Faith Crafts an Indonesian Rain Stick from Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia

My friend Faith made a rain stick using directions from my book, Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia (Mitchell Lane Publishing). It is a simple craft using a paper towel roll and markers to decorate the outside with crazy happy colors and designs. It just takes a couple of other household items to complete this fun... Continue Reading →

Ossian Church of the Nazarene Moves Into the Future

** In December 2012 the editor of the Bluffton News-Banner asked me to begin a weekly column of stories about churches in Wells County (IN). It’s been a delight talking with pastors from the 65 (yes 65!) churches in this county. Since talking with Pastor Bob Miller of the Ossian Church of the Nazarene, I’ve... Continue Reading →

Appearance Isn’t Everything

  Ps 48:1-8v. 2: It is beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth.”      NIV             Photo by Dave Reusser He was born in an agricultural community and learned the trade of tinkering from his father. He led a dissolute life until given a Bible. The tinsmith devoured the contents and began preaching. In... Continue Reading →

Leave a Comment of Tribute about Jane Reusser

caption: My husband's favorite photo of his mom standing in her garden.Today is the anniversary date of my dear mother-in-law’s passing. I think she was the greatest mother-in-law in the world, especially as I’ve gotten older and learned to appreciate her role more. She had eight children and at her death they all mourned for... Continue Reading →

Calvary Lutheran Church Members Help Students Learn

caption: Pastor Jerry O’Neal of Calvary Lutheran Church in Bluffton is working with his congregation to strengthen its impact on the community.**In December 2012 the editor of the Bluffton (IN) News Banner asked me to begin writing a weekly series of profiles of churches in our area. As a Christian, this was a pleasure to agree... Continue Reading →

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