It has been a while since I’ve posted a new show. To those who have been waited with bated breath for the next show, I do apologize. I will explain below. But, first, I want to introduce this very short, but very important video.

You’ve all seen the online challenges: you know, the ones with the pristine picture of a log cabin in the woods, asking if you could live there if you had to give up the electronic medium of the day. Here’s just one example.

Well, I’d like to think that I could, and would – and they wouldn’t have to pay me a million dollars. But, then I realize that I would not be doing anybody any good living like that. So, I decided to come up with my own challenge, one that will give you an idea of the direction I’m hoping to take my show and my life. Here’s the challenge:

This came about as I realized that in 2017 the US saw a number of national calamities, forest fires in the West, hurricanes in the East. I had just retired, and realized that I’m still in pretty good shape (for a guy my age), and I could not just sit here and do nothing. So, I volunteered to help in the disaster response to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. I can’t begin to share with you what that week-plus meant to me, and how great it felt to be bone-tired at the end of every day, but fully satisfied that I was doing something that was making a real difference in the lives of people in desperate need of help. If you’d like to talk with me about that, contact me through my e:mail address: . I’d be happy to chat with you and share my experience.


I want to share another quick video clip, this one from Samaritan’s Purse about a relatively new project reaching out to help the Rohingya refugees pouring – literally pouring, by the thousands – from Myanmar into Bangladesh.  We help support a nurse with the  Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE), who shared this with my wife and me. The hospital where she works is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to meet this tremendous need. Here’s the video:

If you are interested in donating, click on your choice of organization:

Samaritan’s Purse 



As always, until my next post, here’s wishing you safe – and meaningful – Rambling!