An Introduction to

our background,



and family  news
Gene Smillie and Family
Family members
C V  & Resume
Philosophy of Ministry
Recent News
Mission in Spain
Video Characters
Having Fun !
Europe 2001-2004
Malcolm in Israel
Copies of
& Recorded Sermons
Yeah, that was a long time ago, now . . . .
Africa  1985-95
This is more what we look like these days. . . .
Malcolm at Wheaton College graduation,
with brother Dave
. . .
Map to Our House
. . . 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.
Recorded  Lectures
Susan's pages
2009 - 2005
(in reverse order)
If Dirty Harry had been a disciple of Jesus
And speaking of hairy . . .
There she is!    Gabriella Noel Smillie
born June 4, 2011
"Whatever you do,  do with all your heart . . . ."           Colossians 3:23a  
. . .  and enjoy the friends with whom you do it
Gene's life story
November 2011
Remember how Dennis threw himself into life?    Catch
some of those memories   by
clicking here
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 .,..
Chicago lake-front       in watercolor painted by our good friend of many years, Frank Nicholas
We've lived in a wide range of environments
over the past few decades.
And little sister Ariel ,
born February 18, 2013
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"
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.