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Preston & Bernice’s Great Adventure

May 31, 2007 | | 1 comment

Preston & Bernice Anderson are my paternal grandparents. This is the story, in Bernice’s words of their trip to the “Holy Land” when they unexpectedly found themselves detained because of the October 1973 War (or Yom Kippur War) between Egypt and Israel. You can read more about this war here. September 29, 1973 We started […more]

A Dangerously Good Story

Jan 24, 2007 | | 3 comments

From the book To be Told by Dan Allender, PhD. (all emphasis is mine). (Thanks for loaning it to me, Curtis.) Death is Not the Ending We all believe we can’t die because we simply have too much left to do. We have children to raise and goals to achieve and appointments in our PDA […more]


Jan 15, 2007 | | Say something

Jeanie’s and my philosophy on disciplining our young children was to consider their motive when they did something that needed to be corrected. For instance, if one of them broke a dish because they were being willfully defiant, we would have handled it much differently than if they had accidentally knocked it off the table. […more]


Jan 5, 2007 | | 1 comment

Happy New Year to friends and family. Please take a moment to read our 2006 annual family newsletter click here. I haven’t yet finished the collage, but I did start it. I’ll post a message when I am done. All done. It’s on the menu to your left, or you can click here.The new year […more]

The Jar

Nov 29, 2006 | | 4 comments

Have you ever felt like your emotions were out of control? Like the way you are feeling is incongruous with the situation. Something small happens and you get all bent out of shape about it. That happened to me in a huge way a few months ago. Something insignificant had happened, but I was really […more]

With friends like this

Jul 21, 2006 | | Say something

A quote from Jeff VanVonderen’s Good News for the Chemically Dependent… … human beings have three basic needs. First, we need to be convinced that we are loved and accepted, without strings. In order to get love and acceptance, we do not have to act or refrain from acting a certain way, perform, excel, be […more]

Darkness and Light

Jul 7, 2006 | | Say something

“Understanding death and life is not really so difficult. It is like darkness and light. Darkness is not the opposite of light; it is the absence of light. The way to be in the light is not by trying hard not to be in the dark. It is by coming into or turning on a […more]

Accountability (on purpose)

May 3, 2006 | | 19 comments

Kids are totally accountable to their parents or guardian for everything they do. When they are really young, they do not get to decide anything for themselves. As they grow older, good parents allow them to make some decisions on their own or with limited input from the parents. These parents know that the goal […more]

The tract-rack

Apr 23, 2006 | | 1 comment

I am a follower of Christ. I have been a follower for most of my life and serious about it. I detest hypocrisy… especially when I see it in myself. In my younger years I was in people’s face about following Christ. I was the bible thumper you wanted to avoid. How many people did […more]