Category: SOWER Projects

Happy Mother’s Day

Our daughter came up with a great idea. Her youngest son has graduated from high school. Her oldest son recently got married. Her #2 son was recently discharged from the Marine Corps. Her daughter & son-in-law were up for a visit. It is Mother’s Day. Why not celebrate all the events together? So, this weekend…
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Created to Work

“… I have chosen Bezalel …and I have filled him with the Spirit of God in skill,in understanding, in knowledge, …,”(Exodus 31:2–4) A friend of ours recently texted and noted she could not find any update about our work since March 24. We discovered that she was correct! It would be nice if we could…
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Preparations

As you have read in our Calendar of Activities referenced below you know our daughter is moving back to Idaho. After 25 years of living in Texas, she is ready to get out of the Texas summer heat and back to the Idaho winter cold! 🤣 This move means getting our house ready to sell.…
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Training Day(s)

“Train a child in the way that he should go,and when he is old he will not turn from it.”(Proverbs 22:6) We had a wonderful opportunity recently: our granddaughter came home for a short visit and brought her dog, Rava. Rava is Salomé’s littermate. And our daughter’s dog, Oakley’s littermate. Three good-sized dogs just over…
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Fellowship

“They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teachingand to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”(Acts 2:42, NET 2nd ed.) I (Bruce) have been thinking about the Biblical Greek term κοινωνία (koinonia). It is translated as “fellowship,” “participating,” “partnership,” and “sharing” in various translations. As believers we share, have fellowship, and participate together…
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Serving the Saints

“… God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name, in having served and continuing to serve the saints.” (Hebrews 6:10, NET 2nd ed.) As I (Bruce) worked in the Cedar Bluff Lodge Gathering Room and looked out over the countryside I began thinking about…
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Leak Repair!

“And do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,for God is pleased with such sacrifices.”(Hebrews 13:16, NET 2nd ed.) It was a bitterly cold weekend and Riverbend Retreat had 600 guests. One of the guest rooms lost hot water sometime during the sub-freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, the guest did not say anything…
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To Work We Go

“Moses summoned … every skilled person in whom the Lord had put skill—everyone whose heart stirred him to volunteer to do the work.”(Exodus 36:2) SOWERs is not the only RV-related, Christian volunteer organization. There are many. Two other groups will be represented this month at Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose, TX. One is Roving…
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Leadership is Influence

“In the same way … clothe yourselves with humility toward one another,  because God opposes the proud  but gives grace to the humble.”  (1 Peter 5:5) If you cannot influence someone, you cannot lead. Thus, leadership is simply about influence. John Maxwell writes: “True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from…
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Thankful

“I am grateful to the one who has strengthened me,  Christ Jesus our Lord,  because he considered me faithful in putting me into ministry,”  (1 Timothy 1:12) We pause this week to give thanks; (something we should really do every day, not just one day a year!). We have many things for which to be…
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