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Perhaps you know a bit of the history of the California Gold Rush. From 1848, when gold was found by James Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, to 1855, a stampede of “49ers”, named after the year of the peak of population influx into the “Golden” state, rushed to strike their claim. California’s population […]

  Prayer, it brings us closer to God. Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. James 4:8 Draw […]

Here we are, already into the fast and furious pre-Halloween retail blowouts. I wish the retailers would put as much effort into the Thanksgiving season as they do on all hallows’ eve. It has to do with money spent by consumers. Here are a few statistics: On an individual level, the average person plans to […]

Every tear God knows. Psalm 31:9 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes are washed away from grief, my soul and my body also. Psalm 56:8 Thou hast taken account of my wandering; put my tears in Thy bottle; are they not in Thy book? Psalm 42:3 My tears […]

Grace is when we get what we don’t deserve. Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of Grace, that we may receive mercy and may find help in times of need. Romans 11:6 But if it is by grace it is no longer on the basis of work, otherwise grace […]

I watched a good portion of an old B&W science fiction movie the other night. I must have been desperate for wholesome entertainment!   I don’t even remember the name of it. All I remember is that is features these big snail-like creatures and they were in some canal system somewhere in the US. The […]

Start the day with thanks to the Lord. Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Colossians 3:17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Psalm 103:1 […]

The other day while on my way to pick up my daughter Janelle for a lift to Onondaga Community College, I stopped by a local Dunkin Donut store to pick up some coffee for our commute to Syracuse. While standing in line, just about to place my order, a friend of the server spoke to […]

On my knees, Lord I cannot do this. Isaiah 40:29 The Lord gives strength to the weary and to those who lacks might, He increases power. Mark 12:30 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. Psalm […]

Driving down Makyes Rd., the road where Mars Hill has its headquarters, is generally uneventful, with the exception of severe weather in the winter. Today, however was a little more interesting. The town of Onondaga is repaving Makyes road. This go round they are not merely putting a layer of asphalt over the top, but […]


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