Monday, June 30, 2014

Tornado in Pilger, NE

Sally and I spent several days in the Pilger, Nebraska area last week helping with the tornado clean up through Samaritan's Purse ( The top photo is the front walk leading up to what was a house.  In the second photo you can see the place where the owner survived, behind the trash can in the corner of an inside wall of the basement.  He said he never prayed so hard in his life.  Everything on his property was destroyed.

On the way out, we visited with some old friends from seminary days: Steve & Mary Rottgers.  Sally introduced those two years ago and I married them in the seminary chapel.  You might remember Steve performed 3 weddings in our family.  He is now the Canon to the Ordinary (assistant to the bishop) in Western Missouri.  We also had lunch  with Erica on the way out.  Since we were "in the neighborhood" we spent the night with Megan and Steve and had a delightful visit.  Then on the way back we visited with Hannah at Fort Riley.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

I just happened to see Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams on YouTube.   It's worth six minutes of your time to listen and watch.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day again, Dad! It was great talking to you earlier - we love you!

Happy Father's Day also to my brothers and nephews! Love you all!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Steve found this interesting article - a photographer has taken D-Day landing sites photos and blended them with what the area looks like in the present day. Quite striking.

Sunday, June 1, 2014