Category Archives: Personal

Dodging Sorrows

“It is possible to evade a multitude of sorrows by the cultivation of an insignificant life.” (John Henry Jowett) If Mr. Jowett was correct (and I think he was) then I pray for you a most significant life and I … Continue reading

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Memories – September 2005 Moose Hunt on Tustumena Lake

Here’s a brief log of the hunting trip.  We did not get any animals.  There was a lot of rain and turbulent waves on the lake.  We did eat very, very well, as you will see. Thursday September 1, 2005 John, Jim and … Continue reading

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When God Threatened to Kill My Great Grandfather

There are many letters and historical documents that show the living conditions and faith of my ancestors.  One of the most fascinating is this account of my great-grandfather Jesse Blackburn Thornton… THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE AS A CHILD … Continue reading

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My Family

Here’s what my family looks like! My, they are as good looking as they are intelligent! Sue is still the greatest wife ever. Bethany completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Grace College. She is on a trip to the Ukraine … Continue reading

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Work for ICDI

I’m excited to announce my new job! I have joined the mission endeavor call Integrated Community Development International. It was started by Jim Hocking about 4 years ago when he was given a well-drilling operation in the Central African Republic. … Continue reading

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Sabbatical

I’m excited about the coming year. I announced to my church this past Sunday that I will be taking a one-year sabbatical. I had been planning since fall to take a 3-month paid sabbatical but recently asked the board to … Continue reading

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The Rush before the Relaxing Cruise

I’m writing you from downtown Los Angeles.  For our 25th anniversary Sue and I are going on a CRUISE! We were scheduled to fly out of Alaska on Friday night.  But I was concerned since a lot of Alaska airlines … Continue reading

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