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A Third Career?

It’s extremely windy today with nasty thunderstorms threatening the next few days. We’re thankful for another safe journey to a new destination. We’ve just arrived at the National RV Training Academy in Athens, TX. Bruce is here to study, and hopefully, become a registered RV tech by the end of this week. Why? Is this…
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Servanthood

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve,and to give his life as a ransom for many.”(Mark 10:45, NET) We did not leave E. Asia to retire; we left because we could no longer remain there. We did not want to stop serving and wanted to continue to…
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Following Him

“Peter began to speak to him,  ‘Look, we have left everything to follow you!’”  (Mark 10:28, NET) There are many times when we feel we left everything to follow Jesus. Sometimes we wonder if we are doing the right thing …  On May 1, 2019, we set out on our maiden voyage in our new-to-us…
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The Desire of Our Heart

“Delight yourself in the Lord;  And He will give you the desires of your heart.”  (Psalm 37:4, NASB95) Katie loves to quilt. Living in less than 400 sq. ft. and having a weight restriction on what we can carry in our home-on-wheels prevents her from doing much quilting. We have committed to going wherever and…
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He Empowers Us

“He has filled him [Bezalel] with the Spirit of God —with skill, with understanding, with knowledge,  and in all kinds of work,”  (Exodus 35:31, NET) There are times when I, (Bruce), feel like Bezalel in Exodus. It seems that we are asked to do many different types of skilled work, from plumbing to electrical to…
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He Shelters Us

“He will shelter you with his wings;  you will find safety under his wings.  His faithfulness is like a shield or a protective wall.”  (Psalm 91:4, NET) Last week as our travel day approached the temperatures started to drop as predicted. Then it started to rain. Some places received 1” of rain, other places near…
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A Quiet Finish

What a beautiful way to finish out our three-week training at the SOWER office. We now have a very clear picture of all the work that is involved in keeping this great organization going from signing up the SOWER volunteers for their various projects, notifying the projects with the names of the volunteers coming, mailing…
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Waiting …

“Peter said to him, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? …”  (John 13:37, NET) Oswald Chambers makes the following statement regarding this verse: “There are times when you cannot understand why you cannot do what you want to do. When God brings the blank space, see that you do not fill it in, but…
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Brain Muscle vs. Body Muscle

“…I saw the sovereign master seated on a high, elevated throne.  The hem of his robe filled the temple.”  (Isaiah 6:1, NET) In Isaiah 6:1-8, the prophet records his amazing first-hand experience with God. I cannot imagine how I would react in that same situation! Isaiah was so overwhelmed with what he experienced that when…
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Once a SOWER, Always a SOWER?

The week following a 3-week SOWER project (https://sowerministry.org) is provided for rest or travel or both. One works hard during the three weeks on a project and the week after is a nice break. If scheduled well, one only has a day or two of travel to the next project and can enjoy a few…
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