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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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Thankfulness

“in everything give thanks.  For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NET) It is raining today (Sunday). It has rained a lot this past week. We were only able to get two days of work completed on the new cottage here at Living Waters Bible Conference. This week it…
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He Will Be With You

“The Lord is indeed going before you—he will be with you;  he will not fail you or abandon you.  Do not be afraid or discouraged!”  (Deuteronomy 31:8, NET) The verse above has become one of our “go-to” verses. When Moses commissioned Joshua to take his place as the leader of the people of Israel, he…
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I Will Follow You, But …

“Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord,but first let me say goodbye to my family.””(Luke 9:61, NET) Last fall, as we thought and prayed about where in the USA we were to serve, the thought kept coming back to us that we should take the time to visit and work at a few ministries…
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The Desire of Our Heart

“Delight yourself in the Lord;  And He will give you the desires of your heart.”  (Psalm 37:4, NASB95) Katie loves to quilt. Living in less than 400 sq. ft. and having a weight restriction on what we can carry in our home-on-wheels prevents her from doing much quilting. We have committed to going wherever and…
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He Shelters Us

“He will shelter you with his wings;  you will find safety under his wings.  His faithfulness is like a shield or a protective wall.”  (Psalm 91:4, NET) Last week as our travel day approached the temperatures started to drop as predicted. Then it started to rain. Some places received 1” of rain, other places near…
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A Quiet Finish

What a beautiful way to finish out our three-week training at the SOWER office. We now have a very clear picture of all the work that is involved in keeping this great organization going from signing up the SOWER volunteers for their various projects, notifying the projects with the names of the volunteers coming, mailing…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

“Let’s enter his presence with thanksgiving!  Let’s shout out to him in celebration!”  (Psalm 95:2, NET) What happened to November? 😳 We left New Life Ranch at the end of October, spent a couple of relaxing days at an Army Corp of Engineers Campground on Lake Texoma, then headed to Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen…
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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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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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