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Out Our Way: Don't quit! - Matthew 4:16-17

Out our way, the best riders are the ones who never give up. They will get thrown and tossed and stomped, but they don't quit. They "cowboy up" and get back in the saddle. Granted,... — Updated 8/27/2021


Out Our Way: Ready to ride? - John 5:6

       Out our way, when Charlie and I were going to work cows up on the Tiger Ridge, there were preliminaries to be done before we mounted up. We unloaded Doc and Jet from t... — Updated 8/20/2021


Pastor's Corner: Be happy that the Lord is in charge

On Sunday, Aug. 1st, I preached the second sermon in the series "Anxious for Nothing." This series is based on the Apostle Paul's writings in Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV): "6 Be anxiou... — Updated 8/20/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, a while back, friends stopped by one cool day; we sat out and watched a variety of birds checking out the birdbath. Sparrows seemed to enjoy dipping, sipping and... — Updated 8/20/2021


Out Our Way: Dealing with a stampede - Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2

    Out our way, us greenhorns sometimes rely more on TV and the movie than common sense when it comes to working cows. I remember being caught in a mini-stampede during a... — Updated 8/13/2021


Pastor's Corner: Be anxious for nothing

At Havre Assembly and Havre Assembly Online, we started a new sermon series Sunday, July 25, called "Anxious for Nothing." The series is based on the Apostle Paul's writings in... — Updated 8/13/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, a while back, a friend shared about bearing a grudge against one of your children who was one of their friends, adding that hanging onto bitterness and keeping alive... — Updated 8/13/2021


Out Our Way: Teamwork - Ephesians 4: 1- 16

Out our way, we know the value of teamwork. Whether it is in sports, working the land, riding herd, or serving the Lord, it is a team effort. I recall in my youth a few... — Updated 8/6/2021


Pastor's Corner: Be the salt!

Then human beings reach the age of 2, they have two favorite words. One of the words is "No!" and the second favorite word is "Mine!" This is ironic to those who are parents... — Updated 8/6/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

Just sharing about a Grandpa, Lord: Grandpa was 90 years old, sitting feebly on the patio bench. He didn't move, he just sat there with his head down, staring at his hands.... — Updated 8/6/2021


Grief Poem - Partings Come

Another one has "flown" off and now is free from pain. He/she now is safe in Jesus's arms but soon we'll meet again.   A wonderful journey he/she took, we say a LOUD AMEN! Someday... — Updated 8/6/2021


Out Our Way: But I can dance the Round Dance - Mark 12: 39-44

As most of you know, one of the things I loved about pastoring in rural Montana was being allowed to try my hand as a cowboy. I will always be grateful to Charlie for encouraging that fantasy — but I will also be well aware that... — Updated 7/30/2021


Pastor's Corner: It is finished

On Sunday, July 18, I preached a message titled "It is finished." Here are my notes from that sermon: In John 19:30, Jesus declared: "It is finished." This was a declaration of a mi... — Updated 7/30/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, it's amazing what one can find out about plants, all sorts of plants named from A to Z, found in books, on computers or even from friends! How about alpine currants,... — Updated 7/30/2021


Out Our Way: Calving season - Matthew 10:24-31

Out our way, the month of February is one of intense sacrifice and labor, for it is typically calving season. Us “sunshine” cowboys who just ride round ups and check the herds... — Updated 7/23/2021


Pastor's Corner: Treasonous peace

In church last Sunday, we read from Ephesians 2, and one particular verse caught my eye and tugged my soul: "Christ is our peace." A little bit of research later, and facts from... — Updated 7/23/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, some recipes are worth sharing! Here's one for any time - even if this one doesn't have salt! Author unknown, it's called Happy Homemaker Cake. "Mix two heaping... — Updated 7/23/2021


Out Our Way: 'Clippers' and drought - Ephesians 1:3-10

Out our way, we get some interesting weather. Folks unfamiliar with the Hi-Line are often dismayed at the infamous "Alberta Clippers" and the terrible droughts that sometimes hang... — Updated 7/16/2021


Pastor's Corner: 'No weapon formed against me will prosper'

On Sunday, July 4th, 2021, I preached a sermon "No Weapon Formed Against Me Will Prosper." Here are some of my notes from that sermon: The devil's weapons appear to achieve their... — Updated 7/16/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, life isn't all sunshine and laughter - our seas are not always calm but You know all about it, Lord, for You created us. We're clay vessels. We tend to wear out and... — Updated 7/16/2021


Out Our Way: But that's just ole Autumn! Mark 6:1-6

Out our way, some folks tell tales of great horses doing remarkable feats, and as long as that incredible horse is three states away or lived a hundred years ago, we are ready to accept the story. But put the same animal in your... — Updated 7/9/2021


Pastor's Corner: Time for goodbye

It's my turn to say goodbye. Even if you have only kept track through reading these pages, you might have picked up on an alarming trend among the clergy in mainline churches in... — Updated 7/9/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, several friends went walking one morning, through the nearby park, along some hills, loving and appreciating the view, enjoying their time together. Gal #1: "I'm out... — Updated 7/9/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, You have given to us some days that are special and worth a celebration and there's one very special one this Sunday, that would be the Fourth of July! May we pause... — Updated 7/2/2021


Grief Poem - We Heard a Meadowlark

We grieving folks may read a card; takes us an extra 'mile'. Each word still holds a special thought, which still brings on a smile. The precious gift of love 'they' gave, blessed... — Updated 7/2/2021


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