2017 Conference!

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7

It's 2017 and this year it is a very short trip with a very targeted purpose. To present at the Minister's Equipping Conference. Our focus: Souls in Our Care, Connecting Counseling and Pastoring.

As always your prayers and comments are definitely coveted and encouraged!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

First Day on Campus

       A true gift to walk on campus again;  to feel the welcome and share smiles with those who have become friends over these past 7 years and six trips.  To see the students, to hear the rhythms of worship and the pace of this special place,     So comfortable to settle in at a desk (a different one every time!)  and get to work.

     The day started with a time of prayer with Chairman of the Board  Howard Merrill, who is filling in while Dave Owen is off island.   So many things to focus on, campus concerns, the health of Dave Owen remains a top item; they still await his appointment at Stanford.  Howard is doing a tremendous job and his unique brand of humor and humility blesses us all!   Chapel this morning was sweet;  touching to see a former PIU student, now  staff, share from his heart.

     At this moment I am home, at peace, dinner prep done, awaiting the flight which will bring Pastor Fred and his wife Meredith. The conference draws close. I know God will show up and so will those He brings and I am grateful to have this chance.  Hopefully some photos will be posted soon.  As always your prayers are welcomed!


Me on campus &
Fred & Meredith
arrive in Guam!


  1. So thankful all is going well and Guam feels like a second home to you. May God prepare hearts and minds of all those attending the conference!

  2. Glad you are there and about to begin another important endeavor!
    Small quibble with F. Fanelon. Telling women to speak less and listen more: to adapt to others needs instead of saying clever things smacks of sexism. Would the same advice EVER be given to men?

    1. Good point; although it was in that book, which admittedly I have not read, the quote was in Benner's book which was addressed to a mixed audience and intended for anyone, of any gender, in the business of counseling others. So in that case it most certainly was intended for men. But whomever you are "Unknown" I appreciate and agree with your perspective; and I should have been more careful in posting.

  3. OOPS! Did not put my name on that comment. It is me,
    Jo...Carole wishing you a great conference and happy snprkling!

    1. Ah I see now it was your comment. Thanks for the awareness ....I've been so focused on the counseling piece I wasn't thinking about the implication of his source.