Category: Update

He is Our Portion

“My portion is the Lord,” I have said to myself,  so I will put my hope in him.”  (Lamentations 3:24, NET) At first glance one might wonder what does our trailer roof, with all its repair patches (white), have to do with our verse? Perhaps nothing directly. However, it helped me (Bruce) identify a significant…
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He Has Power Over Everything

“He is the one who by his power made the earth.  He is the one who by his wisdom fixed the world in place,  by his understanding he spread out the heavens.  When his voice thunders, the waters in the heavens roar.  He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons.  He makes the lightning…
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Another Project Month is History

“The heavens declare the glory of God;  the sky displays his handiwork.  … night after night it reveals his greatness.”  (Psalm 19:1–2, NET) We headed down to the lake to see the Christmas Star Monday evening. Yes, we did see it, but we also saw God’s handiwork in the sky as an added blessing. It…
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Paid In Full

“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said,  “It is finished,”  and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”  (John 19:30, ESV) Down by the lake there are three crosses. There are also a couple of benches at the foot of these crosses. These benches are situated such that one can sit…
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“I Know The Plans I Have For You…”

“Then the Lord said to me,  “Those prophets are prophesying lies while claiming my authority!  I did not send them. I did not commission them. I did not speak to them.  They are prophesying to these people false visions, worthless predictions,  and the delusions of their own mind.” (Jeremiah 14:14, NET) I (Bruce) am part…
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Working Out What’s Worked In

The Apostle Paul writes in Galatians that love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are produced by the Holy Spirit working in the Christian (Gal 5:22-23). Yet, in Colossians, he admonishes the believer to put on kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience (Col 3:12). In other words, we need to work at it! …
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Do Not Grow Weary!

As part of the SOWER ministry, we work four days/ week, and six hours/ day (usually for the men). A project month is four weeks long, three weeks of work and one week off. The fourth week is used for rest (as we are doing this time) or travel to the next project, or a…
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To God’s Glory

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,  do everything for the glory of God.”  (1 Corinthians 10:31, NET)  As I (Bruce) was trying to paint the trim on Lake Lavon Camp’s original building, it struck me: “I never thought that at 67 years of age I would be painting houses and doing…
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To Receive Anew

“Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength;  They will mount up with wings like eagles,  They will run and not get tired,  They will walk and not become weary.”  (Isaiah 40:31, NASB95)  The first thing you see as you enter Lake Lavon Camp is a white sign with bright blue letters…
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Lake Lavon Camp

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!  Give thanks to him; bless his name!”  (Psalm 100:4, ESV)  This verse could not have been more appropriate. As we returned to Lake Lavon Camp, after weathering the electrical and ice storms in Anadarko, OK, and then three days of cold rain and wind on…
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