Joe’s 12 rules for running (in no particular order)

1.) Buy good shoes. I learned this from my big boy, David. You can wear old favorite, worn out T-shirts with scruffy necks and holes in them all you want. The … Continue reading

August 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Being available and telling God that we are

A funny thing happened on the way to church. No, it was actually in church a couple of decades ago. We had begun attending a start-up church which was growing … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

My first concrete, without-a-doubt answer to prayer – 1961

My first concrete, without-a-doubt answer to prayer occurred during my sophomore year at the University of Washington. Looking back from the comfortable and sage vantage point of many years, I … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

It’s my 75th birthday! And ten years to the day since my run-in with the law.

Me and my good friends, Natasha and Sasha. Just three pals! I’ve always liked my birthdays. Who doesn’t? Today is mine and I hit the ¾ century mark. Fun thing is, I get … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

Fifty-five Junes ago, I was 17, and the rest of my life was staring me in the face

Reflections on My 55th High School Reunion: A couple of weeks back, I had the privilege of making it to my 55th Clover Park High reunion. These things are always fun, but … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Not your average mid-life crisis: She was in shock.

At the time, I wondered if it was a mid-life crisis — what I was going through. I was the right age . . . forty-three . . . getting … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

There was no way out. She slammed on her brakes, then closed her eyes and prayed. —1994

  My daughter, Lisa, and her husband, Vance May 1994 — A special prayer for one of my kids Cherry and I were sound asleep early in the morning when … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Seeing the results of a Bible Study . . . 25 years later

Spring quarter at Stanford — 1965 The flowers had long been blooming, the sunshine was continuous, and the architecture gorgeous.  My old sportscar didn’t even know it had a top … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Instead of pointing missiles at Russians

1963-64 — AT BOEING, MY FIRST JOB, PRAYING ABOUT HOW TO SPEND MY LIFE A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.  — Proverbs 16:9 In 1963, … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Connecting with a camper 20 years later: My Young Life Malibu story

Praying for God’s  Encouragement — June 1999 “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 1 Comment