Untimely Death

My Dad will likely die tonight. (update: Pop died June 24 at around 7pm) Born on the heels of the Russian Revolution in May of 1923, or thereabouts. Who knows? with record keeping the way it was, or wasn’t. It makes him 95 or so. A hard long life, maybe even good at times. He […]

Brothers from…in Moscow

In April of 1998 my brothers (two of them: Tim and Leonard, sans one: Fred) and I made a trip to Russia to visit my parents who had moved back for a time to start a church in my Dad’s hometown, Mikhaylovka.  Mikhaylovka is a few hours outside of Rostov on Don, just off the Black […]

In Memory of Nadia Bagdanov

Nadia Bagdanov April 8, 1924 – September 13, 2013 Services: Viewing: Thursday September 26 beginning at 5:30 pm in the Garden View Chapel at Rose Hills Gate 1 Thursday Night Service: Thursday September 26 at 7pm in the Garden View Chapel at Rose Hills Gate 1 Funeral Service:  Friday, September 27 at 10 am.  Whittier […]

12 Months to a Better Family: Identity

The first task for Family development matches the first task for Personal development.  It is an identity task.  So we turn to a passage of Scripture that has as its focus our primary “family” attachment, the book of Galatians.  The reason we start here is that much of parenting today has to do with behavior […]