Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Nicholas William Novak, born on September 27, 1985 was a light complected baby with very little hair. He was an energetic baby, a fast eater and a good traveler.


The Yankees have a new manager, Joe Girardi. The Vikings will be hosting San Diego this Sunday. The Red Wings have a 6 game winning steak and lead the entire NHL with 21 points.

Kristine will be going to a Kelly Clarkson concert Friday night at the State Theater in Minneapolis. Nick is anxiously awaiting the start of the high school basketball season later this month at Blaine High School.

Have a great day,


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Kristine has always had a fun personality. She is a very intelligent young woman who enjoys reading and her Minnesota Vikings.


October has flown by quickly. The month of October has been filled with the supernatural and the miraculous. The harvest of seed planted in October will begin producing in November and continue strong throughout the remainder of 2007 and into 2008.

If you're not in the flow, get there! It doesn't cost to serve Jesus, it pays.

May God's richest and best be yours,


Monday, October 29, 2007

Easter Sunday at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Heading to the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University.


Events in the world are once again proving Bible Prophecy to be 100% accurate. Israel and France are meeting to discuss more friendly relationships with each other. Up until now, Israel could not accept a European led peace process because Israel did not have anyone in Europe that they felt they could trust. Today it looks like French president Nicokas Sarkozy and Israel's Ehud Olmert are building up trust in each other. This could mean that Europe, led by France, will look to take over the peace process in the Middle East.

Jesus is coming back soon! Are you ready?



Sunday, October 28, 2007

Dad and Kristine laughing it up in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Just got back from the Twin Cities. The Vikings lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 23-16. The Detroit Red Wings will be dropping the puck in a matter of minutes. They are playing in Vancouver. The Yankees will announce their new manager this week. We are believing that this will be the first step in a return back to a World Series championship.

Have a great week,


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Krissy was a good sleeper.

Who slept!

And slept!



We're off to the Twin Cities for the weekend. We plan on taking care of some business, shopping, visiting with Nick and watching the Vikings take on the Phiadelphia Eagles tomorrow at the Metrodome! Have a great weekend!



Friday, October 26, 2007

Kristine was a very happy baby who was dedicated to the Lord Jesus.


The Bible teaches about two kinds of care. A good care and a bad care. The good type of care involves protection, to watch over or to guard. The bad type of care is worry and anxiety. The Bible teaches to let go of the bad care ,worries and anxieties, and to take care of ourselves. To watch over, guard and protect our eyes and ears. We are to pay attention to what and how we see. We are to pay attention to what and how we hear. If we hear and see godly things, we will think godly thoughts. Godly thoughts will produce godly words and godly actions. That equals success, victory and God's richest and best in every area of our lives.

Have a great weekend,


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Kristine was a dark-complected baby with lots of dark hair. She was a happy baby, a slow eater and a good, contented sleeper!

Do You Know Your Bible?
Answers to previous quiz.

1. Ark is to be made according to God's instructions. (Exod. 25:1, 10-15)
2. Ark is used to divide the river Jordan. (Josh. 3:14-17)
3. Ark is carried in the march around Jericho's walls. (Josh. 6:6-20)
4. Philistines take the Ark. (1 Sam. 5:1)
5. Philistines return the Ark. (1 Sam. 6:1-16)
6. Ark remains at Kiriath-Jearim for twenty years. (1 Sam. 7:1-2)
7. Ark is brought to Obed-edom's house. (2 Sam. 6:10)
8. Ark is brought to Jerusalem. (2 Sam. 6:12-15)
9. Ark is placed in Solomon's temple. (1 Kings 8:1-6)
10. John sees the Ark in God's temple in heaven. (Rev. 11:19)

New Quiz: Bathing and Laving

1. Who went to a river to bathe and found a baby?
2. Who washed his face after having an emotional meeting with his young brother?
3. Which governor washed his hands before a crowd to prevent a riot?
4. What two men stopped and washed their hands and feet in a wash basin at the entrance to the tabernacle whenever they neared the altar?
5. Who invited angels to wash their feet and spend the night at his house?
6. Who, before starting a journey to Bethel with his family, had them destroy idols, bathe, and put on fresh clothing?
7. Who gave a traveling servant and the men accompanying him water to wash their feet?
8. Which king, while walking on his palace roof, saw a beautiful woman washing herself?
9. Who mentioned taking a bath in snow?
10. Who instructed a blind man to go wash in the pool at Siloam, which resulted in the man regaining his sight?

Answers and a new quiz will be posted next Thursday!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Kristine Marie Novak was born on April 12, 1981 at 4:17 A.M. She was 8 lbs. 7 oz. A bundle of joy and happiness!


America is in a crucial moment of her history. This nation was founded by born again, Spirit-filled believers whose mission from God was to spread the Gospel around the world. This mandate has been carried out progressively, faithfully and diligently. I believe we will continue to be a bright light in the world and to the world. With this faithful obedience, America will continue to walk in God's protection, provision and safety.

We must continue to remember that God trusts us to present Jesus to the world. We must never get side-tracked from this highest priority. We are a bright light in and to the world as we continue to think like Jesus, talk like Jesus and act like Jesus.



Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"We've only just begun".

My 6 favorite World Series of the last 20 years:

1. 1996 NY Yankees beat Atlanta Braves 4-2

2. 2000 NY Yankees beat New York Mets 4-1

3. 1998 NY Yankees beat San Diego Padres 4-0

4. 1999 NY Yankees beat Atlanta Braves 4-0

5. 1991 MN Twins beat Atlanta Braves 4-3

6. 1987 MN Twins beat St. Louis Cardinals 4-3

Have a great Tuesday!


Monday, October 22, 2007

Left to right: Mike Znameroski, Laurie Luby, John Priyatel, Gail Jensen, Craig Koehler, Nancy Cicero, Roxy, Bill, Joel Adamic, Vickie Koehler, Bob Bjorklund, Margie Larson, Neil McKenzie and John Possin. The entire party for the July 28, 1973 wedding.


The Word of God says that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed. This has proven itself to be true throughtout history. Our country, the United States of America, and all countries of the world, should pay very close attention to these promises.

During the coming months, keep a close eye on Israel. That's where all the action will be focused. As believers, we are told to pray for the peace of Israel and Jerusalem. The countries of the world are showing a growing hatred for the people and families of this region of the world. The Bible says this will happen as we near the end of civilization as we know it. Prophecy is being fulfilled and carried out on a daily basis.

Come quickly Lord Jesus! Our job is to carry out the assignments we are given and be ready to give an answer to everyone that asks us questions concerning the last days.

God's blessings on you,


Sunday, October 21, 2007

"The boys". Craig Koehler (St. Paul), John Priyatel (Ely), Bob Bjorklund (U of M), Bill, John Possin (Virginia), Neil McKenzie (Virginia), Mike Znameroski (U of M), Joel Adamic (Ely).

A Sunday hello!

The Red Wings won, the Vikings lost, the Yankees are looking for a manager. Jesus is still King of kings and Lord of lords.

As an unbeliever, Jesus was my Mediator. As a believer, He is my Advocate, Intercessor and High Priest. Thank you, Jesus, for loving me. Thank for shedding Your blood and rising from the dead.

October is coming to a close. I know many more supernatural, spectacular miracles are waiting to happen. Are you ready? Are you expecting?



Saturday, October 20, 2007

This is the Koehler family joining Roxy and me at our wedding. My sister-in-law, Vicki, Myrtle, my mother-in-law, father-in-law, Cliff, brother-in-law, Craig.

Great Saturday!

The sun is shining in northwestern Wisconsin. Temperatures were in the upper 60s for most of the day. Last night The Spoken Word Church had an exciting and anointed praise and worship service. In the presence of the Lord there is fullness of joy. That certainly was the case last night. We are looking forward to a great worship service tomorrow morning and are well prepared to complete 2007 in victory and bring on 2008 in the glory of the God of the Bible.

Have a great evening and a wonderful new week.



Friday, October 19, 2007

This is the Novak family joining Roxy and me at our wedding. My youngest sister, Maryann, my oldest sister, Margie, Mary Jane, my mom, my dad, Frank, and my sister, Nancy.

It's the weekend!

At the church we have an important Women of the Word praise and worship meeting that will spring us forth for the remainder of this year and into 2008.

Big Yankees news this week is that Joe Torre will not be returning as the Yankees manager. Personally I felt that the Yankees should have offered a two year contract at the same pay per year as the previous contract. Joe would have managed the Yankees in their last year at old Yankee Stadium and their first year in the new Yankee Stadium. Now I would like to see Joe Girardi receive a three year deal and become the new Yankees manager.

The Minnesota Vikings look for their second straight win as they travel to Dallas on Sunday to face the Cowboys. The Cowboys look to be the best team in the NFC so far this season. The game should be a real challenge.

The Detroit Red Wings, off to a nice 5-2-1 start after 8 games, conclude their western road trip when they play at the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.

Have a great weekend,


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bill and Roxy were married on July 28, 1973 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over 300 guests attended the wedding. The reception was held at the Prom Center in St. Paul.

Do You Know Your Bible?
Answers to previous quiz.

1. C (1 Kings 19:16, 19)
2. E (Exod. 28: 39-41)
3. G (Luke 7:37-38)
4. F (2 Kings 9:1-6)
5. I (Gen. 28:18)
6. H (2 Chron. 23:11-15; 24:1)
7. B (1 Sam. 9:17; 10:1)
8. J (Dan. 10:2-3)
9. D (1 Sam. 16:1-13)
10. A (1 Kings 1:39)

New Quiz: Ark of the Covenant

Are you knowledgeable about the ark of the covenant? The following list contains ten events concerning the ark, but they are not in sequence. Determine the event that happened first and write the number one in front of it. Then, determine what happened next and put number two in front of it. And so on, for the rest of the events.

  • Ark is brought to Jerusalem.
  • Ark is placed in Solomon's temple.
  • Ark is brought to Obed-edom's house.
  • John sees the ark in God's temple in heaven.
  • Philistines take the ark.
  • Ark is carried in the march around the walls of Jericho
  • Ark remains at Kiriath-Jearim for twenty years.
  • Ark is to be made according to God's instructions.
  • Philistines return the ark.
  • Ark is used to divide the river Jordan.

Answers and a new quiz will be posted next Thursday!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Roxy and I had our first date in April of 1971. We went to a Twins baseball game. We still have the ticket stubs. This is our engagement picture. We were engaged in September of 1972. We were married July 28, 1973 in St. Paul. We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary this past July.

Roxy and I went to Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the fall of 1981. We spent a couple of weeks the summer of 1980 at Grande View Lodge in Brainerd, Minnesota. Our daughter, Kristine, would be born in April of 1981. Our son Nick would be born in September of 1985. When you have two active children who like to be involved with all kinds of activities, your summers are never quite the same!
1981 would be the year of a new assignment. After resigning from MSC in April of 1981, I would be going from a college basketball coach and athletic director to a pastor and Bible teacher at The Spoken Word Church.


In July, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of The Spoken Word Church. My main responsibilities are to study God's Word, to pray and to teach the Word of God. The Vision of our church is to train believers to be bright lights in and to the world.

Roxy and I had our first date in April of 1971 at a Minnesota Twins game. She spent that summer in New Hampshire at a summer camp as an instructor and counselor. I spent that entire summer in the Twin Cities dating, dancing with and hanging out with Lynda Waterman (Richfield), Marie Foley (Brooklyn Park) and Mary Jo Nohner (Minneapolis). Roxy and I would begin to date steadily in January of 1972. We were engaged in September of 1972.

Now, to some world news. Keep close attention to the "summit meeting" for the newly declared Caspian State Alliance. Five nations border the Caspian Sea: Azerbaijan, Kazkahkstan, Turkmenistan, Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Bible prophecy continues to be fulfilled right before our eyes.

Lift up your heads for our redemption is near.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Spending time in San Francisco with my close friend and good coaching colleague, Kevin Wilson. Kevin was an All American point guard at Ashland College in Ohio, playing for Bill Musselman. Kevin came to Minnesota as an assistant coach and we became friends in 1971. Kevin is the Director of Admissions at Bethany College in West Virginia.

In the middle of the basketball season, Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King played tennis at the Metropolitan Sports Center. I saw many exciting events at the Met Center which has now been replaced by the Mall of America and Ikea.

In the 1970s the University of Minnesota played outdoor football at Memorial Stadium. The new outdoor stadium on campus will open in 2009.

My close friend Joel Adamic and I drove his car from Minnesota to Texas for Super Bowl VIII. The Minnesota Vikings played the Miama Dolphins for the world championship.
Roxy and I flew to southern California in January 1977 for Super Bowl XI. The Minnesota Vikings played the Oakland Raiders in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl. What a beautiful place to watch a football game. Later we made our first visit to Disneyland. Back home in Ladysmith/Rice Lake it was -63 degrees, one of the coldest days in Wisconsin history. Temperatures in California were in the 90s.


Sports, playing and coaching, were the biggest part of the 1970s for me. I am very proud to be a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Many people influenced my academic life on campus, especially March Krotee, my graduate school advisor, and Ivie Hansen. Ivie was the Senior Executive Secretary for the Women's Athletic Department. As a freshman, my first day on campus, I was interviewed for a work-study position and I worked for Ivie right up until the last day I was a student on campus.

We must always remember that in any success we've had in our lives, God has used people to be a blessing. Always remember to have a heart filled with thanksgiving. Remind yourself today to be a special blessing in someone else's life!

Shalom,(for more information on shalom, see the Truth blog at )


Monday, October 15, 2007

The ex-coach and ex-player, Bill Novak and Don Zierden got together. Don and I have worked many basketball camps together.

The last District Title we won was in 1980. In the championship game the Fighting Saints defeated Viterbo by 2 points in an exciting last minute finish.

Players and fans celebrate the first conference championship in Mount Senario College athletic history. The Saints defeated Concordia of St. Paul to win the 1978 championship. The game was played in St. Paul, Minnesota. The trip home was filled with many great memories.

One of our most favorite trips across the United States was our trip to southern California. Here some members of the team and coaching staff stand outside the famed Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
The last season I coached at Mount Senario was 1980-81. This was a young and talented team that played 8 overtime games that year, winning 7 of them. The team was led by #51, Randy Mudgett.


Even though today in Ladysmith, Wisconsin is dark, rainy and dreary, the people and families of The Spoken Word Church are looking forward to a great week of revival. We have a special praise and worship service on Friday night, sponsored by the Women of the Word. The service begins at 7:00 pm. Everyone is invited.



Sunday, October 14, 2007

Scott and Bill Sanderlin, from Arizona, were two key contibutors to Mount Senario basketball. Both were excellent students and athletes.

Don Zierden and Bill Sanderlin were two captains during my seven years of coaching. Both were All Americans. Both had a tremendous desire to win and were team players.

Bill Sanderlin was one of the finest all around athletes ever to compete for the Mount Senario Fighting Saints.

Randy Mudgett was an All American from Gilman, Wisconsin. A strong rebounder and an excellent post player.

Don Zierden is currently coaching the Minnesota Lynx professional womens basketball team. He was the coach of the LaCrosse Bobcats professional basketball team. He also served as an assistant for the Detroit Pistons and an assistant for the University of Tulsa. Don was a strong team leader and has a keen basketball mind.

Mark Reuth, from Loyal, Wisconsin, was an excellent example of what it meant to be a Mount Senario basketball player. He was an excellent student, hard working, disciplined and a true team player.


As I'm celebrating the Minnesota Vikings exciting 34-31 victory over the Chicago Bears, I took the time to remember my coaching career at Mount Senario College. The team was very successful and we gave the players a chance to travel around the country. The team competed against Division I, II and III opponents.

The college was very supportive of the athletic program, especially the basketball team. Many people from the college were instumental to the team's success including: Kerm Morgan (Dean of Students), Pam Starkey (Admissions Secretary) and Joe Sarkissian (Soccer Coach and Athletic Trainer).

We won the last game I ever coached at the college in the winter of 1981, unfortunately, it was the third place game of the District Tournament. We had lost the previous night to Viterbo College, but we came back to win our last game while making 30 out of 32 free throw attempts, including 30 in a row. It was a rewarding finish to an exciting era of winning basketball.

Have a fantastic week,


Saturday, October 13, 2007

My sister Maryann painted a coach's doll for me with Mount Senario royal blue and bright gold colors. The coach has a whistle and a ball under his right arm. Notice the 70s coaches look!

After Minnesota, I became the head basketball coach and athletic director at Mount Senario College, a Division III school in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

Five All-Americans played for Mt. Senario during those 7 years:
Melvin Bradley (Chicago), Tyrone King (Chicago), Bill Sanderlin (Arizona), Don Zierden (Minnesota) and Randy Mudgett (Wisconsin).

We brought Mt. Senario to national prominence with 4 trips to the National Tournament, 3 district championships and 2 conference titles.

MSC was ranked in the top 20 in the nation 6 times, including 4 times in the top 10.

Coaching the Fighting Saints was a great experience that helped prepare me for the work of the ministry.



Friday, October 12, 2007

I coached three years at the University of Minnesota. The first two years as an undergraduate assistant and the third year as a graduate assistant. The Golden Gophers won a Big Ten Championship and finished second behind Indiana and Bobby Knight. The Golden Gophers were the #1 ranked defensive team in the country. We played before the largest crowds in the nation. Over 19,000 fans were in Williams Arena, while another 3-5000 were next door in the Hockey Arena watching on close-circuit television. Three All Americans played for Minnesota during those years: Jim Brewer, Clyde Turner and Ron Behagen. The Gophers were ranked in the top 10 in the nation two of the three years.


I trust that you've had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. The New York Yankees have already been very busy in the off season and I will be following their progress over the next many weeks.

The Minnesota Vikings travel to Chicago to play the Bears on Sunday. A win on Sunday would be very big. The Detroit Red Wings have gotten off to a nice start in their season and will be hosting the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at the Joe Loius Arena.

The Women of the Spoken Word Church and Bill Novak Ministries have an Advance this weekend, so the men will stand in the gap at home.



Thursday, October 11, 2007

The transition from player to coach went smoothly. As a baseball player in high school I played with and against fellow all-staters Paul Starkovich, Ely and John Matetich, Hibbing. In basketball with Mike Carlson, Virginia; Richie Pearson, Duluth Central; Stan Krebs, Eveleth; Tony Pecha, Tower; and Lew Richert, Duluth East. These relationships and my experience in college as a baseball player prepared me for my ten year career as college basketball coach and athletic director. (Would someone give that man a haircut and PLEASE do something with those sideburns!)

Do You Know Your Bible?
Answers to previous quiz.

1. Saul (1 Sam.20:30-33)
2. Balak (Num. 24:10)
3. Jonah (Jonah 3:1-10; 4:1)
4. Moses (Exod. 32:4, 19-20)
5. Eliab (1 Sam. 17:20, 28)
6. Haman (Esther 3:1-6)
7. Ahab (1 Kings 21:1-4)
8. Naaman (2 Kings 5:9-12)
9. Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 2:1-12)
10. Jacob (Gen. 31:26-37)

New Quiz: Anointings

The Bible mentions a variety of anointings, and each person listed in the top list was involved with one of these, listed in the bottom list. See if you can match them.

1. Elijah
2. Aaron
3. Jesus
4. Jehu
5. Jacob
6. Joash
7. Saul
8. Daniel
9. Samuel
10. Solomon

A. After the priest anointed this new king with oil from the tabernacle a trumpet blew and the people rejoiced.
B. He was anointed by having a vial of oil poured on his head by Samuel.
C. He had orders to anoint a plowman that he could become his replacement.
D. Following instructions from God, he looked over eight young men, then finally "took the horn of oil" and anointed the last one he had viewed.
E. After being clothed with special garments, he and his sons were anointed.
F. He was anointed king over Israel by a young prophet who ran outdoors after the anointing.
G. A woman anointed this man's feet with ointment.
H. After this seven-year-old boy was anointed king, a wicked queen was killed.
I. He anointed a stone that he had used for a pillow.
J. During a mourning period of three weeks, he fasted and refrained from anointing himself.

Answers and a new quiz will be posted next Thursday!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Christmas 1970, my dad in our house in Virginia, Minnesota.
Maryann taking a picture Christmas 1970 with mom, dad, Nancy, Margie and Princess, our dog.


The 1970s (1970-79) were divided into three areas. College, marriage and coaching. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Physical Education and a minor in History. I earned my Master of Education degree in Administration and Psychology/Sociology of Sport.

Roxy and I were married July 28, 1973 and traveled throughout the country watching professional and college sporting events. I was an assistant basketball coach at Minnesota for three years. I was the head basketball coach and athletic director at Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin for 7 years.

Let's continue today remembering to pray for believers throughout the world. I declare that all believers will be filled with the Holy Spirit, trust in the integrity of God's Word, learn to walk in their authority as a beliver, and come to the full knowledge of the Truth.

God Bless,


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I began my college basketball coaching career in the fall of 1971. I was a member of the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher coaching staff. Bill Musselman was the head coach. Assistants were Bill Klucas, Kevin Wilson and Jimmy Williams. Other coaches that had an impact on my life up to then were George Marsnik, Ely. Richie Olson, Virginia. Murray Warmath, Bill Fitch, Glen Sonmor, Herb Brooks and Dick Seibert, all from Minnesota. Notice the early 70s look :)

The Yankees bid for the 2007 World Series championship came to a dramatic close last night losing to the Cleveland Indians 6-4. The Minnesota Vikings take center stage now with the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1 on the early season and ready to go in high gear. Nick's softball season is coming to a close. Basketball meetings are upcoming on the schedule. Kristine's two touch football leagues are finishing up the regular season with the playoffs just around the corner. Roxy picked up a basketball scorebook and she is getting ready for the start of the Blaine High School basketball season.

I hope your October plans are going well. Don't forget to get your Christmas shopping done early this year :)



Monday, October 8, 2007

Playing baseball at the University of Minnesota was a dream come true. Legendary head coach Dick Siebert had led the Gophers to the National Championship in 1956, 1960 & 1964. I was proud to be a student athlete at a Big Ten university. John Matetich, a shortstop from Hibbing, and Bill Novak, an outfielder from Virginia, were the only two Iron Rangers on the team. I batted left-handed and threw left-handed.

Baseball at Minnesota was divided into four seasons. Fall baseball, Winter workouts, Spring regular season and Summer baseball. Division I sports are a year round proposition. Among my two year highlights were being a teammate of future Hall of Famer, Dave Winfield, winning the batting title my sophomore year during Fall baseball and attending an awards banquet with special guests, Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Harmon Killebrew.

My favorite baseball teammates:

Dave Winfield, Minnesota Gophers
John Matetich, Minnesota Gophers
Dave Foy, Virginia
Mike Carlson, Virginia
Neil McKenzie, Virginia
Mike Mohar, Virginia
Paul Starkovich, Ely
Greg Marn, Ely
Vince Hren, Ely
Jimmy Novak, Ely
Frank Lahti, Ely
Frank L. Novak, my dad

Have a great day,


Sunday, October 7, 2007

I graduated from Virginia High School in June 1969. My goal since 1960 was to attend the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I wanted to play baseball for the Golden Gophers and be a major league baseball player. In the fall of 1960, I made my first visit to the campus with my dad, Uncle Lud and cousin Jimmy. We went to the homecoming football game against Illinois. The Gophers won 21-10. Later they would be named football National Champions for 1960. In 1961, my dad and two uncles, Lud and John, and I saw the Gophers defeat Michigan 23-20 in the Gophers' homecoming football game. Later the Gophers would defeat UCLA in the Rose Bowl. These two experiences reinforced my desire to attend the university. In the fall of 1969 I began my academic and baseball career as a Golden Gopher.

I have had many outstanding high school friends and teammates who have played a big part in my life in sports including, Frank Lahti, Jimmy Novak, Joel Adamic, John Priyatel, Bill Skradski, Doug Luthanen, Vince Hren, Rich Klobuchar, Greg Marn, Steve Smekar, Paul Starkovich, Kurt Johnson, Mike Mohar, Jim Eckman, Don Lindberg, Neil McKenzie, Mike Carlson, John Possin, Doug Foschi and Mark Lind.


Isn't it nice to start every week attending the local church of your choice? We always have great church services that include the study of God's Word. Prayer, praise, thanksgiving and worship. Receiving of tithes and offerings. Hands on ministry. Fellowship with like-minded believers. Thank you people and families of The Spoken Word Church.

As a high school student in Ely and Virginia I have great memories of friends, baseball and basketball with the Ely Timberwolves and Virginia Blue Devils. Sports would have a big part to play in my five year University of Minnesota college experience. I would play baseball my freshman and sophomore years. I would coach basketball for the Golden Gophers my junior, senior and first post-graduate year.

I enjoyed being a spectator and fan of Golden Gopher football, basketball and hockey. I was a passionate fan of the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota North Stars.

I love my hometown of Ely, Minnesota. I was born there on February 4, 1951 and I will always have fond memories of Ely, the Iron Range and northern Minnesota. My five years at the University of Minnesota were filled with many great memories and prepared me well for my future in ministry and athletics.

Have a supernatural week,


Saturday, October 6, 2007

Bill hitting a big homerun in the District 27 championship game. After winning the District 27 championship, the Virginia Blue Devils defeated Forest Lake in the Regional semifinal, advancing to the regional championship game against Hibbing.
As a playmaking guard, you have to be able to penetrate into the lane and either pass to the open man or take the shot yourself. The Blue Devils won the Iron Range conference championship in 1968-69.

It's Saturday,

I'm glad the Word of God is Truth. Truth is unchangeable. The same yesterday, today and forever. The Word of God is absolute Truth.

We have been hearing a lot of untruth in the world today. Lies and half-truths are swirling all around us. People, media and leaders are misrepresenting the truth.

Stay full of God's Word. Stay full of the Truth. Keep spending time with Jesus. You will find it easier to recognize lies and errors when you really know the Truth.



Friday, October 5, 2007

Brett Favre getting ready to set a new NFL touchdown pass record.

Nick getting ready for another Vikings/Packers game, his 9th straight.

Kristine and Nick, they continue to be loyal Vikings fans.

Even though the Vikings lost a hard fought 23-16 game to the Packers, Bill and Kristine are looking forward to going to the rematch November 11 at Lambeau Field.

Even thought it rained all weekend, Bill and Roxy were happy to spend the weekend with their two kids.

It's Friday,

The Red Wings opened their 2007-2008 NHL season with an exciting 3-2 shootout victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks. On Saturday the Red Wings travel to Chicago to play the Blackhawks.

The Minnesota Vikings have a bye this week, while the New York Yankees, down 1-0 in their Divisional Series with the Cleveland Indians, play game in 2 in Cleveland today. Sunday they return home to play game 3 at Yankee Stadium.

The people and families of the Spoken Word Church are looking forward to another exciting October. October has always been an exciting month. Supernatural miracles, revival and manifestations of the Holy Spirit.

Have a great weekend,