Family

Our nuclear and extended families

Susan and I were fortunate to have been born into and raised in intact, loving, supportive families. We’ve all made our share of mistakes over the years, but our nuclear family has remained a rich blessing with our 4 wonderfully grown children (now with 4 matching spouses) and 7 healthy and delightful grandchildren spread around the country and thriving in the vocations and communities they’ve chose..

We love camping, hiking, canoeing, Nordic and alpine skiing, and just hanging out together. I’ve also enjoyed investing myself in photography, amateur genealogy, building websites, traveling, and meeting new people.

The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the LORD is upright; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.      –  Psalm 92:12-15

Christmas 2020

What an unusual year this has been for all of us! For so many it’s been a real challenge with real losses among family and friends, economic issues, social distancing in our scattered extended and church families, and the tensions of politics, isolation, and social...

A challenging year

WORLD Magazine has just announced its 2020 "Daniel of the Year" award, given to a man who has been an inspiration to me for decades, John Perkins. The title of WORLD's article is timely and merits repeating here: "After an election, reconciliation?" What will our...

Preparing for a better future…

This year, in the midst of the social and political unrest of 2020 and the disruption, pain, and promise of COVID-19, I was prompted in prayer to begin preparing for spiritual awakening by developing an in-depth Bible-based a series of study guides on Christian growth...

Christmas 2019

Susan and I are really enjoying life together after my “graduation into retirement” in June 2018. We certainly had a full year in 2018, including Bill and Carl's ski adventure in the Alps and many other family adventures closer to home, but this year might be even...

FMHF Conference

Susan and I just came back from helping lead a weekend retreat on “Serving God Through the Stages of Our Lives” sponsored by the Free Methodist Healthcare Fellowship for their 2019 National Conference. The event was held on September 20-22 at the Essenhaus Inn and...

Vancouver Island!

We had a wonderful visit earlier this month with Gail and Dick and their family and friends out on Vancouver Island. We crossed the border at Niagara Falls, drove to Toronto, and stayed overnight there before boarding our non-stop flight to Nanaimo the next day. The...

Andover 57th

It's hard to believe how fast the time flies by. Fifty-seven years ago the Class of '62 at Andover graduated! Susan joined me for our Reunion on August 14-16 in Saratoga Springs relatively nearby in eastern New York for a delightful weekend with old classmates and...

Indian Lake

Every year for almost a decade now Susan and I have been taking an extended summer weekend to go canoe camping in the Adirondacks, often with our oldest granddaughter, Zoya, joining us. This year she was busy, so it was a "honeymoon" getaway for us. We chose a new...

2019 CCHF Conference

Theme: “Interwoven” Early this spring I was privileged to be able to lead two workshops and be recorded in a Podcast Interview at this year’s Christian Community Health Fellowship National Conference from March 28-30 in Cincinnati, Ohio. We left snow in Rochester and...

Adirondack color

There's something amazing about living in a part of the world that has four distinct seasons, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. We love each one! But sometimes we thing Fall with its colors and smells is the most special (until we get to the next season...). This...
Christmas 2020
Christmas 2020

What an unusual year this has been for all of us! For so many it’s been a real challenge with real losses among family and friends, economic issues, social distancing in our scattered extended and church families, and the tensions of politics, isolation, and social...

A challenging year
A challenging year

WORLD Magazine has just announced its 2020 "Daniel of the Year" award, given to a man who has been an inspiration to me for decades, John Perkins. The title of WORLD's article is timely and merits repeating here: "After an election, reconciliation?" What will our...

Preparing for a better future…
Preparing for a better future…

This year, in the midst of the social and political unrest of 2020 and the disruption, pain, and promise of COVID-19, I was prompted in prayer to begin preparing for spiritual awakening by developing an in-depth Bible-based a series of study guides on Christian growth...

Christmas 2019
Christmas 2019

Susan and I are really enjoying life together after my “graduation into retirement” in June 2018. We certainly had a full year in 2018, including Bill and Carl's ski adventure in the Alps and many other family adventures closer to home, but this year might be even...

FMHF Conference
FMHF Conference

Susan and I just came back from helping lead a weekend retreat on “Serving God Through the Stages of Our Lives” sponsored by the Free Methodist Healthcare Fellowship for their 2019 National Conference. The event was held on September 20-22 at the Essenhaus Inn and...

Vancouver Island!
Vancouver Island!

We had a wonderful visit earlier this month with Gail and Dick and their family and friends out on Vancouver Island. We crossed the border at Niagara Falls, drove to Toronto, and stayed overnight there before boarding our non-stop flight to Nanaimo the next day. The...