Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This is where Coletta and I live. I took this picture today. When we arrived at Van Wert fourteen years ago, we asked the Lord to give us an old house with trees, on a quiet country road at the edge of town. We bought this home that fall in 1995. It is a block and a half from our old church building, three blocks from downtown on Main Street, across the street from the City's Police Station, Fire Department, and ambulance service! God has a wonderful sense of humor! Under the direction of Mr. Bill Keith, a former trustee of our church with many church members helping, this 115 year old Victorian was turned into an almost completely new Victorian! It seems like the Lord was saying, "Here's your (big) old house and your tree, but, I'm going to save you a lot of gas by putting you close to your church!" We are still only five blocks from our new church!

I'm Jim C. Burns, and that's something to think about!
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Monday, October 26, 2009


Papa Burns with Granddaughter, Miley at Kernel Cooper's Corn Maze east of Van Wert. Miley is now 26 months old. She seemed to enjoy her visit to the Maze last Thursday.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009


Our Granddaughter, Miley visited church last Sunday. Here's a picture I took of she and "Nanny Burns" (my wife, Coletta), just before they walked into our new church building for Sunday School. Please pray for Miley as she is recovering from an infection in her foot.

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Monday, October 5, 2009


Perfect autumn weather, cool temperatures, sunshine, great Christian fellowship and challenging Bible sessions made this year's Fall Men's Retreat a special blessing. God used Terry Ginther's testimony Friday night and Jerry Thacker's heart felt and informative challenges Saturday about living with HIV, to help each of us face adversity by the grace of God. We had a total of 27 men from three different churches, and Camp Cotubic, Ohio was the perfect setting. Several men enjoyed sitting around the camp fire for hours while some played hillbilly golf and others went fishing. A few of our men even won a game of horse shoes. The food could not have been better, and we all came home with a renewed desire to life for Christ in the midst of opposition and set backs. Thank you to all the Pastors and church men who helped organize this year's retreat and for all who took time out of your busy schedules to go. We had four men from our church come that had never been with us before on this adventure! It's so neat to see men want to serve Christ and grow in the Lord. This is what it's all about!

That's something to think about! Email: jimmycburns@aol.com