Suicide in Alaska

About Alaska’s Suicide Rate: “There are lots of theories. Maybe it’s the long dark winters or the isolation of the largest state in the U.S. While these factors may contribute to the problem studies suggest the roots may go deeper. According to Patrick Sidmore, health planner and research analyst at Alaska Mental Health Board, historical…

Ice Road Trucker Missionary

Ice Road  Trucker Missionary As I pulled down the storage shed door, “I wondered if I would ever see any of  my belongings which held so many precious memories – again?”  This is what it must have felt like for the early missionaries who packed their belongings in their coffins and said Goodbye to family…

Alaska Railroad and Boretide Surfing!

Things to Do in Alaska Bobette and I were blessed by a friend to take a day trip on the Alaska Railroad down and around the coastal town of Seward. We saw bore tide surfers, Click here to watch great video of this. glaciers, ate scrumptious meals, and visited the Alaska Sea Life Center in…

Big Lake – Alaska

Located on the shore of its namesake lake and sprawling over 138 square miles is the community of Big Lake, with a population of 3,191 people and many, many more sled dogs, including the kennel of four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Martin Buser. About Big Lake Many residents of Big Lake commute to…

Eat More Salmon!

Source Health Benefits “Only one food has the reputation from time immemorial of being a “brain food”. That food is fish… you should plan to eat a seafood meal seven days a week — and salmon at least five times a week.” – Nicholas Perricone, M.D., “The Perricone Prescription”   Few single foods can bring…

Crisis & Trauma Care…Praying for Louisiana and Emergency Personnel

It is hard to imagine losing everything you own in just a few minutes.  Many in Louisiana right now are still reeling from the devastation.  Please Pray for Louisiana.  I just received a request to volunteer in Louisiana, however I will be leaving for an assignment in Alaska, August 22nd. In the meantime pray for…

North to Alaska! Join me!

I can’t wait to share this exciting news with you! I am so thrilled to share with you how God is moving in my life.  …My First Assignment and place where the Lord is sending me is North to Alaska!  Read my entire August newsletter with ALL the details here.  Marlene’s August Newsletter Come Beside…

Insecurity “I”s that will incinerate you!

No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. I Corinthians 10:13-14…

Inflammation “I”s that will Incinerate You

I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. Jeremiah 33: 6b (NIV) The second phase of healing a wound (there are four) is inflammation. Inflammation means to ignite or set on fire. The process is part of our body’s defense system and actually helps to heal a wound or…

Indigestion – “I”s That Will Incinerate You

“For my groaning comes at the sight of my food, And my cries pour out like water.” Job 3:24 Which comes first, indigestion or groaning?  The truth is that your health can be ruined because of the way stress, crisis and trauma is handled in your life.  It is important that you recognize the early…

“I”s that will Incinerate You – Immobility

Immobility  – Fear will immobilize you as was in the case of Pastor Bobette Stubblefield, Soon after our marriage began, my husband began to isolate me by forbidding me to spend time at church and with my family and friends. Isolation then begins to break down a person’s worth; and little by little steals their…

Like a Signal in the Sky….The Power of the Cross Never Dies!

I’m looking back a few years ago, when I took this picture.  I had spent a year in Ohio working at a large ministry and the experience and friendships that I made while I was there are not measurable.  There was probably not anything in Ohio that I didn’t love!  I thought I was going…