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Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Monday, January 30, 2023

What To Say?

What to say? How much to say? 

These are questions we ask often and we are never really satisfied completely with the answer to our own questions. We post here daily and have for over thirteen years and less often for many years before that. To quote our own words right here on Mile Markers,
Mile Markers are a good way to describe our updates from the road. They keep track of our progress as we move across the country. We post about the grace of God, great churches, Pastors, people, revivals, music, family, food, fellowship, fun, our travels and who knows what else.
Yet, there are so many things we say little to nothing about. Although we are public about much, we are considerably private about much more of our lives, because they are ...well...private.

One of the many things I learned from these many years of meeting with you here is that we do have a good number of regular readers that will pray sincerely when they know there is a need. You proved it in 2020 and again in 2021 and 2022.

We average 600 to 1000 people stopping by here each day according to statistics we are given by Blogger/Google. Those numbers are not impressive in comparison to big corners of the internet, but we are not here to be impressive.

There is no competition between us versus anyone. Mile Markers describes a family ministry posting about ministry things along the road. Oh, and lots of pictures! We compile the pictures and information in one place for ourselves and for our friends. Several hundred of you have become our friends in the process.

We have come to understand profoundly that many of you are praying for us daily. That is pretty cool and comforting. Several hundred people praying for us every single day is encouraging.

We will take that! We believe God answers prayer and we need God to help us. That is why we have decided to say what I am going to say here today.

What To Say? This!
I posted a prayer request on January 20 and an update Friday and you responded by praying. Thank you for that from the bottom of my heart. I am asking you to continue to ask God to help. I need His help.

Without being overly dramatic, I must tell you that I was in severe distress with my lungs within 36 hours of finishing the strong round of medicine to help me breathe. By Thursday evening I was struggling mightily to breathe and that lasted into late Friday morning.

I have had absolutely no congestion in my lungs that I know of. I have pressure in my lungs, I struggle to get my breath and my oxygen level goes down too.

Later Friday, I took a dose of medicine and that helped. I have taken a little each day to keep from going into distress. I could take even more medicine, but it is literally killing me in other ways.

There is no way I could preach revival in Texas this week. I hated to do it, but I had to cancel. Pastor RC Betz was completely compassionate and understanding. He sincerely invited us to finish the trip to his church and park there as long as we needed to and allow them to help us in any way they could. May God bless him and his people!

At first, I was hoping we could take one week off and be good, but after consulting others, including Pastors, spiritual mentors, friends and medical professionals, we came to the conclusion the only chance I have of recovering is to take a few weeks off and rest my lungs.

A miracle could absolutely change that and we are seeking that every single moment. Until then, we have regretfully and sorrowfully cleared our schedule for four full weeks. I will not sing or preach for four weeks while we pray and my lungs heal.

Where to go? Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky or Ohio? 

At least nine Pastors and another friend invited us to park the BoggsMobile at their churches as long as necessary. Most of them offered to help in any way possible including help gaining access to whatever medical assistance I might need.

We were completely overwhelmed by these kind propositions within hours and we were at a loss for which way to go. In addition, we always have the option of going home.

Here is a glimpse into our reasoning and conclusion.

1. I had an aversion to going into the extreme cold if I could avoid it.

2. IF we are able to resume our schedule after four weeks, our next eight obligations are in the southeast so it made sense to us to be in that area.

3. I did not look forward to driving the bus at all. Why drive the BoggsMobile over 1000 miles home and then over 800 miles back into the south four weeks later, The 500 miles from Texas to the southeast seemed insurmountable Friday, so 1000 miles of bus driving was out of the question.

4. Some of the churches that extended invitations were 500 or fewer miles, but then we would have been a lot further from our next revivals.

5. Some of the invitations to park at churches came from the southeast, so that is the direction we have been slowly driving since Friday afternoon. 

We have a good handle on where we will park the bus, but we really have no firm grasp on what the next four weeks will look like. Odie may go home and KJo and I may get out of the bus for a few days or whatever.

We will definitely be attending church, maybe even visiting different churches, including some we do not normally get to attend. However, we will go with the understanding that we should not be put on the spot to sing or preach. I have to do my best to allow my lungs to heal.

Here is a question we are receiving. Do you have any needs? Yes, we need God to help us and we are counting on God's people to sincerely and fervently pray for us without ceasing. That is our desperate need and that is what we greatly desire. Please pray for my lungs or whatever the problem is.

The next question we receive is "what about finances?" The inquirer always acknowledges the personal nature of the question, but I understand the simple and authentic motive behind it. I have asked the question of others in similar situations. I do not want to see friends do without when I have the power to help.

Please understand that we are not asking for finances. Yes, we must absorb four weeks with no regular income, but we have an emergency fund. I think this qualifies for use. IF we need, more, I am sure God will be aware and He will supply through His people as He guides. 

We have never asked you for money for our own needs and we are not going to begin now. Honestly, we are fine.

The final question is this. Is there anything at all we can do besides pray? My honest answer. If I knew there was something you could do to help me heal besides pray, I would immediately ask you to do it.

Now, let me tell you one more important thing. The Lord came to me sweetly and powerfully at 7:00 AM Friday morning while I was struggling for every breath. He visited me again at 8:15 AM. I can not describe the feeling. If you know what I mean then you know! He did not calm my breathing, but He calmed me. Hallelujah!

He has been near me since and I can make it like that.

Programming Notes: 
Odie will be posting quite a lot more than normal the next few weeks so please show up for her. I am not sure about A Word For Wednesday yet. We may have to take that week by week. Thank you for understanding.

And thank you for stopping by today. May God bless you.


Monday, January 10, 2022

Today In Local News!

Here is the skinny! (I think that is so funny coming from a fat guy!)

IF you pay attention to our schedule and Mile Markers and IF you keep up with where we are and where we are supposed to be, you know something is out of kilter. Since I know that many of you keep track of such things, I need to bring you up to date.

Originally we planned to leave from Taylor Mill last Monday and began moseying toward Gainesville, Texas. Even a blind squirrel gets a nut every now and then! I decided we needed a day of rest after eight days of preaching, so we came home Sunday night to rest Monday.

Monday afternoon, Bro. and Sis. King called from Gainesville to discuss the COVID situation in their church and area. We all decided it would be prudent to reschedule revival down the road and not begin on January 9 as planned.

We had other churches that likely would have been happy for us to move revival to their place on January 9, but we decided to wait until Tuesday to make plans. Late Monday night, KJo and Odie started feeling bad.

Testing for COVID seemed to be in order, even though we thought it unlikely that we had COVID. Kelly Jo and Odie have both been vaccinated and boosted. I had been vaccinated and tested very recently for natural antibodies, of which I had an abundance.

All three of us have had COVID, so surely we have some natural immunities that will help some. 

Plus, we had been very careful. We have been wearing masks in and out of the church and in public and carefully sanitizing our hands. We know that nothing can prevent COVID 100%, especially the Omicron variant apparently, but we were trying our best not to spread things from one church to another.

Odie tested negative. There is also a nasty cold making the rounds in this area. Odie either had that or she had a false negative. Either way, she felt pretty crummy for a couple of days and nights.

KJo also felt crummy for Monday and Tuesday and tested positive on Tuesday. I had a slight headache one day and also tested positive. After six days, I feel a barely noticeable tightness in my chest, but I have no cough, no congestion and no breathing problems.

We are praising God for light cases this time. I deserve nothing from the LORD, but I sure am glad he spared us the horrendous sickness we had last January and for months afterward. Hallelujah!!!

I think we have made it through and according to the latest guidance from the CDC, we are good to go now. Odie stayed secluded as well just to be safe.

We have been in contact with the Pastor of our next revival in Texas. If all is acceptable there midweek, we will try to roll the bus in that direction. It is over 1000 miles there, so the sooner we leave the better.

That is the skinny! Thank you for stopping by.


Monday, March 29, 2021

Yes, Best of Times and Worst of Times

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, these are the best of times, these are the worst of times. To interpret, this has been an awesome week and this has been a horrible week. During this week we have been covered by the Spirit of the Lord over and over and we have been slammed over and over with sickness.

Yes, these are the best of times and these are the worst of times.

Since Saturday, March 13, I have sliding backward in my breathing. By Wednesday morning of this past week, I perceived that I was in trouble. By that evening it felt like I had no more room in my lungs for breath and we began to reach out to friends and family for prayer.

The pressure on my chest was severe and constant. Then God's people began to pray. One dear friend called a few minutes before 9:00 eastern Wednesday night. In moments his prayer was covered by the Holy Ghost and we were too. It was glorious for over 20 minutes. KJo and I were ushered into the presence of God right in the BoggsMobile.

Later, I found that others were in serious and fervent prayer for us at that very time. They were touching God, God was touching them and God was touching us! All over America, they were praying and we were feeling it. Praise God!

Even though we felt wonderful in our spirits, Wednesday night was a rough night for me physically. I could barely get enough oxygen, even with supplemental oxygen.

Thursday was shakey, but I rested better Thursday night and Friday night and we have been praising God for it. I still have a long way to go to get back to where I was three or four weeks ago, but I think I am headed in the right direction.

Thank you for praying for us, please continue.

Some Misinformation
By Thursday morning, the word was out to many, many people that I needed prayer. I always appreciate people praying, but some told me they had heard some things that were not true.

Some heard that I was in the hospital on a ventilator and might not make it through the night without a miracle.

Others heard that the doctor had told me I had double pneumonia and needed a miracle.

I am so sorry for the misinformation that was spread. 

I am afraid it is like the news stations that make every rainstorm into the storm of the century and then nearly nothing happens. Soon the people do not even listen to the genuine warnings.

I was very, very sick. I was lower than I have ever been in my life. I did think there was a possibility that I could die without God's touch. I am tremendously thankful for all that prayed for me and that touched God on my behalf. 

However, I am sorry if you received an alert that was not true. I can not do a thing in the world about it, I have no idea how it began, but I am sorry if you received prayer requests that were not true. I hope that does not harden you the next time you get a very serious request to pray for someone.

We are very thankful for the help and guidance that we have received from doctors and nurses and other medical personnel that have offered guidance, advice and direction all the way through this mess. We are thankful for you.

We are also tremendously thankful to all of you that have fervently prayed and offered scripture and words of encouragement. May God bless you for your kindness and thoughtfulness toward us. Some have prayed for hours at a time and others have not gone 15 minutes during the day without praying for us. Thank you.

I am better than I was Wednesday and Thursday. I had no other good direction to go, but up. However, I am not out of the woods yet. I am not able to go, I am not able to preach, I am not able to exert at all. I need some time to heal and I need God's help to heal. Please keep praying.

If the truth is known, I was probably trying to preach and sing and work too much too soon. That may be part of the reason for the recent physical difficulty.

We appreciate you joining us today on Mile Markers, friends.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ground Breaking, Plans Shaping!

Ground Breaking, Plans Shaping!

2016 has been an exciting year for our family and ministry and 2017 is shaping up to be even more so. City Reach was a challenge in many ways, including physically, but building a house for Odie to live in and building it while we evangelize may be even more of a challenge.

By challenge I do not mean chore, I mean an opportunity for us to spread our wings and fly farther than ever. We do not want to get stale or in a rut and we are certainly in no danger of that last year or this year.

Most of you that read the blog regularly know of our plans to build this house. At the first of the year Pastor Scott Morris, along with several other Pastors listed below, sent out a letter expressing their desire to help raise funds for Boggs Family Ministries to build a fully handicap accessible house for Odie to live in.

I posted that letter on January 10th and I have pasted it at the end of this post as well. I answered some questions about the house building purpose and process HERE and HERE.

In one of those posts I explained that we would be preaching revivals in Ohio during June, July and August. I also mentioned that we hope to begin the dirt work and foundation in mid April while we are attending Dryden Rd. Pentecostal Church's 60th year celebration.

I explained that the next 4-5 weeks after that we would be ministering close enough that I can be in Ohio a day or two each week to coordinate prepping the electric, HVAC and plumbing for the slab to be poured. 

How can we be so close to home for that long? Well, that is one of the many small miracles that have already taken place to make all of this possible.

First of all, I already had revivals scheduled in another part of the country. When it became clear that I would need to be home during that time, I began to contact those churches and ask for mercy. Each and every Pastor extended grace to me including one Pastor that had been scheduled for two years. (Thank you, friend. You know who you are and I will not forget it.)

That opened up some time, but what now? That is when a Pastor opened an incredible door to us and it seemed like God's will to walk right through it.

Pastor David Webb of Hodgenville Pentecostal Church in Hodgenville, Kentucky has asked us to come alongside the saints at HPC in order to organize and conduct a Music and Ministry Month. We have accepted his invitation and we are excited to share this adventure with Pastor Webb and his wonderful congregation for part of April and May.

We will be conducting individual and group teaching and training sessions in worship, vocals and music throughout the whole month. We plan to spend four weeks including five weekends building on the tremendous foundation that is already in place.

One of our foundational principles of evangelism is encouraging and equipping the saints in the local church. We are excited to have an opportunity to extend our reach on that principle this year at HPC in addition to our normal revival schedule and duties.

I love watching God work!

This is an amazing opportunity and challenge to us to pour into God's people the things we have learned and are learning concerning Music and Ministry. It will be a joy to work along side Pastor David Webb, his family and his staff. We are thrilled to work under such fine people on this short term assignment.

The fact that this also enables me to remain close to the construction process in the early days of the operation is icing on the cake.

We hope to have the slab ready by mid May and to have crews from churches arriving in Ohio to begin framing the house the week of May 22nd.

At this moment the house plans are almost completed and we are preparing to submit them to the county for the permitting process.

Hopefully that gives everyone a little more information as promised. Thank you for reading.


Original Letter Below:


You are receiving this letter because of a common bond we have, The Boggs Family Ministry.  We are all familiar with their dedication and work that they are doing for God on the evangelistic field.  They have truly given their lives for the sake of the Gospel.  Many souls have been touched and blessed by their ministry.  Whether by song or sermon, they have a special anointing to reach the lost, the hurting, and the sick. 

Many of you are aware of the fact that God has blessed them to be able to purchase some property near their home town of Waynesville, Ohio.  This property is located adjacent to the Dodds church in which they have ministered in and many of their family members attend.  Bro. Davy had prayed and sought God’s will concerning the purchase of some property and God opened the door.  Not only is it an ideal location, but it also has a barn that they are able to use to park their bus when they are in their home area. The barn is on the backside of the property with a large open lot on the front. 

Through prayer and the sharing of a vision it has become our desire to provide Odie with a completely handicap accessible home to live in on the front portion of their lot.  We shared this burden with Bro. Davy and Sis. Kelly to make sure that this would be beneficial to their family and not a strain.  They were both overwhelmed and thankful for the vision that we have.  We also set a date to share this with Odie and I wish you could have been there to see her face.  We truly believe that this is God’s will and plan to bless Odie.  Odie has spent her life ministering with her parents and we know it would be a great blessing for her to have a place of her own in their hometown.  This area is ideal because of the many family members that live within just minutes of the property.

We know that many might question how this could become a reality but we feel that it is very doable through the help of God’s people. Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Many have already said that they would be on board whether through giving of money to cover the expenses or those that work and specialize in a particular field, being ready and willing to donate their time and labor.

My intention with this letter is to lay this burden of mine before you and to ask if you and your church would like to help. I am not asking for a certain amount. I am not asking for one church to carry the whole load. No amount is too small, but if only one third of the churches the Boggs family have ministered in the last few years would send $1000, we would have the $70-100,000 this will require. Some churches can and probably will do more than that and others less. That is fine. I am only asking for your consideration for the blessing Odie has been to your church and for her future.

Recently Bro. Shobanke’s church in Abeokuta, Nigeria gave $220 toward Odie’s house. They are the first church to contribute. When you consider their incomes in Nigeria, $220 is a similar commitment and sacrifice of a church in the USA giving $8-10,000. Bro. Davy was moved, touched and encouraged by their sacrificial offering.

We would like to begin the dirt work by mid-April so we have about three months to determine how to proceed. If you are planning to receive a special offering we ask that you do so by March 5th.  You are, of course, free to handle it however you desire, but if we could know the level of response shortly after March 5th, that would be a huge help.

Bro. Davy has set up a special Boggs Family Ministries account solely for this building project. Checks should be made out to Boggs Family Ministries and marked for house. Boggs Family Ministries is a 501c3 and you will receive a donation receipt.  Donations should be sent to Boggs Family Ministries, P.O. Box 28, Waynesville, OH 45068.

I know that many of you do not know me personally. That is why I am happy to inform you that there are several very good men that are joining with me in this request. These brothers represent a cross section of the broad fellowship that the Boggs family ministers in every year. These are good men that you know. These are good men that love Odie. They happily join with me in wanting to see this thing accomplished for Odie. I appreciate them standing with Odie, with the Boggs family and with me.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more than glad to try to answer any questions you have.

Thank you and God bless you for your consideration.

Pastor Scott Morris

Bro. Larry Landress
Pastor Donnie Williamson
Pastor Shad McDonald
Pastor Jared Burris
Pastor Darrell Meadow
Pastor Darrell Toliver
Pastor Barry Gautreaux
Pastor Kenneth Morris

Friday, August 5, 2011

God and First Amendment on The Schilling Show 1070 WINA

The Tent in Greene County, Virginia

Friday Mr. Rob Schilling invited me to join him for the first few minutes of his radio show on 1070 WINA News Radio in Charlottesville, Virginia. We discussed the Greene County officials shutting down tent revival this week. Follow this LINK to listen to the interview. (After clicking the link, scroll down the page to "Schilling Show: 8-5-11 Hour 1 Davy Boggs...and choose the format to listen.) 

The interview is in the first 11 minutes of the hour. I appreciate Mr. Schilling for inviting me on The Schilling Show and for treating me and the issue at hand with respect and professionalism. You might drop him and email while you are there and thank him for his kindness.

If you are in the dark as to what is going on here you will find all you need to know in the original blog post.

I believe that God is going to receive glory out of this yet! Thanks and God Bless,


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Health Care Struck Down

We should always choose our words wisely. Of course telling the truth all the time helps because nobody has a good enough memory to be a good liar.

Many politicians are willing to say whatever they need to say to gain favor with whoever they are talking to at the time. I suppose they usually get by with it but now everything they say is recorded and searchable on the Internet. It looks like to me that they would watch every word and speak the truth. But it seems Americans will never pay close attention and the liars will never learn.

It is a rare occasion that a politicians words actually catch up to him but this may be one of those occasions. In the 2008 campaign Mr. Obama was firmly against a position because Mrs. Clinton was firmly for it. However as President Obama he has been as firmly for it as Mrs. Clinton ever was. Yet nobody called his hand on it until now. A Federal Judge quoted candidate Obama while striking down President Obama's universal health care plan.

It will be interesting to see how widely reported the story is reported.

The link and story are below.


Judge uses Obama's words against him.

Washington Times LINK

In ruling against President Obama's health care law, federal Judge Roger Vinson used Mr. Obama's own position from the 2008 campaign against him, arguing that there are other ways to tackle health care short of requiring every American to purchase insurance.

"I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that 'if a mandate was the solution, we can try that to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house,'" Judge Vinson wrote in a footnote toward the end of the 78-page ruling Monday.

Judge Vinson, a federal judge in the northern district of Florida, struck down the entire health care law as unconstitutional on Monday, though he is allowing the Obama administration to continue to implement and enforce it while the government appeals his ruling.

The footnote was attached to the most critical part of Judge Vinson's ruling, in which he said the "principal dispute" in the case was not whether Congress has the power to tackle health care, but whether it has the power to compel the purchase of insurance.

Judge Vinson used Mr. Obama's campaign words from an interview with CNN to show that there are other options that could fall within the Constitution — including then-candidate Obama's plan.

During the presidential campaign, one key difference between Mr. Obama and his chief opponent, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, was Mrs. Clinton's plan required all Americans to purchase insurance, and Mr. Obama's did not.

In the heat of the primaries in 2008, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman predicted Mr. Obama's opposition to an individual mandate could come back to haunt him: "If Mr. Obama gets to the White House and tries to achieve universal coverage, he'll find that it can't be done without mandates — but if he tries to institute mandates, the enemies of reform will use his own words against him."

Mr. Obama has since defended the constitutionality of the individual mandate, arguing it's the linchpin of the program to bring in more customers, which is key to expanding the availability and affordability of insurance.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Twinkie Diet!

Here's one for the health nuts to figure out! You can follow the link above to the story. I've posted it below as well in case the link dies.

(CNN) -- Twinkies. Nutty bars. Powdered donuts.
For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of these sugary cakelets every three hours, instead of meals. To add variety in his steady stream of Hostess and Little Debbie snacks, Haub munched on Doritos chips, sugary cereals and Oreos, too.

His premise: That in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most -- not the nutritional value of the food.
The premise held up: On his "convenience store diet," he shed 27 pounds in two months.
For a class project, Haub limited himself to less than 1,800 calories a day. A man of Haub's pre-dieting size usually consumes about 2,600 calories daily. So he followed a basic principle of weight loss: He consumed significantly fewer calories than he burned.
His body mass index went from 28.8, considered overweight, to 24.9, which is normal. He now weighs 174 pounds.
But you might expect other indicators of health would have suffered. Not so.
Haub's "bad" cholesterol, or LDL, dropped 20 percent and his "good" cholesterol, or HDL, increased by 20 percent. He reduced the level of triglycerides, which are a form of fat, by 39 percent.
"That's where the head scratching comes," Haub said. "What does that mean? Does that mean I'm healthier? Or does it mean how we define health from a biology standpoint, that we're missing something?"
Despite his temporary success, Haub does not recommend replicating his snack-centric diet.
"I'm not geared to say this is a good thing to do," he said. "I'm stuck in the middle. I guess that's the frustrating part. I can't give a concrete answer. There's not enough information to do that."
Two-thirds of his total intake came from junk food. He also took a multivitamin pill and drank a protein shake daily. And he ate vegetables, typically a can of green beans or three to four celery stalks.
Families who live in food deserts have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables, so they often rely on the kind of food Haub was eating.
"These foods are consumed by lots of people," he said. "It may be an issue of portion size and moderation rather than total removal. I just think it's unrealistic to expect people to totally drop these foods for vegetables and fruits. It may be healthy, but not realistic."
Haub's body fat dropped from 33.4 to 24.9 percent. This posed the question: What matters more for weight loss, the quantity or quality of calories?
His success is probably a result of caloric reduction, said Dawn Jackson Blatner, a dietitian based in Atlanta, Georgia.
"It's a great reminder for weight loss that calories count," she said. "Is that the bottom line to being healthy? That's another story."
Blatner, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, said she's not surprised to hear Haub's health markers improved even when he loaded up on processed snack cakes.
Being overweight is the central problem that leads to complications like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, she said.
How well are you managing your diabetes?
"When you lose weight, regardless of how you're doing it -- even if it's with packaged foods, generally you will see these markers improve when weight loss has improved," she said.
Before jumping on the Ding Dong bandwagon, Blatner warned of health concerns.
"There are things we can't measure," said Blatner, questioning how the lack of fruits and vegetables could affect long-term health. "How much does that affect the risk for cancer? We can't measure how diet changes affect our health."
I was eating healthier, but I wasn't healthy. I was eating too much.
On August 25, Haub, 41, started his cake diet focusing on portion control.
"I'm eating to the point of need and pushing the plate or wrapper away," he said.
He intended the trial to last a month as a teaching tool for his class. As he lost weight, Haub continued the diet until he reached a normal body mass index.
Before his Twinkie diet, he tried to eat a healthy diet that included whole grains, dietary fiber, berries and bananas, vegetables and occasional treats like pizza.
"There seems to be a disconnect between eating healthy and being healthy," Haub said. "It may not be the same. I was eating healthier, but I wasn't healthy. I was eating too much."
He maintained the same level of moderate physical activity as before going on the diet. (Haub does not have any ties to the snack cake companies.)
To avoid setting a bad example for his kids, Haub ate vegetables in front of his family. Away from the dinner table, he usually unwrapped his meals.
Haub monitored his body composition, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose, and updated his progress on his Facebook page, Professor Haub's diet experiment.
To curb calories, he avoided meat, whole grains and fruits. Once he started adding meat into the diet four weeks ago, his cholesterol level increased.
Haub plans to add about 300 calories to his daily intake now that he's done with the diet. But he's not ditching snack cakes altogether. Despite his weight loss, Haub feels ambivalence.
"I wish I could say the outcomes are unhealthy. I wish I could say it's healthy. I'm not confident enough in doing that. That frustrates a lot of people. One side says it's irresponsible. It is unhealthy, but the data doesn't say that."

Monday, September 20, 2010


We had a fun filled weekend with several stops and visits with lots of friends and of course some good food.

We will start with Friday. After finishing revival at Riverdale Christian Academy we went to lunch at Tahoe Joe's with Pastor Charles Spencer and his wife and Pastor Doug Spencer and his wife. The food was great (Forgot to take pictures) and the fellowship was too.

We hurried home and Kelly Jo and I went to Raisin City for revival that night. Bro. Doug Cornett was in revival with Pastor Denver Wood and his folks there. Raisin City is the first church I ever preached in on our first visit to California in 1992.

We capped the night off at InNOut and it hit the spot as usual. The first two pictures are from there on Friday night.

We spent the day on Sunday with our friends at Gospel Defenders in Merced. Pastor Johnny Hilton and his folks rolled out the red carpet for us as usual. We praise God for his help and the good response in the altar Sunday night.

Sunday afternoon Bro. Milton Teaney and his wife treated us to Pizza Villa in Merced and it was terrific. We were all so hungry that we forgot pictures again but we did snap a picture of one lonely piece of pizza. Bro Milton also gave Kelly Jo a gift to add to her collection of creepy, crawly and slimy things. She has already had lots of fun.

After church Sunday night Bro. David and Sis. Peggy Hilton had us over for a beautiful meal. I say beautiful because the way she presents everything, it is almost too pretty to eat. But since I have experienced her cooking I jumped right in because I know it tastes even better than it looks. Wow! I was not disappointed.

That pretty much wraps up our weekend except for Saturday. I will save Saturday for my next post.

Have a good day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

School Revival

School revival went very well at Riverdale Christian Academy this week. The students responded in the altars each day and several were touched by the Spirit of the Lord. I am always thrilled to preach in schools and this week was no exception. When Bro. Chuck Spencer called I jumped at the chance to go. I love to see God work in the lives of young folks who are hungry and He sure did the last few days.

We will try to have a post up tomorrow detailing the events of this weekend.
God bless you all.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Revival Continues

Revival continues at Souls Harbor in Fresno. We are having great services and great fellowship with our brothers and sisters. God certainly is good and we are so thankful to experience His blessings in revival. We are scheduled to close Wednesday. We will let you know the outcome.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Pictures 1-5 are from the flight to California. Number 6 is a sidewalk chalk Pic of me drawn by Gunner Burris. Number 7 is Emily Burris and I at Jantz Cafe & Bakery


 I am back at the BoggsMobile.  It is great to be back in my home!!!!!  As Dad posted earlier We flew into California on Monday afternoon.  I had good flights!  From Cincinnati to Denver it was smooth, I was able to sleep most of the flight.  Then I had a three hour layover in Denver.  My flights were only five gates apart, so I had plenty of time to eat lunch, visit Starbucks, and listen to my Ipod.  The flight from Denver to Fresno was a bit bumpy at the beginning.  I had a window seat so I managed to get these pics.  I love when we are above the clouds!  It was a good flight and we landed safely in Fresno.  Thanks to Benji Burris for picking me up at the airport!  When we pulled into Bro. Benji and Sis. Laura's driveway the BoggsMoble was a welcomed sight.

Now we are getting back to our normal, if we have a normal.  Revival at Amazing Grace Tabernacle is going great.  It is so good to be with the Burris family and all our friends.  Dad has pics from this week on his phone.  Most of my pics are on my camera.

We love our California trips!  I am sure there are several exciting days ahead for us.  Please keep our family in your prayers!!!!


Odie Boggs Visit Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Odie Has Flown the Coop!

Odie flew from Missoula to Cincinnati today and made the trip safely. My Dad and Mom picked her up at the airport around 9:00pm eastern time. This is not the first time Odie has flown by herself but it is the first time she has made a connection in Chicago but she did great!

Odie is going to be home four weeks visiting with family and friends and then Kelly Jo and I will join here for Dryden Rd. Indoor Campmeeting before returning to California to resume revivals. I am sure she will be posting pictures from home and detailing her adventures as well.

We have never been away from Odie for more than a week so it is a new experience for all of us. We miss her but we are getting by some how.

We love you much, Odie!

Davy & Kelly Jo

Kelly Jo with a friend she met at the Missoula Airport!

Kelly Jo and Odie right before they tore Odie apart in security. She always attracts attention at airports...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Storms, Zip Dee Window Awnings and Psalm 46: 1-3

We definitely had and interesting afternoon Tuesday. Everything had went very smoothly all day. We left Estes Park around 11:00 Am and started the nice leisurely and stunning drive to Loveland and I-25. I snapped several pictures through the windshield but I haven't even checked to see how they turned out. I hope to post some of them later if they are good.

We headed North on I-25 and stopped for fuel at the Flying J in Cheyenne. In the afternoon on the North side of Casper, Wyoming the storm clouds began to gather to our West. They didn't look good at all but it seemed by the weather reports that we would be North of the storm by the time it crossed the interstate. Lesson #1: Don't believe everything you read or hear!

About 30 miles North of Casper we were right in the path of a terrible storm. Very high winds and the potential of large hail and heavy rain. Occasionally we had some hills on the West side of the interstate so that blocked some of the wind but it was still moving the BoggsMobile pretty badly. I slowed way down and was looking for somewhere to park (In the middle of nowhere.) when it sounded like the roof came off the bus. We have, or I should say had, a 17 ft. window awning on the drivers side of the bus and when I looked in my mirror trying to locate the source of the terrible noise I could see the awning was flopping in the wind!

The tension is supposed to keep it rolled up, plus it had a little safety catch on it as well but nothing held in that wind. I pulled over and accessed the situation and decided to ease up under a bridge to hopefully find some shelter from the wind and rain. While I was doing this, Kelly Jo was sending texts to friends and family so they could pray AND so they would know where we were if we were blown a way in the storm.

The awning was so damaged, I knew it wouldn't roll back up so I tried my best to rig something to secure it for a few miles. We were all praying as I worked from a ladder right next to the interstate and it seemed the BoggsMobile could literally turn over from the force of the wind at times. I kept quoting and praying a verse that I have been preaching to folks across this country.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

The situation was stressful for several minutes and it seemed as if things could become drastically worse in seconds but there was no fear. I know that God is my refuge. I know that God is my strength. I know that God is a very present help in my trouble. Therefore I must not allow fear to reign!

After the Lord helped me to secure it enough to drive slowly if the wind would die down we began to pray about which direction to go. Continue on 85 miles to the campground we had planned to stay in? Then 40 more miles the next day to the nearest RV Repair place on our route? OR Find a place to turn around and go 30 miles in the wrong direction to Casper, Wyoming?

It was after 5:00 so I expected the Repair facilities in Casper to be closed. I called one and they said they could get me in the next morning and could repair or remove the awning. Just as I started that way the wind died down, the sun came out and a beautiful bright rainbow appeared beside the road! Praise God!

I drove very slowly to Rec Vee Service & Supply in Casper and pulled in around 6:15 PM. Lou, the owner, was still there so he looked it over and it was obvious the awning was beyond repair. The only option was to remove it. After about 30 minutes work we had it on the ground. Here's the kicker. Lou charged me only $25 and for only $10 more he allowed me to plug into his 50 amp plug and spend the night. After all the stress of the storm, the possibilities that could have happened, the damage that did occur, Lou Grunewald of Rec Vee Service & Supply was an answer to prayer!

I have no idea what a new window awning will cost but right now it doesn't matter. I am thankful my little family is safe and that all 12 tires (Counting Mr. Cheap Jeep) are facing down instead of looking at the sky!

We should have taken some pictures during the storm but pictures were way down the list of priorities behind things like prayer!

Praise God for his help and the prayers of our friends!


It is supposed to be wrapped up nice and tight behind a metal enclosure!

This rainbow was so bright and both ends were visible on the ground but my iPhone just couldn't capture the brilliance. Thank God for the message of the rainbow!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bro. Chet Meredith

These are pictures of our dear friends the Meredith family on May
10th &11th 2010 in Central City, KY. They came to visit us in revival
that week and as always they were a bright spot in the revival. Their
singing, encouraging words and beautiful smiles have blessed us in
many revivals, camps and special meetings in Kentucky and Indiana the
last several years.

These two nights will always be especially dear to us though. We
had no way of knowing that this would be the last time we would get to
see Bro. Chet this side of glory. Thursday night Bro. Chet passed away
suddenly. For him it was the day he had been anticipating many years
but for his dear wife and precious daughters it is the biggest
challenge they have ever faced.

Please pray for Sis. Beverly, Sis. Beth and Sis. Rachel over the
next few days and weeks. God has helped to this point and they need
that continued help and strength.

As for Bro. Chet, it won't be long Brother and we will see you


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Flying J Fuel Stop

As Odie posted last night we hit the road yesterday evening a
little before 6:00 pm eastern time. We made pretty good progress even
though it rained most of the time. We arrived in Granite City at
Bethel Chapel around midnight after driving around 380 miles. We left
this morning and pulled into Wichita, KS at Bethany Revival Center
about 6:00 pm central time.

We stopped for fuel today in Missouri. We had plenty of fuel to
make it to Kansas but the price made the decision for me. In Missouri
we paid 2.77 a gallon and in Kansas it was 3.01. That is a savings of
$31! Praise God for every penny that diesel comes down. Our last
three tanks have been $3 a gallon or above.

We start revival tomorrow night for Bro. DiZazzo and we are
looking forward to it. God bless you all.


Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Memorial day is a time to remember our loved ones. Also it Is a special time to be thankful for those who gave their lives for our freedom! Many folks use the day off work and school to enjoy the beginning of summer.
Before the BoggsMobile hit the road we spent some time with family. It was great food, fellowship and fun. Papaw has a nice barn. It becomes the hang out place in nice weather. Thankfully the rain held off so we could have beautiful day!
Mamaw and Aunt Theresa got an Ice Cream cake from Dairy Queen. The cake was for Papaw's belated birthday and Mom and Dad's anniversary next month.
Now the BoggsMobile is headed toward Kansas. I must say it was great to be around home for awhile but it feels good to be rolling down the road again.


Odie Boggs Visit Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Alumni Banquet Waynesville High School

Kelly Jo and I attended the 127th annual Waynesville High School
Alumni Banquet tonight (Saturday) along with a few hundred other
graduates dating back to the early 1930's. In fact, both my brothers
and their wives, my sister and her husband and my parents attended the
banquet as well. It was quite an evening.

This year marks 25 years since I graduated from high school. I
have never been very sentimental about my high school experience and I
have certainly never longed for those days to return. You might say
that when they handed the diploma to me that I hit the door running
and never looked back. I had finally been set free!

But it was good too see some of the people again. Most of them I
hadn't seen since graduation. Some looked completely different and
some looked exactly the same just a few years older. I am glad we
attended. Maybe I'll go back for my 50th.

Afterward we drove to Berea, KY. We will finish the drive in the
morning to Bond, KY. We are looking forward to the Sunday services
there AND Sis. Ann Gabbards good cooking.

God bless,

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Crusair condenser units

These are the three Crusair condenser units that Dad and I took out
of the BoggsMobile Monday. It was quite a job. Dad worked so hard and
it was very hot. He might be a little less enthusiastic to see me come
home next time.

My brother Tommy picked them up this morning so he could try to
sell them on eBay for me. Two of them are in great shape. I know that
if I could have found a used unit last May in Arizona and California
when one of these went out I would have been thrilled. It gets hot in
here when it's 90-100 outside. Maybe I can be a blessing to someone in
the same position and make a little money too! Keep your fingers

We started a short revival last night at Anchor of Hope near
Lebanon, Ohio last night with Pastor Bill Lamb. The Lord helped in the
altar service. Pray for us the next two nights in this meeting.

Sunday we are planning to travel to Bond, KY to preach in the
Sunday services for Bro. John Gabbard and his fine folks at Bond
Holiness Church. We are really looking forward to that. That's like
home to us and has been for years.

Take care.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Highway of Holiness, Hamilton, Ohio

We spent the weekend at Highway of Holiness in Hamilton, Ohio.
This was the weekend they honor their graduates and this year there
was only one. His name is Austin Griffitts. We have known Austin and
his family since he was five so we were honored when Pastor Jerry
Pascarella called and asked us to be a part of the banquet service on
Saturday night. We had a wonderful time.

Bro. Pascarella had invited us to stay for the Sunday services and
I am so glad we were able to do so. The folks from Highway have been
so very kind to us through the years and this time was no exception.
We had a great time.

The next two days Dad is helping me with some things on the
BoggsMobile. One thing we are doing is removing the old air
conditioners. One of them has not worked for over a year and the
others are not needed since I added the roof airs last fall. Thank God
for the new roof airs. We are much cooler than last year! Removing the
old units from underneath will give me a little more room for storage
which we always need.

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