Category: Update

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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Man, It’s Cold Out There!

Yesterday (Saturday) it was a gorgeous sunny 65 F day. We got the windows washed and the rubber window seals treated. We took Salomé on a couple of training walks. This morning (Sunday) when Bruce got up it was 15 F outside! As we prepare this at 0100 PM it is now only 16 F!…
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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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A Channel for His Blessings

“How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, … He is like a tree planted by flowing streams; it yields its fruit at the proper time, …” (Psalm 1:1, 3) Glenda is our “next door” neighbor. A few months ago she bought a “new to her” 5th-wheel and moved…
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The Infinite Provider

“It is vain for you to rise early,  come home late,  and work so hard for your food.  Yes, he provides for those whom he loves  even when they sleep.”  (Psalm 127:2, NET) In late 2021, we felt called to travel and assist ministries in Ohio, New York, and Maine during the summer of 2022.…
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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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Training in Righteousness

 “Every scripture is inspired by God  and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction,  and for training in righteousness,”  (2 Timothy 3:16) “What were we thinking!” we frequently exclaim. “You weren’t!” our daughter reminds us. Our young fur-baby, Salomé, turned one year old this week and it has been a tiring, frustrating, and yet rewarding…
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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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