Category: Update

Working in the Garden

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden … to work it and keep it.”  (Genesis 2:15, ESV) It was clear from the beginning of humankind and the first book of the Bible that we were created to work. God placed man in a garden (or orchard) and was told to…
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Making Disciples

“He has filled him with the Spirit of God—with skill, with understanding,  with knowledge, and in all kinds of work,”  (Exodus 35:30–31, NET) There are times we don’t feel we are contributing to God’s Kingdom work. We are not on the front line teaching or discipling others as we once were. After all, Jesus commanded:…
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A Wife of Noble Character

“Who can find a wife of noble character?For her value is far more than rubies.The heart of her husband has confidence in her, .…”(Proverbs 31:10–11, NET) The question “who can find a wife of noble character” in the scripture above does not suggest that such women are nonexistent but that they should be admired because…
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Friendship

“A friend loves at all times,  and a brother is born for adversity.”  (Proverbs 17:17, ESV) “So few of these kinds of relationships seem to exist in the world, even within churches. People like to get together and have casual fun, but walk (or run) away if a situation or friendship gets too difficult or…
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No Grass Growing Under Our Wheels

“The Lord will protect you from all harm;  he will protect your life.  The Lord will protect you in all you do,  now and forevermore.”  (Psalm 121:7–8, NET) It is not easy to post an update to our blog when we are constantly on the move! We’ve added a couple of short updates to our…
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Keeping Life Level

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  (Psalm 119:105, ESV) We have had a blessed trip thus far from Danforth, ME to North East, MD, and the Sandy Cove Ministry. We’ve enjoyed seeing each of the small New England states and staying at unique places in our home-on-wheels!…
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Stirred to Volunteer

“Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab  and every skilled person in whom the Lord had put skill —everyone whose heart stirred him to volunteer to do the work,”  (Exodus 36:2, NET) In November 2021, when we arrived at our project at Riverbend Retreat, we were presented with a 10’x20’ concrete slab and asked to build a…
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Miracle on Ice

Dateline: Winter, 1980; Idaho Falls, ID.  Bruce was in the middle of a plant shutdown. Working for Westinghouse at the Naval Reactors Facility and the A1W prototype for the USS Enterprise was in a scheduled maintenance period. He and his engineers were at the site providing technical support. Two thousand four hundred miles away at…
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Our Source of Energy

“He gives strength to those who are tired;  to the ones who lack power,  he gives renewed energy.”  (Isaiah 40:29, NET) Isaiah’s readers were tired and discouraged captives in Babylon. He wrote to encourage them and reminded them that “…The Lord is an eternal God, the creator of the whole earth. He does not get…
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I Will … Protect You

“…Go to whomever I send you and say whatever I tell you.  Do not be afraid of those to whom I send you,  for I will be with you to protect you,” says the Lord.”  (Jeremiah 1:7–8, NET) Before the prophet Jeremiah was even born he had been chosen by God to spread the Lord’s…
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