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Moving On

“Now the Lord was going before them by day  in a pillar of cloud to lead them in the way,  and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light,  so that they could travel day or night.”  (Exodus 13:21) There are times when we wish we had as much visible direction regarding…
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Anything But Routine!

Do you like routine in your day-to-day life? You wake up, have your favorite beverage while quietly doing your devotions spending time with your heavenly Father, and then maybe get a bite to eat. Does your routine day progress with a familiar and comfortable pattern? That is what the two of us are most comfortable…
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Are We Crazy?

“There are many plans in a person’s mind,  but it is the counsel of the Lord that will stand.”  (Proverbs 19:21, NET 2nd ed.) Our granddaughter’s future in-laws had a litter of Golden-doodle pups from their two Golden-doodles. They gave the pick of the litter to Hannah’s fiancé, Zachary. Our daughter decided she would also…
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

“A person plans his course,  but the Lord directs his steps.”  (Proverbs 16:9) It is hard to believe these past four weeks have flown by, this month is almost gone, and the new year is just around the corner! As Bruce sat down to provide this update he realized that he has not written anything…
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Lake Lavon, A Winter Home

In December 2018 we were looking for a place to stay near our daughter for the holidays. In November 2018 we learned that Lake Lavon Camp and Conference Center had requested the assistance of the SOWER ministry. The only thing lacking for them to become a SOWER project was a SOWER sponsor. After visiting the…
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Mercy Ships Project Complete

“Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm,  as to the Lord and not for people,”  (Colossians 3:23, NET) This verse became our project verse. Of the four of us, only one loved to dig in the dirt and play with flowers. The other three were totally clueless when we started, and not much…
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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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