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Where Are the Rakestraws?

Where Are the Rakestraws? Ponderings, No.8  (June 14, 2018) Robert V. Rakestraw, PhD Early in March, 2018, Bob and Judy Rakestraw and Grace Quest Ministries (GQM) moved from Minneapolis to Phoenix. The GQM International Headquarters has a new address: 3033 E. Thunderbird Rd., #1056, Phoenix, AZ  85032. Their email address remains the same: They […]


The Rakestraws Are Moving South! Ponderings, No. 7

The Rakestraws Are Moving South! Ponderings, No. 7  (February 6, 2018) Robert V. Rakestraw, PhD Where are the Rakestraw’s Moving? Judy and I will be moving to Phoenix on March 4. Since early September, 2017, I have known that a major change was in our near future. Worsening health for both of us (Judy’s Alzheimer’s […]


Some Beautiful Things

Some Beautiful Things “God is the only uncreated beauty. Although he is beautiful beyond description, we do well to ponder some of the qualities of our great God.” Robert V. Rakestraw, PhD Originally published on  Decmber 30, 2010 at “The Benediction Project” I’m sick and tired of ugly—anything and everything ugly. I’m sick of violence, war, famine, […]



Ants Are you willing to challenge the status quo, step out of the Ant column, and move with the assurance and joy that God gives? Robert V. Rakestraw, PhD Originally published on January 2, 2013 at “The Benediction Project” There is an image I have had in my mind for many years, and I am glad for it. […]


Faithful is the Lord – Ponderings No 6

FAITHFUL IS THE LORD! How would you answer this question, adjusting for your age?  Ponderings, No. 6  (Oct. 18, 2017) Robert V. Rakestraw, PhD Recently my wife and I received an important booklet in the mail and we pored over it immediately. It is a spiral-bound collection of memories and updates from our former classmates […]


Love 50 Years- Ponderings: No. 5

Love 50 Years Are long marriages really happy marriages? Ponderings, No.5 (Sept. 25, 2017) Robert V. Rakestraw, PhD Founder and Director, Grace Quest Ministries Professor of Theology Emeritus, Bethel Theological Seminary Where go the years? How can it be over 50 years since Judy Kay Engevik and I were joined in marriage at Our Savior’s […]


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