Wrather Thoughts

A daily journal of the thoughts, ideas, and life of Ed Wrather who is a pastor and writer of the Burning Bush Devotional www.theburningbush.net wrather@dobsonteleco.com

Friday, February 16, 2024


 After we left Calvary Baptist Church at Cordell, Oklahoma we began serving as Chaplains at the Baptist Village in Elk City and served there for two years.

Began preaching at Fairview Baptist Church at Elk City, Oklahoma in January 2017 and was called as their pastor in March of 2018. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016


I have resigned as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Cordell, Oklahoma. This is something that God has brought about.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


I resigned as pastor at Rhea Baptist Church at Rhea, Oklahoma southeast of Leedey at the end of August. I have been preaching at Calvary Baptist Church in Cordell, Oklahoma beginning in September 2015.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

I'm back...

After much effort I was able to reclaim my blog today. It has only been five and half years or so since I last posted anything here. Much has happened in our lives since then.

I resigned from Sweetwater First Baptist Church at the end of 2012 for several reasons including problems with my voice, health concerns for me and for Jeanie. Only a year prior to that time Jeanie had a large atypical clear cell ovarian tumor removed and then went through nearly six months of chemo. We fully expected that the tumors would reoccur and additional surgeries and chemo would be necessary. However, the cancer has not returned nearly three and half years after her surgery which has amazed her oncologist and surgeon.

About six months after I left Sweetwater and we moved back to where I grew up on a farm south of Canute, Oklahoma my voice began to improve. A few months later my voice was completely well. We have since learned that a lot of black mold was found in the parsonage at Sweetwater when they did some remodeling on it. We now believe that my voice problems and possibly even Jeanie's cancer may have been caused by the mold.

In October 2013, I began preaching at Rhea Baptist Church near Leedey, Oklahoma a little country church with only a very few members. When I first began preaching in 1990, Rhea was one of the church I supply preached at a couple of times.

Since 2009, our son, Clark, has moved from Broken Bow First Baptist Church in the far southeast corner of Oklahoma to Yukon's First Baptist Church. Yukon, Oklahoma was where we were living when Clark was born.

We have been amazed at how God has provided for us giving us a home which we love and bringing physical healing to us so that we can continue to serve Him. God is good! God is great! All the time!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Malachi Struthers, a ten year old boy who fought cancer (neuroblastoma) for five years, and was our foster son for a brief time, passed away early yesterday morning. Malachi always began his prayers by saying, "Thank you Father for my life."

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tax Season is Over!

Tax Season is finally over and Jeanie will be able to work more normal hours instead of the 13 to 14 hours a day she has been working. She was actually home yesterday all day which was wonderful!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Our Christmas

We enjoyed visiting our son and his family at Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Our grandsons have grown and we had a great time with them. Returned home on Christmas Eve and will visit Jeanie's mother today.

Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!!