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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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This Morning was Intense:

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God,  who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting,  for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”  (James 1:5–6, ESV)…
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A Work in Progress

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you  will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”  (Philippians 1:6, ESV)  When an RV’s air conditioning (A/C) unit starts, the compressor draws a huge amount of current for a fraction of a second (~50 amps). This inrush…
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Willingness to do Whatever

“He has filled him with the Spirit of God— with skill, with understanding, with knowledge, and in all kinds of work,”  (Exodus 35:31) The camp staff removed the white spindles from another fence at Oakridge Camp. They were in good shape and the staff did not want to dispose of them. Could we think of…
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