The Blessing of RJ Imel

The Blessing of RJ Imel October 16, 1999, is not a date that I will easily forget. After four days of attempting to induce labor, the obstetrician broke my wife’s water, and we were in a delivery room not long after. Complications (the baby had his hand up over his head) forced us to rush […]


This past weekend was marvelous. We drove from Roanoke to Rock Hill, South Carolina (it’s really not that far – nearly three-and-a-half hours), early Saturday morning and drove back mid-morning on Sunday. Our younger son Wil had a band competition (they came in third out of 3 bands), and, being the dedicated band parents we […]

God’s Grace

God’s Grace “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom 3:23-24) God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, […]

Polishing the Pulpit

Polishing the Pulpit I’ve written about my love for Polishing the Pulpit (PTP) before – during my time at PTP, my spirit is rejuvenated and I am encouraged to work all the more earnestly in God’s kingdom. I see many dear friends, whom I deeply love, once a year at Polishing the Pulpit. I love […]

My Wealth of Rubies

My Wealth of Rubies “For Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the […]