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  video
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.