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Recently I was clearing out the book shelf (Yes I read physical books as well as e-books) and found a journal my dad had written back in 1932. I thought now why hadn’t I followed his lead?

I guess that was a side of my dad I never got to know and I did not come into the picture until 1939. ...continue reading "Personal Journal Writing"

Greetings, my name is Barry although years go I was called Barney because the cook at small restaurant I stopped at for breakfast on the way to work did not wear her glasses. At that time I wore a work shirt with my name and she thought it said Barney. Until I started dating her sister they always called me Barney. Her sister became my best friend and wife of thirty-one years, Judy.

I retired from the cabinet manufacturing industry in 2005 and tried my hand at massage therapy. Became to much for my hands so did not pursue that career, after a short time.

For several years we spent the winter month in Florida, where one of the main activities was eating. In 2017 somebody took a picture with me in it that made me realize I had put on a lot of weight. When we returned to Illinois I decided I needed to get rid of some pounds and joined Weight Watchers. ...continue reading "About This Site"


"For the word of God is alive and active sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attributes of the heart'   Hebrews 4:12 ESV.

This is the first of five articles about Bible study. Today we look at why we need to study the Bible. Then we will cover how to observe Scripture, What do I see? How to interpret the Scripture. What does it mean? How does the Scripture apply to me and how does it apply to others? Ending the series with methods of Bible study. ...continue reading "Why We Need to Study the Bible"