Song: Day by Day

Posted on April 14th 2017 at 10:26 AM Permalink

Day by Day with Lyrics on Youtube


London Trip

Posted on April 12th 2017 at 12:13 PM Permalink

Leaving for London right now. John & JoLene Hawbaker will be the chaperones for my 3 kids: Jill, Jake and Holly.

Psalms 121:8 - "The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore."





Happy 28th Anniversary to Me

Posted on April 8th 2017 at 10:16 AM Permalink
Even though I'm estranged from my wife, that will not deter me from enjoying and celebrating the day.  I enjoyed getting married, I enjoyed sharing life with her for 20+ years, and I have many great memories.

My 6 kids live with me, I have fairly good health, a great appetite for good-tasting food, and the best part is that when I was just 8 years old, the Light of the Lord shown into my heart revealing my need for Jesus Christ to be my Savior.  I'm truly blessed.  PTL.

Last year we went to Five-Guys and a few other places.  Due to our work schedules today, we will be getting Chinese Food from Ricky's Hong Kong at Kings Village here in Minersville.  Haha, don't bother showing up at my door requesting a platter because I did not mail out any invites to attend.  The best I will do is give you directions to Ricky's.  :-)  :-)


Happy 25th Birthday Jill

Posted on April 2nd 2017 at 08:23 AM Permalink

25 years ago, my 1st child was born.  It was a very special day indeed.  I'll post a few pictures asap.


Happy 23rd Birthday Jake

Posted on March 20th 2017 at 06:45 PM Permalink

Left:  Jill                       

Center:   Jake                    

Right:  Holly


Springtime is almost here

Posted on February 24th 2017 at 07:21 PM Permalink

I know Spring is near when the Geese are returning back to the Pennsylvania area.....or at least flying through the state.

The one group easily had 300 to 400 geese.

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

Genesis 8:22



Bread Day

Posted on February 23rd 2017 at 05:45 PM Permalink

I made 13 loaves today for a few friends, and then I made one extra loaf for our house church meal.





Salvation's Song by Stuart Townend

Posted on February 22nd 2017 at 09:34 PM Permalink



A few years ago (it now seems like a distant memory!!), I was struggling with the loss of a very special person in my life --- and in order to move forward, songs became a tool to help me.

This particular song played an important role in moving forward in life.  The lyrics helped to remind me that I'm loved, I'm chosen, I'm hidden/protected -- and I belong to Christ Jesus.

Salvation's Song by Stuart Townend


Loved before the dawn of time,
Chosen by my Maker,
Hidden in my Saviour,
I am His and He is mine,
Cherished for eternity.


When I'm stained with guilt and sin,
He is there to lift me,
Heal me and forgive me;
Gives me strength to stand again,
Stronger than I was before.


So with every breath that I am given
I will sing salvation's song;
And I'll join the chorus of creation
Giving praise to Christ alone.


All the claims of Satan's curse
Lifted through His offering,
Satisfied through suffering;
All the blessings He deserves
Poured on my unworthy soul.


So with every breath that I am given
I will sing salvation's song;
And I'll join the chorus of creation
Giving praise to Christ alone.


Singing glory, honour, wisdom, power
To the Lamb upon the throne;
Hallelujah, I will lift Him high.


Singing glory, honour, wisdom, power
To the Lamb upon the throne;
Hallelujah, I will sing....

With every breath that I am given
I will sing salvation's song;
And I'll join the chorus of creation
Giving praise to Christ alone.


Stars will fade and mountains fall;
Christ will shine forever,
Love's unfading splendour.
Earth and heaven will bow in awe,
Joining in salvation's song.


https://www.stuarttownend.co.uk/song/salvations-song/



A Shelter In The Time Of Storm

Posted on February 22nd 2017 at 09:07 PM Permalink


Youtube: A Shelter In The Time Of Storm w/lyrics


My new Kitchen Aid mixer

Posted on February 18th 2017 at 04:22 PM Permalink


Pros:

-  Operates very quietly

-  Has a 2 gallon mixing bowl

-  Can easily knead 4 loaves of bread dough



Cons:

-  Does not remove the calories from items I make.


Camp Freedom, St Petersburg FL

Posted on February 2nd 2017 at 07:34 PM Permalink

Camp Freedom 2017 is underway.  Enjoy the services "live" or watch the archived messages.




For Such A Time As This

Posted on February 2nd 2017 at 05:55 PM Permalink


For Such A Time As This -- Youtube with lyrics




Happy 15th Birthday Mark

Posted on January 29th 2017 at 05:49 PM Permalink
Happy 15th Birthday Mark








The God on the Mountain

Posted on January 29th 2017 at 05:46 PM Permalink

The God on the Mountain Youtube


Life is easy, when you're up on the mountain
And you've got peace of mind, like you've never known
But things change, when you're down in the valley
Don't lose faith, for you're never alone


Chorus:
For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley
When things go wrong, he'll make them right
And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times
The God of the day, is still God in the night



We talk of faith when up on the mountain
But talk comes easy, when life's at its best
Now its down in the valley, trials and temptations
That's where your faith is really put to the test



Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary

Posted on January 29th 2017 at 05:24 PM Permalink



Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary Youtube



  Days are filled with sorrow and care,
  Hearts are lonely and drear;
  Burdens are lifted at Calvary,
  Jesus is very near.

  Chorus
  Burdens are lifted at Calvary,
  Calvary, Calvary,
  Burdens are lifted at Calvary,
  Jesus is very near.


  Cast your care on Jesus today,
  Leave your worry and fear;
  Burdens are lifted at Calvary,
  Jesus is very near.

  Troubled soul, the Saviour can see,
  Ev'ry heartache and tear;
  Burdens are lifted at Calvary
  Jesus is very near.


6-year Employment anniversary

Posted on January 21st 2017 at 10:19 PM Permalink

Today is my 6-year Employment anniversary at Redco/Pathways.

Wow --- those years sure checked off the calendar quickly.

For my first 25-year employment career, I was a Service Technician repairing office machines.

7 years in the Berks - Allentown - Lancaster - Pottsville area and 18 years in the Tri-State area: Philadelphia - New Jersey - Delaware.

I thoroughly enjoyed my 1st career.  I was able to work behind the scenes in court houses, airports, the banking industry, Federal - State and Local government, Fortune 500 companies, etc.

It wasn't on my bucket list to begin a 2nd career, but my estranged wife decided to jump ship 6-1/2 years ago --- so it became necessary to occupy myself in an environment where I could feel needed and useful.

Working in group homes has been a perfect fit for me.  I've made many new friends with staff and clients.

I'm very grateful for my 2nd career.


"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

Matthew 6:33



PA Farm Show begins Saturday

Posted on January 5th 2017 at 10:00 PM Permalink
It's that time of year again ---- The PA Farm Show begins this Saturday!!  Last year was the 100th Anniversary.

Here's the link for the 2017 Farm Show Schedule.

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My kids and I enjoyed our visit to Farm Show #101.  The Butter Sculpture was, as always, very nice.  We enjoyed various kinds of food, we enjoyed seeing all the livestock, and the many different items that were offered for sale.

It was over all too soon, but we'll keep the memory alive by reviewing the photos that we have, and by looking forward to our next year visit to Farm Show #102.





















Happy New Year 2017

Posted on January 1st 2017 at 12:15 AM Permalink

Happy New Year!!!!

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Update at 5:30pm:

We just had our traditional New Years Day meal:  Pork, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes and Sunbeam bread with Mussleman's Apple Butter spread.

My prayer is that my family, my friends and I will all bring honor and glory to the Lord every day of this new year.



Merry Christmas 2016

Posted on December 25th 2016 at 01:14 PM Permalink

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Jake is making the fellowship meal today, and I'll make the pies.  :-)


4 Year CHC House-church Anniversary

Posted on December 4th 2016 at 03:36 PM Permalink

This month is our 4th year anniversary of CHC House-Church.

Last year we went to Teen Challenge for a tour and then to Hoss's for a meal.

This year we're planning to eat at Roma Pizza in Pottsville.....and since Brother Tom Geier from Philadelphia will be visiting with us for a few days we'll be going to the Cracker Barrel too.