28 April 2014


CHOOSE to practice gratitude!
When our hearts are filled with gratitude,
we find contentment, even joy.
Practicing gratitude can transform your experience of life. Try it. Make it a habit. It's not something you would ever regret and you have so much to gain.

My take on the subject.  Hope it blesses you.

17 April 2014


I travel about 45 minutes to our northwest where I do a monthly class with some ladies.  As you can see we don't have a big space to work in this tiny church, but that does not stop them from creating lovely things.

This is Oxana and Vika, mother and daughter.  Vika is a school teacher.  These two always do such lovely creations.

Of course, Vika's little dog Archie had to be part of everything.

Natasha always does pretty work.  She was an orphan growing up.

Though they are not often with us, these two youngsters are Natasha's children, Ivanka and David.  I've been giving them clothes because they don't have a lot.  A young girl needs some nice things.

Thank you to those of you who send pretties and supplies.  I couldn't do this without you.  These were Easter cards that the ladies will give to the elderly in homes.  So your blessing of supplies will bless others for Christ.  Despite the threat of war with Russia, we try to continue life as normal.  Pray for peace please.

15 April 2014


This is crafts with the eight to ten year olds.  They love doing crafts.  I wish it were a better picture, but kids this age are moving all the time.  At this age they don't understand the politics of the country they live in, but we do all we can to keep things normal for them.  Despite the prospect of war, life goes on.  Would appreciate your prayers for Ukraine that we can continue to minister to these dear people.

02 April 2014


By Jeff Franks

“You are worthy, O Lord,To receive glory and honor and power;For You created all things,And by Your will they exist and were created.” (Rev 4:11)

As the 24 elders cast their golden crowns over a crystal sea, I worship with them joyfully. Yet one thing puzzles me. Why do we say that God should receive power, when we know that he is eternally omnipotent, and there is no power that did not come from him in the first place? Why should we want him to receive something he already has? Can’t the same can be said for glory and honor?

Truth is, God does indeed bestow glory, honor, and power on the sons of Adam. But throughout human history they have stolen, killed, and waged war in the effort to either obtain power or to keep it. Pharaoh once asked, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? (Ex. 5:2) Nebuchadnezzar challenged, “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?” (Dan. 4:30) Yet others happily acknowledged their power came from God, such as Joseph, Daniel, and King David, who in his last breath returned his earthly glory, honor and power to his heavenly maker:

“He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.” (2 Sam 23:3)

Those who do not will repeat the tragedies of history. Let us therefore cast our crowns at his feet and say, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for you created all things, and by your will they exist and were created!”

01 April 2014

#Russian Troops Surround #Ukraine

As Russian troops amass on the borders of now Russia, Crimea, Belarus and Transdniester(Moldova breakaway republic) there is much thought that Russia will take all of Ukraine. All night prayer vigil in all denominations across Ukraine last night. Also a huge "disinformation" campaign in Russia. Don't believe it. There is no chaos here, no robberies, no armed bandits running the streets. Life is normal with the exception that everyone is on edge about Russia. Putin is a liar, that you can believe. There are no right-wing Fascist running the interim government.  As a matter of fact, the interim president is a Baptist Pastor.  Can you believe that?  We'd never have that happen in America.  Please pray.  Prayer can turn the tide.