Showing posts with label Hank. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hank. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Vintage View Vednesday Hank The Tank

One of the many highlights of visiting Junction Hill Pentecostal Church for many years was Hank the West Plains Church Dog, affectionately known as Hank The Tank. Hank was a long time fixture here and he was a fine dog. He was friendly, kind and loyal.

Hank loved the holidays and he never saw a camera he did not pose for. Obviously, he was amazingly photogenic. We sure do miss Hank!

Hank went over the rainbow to see Dorothy and Toto a few years ago, but we have a great collection of pictures to show you for Vintage View Vednesday. We took some of these pictures, but the holiday photo shoots were taken by Sis. Galiher.

Please enjoy Hank for Vintage View Vednesday.

Merry Christmas

Happy Valentines Day

This picture is a miracle. Odie is scared to death of dogs, but she loved Hank and Hank loved Odie!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Black Friday Shopping

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Easter!

Hunter Safety Public Service Announcement

Halloween or Howlloween?

Thank you for joining us!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Have You Encouraged Somebody Today?

We have another layer of snow coming down as I type Wednesday night and it is mixed with some freezing rain or ice. The weather app on my phone is calling it "Freezing Drizzle." Whatever the mix it has made for some very slippery conditions so we were not able to have church Wednesday night. Hopefully it will clear up in time for church Thursday night.

Hank the Church Dog AKA Hank the Tank needed some attention yesterday while Odie was outside. Hank does not have a clue how special he is. Odie has been running from every dog in the world for over 28 years but Hank has captured her heart!

He was one happy dog!

He is a might jealous when I go over to pet Daisy. He does not mind if I pet her he just wants one hand on him!

I had some hot water ready to set her free but I could not get Odie to lick the bus when the temperature was about 10 degrees. She may have heard stories about that some where.

Have You Encouraged Somebody On Purpose Today? I have and it came back 100 fold.

My phone rang today with some encouragement on the other end of the line. It was a distant cousin of mine that I see very rarely. I am talking 3-4 times over the last 10 years. They were sitting in the house trying to stay warm and passing the time by listening to music. They were playing the CD that I posted the lyrics too yesterday, Cradled In Grace and also the next CD after that one This Is How It Feels To Be Free.

I suppose she found my number on the newer of the CDs and called me up. She had nothing but encouraging things to say and it came at a perfect time. You would have thought by the way she went on that our music that she was listening to was the best music she had ever heard.

I try to encourage people on purpose on a regular basis. I want that to be a regular part of my life. I want it to be in my very nature to provide comfort, cheer and inspiration to others. But that phone call gave me a little extra inspiration today. Her call made me want to call somebody I had been thinking of and pass along the good deed. In response I tried to encourage several of my friends and acquaintances today.

Have you told somebody today how much they brighten your life when you think about them. You might be surprised how much it would help them and how much it would help you in the process.

After writing the paragraphs above I noticed a new email had came in. We have never received an email from this person as far as I know. The note was encouraging us to press on through the difficulties in life and keep ministering to folks in need. It was very hard to read such a heartfelt letter with out crying on my keyboard. 

God is amazing. He allows someone unexpected to encourage us with a phone call. That inspires me to reach out and encourage a few more folks. God then allows somebody else to come out of left field and strengthen us even more. Let's see if we can start a few more circles of hope, strength and encouragement.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Hank, Weather and My Next Bus

Not much going on today but trying to keep warm and keep the water running. I am not very successful today at either one. I did slip outside to start the Green Machine and let it warm up a few minutes. While I was out Hank the church dog was too so we bonded for a few little while and then I took some pictures. I wish I could show you how happy he is when somebody is giving him a good rub. Hank is a great dog.

As you can see from Hank's pictures we do have some sunshine today. It is weird to be outside in -22 wind chill and watch the ice melt off the BoggsMobile in the sun.

It was 7 last night.

-2 real temperature with -22 wind chill late this morning.

But -2 is much better than Devils Lake, North Dakota where we spent several days in July. Real temperature was -24 a little while ago with a wind chill of -53! I say it is a good day to be in Missouri a little closer to 0!

I did spot a picture of my next bus!

That is One Sweet Ride!

That is all we have for today. Tune in next time to see if I can talk Odie into licking the front of the BoggsMobile.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Passing the Chips Along!

Wow! Great service last night under the tent in Richton, Mississippi. God spoke to our hearts and met with us in a mighty, mighty way. I guess you will have to trust me on this one if you were not there but the altar service was simply outstanding! Praise God.

We sure appreciate all the visitors that have been coming. Pastor Kenny Morris and several folks from his church in Ellisville were in attendance. I appreciate them making a special effort to be with us in tent revival. They are always a great help. Bro. Kenny and Bro. Scott working together will just about preach a preacher to death and they are some of the best altar workers I have ever seen.

We are looking for more great things tonight.

You may remember that back in August when we were home for Dryden Rd. fellowship meeting that the Hisle's brought some of our favorite Herr's chips. They came bearing precious gifts for the Boggs family. They loved us enough to bring us four bags of Horseradish & Cheddar potato chips from their home town of New Castle, Indiana.

They are true friends!

Well if you desire friends then you ought to be a friend, right? We could not receive such a great blessing and then keep that blessing all to ourselves. We decided to place a portion of that blessing into the ministry. Sis. Galiher loves Herr's Horseradish & Cheddar chips so we gave her one of the bags. That's right. 10% is not good enough for the Galiher's so we gave them 25% of out bounty. They are great people and we are glad we were able to do it!

Well, the Galiher's are generous people too. Rather than keep their one bag to themselves they shared their tremendous blessing with their church folks at the Junction Hill Pentecostal Church Labor Day picnic. I will never understand the will power and self control that Sis. G exercised on their long trip back to Missouri. She must have put those precious chips in the back where she could not get to them. 

She sacrifice so that she might share with friends. They sent the pictures to prove it.

Bro. Riggs

Sis. Riggs

And even Bro. A.E.

I expected to see a picture Hank the church dog with a paw full of Herr's Horseradish & Cheddar Chips. I am sure that with a nose like Hank's the horseradish would be even better!

I do not know how they refused those puppy dog eyes but they said, "Even sharing can be taken too far."

Yes, I suppose there are limits to generosity.

I hope you have a great day.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from Hank

Another Christmas sweater???

Doesn't Hank's face say it all?

Merry Christmas from Hank the West Plains Church Dog and the Boggs Family!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hunter Safety by Hank the Church Dog

Hank the West Plains Church Dog loves all you deer hunters out there. He is very concerned about your safety while in pursuit of that record buck or meat for your family's table.

Hank wanted me to encourage every one to observe safe hunting practices at all times. You can never be too careful.

Remember it is not just you in the woods. There might be some crazies out there. Take every extra precaution. Even when wearing orange some idiot is liable to mistake you for a deer.

Please be very careful! Do not let this happen to you!

No animals were harmed in the making of this picture although Hank was probably a little irritated.

Hank is dedicated to going the distance to get the word out about hunter safety. You are a hero, Hank


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter From Hank

Happy Easter From Hank the Church Dog!

Looks like Hank won the big prize at the annual Easter egg hunt in West Plains, Missouri. With a nose like that it's no wonder he found the biggest egg! In fact, it looks like he found ALL the eggs!

Hope you have a great day tomorrow. Check back then for a post that is a tad more solid when it comes to the Bible. Lol


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patricks Day From Hank

We know that many of you look forward to hearing from Hank the West Plains Church dog. We love to hear from him too, so we gladly interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you Hank!

Happy St. Patricks Day from Hank!

"Kiss Me, I'm Irish!"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hank and Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day From Hank the Church Dog!

Hank loves the holidays especially when food is included! Now that I mention it, do we celebrate ANY holidays without special emphasis on food?

Have a great day!


Milk Chocolate?? Who needs it when you can have Milk Bones!!

Happy Valentines Day!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Black Friday Message From Hank!

I received a text message from our ol' buddy Hank the West Plains Church Dog to let me know he survived Black Friday. Here's what he said...

"Black Friday wipes me out. At least I beat the crowd. 

From the looks of things I would say he got out of the mall just in time. These are just a few of the headlines from Drudge Report Friday morning....


Woman pepper sprays other Black Friday shoppers 'to gain an upper hand'...

'Competitive shopping' turns into chaos...

VIDEO: Mayhem over $2 waffle maker...

Two women injured in brawl...

Woman shot, robbed in SC after midnight shopping trip to WALMART...

NC police use pepper spray to break up melee...



Sound like a boat load of fun doesn't it? NOT! I think I will wait a few days even if I have to spend a dollar or two more...

Thankfully the text from Hank proves that not everyone was sprayed with pepper spray, involved in a brawl, beat up over a $2 waffle iron, robbed at gunpoint outside the store or arrested. Some found their bargains, saved a ton of money and made their way safely home and took a long nap.

Frankly I stayed home and took a long nap myself. Friday was our first day with no travel or no preaching in a long time. I took full advantage of it. Kelly Jo and I have a few days of scheduled time off in a week or so and Friday we practiced for it! lol

Hope you are safe...


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving From Hank and Boggs Family Ministries

Hank with the Galiher's Thanksgiving Turkey. I don't know if Hank was delivering the turkey, guarding the turkey or claiming the turkey in this picture! Whatever it is it looks like Hank was taking his job seriously...

It is Thanksgiving Day in the USA again. Today is set aside to pause and thank God for his blessings in our lives and in our nation. We ought to live in thankfulness but this day we thank Him collectively. May God bless you as you spend time with family, eat a good meal and take time to have a grateful heart...

Happy Thanksgiving from Hank the West Plains Church dog and from all of us here at Boggs Family Ministries. We are thankful for many things including all of you that take time to read this blog and pray for our family and ministry...

Davy, Kelly and Odie Boggs

Friday, September 23, 2011

Junction Hill Pentecostal Church

We have been at Junction Hill Pentecostal Church in revival this week. The church is a few miles outside of West Plains, Missouri and Bro. Dwain Galiher is the Pastor. Bro. Galiher has had a deep impact on our family through the years so we are honored to be here ministering in his church. The folks have received us with open arms as they always do and we are having a great time. We have sung, shouted, preached, prayed, ate, had fellowship and laughed a lot. Sounds like a week in West Plains to me.

It is hard to believe the week is almost over and it is Friday already. Wow! Time really does fly when you're having fun! We are hooked up and loaded up since we have a long day of travel tomorrow. We will probably crank up before daylight tomorrow and hit the road as early as possible. We hate to leave the Galiher's and their church but we will be among friends in Alabama and Mississippi the next two weeks. I have a sneaking suspicion we will be meeting some new friends along the way.

Thanks for coming along for the ride. You never know what we might find around the next corner. Enjoy the pictures from Junction Hill below.

We still haven't decided on a name for our 2000 GMC Yukon Denali so read our last post HERE and chime in.


Update Friday Night: Added a few more pictures

Bro A. E. in my suit coat.

Br. A. E. and Kelly Jo share a birthday. Both were born on July 3rd, 37 years apart.

Sis. Galiher is a tremendous cook! This particular day she fed the Bogglioni's very well!

This is Hank the Tank or Hank the church dog or as we called him in January, 2010 when we were here, Hank Snow. He does sing pretty good too! Or at least he sings pretty often. He loves to lay under something and sleep or lay out in the open to sleep and he really loves a good belly rub! Meet Hank the Tank!