Gene Smillie and Family
An Introduction to

our background, 


and family  news
Recent News
Copies of Publications
& Recorded
Recorded  Lectures
C V  & Resume
Philosophy of Ministry
Susan's pages
Gene's life story
2009 - 2005
(in reverse order)
Mission in Spain
Having Fun !
Europe 2001-2004
Video Characters
Malcolm in Israel
Africa  1985-95
Map to Our House Family members
Yeah, that was a long time ago, now . . . .
This is more what we look like these days. . . .
Malcolm at Wheaton College graduation,
with brother Dave
. . .
. . . and
"all growed up"
And now Malcolm and his Dad aren't the only "Wheaties" in the family:

Susie finished her M.A. at Wheaton Graduate School in 2006

And both Dave and Matt graduated from Wheaton North High School

and five years later, we're
still in DuPage County . . . ?   Well, some of us.

Dave's gone to Columbia, South Carolina, where he got a B.A. degree AND a wonderful wife, Cassie !
They got married Sept 2010, live and work in Columbia, S.C.
There she is!    Gabriella Noel Smillie
born June 4, 2011
And little sister Ariel ,
born February 18, 2013
If Dirty Harry had been a disciple of Jesus 
And speaking of hairy . . .
"Whatever you do,  do with all your heart . . . ."           Colossians 3:23a  
. . .  and enjoy the friends with whom you do it
Remember how Dennis threw himself into life?    Catch
some of those memories   by
clicking here
There was one house between mine and that of Albert Einstein on Mercer Street in Princeton when I was there.  Obviously, he was long gone by the time I got there.  But still, he had / has a lot to say that is pretty useful:
Never lose a holy curiosity.
Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
A man should look for what is, not for what he thinks should be.
Insanity:   doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Anyone who doesn't take the truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in larger ones either.
November 2011
Doesn't seem that long ago  that we were coming back from a decade in the only home these African blondies had ever known, up to that point in their lives
And this is what they grew up to look like .,..
We've lived in a wide range of environments
over the past few decades.
Chicago lake-front       in watercolor painted by our good friend of many years, Frank Nicholas
Though this website has absolutely no commercial value and nothing to sell,
just for fun 
you might want to listen to Tom Wait's classic ironic Market Place spiel:

"Step Right Up"