's it's worth.

God's spirit: our source of life

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

You send forth your spirit ... you renew the face of the ground.  (v. 30)

Bless you, Lord, for all of life!  Renew creation through your loving Spirit.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Conservation workers

My prayer concern:  Making this daily google blog work :)  Also, my stock trading.  Also conservation workers ..  also our request to get out of our time share...  also doing what's right in the eyes of the Lord ..  also, ?? :)

That's it ..

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Help and Salvation now

Acts  2:1-21  Help and salvation now!

Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord  shall be saved.

God, source of salvation, help us to call upon you with honesty and trust.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those who feel overwhelmed by life.

My prayer:  All those that visit our web.  and the fellow in the sauna last night.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Visit of Mary to Elizabeth

Luke 1:39-57   When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leapt in her womb.  (v. 41)

Help me, O  God, to reflect your love and life in my joy and service.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern;  Nurses and midwives.

My prayer ..   Thankful to Sally for writing predictable Myron  

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A sacred place

Exodus 19:16-25  Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God.  (v. 17)

Open me to your presence, O God, and show me your majesty and love, for Jesus' sake.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those who are blind to God's glory

My prayer concern ..   watch the video

Monday, May 29, 2017

Finding your voice

Numbers 11:24-30  Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.  (v. 27)

Use us, O God, as your hands for healing and your heart for loving in this world.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those seeking to discern God's call

My prayer:  Honoring all those veterans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Adolph Holter Farmers Union

Can you find my dad?
How many can you name?

Seventh Sunday of Easter

John 17:1-11 I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do.  (v. 4)

Inspire me, O Lord, to walk in trust and hope wherever you lead, in Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those who have lost their way

My prayer concern:  Thanking those who have stood by me ..   names given.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

My Advice

My weAkly / weekly advice for this week.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Procession of life

Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35  Let God rise up, let his enemies-be scattered. (v. 1)

Help me to follow where you lead, O God, and show me what I am to do, for Jesus' sake Amen

Prayer concern:  Church leaders

My prayer concern:  ME ..  cast coming off ..  Old Farm Church

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ascension Day

See previous blog.

Ascension Day

Luke 24:44-53  Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.  (v. 45)

Help me, O Lord, to be open in mind and heart to the message you offer this day, through Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Thos who fear change

My prayer concern:  Removing my BITTERNESS ..  change is inevitable, get used to it.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lord of heaven and earth

Acts 1:6-14  As they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.  (v. 9)

Walk my path with me, O God, before and alongside me,  above and within me, through Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those who feel no joy in life.

My prayer concern ..   Remove my bitterness


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Life within the city of God

Psalm 47  God is king over the nations;  God sits on his holy throne.  (v. 8)

Prayer concern:  Those being bullied or brutalized

My prayer concern ..  ME

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Back to Jail

A reading from the bible.

This may or may not be my last blog for a while.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

code compliance

To be shared with the judge.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Talking about God

Brothers and fathers, listen to me.  (v. 2)  Acts 7:1-16

Inspiring God, push us out of our comfort zones to share your life-saving Word.  In Jesus'  name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  New churches and mission starts

My prayer concern ..  Dealing with my injury both mentally and physically.

View the video.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The face of hope

Acts 6: 8-15 They saw that his face was like the face of an angel.  (v. 15)

Steadfast God, give us courage to speak up and tell your story.  In Jesus' name. Amen

Prayer concern:  Those enduring a time of trial

My prayer concern >>  ME

Monday, May 8, 2017

Holy ground

Exodus 3:1-12   For the place on which you are standing is holy ground.  (v. 5)

Prayer concern:  For preservation of the earth

My thoughtful prayers ..   Holter's last resort ..   Ashby MN estate sale.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My thoughts for this week.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Resting in God

Psalm 23  He restores my soul.  (v. 3)

Comforting God, when all we have are tears, give us your peace, through Christ Jesus.  Amen

Prayer concern:   Those caring for toddlers

My prayer concerns ...  Carol H. (day care worker) ..  and yes ..  even me to get better too

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A palpable awe

Acts 2:42-47  Awe came upon everyone.  (v. 43)

Inspiring God, fill us with awe in all we do.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Struggling church communities

My prayer concerns:  Mark H. John H. Kim H. Madeline H. Sally H. .. me ..and the old farm church at 5112 1/2 SW 33rd St.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Go out in Love

1 Peter 2:13-17 Honor everyone.  Love the family of believers.  (v. 1)

Spirit of fire, send us on our way, ablaze with your love to change the world.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Graduates

My prayer Abby Holter and a personal note to  Sally.

Friday, April 28, 2017


I'm injured

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mark, Evangelist

Mark 1:1-15 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the son of God.  (v. 1)

Author of life, thank you for incluiding us in the story of Jesus and his love.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Missionaries

My prayerful thoughts:  Being code compliant and not getting sued by my neighbors.  FYI:  My mother's side of the family had many missionaries:  Oliver, Thea, Ruth and Marg ..  all deceased.

I believe we should use our skills to God's glory ...   Building is not one of them :(

Saturday, April 22, 2017

WeAkly / weekly #2

With neck brace ..  battery died, but I'm still alive.


My weakly / weekly

Thursday, April 20, 2017

God's Spirit at work

Acts 2:14a, 22-32    This Jesus God raised up,  and of that all of us are witnesses.  (v. 32)

Loving Spirit, thank you for leading me to Christ, in whom I have life always.  Guide me in proclaiming the good news to others.  In Jesus' name I pray.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Youth preparing for confirmation

My prayerful thoughts:  My confirmation is on the Internet through our website or visit me eyeball to eyeball and I'll tell you about my confirmation days.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A symphony of love

Solomon 2: 8-15 The flowers appear on the earth;  the time of singing has come.  (v. 12)

Faithful God, thank you for your love that will not let me down.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Marriage counselors

My prayer concern:  My marriage to my beloved wife of many years ..   we've been through a lot, love you till death us do part.  Also, my prayer is to the JK marriage too ..   what's going on with that?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Song of Freedom

Psalm 114  Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord.  (v. 7)

Redeeming Lord, thank you for loving me, forgiving me, and setting me free, through Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Poets and composers

My thoughts:  Our musicians from our church and our son Mark ..  a starving artist of sorts.  Hope you had a happy birthday son.

I also left a note to my daughter-in-law telling her that I forgive her.  I guess JM of the JKM family celebrated M's birthday at their favorite watering hole ..  Me?  ..   uninvited as usual.  Sally was there.

Sally's computer got hacked again ..  only this time it's her at a LOCAL Dr. office called INLAND computer store here in Topeka KS.

An expensive hacking lesson.

That's all for today.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Clothed in Love

Colossians 3:5-11 In that renewal . . . Christ is all and in all!  (v. 11)

God of new beginnings,  thank you for your promise of love and life with you.  In Jesus' name I pray.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Baptismal sponsors

My prayer concern:  My family or lack thereof ...  Happy birthday Mark
I'm church-ed out too ..  details in another blog.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Confining Jesus

Matthew 27:57-66    So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone.  (v. 66)

Jesus, thanks for breaking out of the tomb and dwelling with us.  In your name we pray.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Prisoners and prison workers

My prayer concern is trying to understand why I got sent to prison ..  Am I to be a witness to the incarcerated?

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday

John 18:1-19:42  One of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out.  (19:34)

Jesus, I am forever grateful for the love you poured out on me from the cross.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those needing assurance of Jesus' love

My prayer concern:  Upcoming code compliance trial from our NAZI government and remove my bitterness.  Also remember HOLY WEEK and thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for me.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Maundy Thursday

1 Corinthians 11:23-26  This is my body that is for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.  (v. 24)

Thank you, Jesus, for the loving meal you serve to us.  In your name we pray.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those receiving their first communion

My prayerful concerns:  Hope my voice makes it through this week :)  We're singing every day this week, almost.  Looking forward to it, if my voice holds out ..  cough drops in hand.

Yes, our old farm church will be in code ..  I'm trying.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Losing the weight

Hebrews 12:1-3  Let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely.  (v. 1)

Lord Jesus, forgive my sins, especially ______________.  In your name I pray.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those who question Jesus' forgiveness

My prayer is dealing with BITTERNESS


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Helping others to see Jesus

John 12:20-36    Sir, we wish to see Jesus.  (v. 21)

Jesus, help us to obey your command to love those who are not like us, and to invite them to see you.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Seekers and those who are not seeking

My prayerful thoughts:  Try to love the Westboro Baptist Cult ..  and pray for our country for our president to do the right thing for our Lord too.

Pray for me as I'm trying to be code compliant too.

Monday, April 10, 2017

The fountain of life

Psalm 36: 5-11  For with you is the fountain of life.  (v. 9)

Prayer concern:  Those preparing for baptism

My thought:  Somewhere in our home of paper is my baptismal certificate ..  somewhere.  If I find it I'll scan it to this web page.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday bulletin

We had a very inspirational message today

Palm / Passion Sunday

Matthew 27: 11-54   Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last.  (v. 50)

Jesus, help me to reflect on your suffering and death this week.  In your name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:    Choirs and worship leaders preparing for Easter

My prayer concern:  We are celebrating Palm Sunday here at OSLC just like the writer writes.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Feeling abandoned

Psalm 31:9-16  I am the scorn of all my adversaries, a horror to my neighbors.  (v. 11)

Prayer concern:  Those who feel abandoned

My prayer concern:  I'm feeling abandoned by our #1 son , John, I pray for the JKM family daily.
Got my summer cut.  Sally has posted it on her Facebook account.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Being an inspiration for others

Isaiah 50: 4-9a   The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher.  (v. 4)

Holy Spirit, use me today to be an inspiration to others.  In Jesus' name I pray.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Elementary and high school teachers

My prayerful thanks is to my grade school teacher Mrs. Coral Bombeck.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What do we want? What do we need?

Matthew 21: 1-11 . . . were shouting. "Hosanna to the Son of David."  (v. 9)

Eternal King, thank you for using your power to give me what I need.  In Christ's name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those awaiting answer to prayer.

My prayerful thought:  My time in prison has served it's purpose to be a witness for the Lord.

Now if you'll excuse me  ..  it's tax season.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wally Holter poem

Found this poem from my 1st cousin Wally ...

A life of giving thanks

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;  his steadfast love endures forever!  (v. 1)

Spirit, prompt me to thank the Lord each day for God's goodness and steadfast, enduring love.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Parents of young children

My prayer ..   For all parents to raise our future to fear and love the Lord.  I miss having a relationship with our only grandchild..  Need prayers

Monday, April 3, 2017

Crying to the Lord

Lamentations 3:55-58 I called on your name, O Lord, from the depths of the pit;  you heard my plea.  (vv. 55-56)

Lord, reassure me that you hear me when I cry out in times of trouble.  Hold me close, in Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Cancer patients and their families

My prayer is for Bob Schultz,, a member of our church, and his family.  He passed away I knew him when we were in rehab together.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Jail Writings (last day)

I tried to write when I could and felt in the mood.  When you're in jail, it's pretty boring.


John 11:1-45

Jesus is moved to sorrow when his friend Lazarus falls ill and dies.  Then, in a dramatic scene, he calls his friend out of the tomb and restores him to life.

This is ONE of my favorite stories from the Bible.  Sadly, many do not believe in the miracles performed by the SON OF GOD.

My mother's favorite devotional book

I'm starting a new devotional book.  Sally and I got this for Christmas 1999.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Jail Writings 10102016

In order to read my writings while in jail you'll need to zoom this image.

My WeAkly / weekly advice

My thoughts for the week.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Big Baby

Woe is me ...   My jammies are going to be washed :)

God hears, even when words fail

Psalm 130  Lord, hear my voice!  Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!  (v. 2)

Prayer concern:  Those who cannot speak

My prayer:  Linda Taggert comes to mind.  She later passed away.  If I can be a Christian witness Lord, lead me in the way I should go.

I will continue doing what I can do for you Lord, wherever the road will lead me.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Valley of dry bones

Ezekiel 37:1-14 I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live (v. 5)

Living God, breathe your Spirit into us that we may live, through Jesus Christ.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those straining to see the way forward

My prayer concern : ..  ME

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tilling before sowing

Ezekiel 36:8-15 I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown.  (v. 9)

Be with me, O God, when I am being tilled by life's challenged, and create new life and growth in me, through Jesus Christ.  Amen

Prayer concern:   Farmers and Gardeners.
My prayer concern ..   Just got word from a roofer ..   I'm now officially broke.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Martin Luther

My hero ..  And also my hero Dr. Phil has a woman on who is "possessed"

My humorous thoughts.

Dr. "My" is on hold and putting on his Martin Luther hat.

Enjoy :)

Below is some interesting facts about Martin Luther

(Some facts taken from Augsburg's Reform Curriculum)

I'm sure you can do a google search and learn more.

The Lamb reigns

Revelation 11:15-19  You have taken your power and begun to reign (v. 17)

God, help me to lend a hand to those who have been laid low by life.  In Jesus' name Amen

Prayer concern:  Those living in war-torn places

My prayer:  Those in Syria trying to escape ISIS ..  Pray for our president to do the right thing for GOD

Just had a tooth extracted too ..  pray for me.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Feasts and foretastes

God of unity, feed us and strenghten us at your 
Revelation 10:1-11 You must prophesy again about many peoples and nations and languages and kings. (v. 11)

God of unity, feed us and strengthen us at your table, and make us one through Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Christians around the world

My prayer concern :  My maternal relatives who have dedicated their life to the mission field.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fourth Sunday in Lent

John 9:1-41 One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.  (v. 25)
Loving God, heal your children of every ailment and restore us to you, through Christ.  Amen
Prayer concern:  Those born with disabilities
My prayer:  Dittos ..


Our church bulletin for today ..

A former pastor gave the  Sunday school class too ..  Charles Mahs currently retired.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Burlingame Road Band

Ron Willis and the band.  1970's ???

They used my truck a few times too.

weAkly / weekly

My advice for this week ..  like anybody will care.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Woe is Me

A little pity party

Bold witness

Ephesians 5:8-14 You were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light.  Live as children of light. (v. 8)
Awaken us, O God, and make us bold to shine your love into places of despair, through Christ.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those who rule by violence

My prayer:  WOW !!  ISIS and radical Islamic terrorist is pure evil.  Pray for Donald Trump and the POTUS administration.

And pray for us too.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Through the valley of death

Psalm 23  You prepare a table before me . . . you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (v. 5)
Good Shepard, when we are facing death, lead us and comfort us, for Jesus' sake Amen.

Prayer concern:  Hospice patients and their families
My prayer concern :  My aunt Marge ..  she just passed away.  Blessed be her memory.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ugly ducklings and outward appearances

1 Samuel 16: 1-13 The Lord does not see as mortals see . . . the Lord looks on the heart.  (v. 7)
Almighty God, thank you for knowing me by heart.  Guide me to hear your words.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those who judge by appearance
My thought:  Just ignore my appearance :)  I could care less :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

When Human love fails

Ephesians 5:1-9 Live in love, as Christ loved us. (v. 2)
Fill us, O God, with your divine love.  May love flow through us into others, through Jesus Christ.  Amen
Prayer concern:  Your neighbors
My prayerful thought:  It's hard to love your neighbors when they have done you wrong.
Details through this google video.

My main prayer concern is my beloved Sally.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Joseph, Guardian of Jesus

Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a  Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid. (v.20)
Prayer concern:  Those who take risks for the gospel
My prayerful thoughts:  I'm thinking of my ancestors ..  Oliver B. Marge Ruth ..  many cousins and even myself.  I built a church in my backyard and went to jail.

Here  endeth my little blog for today.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Third Sunday in Lent

John 4:5-42 Where do you get that living water ? (v. 11)
Refresh us, O God with living water, that we may point others toward you.  In Jesus' name.  Amen
Prayer concern:  Those in need of clean water
My thoughts:  Every time I use our water, I now think about how we take for granted we take it ..
I grew up drinking water from a farm pump next to the hog pen and cattle pen.  Amazingly ..  I'm still alive ! :)

The sermon was also about water.  Good sermon as usual pastor Jim.

Also we (the pastor and I picked up some broken glass in the parking lot..  even made an announcement, to the chagrin of my beloved Sally.  Sorry honey, my sick humor came out again ..

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Petersons and the Holters

Fun times

WeAkly / weekly

My thoughts for this week.
BTW ..  Heard on FOX news that the average person spends 9 + hours per day on their smart phone.


Do my daily blogs and then my stocks and then whatever else my beloved Sally wants me to do.


Friday, March 17, 2017

My "run" in 2020

Has perfect vision.  A little political humor.

Holy Listening

Psalm 95 O that today, you would listen to his voice! (v. 7)
Prayer concern:  Those longing to hear God's voice.
My prayer:  Sally ..  she's getting better emotionally.
Me..  To seek justice.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Christmas 2016

Top photo:

Wally Holter family (my 1st cousin)

Middle photo:

Julie (Holter) Anderson family (my baby sister)

Bottom photo:

John Reppe family (my nephew)

Thirst quenching

Exodus 17:1-7 Strike the rock, and water will come out of it. (v.6)
Mighty God, sometimes life is scary.  Calm our fears, and meet our needs.  For Jesus' sake. Amen
Prayer concern:  Emergency first responders
My prayer concern:  SALLY

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

John Holter childhood

Bathtub ..  Missy H. ?
Cousin Davey H.
Topeka KS friends

A statement of faith

Exodus 16:27-35 The people rested on the seventh day. (v.30)
Prayer concern:  Workaholics
My thoughts:  No way did I ever have that problem :)  In fact, I was just the opposite.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A daily portion

Exodus 16: 9-21 Morning by morning they gathered it, as much as each needed.  (v. 21)
Loving GOD, I believe.  Help my unbelief.  In Jesus' name I pray.  Amen
Prayer concern:  Those who are hungry today
My prayer ..  Those who are over concerned about the major winter storm in the EAST.

Monday, March 13, 2017


Exodus 16: 1-8 The whole congregation of the Israelite's complained. (v. 2)
Prayer concern:  Those living with mental illness
My prayer concern ..  Those who have been incarcerated because of their behavior due to their mental state.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Second Sunday in Lent

John 3:1-17 No one can enter . . . without being born of water and Spirit. (v. 5)
Prayer concern:  Babies born in neonatal intensive care
My prayer concern:  My wife Sally
BTW ..  My AA batteries died again ..  :(

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Loved and accepted

Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 Such faith is reckoned as righteousness. (v. 5)
Prayer concern:  Those who fear failure.
My though:  "The only thing to fear is fear itself"  FDR


This is for you my beloved Sally.

Friday, March 10, 2017


Psalm 121 From where will my help come? (v. 1)
Prayer concern: Those help captive as slaves
My prayer ..  How about me?  Held captive by BIG GOVERNMENT

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Genesis 12: 1-4a I will bless you . . . so that you will be a blessing. (v. 2)
Prayer concern:  Those moving to a new home.
My prayer concern:  My bitterness and today's court appearance.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Romans 3:21-31 Then what becomes of boasting?  It is excluded. (v. 27)
Prayer concern:  Wounded veterans and their families
My prayer:  My fellow Vietnam comrade in arms too.  I am a DAV with 0% compensation.
I humbly accept my short comings Lord.  Thank be to GOD

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The expiration date

Isaiah 51:4-8 The earth will wear out like a garment. (v. 6)
Prayer concern:  Faithful stewards
My prayer concern:  I volunteered yesterday to be an assistant to the chaplain here in Topeka KS
I left my application at the visitor center.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Tough Love

Micah 7:18-20 He will tread our iniquities under foot. (v. 19)
Prayer concern: Families you know
My prayer:  I know my great nephews Jeremy H. Ben H. and many family members not to mention publicly.  Also I pray for myself daily wondering why did I get sent to jail?!!  Does GOD have a purpose for me?    I am in the process of volunteering my witnessing to  SCCC and I'm in the process of applying for a job as a rural route mail carrier.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

First Sunday in Lent

Matthew 4: 1-11 If you are the son of God, command these stones ... (v.3)
Prayer concern:  Those who are bullied
My prayer concern:  The bullying of BIG GOVERNMENT (city of Topeka) my wife Sally and my brother Wesley)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Big Dummy

If only I had a brain!!   Forgot to pull the dishwasher plug!


My thoughts for the week ..  another new battery too.  Pray for Sally (my wife of many years), my older brother Wes (pneumonia with one lung) Donald Trump (our POTUS) Me --  Bitterness
and anybody reading, listening to this google video.  I need your prayers too.

Yesterday I applied for a volunteer job at the jail, I'm willing to be an assistant to the chaplain.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Tell-tale heart

Psalm 32 I acknowledged my sin to you. (v. 5)
Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. Amen
Prayer concern: Prison inmates.
My prayer concern:  Sally & Wes.
FYI:  I'm thinking of volunteering my services to my fellow inmates.  Details thru our website.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A trust issue

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 You will not die; for God knows .. (3:4-5)
Prayer concern:  Those waiting for answers.
My prayer concern:  My oldest brother Wes

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth (v. 19)
Prayer concern:  Those living with chronic illness
My prayer concern:  Sally

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Confessions and consequences

Psalm 51:1-17 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean. (v.7)
Prayer concern: High school teachers and councelors.
My thoughts:  Praying for my beloved Sally.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Childhood pictures

My childhood pictures plus my hero Boogers forever ..  vote for Dave! :)

God's Messengers

Jonah 3:1-10 The word of the Lord came to Jonah. (v.1)
Prayer concern:  Campus ministry
My prayer concern:  Sally

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A little dry humor

Being pastor "MY"
Martin Luther

"Carrying the Light of Peace"

today's gospel:  Matthew 17:1-9
Shortly before he Jerusalem, where he will be crucified, Jesus is revealed to his disciples in a mountaintop experience of divine glory call the transfiguration.

Are we ready for lent then Easter?  First it's time to get drunk in New Orleans ..  :)

Transfiguration of our Lord

Matthew 17:1-9 Listen to him! (v.9)
Prayer concern:  Witnesses and Preachers ..
My thoughts:

We are all witnesses of some sort or another ..  me included.  I share my business card with anybody and everybody in my daily life.

A preacher I'm not just a google video blogger for the Lord.

Saturday, February 25, 2017