David H. Laney was given this in
1853 quilt by the ladies of the
Methodist Church in Baltimore
when he set out on his mission as
a circuit riding preacher. You can
learn more about this unusual
quilt by clicking on the link.
I hope you enjoy my video with pictures I have taken of Oregon.
Click on the picture below to start the presentation.
David Laney ultra runner finished 14th in the Ultra Trail
Mont Blanc 105 miler
. He encountered rain, wind and
snow on this grueling course which took him from
Chamonix, France, through the Alps of northern Italy,
Switzerland and back to Chamonix for the finish. Whew!  
Nancy and I spent the first six weeks of the summer in Israel. I was the pastor/teacher for a group of
Bible Study Fellowship Israel travelers and followed that up spending three weeks at the Jerusalem
University College teaching seminary students about the Land of Israel.
I had fun taking my granddaughter Elah
camping at a lake where i took my daughter
camping 30 years ago.
I am happy to introduce my new book,
Essential Bible Background! This is a
project I have been working on for most of
my career as a teacher. The book contains
an introduction to each of the sixty-six
books of the Bible including author, date,
historical setting, theme, purpose and

In addition to the introduction to each
book, there are appendices which include
articles on How to Study the Bible,
Essential Dates in the Bible, Whose Who
in the Bible, and Definitions of key biblical
and theological Words. There is even a
section on humor in the Bible.

The book is available on for
$19.95. Just click on the link below. I hope
you find this to be a helpful resource!
Three out of three librarians recommend my new
book, "Biblical Wisdom: Your Key to Success."
Matthew, Sherry, and Vivian! This book is a
study of the major themes of the Wisdom books of
the Bible. It is available on The price
of $8.99 includes the Kindle edition.