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Timing is Everything.

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Kelsey and I were talking the other day about those times we’ve felt on the tip of the arrow of what God was doing….maybe not the most cutting edge ministry, necessarily, but right at the right spot that God wanted us at that time.  Some people feel that finances are the marker of that. We’ve…

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Intercessory Sleep

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I won’t bore you with details, but rest assured, our days our busy like most of yours.  They start early with throwing together most of a loaf of bread into sandwhiches for school and a frantic, loud school run. Most of the people dropping off kids at the school are driving Honda CRV’s or Toyota…

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Unflappable State of America

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I was in my office yesterday morning when I saw that the 7th Planned Parenthood video had been published.   I didn’t want to watch it.  I know where I stand, I’m convinced that Planned Parenthood is systematically diabolical, and I thought the video would reinforce long established thoughts rather than give me new information.…

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Dear Those Wanting to Be President, in Regards to Social Media:

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The last few presidential elections have featured massive jumps in technology with candidates rushing to make them work to their advantage.    For example, in 2000 both Bush and Gore had websites, but they were little more that on-screen brochures. It wasn’t until 2004 that Howard Dean actually figured out how to make a website…

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Adoption 101 for Pastors

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It’s not easy with people thinking you’re the World’s Greatest Pastor…because they’re expected to know the answer to every question.  More often than you would imagine, I have the same phone conversation with another pastor, ministry leader or influencer about adoption. They reach out to me because they have a specific question, but as things…

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I’m appalled but not discouraged.

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It’s been a crazy few weeks in the world of LIFE. Ever since the Planned Parenthood videos started hitting the internet, it’s been wall to wall discussion in church foyers, newsrooms and facebook threads. Some of what I see is appalling. The videos themselves are very hard to watch.  We are not accustom to such disrespect…

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Telling Our Twins Apart…

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It’s not easy telling Anna from Mercy.  They’re six years old and fairly mischevious. Sometimes we call one and the other comes. Finally, we asked them to help us.  Here’s what they suggest.     The Twins Explain Their Differences from Randy Bohlender on Vimeo.

Scripture Every Day

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For over a year, I’ve been posting a scripture each day along with a few devotional thoughts.   Here’s a recent example: I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback about it in recent months, including questions about how I do it…so here’s the inside scoop…and it’s not that hard! My rule is that I need to find…

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Current Financial Need

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Part of our regular income is in the form of missions support from people who see the connection between adoption and equity in the abortion discussion.   To be pro life is to be pro child…and to be pro child for life. Immediate Need – Please Read It’s back to school month…which means a whole…

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Urgent Prayer Points

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Thanks to all who read our newsletters and support us in prayer and with finances.  It seems like recent weeks have accentuated the need for both! Prayer Needs Today, the U.S. Senate is voting on defunding Planned Parenthood. While this vote is a long shot, it has never been approached with the momentum that it…

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