Diamond wedding anniversary.

Yesterday, Wednesday, Sept.14, Les Frey drove me to the hospital in Guelph.

I was made ready for the abdominal aorta aneurysm surgery, which took place

from about 11 am until almost 3pm.

Today, Thursday, Sept. 15, our Dimond wedding day, Les came to pick me up at

1.15 pm and drove me home. Marina and I both had a bit of a rest and then Les took us to Waterloo for our anniversary celebration, and later picked us up again too.

How wonderful that in spite of these physical problems, we were able to be together and celebrate God’s goodness over the years. We thanked Him for His protection and provisions all these years. All glory to Him. Blessed be the name of the Lord, hallelujah.



I just had a phone call from my surgeon who told me that my aneurysm has grown to 5.7 cm They usually start talking about operating when it gets to 5.5 cm, so I’ll probably have surgery within 3 months. What with Marina? Please pray.

Ik heb net een telefoontje gehad van mijn chirurg die me vertelde dat mijn aneurysma is gegroeid tot 5,7 cm. Ze beginnen meestal over een operatie als het 5,5 cm wordt, dus ik zal waarschijnlijk binnen 3 maanden geopereerd worden. Wat dan met Marina?

God is faithful, even when I’m not.


Have you ever felt uneasy and guilty because you have not been reading your Bible as faithful as you should, and you have not been praying as faithfully as a good Christian should? I have, and I have said to God, “Lord I’m not worthy to be your child, let alone your servant.” But I have found a text in the Bible that has really encouraged me, it’s 2Tim.2:13, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” Wow, if I am faithless, and I am at times, He remains faithful. And then it says that He cannot deny Himself. In other words, He cannot turn His back on us because He would then turn His back upon Himself, because He lives in us with His Holy Spirit. What a tremendous encouragement, it has really lifted me, I hope it will you too.



Praise the Lord, some good news. I saw my surgeon this morning re: my aorta aneurysm. An MRI was taken last week and showed that the aneurysm had grown only 1 mm in 6 months, from 5.2 to 5.3 cm. In other words, it’s a stay of execution.🙂 If things continue like this, no surgery this year. Thank you for your prayers.

Prijs de Heer, goed nieuws. Ik zag mijn chirurg vanmorgen over mijn aorta-aneurysma. Vorige week is er een MRI gemaakt en daar bleek dat het aneurysma in 6 maand slechts 1 mm was gegroeid, van 5,2 naar 5,3 cm. Met andere woorden, het is uitstel van executie.🙂 Als het zo doorgaat, geen operatie dit jaar. Dank u voor uw gebeden.



Hallo Belgen en Nederlanders, we hebben hier sinds middernacht 25 cm sneeuw gekregen en het sneeuwt nog steeds. Op andere plaatsen bijna het dubbele. Alles ziet er wel mooi wit uit, doet mij denken aan koning David die zei, “Was mij dan ben ik witter dan sneeuw.” Ps.51:9b.



To all our dear friends, a very happy and healthy New Year with much of God’s presence, peace, and power. And, much hope for the future, for our God is eternal and unchanging, and that is good to know in an ever-changing world. Hope in a hopeless world because God is the rock of our salvation, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, will we not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.” Psalm 46:1-3. Blessings to all.

A blessed Christmas.


“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Yes, we rejoice because a Savior is born, but we must not forget that He is Christ the Lord. We accept Him as our Savior, but do we submit to Him as Lord? We wish all our friends a wonderful Christmas recognizing and worshipping the Lord Jesus, and thus experiencing His power and peace.