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.