Monthly Archives: January 2013

Kiting Checks

Dear Friends, This weekend I talked to a very savvy and experienced banker who asked me, “Do you know who is responsible for kiting the most checks in history?” Humm . . . I guessed, “Was it Bernie Madoff or … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry News, Thoughts from Howard, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sabbath Day

Dear Friends, I must have caught it from my dad! No, I’m not taking about the flu that is going around. I caught his work ethic. And for the most part this has been a wonderful gift. But there is … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts from Howard, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Big Gamble

Dear Friends, I just watched a 13 minute-video clip on gambling from the CBS news program, 60 Minutes. It literally almost made me ill! Not the program itself; in fact, I thought the producers of 60 Minutes did an outstanding … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry News, Thoughts from Howard, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The Fiscal Cliff

Dear Friends, After months of playing political chicken, Congress managed to avoid the “fiscal cliff” at the very last moment by passing what is inaccurately titled the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. How is this going to impact you … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry News, Thoughts from Howard, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thank you for praying

Dear Friends, A special thank you from my wife, Bev, and me for praying on Monday for her second surgery that was connected with her recent double mastectomy. Unlike the first surgery that lasted four hours and required a hospital … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry News, Thoughts from Howard, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Bev’s Second Surgey

Dear Friends, This afternoon during some prayer time, I began to weep suddenly. I’d been feeling tender all day, but now this. Why? Then, I realized that in about 14 hours Bev, my wife of 42 years was going to … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry News, Thoughts from Howard, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Prayers for Bev

Dear Friends, I am writing this from the Pre-Op room at the hospital as Bev is having an EKG and blood work in preparation for the second surgery related to her double mastectomy. The initial surgery was conducted four months … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry News, Thoughts from Howard, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments