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Snoqualmie Falls

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;  let the field exult, and everything in it!  Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord,…”  (Psalm 96:11–13a, ESV) It was a surprise, and even a bit hard to believe,…
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Lake Retreat Camp

“He covers himself with light as if it were a garment.  He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain,  and lays the beams of the upper rooms of his palace on the rain clouds.  He makes the clouds his chariot, and travels along on the wings of the wind.”  (Psalm 104:2–3, NET) “He makes…
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Between Projects

“Oil and perfume make the heart glad,   So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.”  (Proverbs 27:9, NASB95) Thankfully, the weather and temperatures cooperated and allowed primer and final paint coats to dry in time to install the bookshelf units at Hope House. Getting shelf space for the girls was a high-priority job…
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Update!

“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows  is God in his holy habitation.”  (Psalm 68:5, ESV) Thankfully, we got away the first of last week for some hiking (see the link to images below). We took a five-mile walk along Lake Lowell in the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. We watched coyotes hunting small…
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Barn Sale!

“Let us not lose heart in doing good,  for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”  (Galatians 6:9, NASB95) The Quonset hut at the top of the picture is The Barn (see image below for an inside look). Instead of a garage sale, Hope house has several “Barn Sales” each…
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Gray Hair

 “The glory of young men is their strength,  but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.”  (Proverbs 20:29, ESV) There is a reason for our gray hair as we age: life experiences have that affect on our hair! For some of us it happens sooner than later due to the circumstances thrust upon…
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Nothing New Under the Sun

“What has been is what will be,  and what has been done is what will be done,  and there is nothing new under the sun.”  (Ecclesiastes 1:9, ESV)  As we wind down our last week of work here at Youth Haven Desert Ranch, we seem to have accomplished much for the camp. We’ve fixed many…
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Let Your Light Shine

“In the same way, let your light shine before people,  so that they can see your good deeds  and give honor to your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16, NET) One of my (Bruce) life verses is “In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and…
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Our Reasonable Service

“Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God,  to present your bodies as a sacrifice—alive, holy, and pleasing to God— which is your reasonable service.”  (Romans 12:1, NET) Ninety-eight bulls, 29 rams, and 1037 lambs were to be sacrificed annually according to Num 28:1ff: These verses start with the daily sacrifice…
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Retirement?

“And from the age of fifty years  they shall withdraw from the duty of the service and serve no more.  They minister to their brothers in the tent of meeting by keeping guard,  but they shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites in assigning their duties.” (Numbers 8:25–26, ESV) Twenty-one years…
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