Prayer Request

This past Wednesday early morning, Marci’s uncle Randy Korb called his daughter because he was not feeling well. She called 911 and Randy went to the E.R. It was discovered that he had a tear in his aorta and they were ready to do surgery, but he passed away before they could repair it. He was 60 years old, in good health as far as anyone knew, and very active. Please pray for Marci and their family as they grieve this loss.

I met Randy for the first time over this past summer when we went up to Wisconsin for Marci’s brother’s wedding. I noticed that he was the closest of Kevin’s (Marci’s dad) brothers, of which there are many. I also noticed how similar he was to Kevin, both in age and personality. He was playful, fun, and a bit mischievous. In particular, my favorite memory is of him throwing one of his frogs at Karissa’s (Marci’s sister) new boyfriend, and it landing directly on his nose (picture below). Randy was known as “the frog guy”, and had studied frogs, even publishing a book called “Frogs of Wisconsin”, complete with a cd of frog calls, as well as a children’s book based on a frog he and his grandson found with one eye – more details on his website.


He definitely had an interesting life, and shared it with many people. He spent a lot of time sharing his knowledge with kids. I only spent a few hours around him, but Marci has told me many stories about him.

His unexpected death reminds me that we’re not promised another tomorrow. Let’s make the most of the time we do have, cherish the people we know and love, and remember that these earthly bodies are just shells that will turn to dust.

2 Corinthians 5:1-2

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven.

Prayer Request


We are canceling our regularly scheduled meeting for tomorrow at our house because Amelie is running a fever. However, there are at least a couple of meetings going on tomorrow, one in Bertram and possibly another one. Is anyone else planning on opening their house tomorrow?


A time to rejoice!

Thanks to God for answered prayers! And a big group hug for Josie and Heath, who just found out they’re expecting a sweet baby! She asked us to post this news for them, and requesting prayers for the success of this most delightful long-term project 🙂 Congrats, Heath and Josie! ❤️

A time to rejoice!

Song lyrics

i wrote this a while back. Anyone want to put a tune to it?

I lived God’s yesterday like it was all my own

Selfishly stashed dirt and grass upon my shaky throne

But today I’m feel a change cause I turned my heart to home

Jesus, my Savior- resurrect me
I’m living today because life is what He’s made

I’m wanting to give freely because He freely gave

Love to pick my broken bones out of the grave

Jesus my Savior sustain me
I trust that God’s tomorrow He’s given me to share 

Loneliness brings sorrow so He’s with me everywhere 

Building in His body a love so true and rare

Jesus my Savior forever

Song lyrics