"Let us reason together…" Isaiah 1:18


My good friend has finished her race!

Ida Sheneman, MCA’s heroic first lady, died peacefully about 1/2 hour ago (2:45 PM, Sunday, October 28). She had been asking God to allow her to enter heaven right away. Thankfully, God answered her prayer today.

I encourage you to listen to Alfred Flett’s message from the 9:15 service today. Alfred preached a powerful message from the text, “To live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

I’ll update you on funeral plans as soon as they are finalized.

Posted on 28th October 2007 in MCA Family  •  1 comment

My good brother, Chip Harper

I often mention a former member of the MCA worship family and my dear friend, Chip Harper. Chip is now the Rector of the All Saints Anglican communion in San Antonio, Texas (www.allsaintsanglican.net). Chip and his lovely bride worshiped with us while he was stationed at Elmendorf Airforce Base.chip.jpg

Posted on 28th October 2007 in MCA Family  •  2 comments

The Robb Report


My son loves to read the Robb report (www.robbreport.com). The Robb report is considered the luxury portal. It features exceptionally luxurious items. One of my friends was flying overseas in a private jet, and my son was privileged to get to tour the jet. I said, “Son, this is probably the closest we’ll ever come to one of these birds.” “Dad,” he said, “I am going to own one of these some day.” Why do I talk so small?

Jonathan and Dennis

Posted on 27th October 2007 in Musings  •  4 comments

Mrs. Sheneman says thanks


Ida Sheneman asked me to thank all of you who are praying for her. I was privileged to visit with her in Bellingham on Tuesday and Wednesday. Gary and Jael dropped into Ida’s home and we sang hymns and rejoiced in God’s great goodness. She is very much wanting to be free from the pain and be present with the Lord.

Interestingly, Ida said, “I’ll be with the Lord soon. Is there any message you want me to give to Neale or the others already in heaven?” Wow! That is far better than FedEx or UPS.

Posted on 26th October 2007 in MCA Family, Prayer  •  2 comments

Please pray for Mrs. Sheneman

Our founding Pastor’s wife, Sister Ida Sheneman, is living in much pain and is asking God for pain relief. Ida is very much a hero in our congregation and is loved by everyone.

God is well able!

Posted on 23rd October 2007 in MCA Family, Prayer  •  1 comment

Church, baseball, and apple pie?

Since we are drilling down into what it means to be a local congregation, shouldn’t we know the sports preferences of our membership :0)

Rockies or Red Sox?

I vote Rockies.

Posted on 22nd October 2007 in Sports  •  12 comments

Value Added?

So what did you think of the Global Outreach week? 1. What did we do well? 2. What could/should we do better? 3. How many services did you attend?

It is clear to me that the prayer that united all of the speakers into one extended and powerful voice was well done. I often feel that we could do better on presenting the heart of the need. I attended all of the services.


Posted on 22nd October 2007 in Glocal, Musings  •  10 comments

What does blog stand for?

Someone suggested that BLOG could stand for Bright Light of Glory or Blessing Lives Operating Globally or Brave Like our God.

Any suggestions?

Posted on 21st October 2007 in Musings  •  5 comments

Great message Ted!

Ted asked us to consider what marks we are carrying for the cause of Christ. Where is the scar and how did you get it?

Who is your favorite “marked for Christ” story and how did they get the scar?

Posted on 21st October 2007 in Glocal, Simple LIfe  •  Comments are off for this post