My Directed Path

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart" Proverbs 3:5

Change

Change

change [CHānj]VERB make or become different.take or use another instead of. Mary and I recently visited her brother, Charlie, in Modesto, CA.  He was scheduled for open heart surgery and was waiting in the hospital for his vital signs to improve. There was a...
Rejoice!

Rejoice!

rejoice [rəˈjois] VERB feel or show great joy or delight. Like many, the Bartlein family has had its ups and downs this year, but we made it through without too many scars. Andrew and Chrissy completed their Bachelors in Ministerial Theology are now ordained ministers...
Risk

Risk

risk possibility of loss or injury: perilsomeone or something that creates or suggests a hazardthe chance of loss or the perils to a subject matter of an insurance contract also: the degree of probability of such loss. When you are young, risk seems like an...
Bold

Bold

bold /bōld/ adjective (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous. (of a color or design) having a strong or vivid appearance.  Dedicated to my son, Andrew  Being bold is having courage and speaking out against what is...
Waiting

Waiting

It seems that most of my life I have been waiting.  When I was a child, Christmas could not arrive fast enough and when I was a teenager, all I could think about was driving a car. Today, I’m waiting to find out if my cancer has spread. Every three months, Mary and I...
Steps

Steps

The verse I’m going to base my blog on is Proverbs 16:9 “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”. Who controls the events of this world? Ever wonder that in an ultimate way? Solomon had great wisdom in this regard because he had a good grasp on...
Wake-up

Wake-up

I once checked into a hotel and asked the front desk clerk for a 6 am wake-up call. The following morning at precisely 6:00 am the phone rang and when I picked it up a voice said, “What are going to do with the rest of your life?” The title of my blog is Wake-up and...
Ragtop

Ragtop

I bought my first convertible in 1974 while I was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. It was a 1968 Triumph TR250 in British racing green. It was fun to drive but rarely started when it was raining or cold. I look back fondly on those early days and...
Panic

Panic

pan·ic [panik] sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 6 million Americans, or 2.7% of the population, suffer from panic attacks. Women have twice...
Reboot

Reboot

reboot to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again. to produce a distinctly new version of (an established media franchise, as a film, TV show, video game, or comic book) to make a change in (something) in order to establish a new beginning It...