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