Posts from June 2016

I’m so busy!

Tuesday Debbie and I traveled to Amish country in Holmes County, Ohio.  There are several stops we just HAVE to make – every time we go!  First stop is Hershberger’s near Charm.  They have the best Long John donuts – fresh, perfectly cooked, completely filled with Boston crème and chocolate icing on top.  (For those […]

America needs another Great Awakening!

In American history there have been several periods of time known as the Great Awakening.  Each was characterized by widespread revivals led by evangelical ministers.  There was a sharp increase of interest in religion, a profound sense of conviction and redemption on the part of those affected, an increase in evangelical church membership and the […]

I am praying for you!

This past Tuesday, we learned that one of our missionaries, Olive Brittain, 90, went to be with her Lord on May 29th.  Our church had the privilege of supporting Miss Brittain for 50 years.  She began her ministry in India in 1954 and ‘retired’ in 1991 and later that year I met her.  I was […]


Statistically most derailments are freight trains, not passenger trains.  Weather is often the factor – extremes of cold or heat, which of course there is no controlling.  Two factors that can be controlled are operator fatigue and rail maintenance.  But regardless of the reasons for it, the following is true:  derailments happen, damage is done, […]