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Relaxation

“He said to them,  ‘Come with me privately to an isolated place and rest a while’ (Mark 6:31, NET) The mighty Missouri River begins at the confluence of the Gallatin, Madison, and Jefferson Rivers. And that is where we chose to spend a quiet weekend camping with Katie’s sister and brother-in-law. Although Friday we did…
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Stewardship

“Just as each one has received a gift,  use it to serve one another  as good stewards of the varied grace of God.”  (1 Peter 4:10, NET) The “gift” noted in the verse above is referring to spiritual gifts. However, the principle of being good stewards is seen throughout the New Testament. We want to…
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He is Continually With Us

“I was ignorant and lacked insight;  I was as senseless as an animal before you.  But I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.  You guide me by your wise advice, …”  (Psalm 73:22–24, NET) Katie said at the end of a long, busy “spring cleaning day” last weekend “I found this by…
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Working With Enthusiasm

“Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm,  as to the Lord and not for people,”  (Colossians 3:23, NET) It is easy to enjoy the various project ministries where we work when our assignment is something we enjoy doing. Katie enjoys sewing, painting, and yard work. Bruce enjoys the challenge of correcting electrical or…
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Mission Aviation Fellowship

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep  to gain that which he cannot lose.“ Missionary Jim Elliott Jim Elliott and three other missionaries were flown into a remote Ecuadorian jungle by Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) pilot Nate Saint in 1956. They never left the beach upon which they landed to make contact…
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Praising our Protector

“Come! Let’s sing for joy to the LORD!  Let’s shout out praises to our protector who delivers us!  Let’s enter his presence with thanksgiving!”  (Psalm 95:1–2a, NET) Wayne Jacobson in his book The Journey Begins, comments: “Worship isn’t singing songs in a room full of people; worship is how we live our lives in God’s…
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Getting a Workout!

“Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm,  as to the Lord and not for people,”  (Colossians 3:23, NET) We certainly worked with enthusiasm last week, perhaps with a bit too much! We’re ready for a break! Bruce has remarked several times that this project is the most physically taxing of all our projects…
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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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Lake Retreat Camp

“He covers himself with light as if it were a garment.  He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain,  and lays the beams of the upper rooms of his palace on the rain clouds.  He makes the clouds his chariot, and travels along on the wings of the wind.”  (Psalm 104:2–3, NET) “He makes…
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Between Projects

“Oil and perfume make the heart glad,   So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.”  (Proverbs 27:9, NASB95) Thankfully, the weather and temperatures cooperated and allowed primer and final paint coats to dry in time to install the bookshelf units at Hope House. Getting shelf space for the girls was a high-priority job…
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