Joystick in Alaska History

©By Richard Drebert With 10 other Zeros and 20 bombers, Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga attacked the military base and fishing village of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. After leaving the town in flames, oil bled from his engine and he realized that his crippled Zero would crash before he landed on the aircraft carrier Ryujo nearby.…

Bearing Pizza

The day melted away, and evening gloom had swallowed all shadows. I sat in our breakfast nook finishing off a late-evening plate of stroganoff when a dark shape a few feet away stole my attention. I dropped my fork when I realized it was a black bear just outside our window. A little scraggly, this…

My Space!

©By Richard Drebert I love the way Alaska’s vast ecosystem mirrors God’s principles for the spiritual observer—like the lifestyle and manners of bearded, white, mountain goats. Their behavior toward one another illustrates the importance of being patient and loving with those who intrude upon my personal space. Mountain goats are not especially swift, so they…

Earth Day Story: Beginning, Middle and End…

Beginning: Colossians 1:15-17 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers,…