BLESSMAN’S BLOG

I pray that all of you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward with anticipation to the Christmas holidays.  I am not a big fan of winter, but Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because it reminds me of the great blessing of my family.  No gifts just great food, family and a […]

  We are right in the middle of my favorite season, autumn.  It has been a blessing to enjoy it in Iowa this year.  I have clocked over 6,500 miles since April.  Central Iowa has some of the best bike trails in the world.  Now with the fall colors in full display, it is even […]

Daniel is one of my favorite characters in the Old Testament.  God protected him when he was thrown into the lion’s den.  I often think of his story when I am interacting with the beautiful lions in South Africa.   There is a story in the Book of Daniel 3:16-18 about facing our fears and marching […]

  As a new school year is starting, a new season of life has started for us, too.  Beth and I have sensed the last couple of years that it will soon be time to downsize and sell our beautiful wooded acreage near Lake Saylorville. We have been working diligently to get rid of extra […]

As I pedal along our beautiful Iowa bike trails each day, I ponder all that is going on in our world.  Usually, I am in South Africa during these hot, lazy days of summer.  I sense that many of us in America and South Africa are in a dark mood, feeling a bit of anger […]

Blog July 1, 2020 This is the first summer Beth and I have been able to spend in Iowa for the past several years and we are enjoying our time with lots of lawn work and long bicycle rides on our beautiful bike trails. Our world is changing at warp speed these days and it […]

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