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Last Project of the Year

Our time at Lake Lavon Camp is quickly coming to a close. And we are rapidly closing in on the end of a remarkable year with the SOWER ministry (https://sowerministry.org)! We were able to help eleven ministries from TX to AZ to ID to WA to SD to WI to OK and back to TX!…
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Our Living Sacrifice

“Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God,  to present your bodies as a sacrifice—alive, holy, and pleasing to God— which is your reasonable service.”  (Romans 12:1, NET) This week I once again read the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to the believers in Rome to offer themselves as living sacrifices for God…
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Allowing His Grace to Overflow

“And God is able to make all grace overflow to you  so that because you have enough of everything in every way at all times,  you will overflow in every good work.”  (2 Corinthians 9:8, NET) I (Bruce) read the above verse this Sunday morning during my daily devotions. I realized that we can only…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

“Let’s enter his presence with thanksgiving!  Let’s shout out to him in celebration!”  (Psalm 95:2, NET) What happened to November? 😳 We left New Life Ranch at the end of October, spent a couple of relaxing days at an Army Corp of Engineers Campground on Lake Texoma, then headed to Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen…
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New Life Ranch

“I will lie down and sleep peacefully,  for you, Lord,  make me safe and secure.”  (Psalm 4:8, NET) From tornado warnings to working on extremely slippery surfaces, this verse hit home for us this past month.  One night their alarms went off at zero-dark hundred (about 1 AM) notifying them that we needed to head…
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Working for Him

Have you ever been blessed with the work you do for Him and the people He has grouped you with to accomplish that work? We are certainly being blessed by this project! The Memorial Chapel at New Life Ranch, Flint Valley, is one of the original structures and carries a lot of nostalgic and sentimental…
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Road Trip to OK

SOWER project September 2021 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, WI is a wrap! This is another ministry doing awesome work reaching the lost for Christ and providing a wonderful place for retreats and church campouts. After meeting and working with new SOWER friends, great camp staff, and watching the deer, sandhill cranes, and turkey…
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Camp is a Go!

We started our new ministry work with SOWER (www.sowerministry.org) in the fall of 2019. We’ve worked at about 18 ministries since then. In March 2020, the COVID pandemic shutdown camp visitor operations (but not maintenance work) in most of the ministries where we volunteer. It has been an interesting SOWER career thus far, working in…
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One Board at a Time

“I am also aware that you have persisted steadfastly,  endured much for the sake of my name,  and have not grown weary.”  (Revelation 2:3, NET) When we entered full-time ministry it was with an organization that used the bicycle to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. As we rode across America, we would have…
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The Desire of Our Heart

“Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God.  That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you,  God himself willing and working at what will give Him the most pleasure.”  (Philippians 2:12–13, The Message) “Delight yourself in the Lord,  and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  (Psalm…
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