Updated Blog Index

Here’s an Updated index to most of my blogs published since July 4th 2015!

Faith Builders:

https://lobochronicles.com/2016/01/18/just-dont-do-it/ (Forgiveness)

https://lobochronicles.com/2016/01/12/a-godly-thing/ (Forgiveness)

https://lobochronicles.com/2016/01/08/what-was-i-thinking/ (Meditation)

https://lobochronicles.com/2016/01/07/a-bride-for-isaac/ (Finding God’s Will)

https://lobochronicles.com/2016/01/05/you-were-at-the-cross/ (Victory over Sin!)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/12/29/what-is-church/ (Church Attendance)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/12/24/theres-something-about-glory/ (Worship)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/12/16/out-of-this-world/ (Living Your Faith)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/12/15/silent-night/ (Peace With God)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/12/04/blessings-missed/ (Prayer)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/09/13/feed-the-white-dog/ (Bible Reading)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/10/19/toolbox-for-life/ (Bible Tools)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/10/17/you-can-trust-it/ (Trust the Bible)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/10/16/my-b-i-b-l-e/ (The Bible’s Impact)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/10/13/but-god/ (Trials)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/11/23/burning-hearts/ (Loving the Word)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/11/20/brother-from-another-mother/ (Friends)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/11/18/why-me-lord/ (Trusting Through Trials)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/11/17/in-times-like-these/ (Peace in a Peace-Less World)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/11/14/welcome/ (My Blog Data)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/08/13/the-plus-30-plan/ (Bible Reading Plan)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/08/02/o-most-high/ (Church Attendance)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/07/28/the-pointy-rocks/ (Adversity)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/07/05/your-wilderness/ (Alone with God)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/10/24/your-destiny/ (Seeking the Lord)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/10/21/be-bold/ (Witness for Jesus)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/09/16/let-it-go-let-it-go/ (Unforgiveness)

Grandma Series:







The Blue Eyed Six Series:
















Our Times:





Eternal Life:










https://lobochronicles.com/2015/09/11/the-rock/ (Clarence Wolfe)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/09/25/da-heat/ (John Sebastain)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/11/12/thank-you/ (Veterans)

https://lobochronicles.com/2015/10/25/the-5th-commandment/ (My Father)

My Life Story:






Looking Back:




It Was A Black Friday!

Black Friday

It was a Black Friday and they thought they finally had Him! To them he was a fake, a charlatan, a false prophet and for sure a threat to the religious establishment and their source of income through temple taxes and money changers. So they had tried everything. He must be defeated! Do away with this man! So they schemed behind the scenes, what can we do? The fact was, it appeared they could do nothing. They tried pushing him off a cliff with a massive crowd but He slipped through their midst unseen! How did He do that? They accused Him of breaking their laws but their accusations were of no effect. His miracles drove them practically insane as they cried “We must destroy this man!”.

Even the Prince of the Power of the Air took his turn and offered Him the kingdoms of the world (which he controlled) if only He would bow down and worship him but He would have none of it! The thing was, He was on a mission and He would not be deterred by any priestly mob nor Satan or his myriad of demons. His great love for His highest creation, the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, was His motivation. He knew of their plight, he saw their broken hearts and wandering ways. He saw the way they were entrapped with their own fallen natures, the worldly schemes that pulled them from the Father and the wiles of the Devil. They needed a Savior and He would meet that need even if it took His death to accomplish it. And it did.

It was a Black Friday on that forsaken hill called Golgotha, the place of the skull. The sun was darkened and the sky wept and thundered. The demons snickered. Satan puffed out his chest in pride. The priests rejoiced in their layers of ornamental garments. He hung there on that cross, almost disfigured beyond recognition, ribbons of flesh hanging from His back, a crown of thorns on His head with pierced hands and feet. But even there He reached out with His great love to the ones on His right and left. Even in this darkness the light emanated from Him to reach a lost soul. And a spear was thrust in His side, the cleansing blood flowed down, and then He died.

It was a Black Friday and He did it for you.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

But God commendeth His love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

But as many as received Him, to them He gave He the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. (John 1:12)

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosover believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

Three days later it was a glorious Sunday and the False Priests, Demons and Satan cried no!!!!!!!



Grandma said, Give Thanks!


Thanksgiving is for me, the most treasured family memory I can recall as a child. Not Christmas, not my birthday, not summer vacation, but Thanksgiving! Growing up, when Thanksgiving came around my mom always made sure we got to Grandma’s house! Have you noticed in the media when they report on all the people travelling home for the holiday they always refer to the destination as “getting to Grandma’s house”? That’s pretty interesting!

I’m told by my Uncle Snack that they didn’t always have Thanksgiving because they just couldn’t afford it. But Grandma wasn’t happy about that and so she did odd jobs in the neighborhood, mostly cleaning for others or helping a neighboring farmer butcher, and she saved her nickels and dimes and dollars and one year proudly announced, “We’re having Thanksgiving and I’m buying a turkey!” And so the tradition began. All of her children, and their children and eventually their children, came home every year for Thanksgiving. It became that popular that as the grandkids grew older we would even bring our girlfriends and boyfriends and even their extended family along. And it always included people outside the family who didn’t have a place to go. That tradition continues to today.

We grandkids would play outside while the food was being prepared. Sometimes we would play on grandpa’s day bed which was stacked with comforters (thick blankets) and had been dragged out of the kitchen to make room and put outside along the wall of the summer house. There were no adults around so we’d imagine it was a stagecoach and hitch up some “pretend” horses and while wrapped in those warm blankets give that bed a wild ride!

With three big Maple trees surrounding grandma’s house the huge yellow leaves were plentiful, so we’d pack some burlap bags full of leaves, climb a tree, and pour them down on our cousins as confetti as they conducted pretend weddings. But no kissing cousins! Ugh!

G-ma Maple

The cousins loved the summer house because Grandma turned it into our own special dining room at Thanksgiving time. She would set up a few card tables trimmed with second hand china and bone handled utensils that were dangerously sharp! We sat stoically around the tables and didn’t say a peep so we could hear Uncle Snack say the Thanksgiving prayer in the adjacent room before gorging on bowls full of our own share of home made stuffing and turkey with all the trimmings.

Every corner of the little quaint house and summer house was packed full of people when everyone sat down to eat. Pop would sit at the head table and be served first like a king (as if the whole thing was his idea) but Grandma didn’t mind. That’s the way she was. The aroma of the delicious food hung in the air and your taste buds would work overtime drooling over the desserts.

Here’s an entry from Grandma’s diary on Thanksgiving day November 22, 1962. “Thanksgiving, Clear and Windy. I put the turkey in the oven at 7:30am. Eddie came first on his pony. We had a grand time! Lots to eat. Turkeys were real tasty. Warren & Larry brought Thelma & Betsy (their girlfriends). Snack said the prayer, It was inspiring. I’m a lucky girl! Thanksgiving is great! Thank you Lord. Thought for today: Keep calm and patient & clear headed, for trouble will pass in course of time, and the sum of truth & justice, peace & joy will again come shining through.”

Can you see Grandma’s faith and gratitude shining through? Her advice at the end is timeless. It didn’t take long to outgrow her little house and so we jumped from one Aunt or Uncle’s house to another for a few years but when a local park was built which had a sizeable lodge that could hold all of us, the decision was made to rent it for the gathering. That was almost 40 years ago and upwards of 70 relatives and friends still gather each year in Grandma’s name to celebrate God’s goodness to us in this great land.

G-Ma Family
Thanksgiving Grandma’s house 1958 (from left Warren Wolfe, Jack Allison, Warren (Pooch) Wolfe, Larry Wolfe, Paul Mickey, John Anspach) At the head of the table Grandpa’s plate is already full of food!
G-Ma Gkids
1958 Kids Table (from left: Cindy Anspach, Ed Anspach, Joe Anspach, Bruce, Fred & Brian Wolfe

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Thanksgiving 2013 Group
Annual Bridge Picture
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Thanksgiving 2016

Like Grandma said, “Thanksgiving is great! Thank You Lord, I’m a lucky girl.” In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Next story “Grandma’s Country Christmas” below:


Burning Hearts

Road to Emmaus

I have a lot of favorite Bible stories and in my top ten there is one I really treasure. Let me share it with you in my own words.

Once upon a time….. On a dusty Judean road two men were walking side by side and talking about the events of recent days. Their hearts were saddened and their faces downcast. Their hopes had been raised and then shattered as they saw their longtime awaited one, their hoped for Messiah brutally and savagely beaten and crucified on a Roman cross. He was supposed to rescue them and vanquish their oppressors and reign as their One and Only King. But now he was dead and to make matters worse someone had stolen his body from the tomb in which he was buried!

A stranger came from out of nowhere and walked alongside of them. He noticed their sad faces and asked why? They were surprised that he hadn’t heard of the events which had happened and quickly recounted to him the story of Jesus, his crucifixion and burial. Little did they know that it was Jesus who was actually talking to them, but their eyes were purposely restrained so that they wouldn’t know Him.

As they walked along together Jesus began at Moses and all the Prophets, and expounded to them by heart, all the things in the Scriptures concerning Himself. They came upon their destination and begged him to stay overnight and break bread with them and so he agreed. When it came time to eat Jesus sat at the table with them. He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight! And they said to one another, “Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”

O to have burning hearts like that! Burning hearts that open our eyes to see the Lord as He is. Burning hearts that burn away the dross and the sin of this world that keep us from knowing Him as we should! Burning hearts that know of and have experienced His great love for us. But how can we have burning hearts if we do not know Him or walk with Him? How can we hear from Him if we do not walk with and talk with Him?

Can I be so bold as to ask you when was the last time YOUR heart burned within you as you read the Bible? For you see, the Bible is the closest thing to Jesus in Person that we will ever see, touch and experience, and it is Him in the personage of the Holy Spirit who is the ONE that opens our eyes and hearts in the first place. But to have our hearts opened to burn for Him we must first be exposed to the Word of God which is where it all starts. Jesus is our example. He explained to them about Himself through the Scriptures. Unlike the disciples at that time, we now have the completed 66 books of the Bible to treasure and enjoy.

If you are new to the Bible then start with reading the book of John. Or you may want to read a Psalm and a Proverb a day (based on the day of the month). Or how about starting a reading plan that takes you through the whole Bible in a year? Always pray like the Psalmist before reading, “Open thou mine eyes that I may behold wonderful things in Thy law”. (Psalm 119:18)  And always look for Jesus! He may be right beside you!


Brother from Another Mother!

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Me & My Best Friend JoJo at the AT&T store

We live in a day and age where we often insulate ourselves from the outside world and the people in it. We “pay at the pump” rather than go up to the cashier’s window. I know that’s convenient in our plastic age, but remember when there was more of a personal contact when doing business? We drive up to the MAC machine, we buy online, drop off a night deposit and now in some stores we even check out our own groceries! We even have pretend friends like the electronic voice of Siri in our cell phones, who will talk to you like a real person! A guy recently told me he asked Siri to marry him and she responded “I don’t even know you!” Ha! Ha!

Years ago there was much more personal contact in all of these aspects of living and I think we’ve lost something important.The fact is, we were meant for human engagement with our fellow travelers on this planet. King Solomon said “A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17) A friend is meant for fellowship, that’s two fellows in one ship! A true friend gives unconditional love and is there for you when you’re going through adversity.

It does take a concerted effort to engage in friendship. Here’s an example. Tonight I was at the AT&T store upgrading to a new phone. Mike the AT&T employee was taking care of me. It actually took a while to transfer the data from my old phone and instead of just standing there like a zombie, I started joking around with him saying things like “No worries, I’m a rich Republican!” (JoJo hates when I use that line! 🙂 ) Mike said, “So you’re a business owner?” Ha! I said. “No way, I just got laid off by BIG business last June!” And the conversation took off from there. He saw my Bible App on my phone and asked if I read the Bible with my phone, to which I said yes, and it opened up an awesome discussion about our faith backgrounds. It didn’t take long for me to learn he was “a brother from another mother!” We had an awesome time of fellowship and the time flew by. All of that through a couple of one liners which led to creating a new friend!


My New AT&T Friend Mike

Actually, I’m going to breakfast tomorrow with an old aquaintance of mine. He was behind me a class or two in high school but he recently read some of my “Blue Eyed Six” blogs and sent me a note of appreciation. We traded a few text messages and it ends up we might be related (distantly) through the Blue Eyed Six. Another friend in waiting!

Friends can also be sounding boards that give feedback and counsel in life. We must be open and humble enough to receive that counsel which can be very helpful, since we all have our own “blind spots”. I like another verse in Proverbs which says, “As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” (Proverbs 27:17) The chipping away at our imperfections isn’t something we can always do alone. We need a friend to take up the hammer and chisel.

In closing, the Bible also says, “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24) It goes without saying, we need to be friendly to have friends and even when we think we have NO friends, I remind you that Jesus is the best friend you could ever have!

He said, “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” (John 15:12-13)

“What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privelege to carry, everything to God in prayer. O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear. All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.” (From Hymn “What A Friend We Have in Jesus” by Joseph M. Scriven)

Lord, please bless my friends reading this blog. Show Yourself strong on their behalf, reveal Yourself to them in their times of need. May they open their hearts to Your love and forgiveness and forever friendship!


Why Me Lord?

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Today I’m sharing a message from my brother Chaplain Larry the “Wolfman”. This is a treasure of information!

“It is good for me that I have been afflicted” (Psalm 119:71)
Although trials, affliction, distress, and difficult times are not pleasant when they come, the Lord has a definite purpose for each of His children. God allows us to go through times of trouble for at least twelve reasons:
Reason #1 That we might become mature Christians (James 1:3,4)
“My brethren count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this that the trying of your faith works patience, But let patience have her perfect work that ye may be entire wanting nothing.”
Reason #2 That we might bring honor to Christ at His Coming (1 Peter 1:7) “That the trial of your faith being much more precious than of gold that perishes though it be tried with fire might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ”
Reason #3 That we might bring glory to Him (John 11:3,4)
“Therefore His sisters sent unto Him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom Thou loves is sick. When Jesus heard that He said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.”
Reason #4 That He might prove/test the real sincerity of our Christian joy  (2 Corinthians 8:2)
“How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.”
Reason #5. That He might teach His children to depend upon Him alone (II Corinthians 1:9)
“But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raises the dead.”
Reason #6. That we might use them to share the Gospel (Philippians 1:12, I Peter 3:14, 15)
“But I would ye should understand brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather Unto the furtherance of the Gospel…But and if ye suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”
Reason #7. That we might comfort others (II Corinthians 1:3, 4)
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
Reason #8. That we might be corrected by Him (Job 5:17; Proverb 3:11, 12)
“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects, therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty…my son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, neither be weary of His correction: For whom the Lord loves He corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights.”

Reason #9. That He might teach us His Law (Psalm 94:12, 119:71)
“Blessed is the man whom Thou chasten, O Lord, and teaches him out of Thy Law; that Thou may give him rest from the days of adversity until the pit be digged for the wicked.”
Reason #10. That He might pour His Spirit upon us  (I Peter 4:14)
“If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye: for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of; but on your part He is glorified.”
Reason #11. That He might give us the Kingdom (Matthew 5:10-12)
“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”
Reason #12. That we might be partakers of His holiness (Hebrews 12:10)
“For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit that we might be partakers of His holiness.”

God is making us more like His Son through it all, that is the bottom line! So, let us rejoice that He is at work, bringing His will to pass as we joyfully submit to Him and continue to be faithful witnesses for His Son Jesus’ sake. And, please remember, real joy comes from knowing that our names are written down in heaven (Luke 10:20), not from earthly events for this one eternal fact never changes, but be sure, things on this planet are surely in a state of flux!!
Chaplain L.E. ’Wolfman’ Wolfe http://www.prewrath.com I-85 Exit 35 SC ‘McPilot’ Stop in, and please pray for revival!

In Times Like These


Wow, what a world we are living in these days! We certainly need to look UP when we are DOWN. Agree? God never said it would be easy and in fact, I believe He said in this world we would see tribulation (or troubles). What He also said was that He would never leave us or forsake us! To encourage you… In Times Like These:

  1. We need to pray for our leaders:Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. (1 Timothy 2: 1-3) This admonition applies no matter what political party they may be.
  2. We need to park our worries with the One who gives peace:Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.: (Philippians 4: 6-7)
  3. We need to do a “faith check”. In what or whom are we trusting?For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3: 16-17) Second Birthday!
  4. We need to TURN from any wicked way: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) Me Confess?
  5. We need to stay close to Jesus our Savior: I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps me shall neither slumber nor sleep.” (Psalm 121: 1-4)

In times like these we are anxious, we worry about our country, about our families, about our children, about what the people will do who are tasked to defend us, and ultimately about those who will go toward the danger rather than run from it.

There is an ageless song in the Christian Church with these words:

In times like these you need a Savior
In times like these you need an anchor;
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the One;
This Rock is Jesus, the only One!
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

Oh God, show Yourself strong on our behalf and for the ones closest to eternity open their eyes and hearts to Your amazing grace.

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