March, 2009

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Peter Cartwright (1785 –

Peter Cartwright. His colorful Autobiography remains a favorite source on frontier conditions. Illinois was flooded. Not a path could be seen beneath the sheet of water. Treetops, which might guide a bold traveler, stood miles away but would be out of sight whenever he rode into a hollow. He couldRead More …

Francis Asbury (1745 – 1816)

Francis Asbury (1745 – 1816), the founding bishop of American Methodism, set the pace. He traveled 270,000 miles and preached 16,000 sermons as he traveled the circuits. Peter Cartwright (1785-1872) described the life of the circuit- rider. He wrote in his Autobiography: “A Methodist preacher, when he felt that GodRead More …

A Journal of the Lord’s Work

This blog is to journal our work for the Lord in the mission field, in our Jerusalem, and our home. We recently moved to Kentucky and I found a good fiction novel called, “The Long Road”. This fictional account of life on the frontier of America included accounts from FrancisRead More …