The Pastor Challenge

The Pastor Challenge

The Assist Pregnancy Center's Walk-Run-Ride for Life is coming up in May and this year I am challenging myself in order to challenge all of you! I am challenging myself to ride a "Metric Century" (100 kilometers) in four hours, and if I can ride farther than I ever have at one time before, I challenge all of you to support me more than ever before. I set my goal this year at $5,000, and our team (Lutherans for Life) at $7,500! If I can do it, you can do it. Assist helps so many mothers and babies, and they are expanding their facility to help even more - and so need our help more than ever, especially coming out of this pandemic. So please help! CLICK HERE to go to my sponsor page to sponsor me, or you can sponsor anyone else who joins the team, or the team as a whole.

Will you step up to the challenge??

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


With Advent being as long as it can be this year, I was able to not stress too much the week before Christmas. That was a nice change. :-)  Had some hospital calls, shut-in visit and communions, classes, and the usual, along with a dentist visit to have a crown put on the tooth I broke, but all in all it was a good week and we had a good Christmas. My brother and sister will be with us this week, rounding out the festivities.

Attendance was a bit better than I expected at our Christmas services. You see, most of my folks leave the area for the holidays, so our services are smaller than usual. But we had a good turnout for both, along with some visitors and some annual visitors it was a joy to see again.

Here are some pictures for you . . .

Peasant family Christmas photo.

My greatest Christmas gift after my Saviour. :-)

Family selfie! [Sorry a little blurry :-( ]

My girls!

Mrs. and daughter Peasant playing Christmas music for Grandpa and the other folks at the memory care where he lives.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016


So things are moving forward. The first few weeks of December are always the busiest for me. Lots of folks think Lent is the busiest time of year for Pastors, but I think this time of year is busier because it has nearly as many services plus all the extra stuff the holidays brings - family stuff, school concerts, church caroling and annual meeting, open house, gifts, decorations, cards. During Lent and especially during Holy Week, I can kind of hole myself up and spend a lot of time in the Word. That is harder to do at this time of year. I enjoy it, though!

So now we are approaching the time I can relax a bit and enjoy Christmas. Most of the busyness will be over this weekend. Plus, my son is coming home from college today (on the train) and I am going to pick-up my daughter, so the whole family will be home tonight. :-)  My brother and sister will be here the week after Christmas, so a full house! It will be fun.

A couple pictures for you . . .

Everyday either my wife or I or both of us (together or separately) go to see Grandpa Peasant and we have devotions with him. Sometimes the cat, Danny Boy, joins us. On this day, he jumped up on the bed and as you can see, closed his eyes and folded his paws. :-)

Yesterday was a special treat for my father as one of his former pastors, Charles St-Onge, was in town and got to visit a bit. Pastor St-Onge will always have a special place in our hearts as he was the pastor who escorted my mother from this world to the next. 

A blessed remainder of Advent to you all!