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The “Unworldly” Kingdom

It was the last day of his life. Jesus was standing before the Roman governor, Pilate. Pilate asked Jesus if he was the King of the Jews? Jesus’ response to him was, “My kingdom is not of this world”. He did not deny the assertion that he was a king, but just what kind of [...]

By | 2016-11-14T22:19:59+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

We’re Going to a Wedding!

Tomorrow afternoon, DeAnne, Katie and I are going to leave Oskaloosa and drive west. We are going to Oregon! I love this drive! It is filled with many miles of straight road but also much majestic splendor and beautiful scenery. My father-in-law never tires of telling me that Oregon, well actually Washington State, is God’s [...]

By | 2016-11-14T22:19:59+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

Thank You!

This morning I turned on my phone and had a message from Facebook. I know you are as shocked by that as I was! Sure you were, or not. But this message was letting me know that James Campau, one of my genuine friends, not just a fb friend was celebrating a birthday today! I doubt that [...]

By | 2016-11-14T22:19:59+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

Living Life with the Right Focus

Ten days ago, DeAnne and I were in San Antonio, Texas to attend our daughter-in- law’s graduation from Texas State University. We had a great time with her and our son, Caleb, as we celebrated this achievement and the next step in their lives together. While we were there, Caleb and I took the time to go [...]

By | 2016-11-14T22:19:59+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

Let’s Go Fishing!

Several Saturdays ago I loaded 3 of my kids  in the car, threw in some fishing poles and snacks, and took off to meet another family at a large farm pond for a day of fishing.  Many fish were caught!  I would like to tell you that we caught fish on every cast, but that [...]

By | 2016-11-14T22:19:59+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

I Will Rejoice and be Glad In It!

Proverbs 118:24 I will rejoice and be glad in it. In my final thoughts on this verse, I am challenged in the “space between my ears”! I love being reminded that today is the day the Lord has made because sometimes it is so easy to get frustrated by what is happening today and forget [...]

By | 2016-04-28T19:41:42+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

This is the Day that the Lord has made!

Have you ever been guilty of saying to someone, “This has been a really bad day!” I know that I have made that comment and had that very thought! “Wow, what a bad day!” Or at least something like that. Actually, I’ve had, in the last few months, more than a few days like that! [...]

By | 2016-11-14T22:20:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments