Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Nick, who turned 22 on Thursday, as a member of Ladysmith's 2004 Regional Champion golf team.
Two State Champions, Coach Larson and Junior guard, Nick Novak.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Celia Domich and Nancy Takavitz, my favorite girls from 6th grade.
Celia Hutar, my favorite girl in 7th grade.
Rainelle Rikhus, my first major crush in 8th and 9th grade!
Ely Pep Club in "ye grande old E" formation
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Bill with his three sisters and their puppy, Princess.
Do You Know Your Bible.
Answers to previous quiz.
1. Abraham (Gen. 22:1, 2, 6-9)
2. Paul (Acts 17:16, 23)
3. Gideon (Judg. 6:27-32)
4. Ahaz (2 Kings 16:10)
5. Joshua (Josh. 8:30-32)
6. Uzziah (2 Chron. 26:16-21)
7. Joab (1 Kings 2:5, 29-343)
8. Jeroboam (1 Kings 13:1-4)
9. Isaac (Gen. 26:23-25)
10. Josiah (2 Kings 23:16)
New Quiz: Angel Encounters
In the top list are ten Bible folk who encountered angels. In the bottom list are the places where they met them. See if you can match them.
B. City gate
C. Oak tree
E. Juniper tree
F. Threshing floor
I. Wilderness spring
J. Tent door
Answers and a new quiz will be posted next Thursday!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Bill, the VFW baseball player, at 13, with Margie, Maryann and Nancy.
Revival is going on around the world. Unbelievers are being born again. Believers are more excited about Jesus than ever before. Families are being restored. People are being healed, delivered and set free.
In the USA signs of revival are beginning to show up. Where do you see the USA in this signs of revival list?
1. Increase in sin.
2. Increase in prayer.
3. Increase in holiness.
4. Increase in evangelism.
5. Increase in persecution.
6. Holy Spirit revival.
I personally see the USA entering step #5, and ready to burst into #6. Amen!
Talk with you again tomorrow,
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Bill at 12 in the 6th grade. The first and last year of Little League. Played for the IGA Cardinals. Won the championship with a 16 - 2 record. Miss Bjorkman's homeroom. Celia and Nancy were my two favorite girls.
Roxy, Kristine, Nick and I are looking forward with much anticipation to the upcoming Vikings - Packers football game on Sunday. Roxy and Nick will be celebrating their birthdays this week. Nick's birthday is on September 27 and he will be 22 years old. Roxy, who has been married to Bill for 34 years, will be 56 on September 30. We are all believing we will cap off a week of birthday celebrations with a Vikings victory.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Bill at 10 with his dad, Frank, in Ely, Minnesota, getting ready for the 1961 Minnesota/Michigan Little Brown Jug game. Minnesota won 23-20. My second Gopher game in person.
MY FAVORITE TEAMS AND PLAYERS
New York Yankees (Baseball)
Milwaukee Braves (Baseball)
Minnesota Twins (Baseball)
Baltimore Colts (Football)
Minnesota Vikings (Football)
Boston Celtics (Basketball)
Detroit Red Wings (Hockey)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (Football)
Have a good work week!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Bill at 9 with Nancy and Margie, two of his favorite fans.
Had a wonderful service this morning. We are teaching on "Jesus Today". "What has Jesus been doing since He rose from the dead"? "The present day ministry of Jesus". To the unbeliever Jesus is the Mediator. To the believer, we learned today, Jesus is their Advocate. It is always a great way to start the week, in the local church with people who love each other.
Have a great week!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Bill growing up as a Roman Catholic and celebrating first communion at 9 years old.
Outside of the United States of America the world is experiencing revival. Unbelievers are receiving Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior. Believers are being filled with the Holy Spirit. People are being healed, set free and delivered.
In the United States revival has been slower in coming. Other nations are openly thanking the believers of the United States of America for sending the Gospel to them. They are praying for America, that the good, godly seeds that have been planted in their country will produce a huge harvest of revival in the United States. The best days for the church in America are almost here. Are you ready? Our greatest day is ahead. Thank You, Jesus!
See you in church Sunday,
Friday, September 21, 2007
Bill at 8 in Ely, Minnesota
We have a great sports weekend starting tonight. The New York Yankees begin a 4 game series at the Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees go into this last series at home only 1 game out of first place in the East.
The Minnesota Vikings take a 1 and 1 record to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs on Sunday.
The Detroit Red Wings host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight in another preseason game leading to the home opener at the Joe Louis Arena on October 3.
The Minnesota Gophers open their Big 10 season when they host Purdue on Saturday night.
A very good sports movie just out on DVD: "We Are Marshall". I highly recommend it!
Have a great weekend,
Thursday, September 20, 2007
1. c (Exodus 14:28)
2. e (1 Kings 18:5)
3. g (Isaiah 36:8)
4. f (2 Chronicles 9:25)
5. i (2 Kings 14:17-20)
6. h (2 Kings 9:16, 20)
7. b (1 Chronicles 18:4)
8. j (2 Kings 3:6,7)
9. d(1 Kings 20:20)
10. a (Esther 6:7-11)
New Quiz: Altar Events
1. Who, following God's instructions, built an altar and laid his son on it for a burnt sacrifice?
2. Who, while waiting for two friends in Athens, saw an altar with the inscription, "To the Unknown God"?
3. Who was given the nickname of Jerubbaal after he knocked apart the altar of Baal?
4. Which king, while visiting Damascus, saw an unusual altar and had Urijah, the priest, build one just like it in his hometown?
5. Who built an altar of stones on Mount Ebal and carved each of the Ten Commandments on the stones?
6. Which king, because he disobeyed God's command and burned incense on a holy altar, was stricken with leprosy as punishment?
7. Which general of David's army murdered two generals and was slain at a tabernacle altar as punishment?
8. Which angry king's arm became paralyzed after he shook it at a prophet who said an altar would split apart with its ashes spilled to the ground?
9. Who, after building an altar at Beersheba, had his servants dig a well?
10. Which king had bones taken from mountainside graves, and burned them on an altar at Bethel to defile it?
Answers and a new quiz will be posted next Thursday. Have a great day!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Dreaming of being a future New York Yankee!
The Bible has things to say about the economy of the world just before Jesus comes the second time. Think about it for a moment. When many of us were young, the economy of the United States was the only economy that mattered. The 1929 Stock Market Crash set off a world wide economic depression that ultimately ended in world war.
The post-war economic boom was led by the United States. Europe, as a viable economic entity, did not exist, and what remained of the European economy was in shambles. Europe was an economic basket case requiring the U.S.-led Marshall Plan to rebuild it. This process took more than a half-century.
Yet the Apostle John fortold this exact scenario, from exile, sitting on the Isle of Patmos, almost 2000 years ago. Only 20 years ago, the concept of America's economy being eclipsed by Europe was laughable.
But this morning, the headline reads: "Greenspan says Euro could replace U.S. dollar as reserve currency."
Jesus is coming soon. Are you ready?
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Kristine and Grandpa Cliff enjoyed the weekend together in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.
Clifford with his daughter Roxy and granddaughter Kristine surrounding him with love.
Kristine and her boyfriend Brian smiling and trying to explain to Clifford how they lost the mixed-doubles tennis match to Bill and Roxy.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Bill and Margie in front of the house in Ely, Minnesota in 1957
EIGHT MORE APOSTLES
- Matthias was selected to be the apostle to replace Judas Iscariot, first by qualifications, then by prayerful lot (Acts 1:26).
- Barnabas was an apostle and companion of Paul (Acts 14:14).
- Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles (Romans 11:13).
- Paul mentioned Andronicus as an apostle (Romans 16:7).
- Paul mentioned Junia as an apostle (Romans 16:7).
- Paul mentions James, the brother of Jesus, as being an apostle (Galatians 1:19).
- Paul called Silvanus a fellow apostle (I Thessalonians 1:1 and 2:6).
- Paul called Timothy a fellow apostle (I Thessalonians 1:1 and 2:6).
Talk to you again tomorrow,
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Cowboy Bill at 4 in Ely, Minnesota!
Friday is the day that I share my interests and let you know what is happening in the upcoming week.
Friday night is always prayer meeting from 6:30-8:00 pm. It's always a fun and exciting time in the Holy Spirit to insure a blessed weekend. Friends, family and relatives will be gathering for New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox baseball, outdoor barbeque, and a movie.
Saturday begins with morning prayer from 6:00-7:00 am. A 10:00 am. tennis doubles match with Roxy against Kristine and Brian. Enjoying the outdoors cooking on the grill in the early afternoon. Yankees/Red Sox game 2 at 3:00 pm. Popcorn and a movie after the game.
Sunday, starting out the coming week with morning prayer, adult Bible study with Robin and worship service at 10:30, where I will be starting a new series entitled Jesus Today (what Jesus is doing now). Before the Vikings game we'll be enjoying the outdoors and grilling. The Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions kickoff at 3:00. The weekend ends with the Yankees/Red Sox game 3 at 7:00 pm. at Fenway Park in Boston, Roger Clemens pitching against Curt Schilling.
Next week the Yankees play their final homestand of the regular season when they host the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays in their final push to the playoffs.
Have a great weekend,
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Bill at 3 in Ely, Minnesota, with baby sister Margie.
Do You Know Your Bible?
Answers to previous quiz.
1. g (2 Kings 9:20)
2. d (2 Kings 5:1, 14)
3. h (Judges 16:3)
4. j (Genesis 32:24)
5. i (Exodus 15:20)
6. c (2 Samuel 18:19-23)
7. a (Luke 19:2-4)
8. b (2 Samuel 22:30)
9. f (1 Kings 18:44-46)
10. e (Matthew 14:29)
New Quiz: All the King's Horses
Match each king, from the top list, to an event with his horse(s), from the bottom list.
A. His royal horse was used to honor a man by letting him ride the steed through city streets.
B. He crippled captured chariot horses, with the exception of 100 which he kept for his own use.
C. He lost all his horse-drawn chariots in a sea
D. When hhis army panicked and fled, he rode a horse to escape the enemy.
E. During a famine he set out with another man to find grass to feed his horses and mules.
F. This richest and wisest of kings had 4,000 stalls of horses and chariots.
G. The king of Assyria promised him 2,000 horses if he had that number of soldiers left from a battle who could ride them.
H. He had the reputation of being a fast chariot driver, and rode to Jezreel to find king Joram.
I. After he was killed by assassins in Lachish, he was carried to his grave on horseback.
J. He agreed to go to battle with king Jehoram telling him, "my horses are thy horses".
Answers and a new quiz will be posted next Thursday. Have a great day!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Bill at 2 in Ely, Minnesota.
Wake up world! Jesus is coming back soon!
Wednesday is world news day on my blog. Many people think the events in the world are not related to Bible prophecy. When the United Sates of America encouraged Israel to give away land to it's enemies, then an earthquake, hurricane, flood or some other disaster hits our country, many people think they are two isolated events. When a European country comes against the nation of Israel and then some terrorist incident occurs in that country, people think that's coincidence. When Israel persecutes it's own people in a political move, they wonder why their enemies come against them. Is that just coincidence? When the United Nations condemns Israel for some of it's actions unjustly, United Nations scandals are revealed for the whole world to see. Is that just an accident? The Bible says:
The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is wholly (completely) of the Lord (even the events that seem accidental are really ordered by Him).
Think about these words, they affect your future!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
A view from the Metrodome for Sunday's home opener against the Atlanta Falcons.
Another Metrodome view as the Vikings and Falcons battle in their first regular season game.
Kristine and Bill, obviously happy after a BIG Vikings win.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Bill at 5 months in Ely, Minnesota.
Hope your weekend got off to a great start. As you think about the coming 2008 elections, remember that it's your responsibility as believers to investigate the candidates running for election, to the best of your ability, and then to depend on the Holy Spirit to guide you in choosing the candidate that you should vote for. As you pray in faith, God's perfect will shall take place and God will allow the people He wants to stand in leadership positions.
Have a wonderful day,
Friday, September 7, 2007
Grandma Novak came from the "Old Country", Yugoslavia. I never really knew my grandparents. Grandpa and Grandma Spolar passed away shortly after I was born. Grandpa Novak passed away before I was born. Grandma Novak passed away shortly after this picture was taken.
Are you ready for some football? This weekend is all about the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings begin their 47th season of NFL Football this Sunday at noon, when they host the Atlanta Falcons at the Metrodome. Long time season ticket holders Bill, Roxy, Kristine and Nick are looking forward to the start of a new football season.
The Vikings have won one NFL Title in 1969. Three NFC championships in 1973, 1974 and 1976. Four Super Bowl appearances in Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX and XI.
Eight NFL/NFC Championship games, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1987, 1998 and 2000. Sixteen Division titles. They have played in 43 playoff games (6th most among all NFL teams).
Thursday, September 6, 2007
My mom, Mary Jane Novak, was twenty years old when I was born.
Do You Know Your Bible?
Answers to previous quiz:
1. Ahaziah (2 Kings 1:2)
2. Jacob (Gen. 32:24,25)
3. Balaam (Num. 22:25)
4. Abimelech (2 Sam. 11:21)
5. Solomon (1 Kings 3:16-19)
6. Mephibosheth (2 Sam. 4:4)
7. Job (Job 1:2, 18-19)
8. Absalom (2 Sam. 18:9)
9. Eli (1 Sam. 4:13, 18)
10. Paul (Acts 28:3)
New Quiz: Active Actions
Each person in the top list performed one of the active actions in the bottom list. See if you can match them.
A. Climbed a tree
B. Leaped over a wall
C. Outran another runner by taking a short-cut across a plain
D. Dipped in a river seven times
E. Walked on water
F. Raced a chariot down a mountain
G. Drove furiously
H. Carried the doors of a city gate to the top of a hill
I. Took a timbrel in hand and danced
J. Wrestled with an angel "until the breaking of the day"
Answers and a new quiz will be posted next Thursday.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
We began taking our annual 2-3 week vacation in Disney World in 1986.
My favorite ride in Fantasyland is Dumbo. Our church nursery has father, mother and baby Dumbo stuffed animals that are a favorite with the young children in church. I brought these back from Disney World.
One year we stayed in the Disney's All Star Sports Resort in the Basketball wing. Let's see LeBron James dunk on this hoop!
The Word of God compares a husband and his family with Jesus and the Church. As the head of his family he has three major responsibilities.
1. Love his family (to look at them as precious and valuable in his thoughts, words and actions).
2. Give (time, energy and resources).
3. Confess (Declare over his family what the Word of God says about them).
Have a great day,