Blog entries tagged Personal


1. Tuesday Night Chat: 44 Years and Counting

August 21, 2018

 We just recorded this Tuesday Night Chat: 44 Years and Counting, in which I share a few thoughts on the eve of our 44th anniversary. Click here to sign up for the free email sermons.

2. Our Family Christmas Card

December 20, 2017

3. Ukraine, Here We Come!

December 8, 2016

Here’s an update about our trip to Ukraine along with all the other news from my corner of the world. Here’s the link to the Keep Believing Donate Page.

4. My Sermon on the Sunday After 9/11

September 11, 2016

In the last 24 hours I have an opportunity to revist the sermon I preached on the Sunday after 9/11. At that point America was still struggling with the enormity of what happened just five days earlier. In that sermon, called Living by Faith in an Uncertain World, I wrapped up by giving Five Lessons to Ponder.I share them here because ten years lat...

5. Our Family Christmas Card

December 22, 2015

Here’s our family Christmas card. We took the picture last week when everyone came to Dallas. We decided it would be fun to feature our six grandkids this year. Merry Christmas! PS It took 16 tries to get this shot. Those kids never stop moving!

6. 14 Christmas Stockings

December 2, 2015

We had been married about five years when Marlene decided to make stockings for each member of our family. Back then there were three of us–Marlene, me, and Josh who had just been born. She found a pattern she liked and proceeded to go to work. When the first three stockings were finished, we hung […]

7. Florida Next

March 7, 2015

Dear Praying Friends, We knew we would be busy in the first part of 2015. But there are always a few surprises along the way.First, some happy news. A little over a month ago, our newest grandchild Zoe arrived. She was welcomed by Mark and Vanessa and by her brother Eli and her sister Penny. […]

8. Christmas Eve Scooter Caper

December 24, 2014

  What do you when it’s time for the Christmas Eve party in China but you don’t have a car? You hop on two ancient electric scooters, strap Violet on Josh’s chest, put Marlene and Leah and Knox on one scooter, add the gifts and goodies for the party, and put Josh and me and […]

9. Christmas in Asia

December 18, 2014

Dear Praying Friends, We’re on  our way to Asia! By the time you read this we’ll be in the air. We fly from Dallas to San Francisco and then on to Hong Kong where Josh and Knox will meet us. Knox is very excited to travel with his dad to meet G-Pa and G-Ma. Then […]

10. Our Family Christmas Card

December 17, 2014

Here is our family Christmas card. We had the picture taken at Nick and Sarah’s wedding in July.  Given how we are spread out between Dallas, Chicago, California and China, it’s a small miracle to get everyone together in the same place at the same time. Don’t know when that might happen in 2015. If […]

11. How Sally Meet Jesus

August 20, 2014

Dear Praying Friends, Will you “walk across the room”? Recently we met some friends who told us that during a Sunday School class, they were challenged to “walk across the room,” which meant taking a chance to share Jesus with others. Here’s what happened next: Shortly afterwards, my husband looked out the window of our […]

12. Wedding Week Has Arrived

July 22, 2014

Dear Praying Friends, These two pictures tell the story of our life at the moment: Nick and Sarah get married this weekend in Chicago. Josh and Leah and Knox and Violet leave for China next Tuesday. This Saturday Nick and Sarah get married in Chicago. They met on eHarmony and then discovered they attended the […]

13. Putting the Letters Together

June 24, 2014

Prayer is easy until it isn't.

14. Pinch-Hitting at Maranatha

June 23, 2014

This Monday morning finds us in Chicago, but by tonight Marlene will be in Dallas and I will be in Muskegon, Michigan.

15. Hello from Chicago!

June 21, 2014

We’re in Chicago for a Keep Believing board meeting.

16. My Father’s Day Gift

June 15, 2014

This morning Marlene gave me my Father’s Day gift, a canvas print of a picture taken last month when Josh and Mark, our two oldest sons, graduated from Dallas Seminary. When I posted the picture on Facebook, I captioned it, "Five Pritchard men, three generations, a great day to celebrate.” As I study that picture, it seems to send an important message.

17. Head Down, Feet Moving

June 2, 2014

That’s how you make it to the end zone.

18. Graduation Week

May 8, 2014

On Saturday Josh and Mark graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary.

19. Come See Us This Summer!

April 21, 2014

This summer I’m speaking at five different Bible conferences in five different states. Pick one and join us!

20. Packed and Ready

February 23, 2014

Last night over supper Josh asked if we were packed and ready to go.

21. Message from a Chaplain

February 6, 2014

Dear Praying Friends, Last night we received an encouraging message from a US Army chaplain:

22. Happy Birthday, Cliff!

February 1, 2014

90 years is a long time to live.

23. How to Pray for Your Children and Grandchildren

January 22, 2014

“May your children and their children love and serve your God more than you.”

24. A Year in Bike Riding

December 31, 2013

This year I rode 1431 miles on my bike.

25. Check Out the Winter Newsletter

December 27, 2013

We have just posted the Winter 2013 KBM Newsletter online.

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