Category: SOWER Projects

It’s Been a Long Hot Summer

The heat index was 106 F in the shade. However, inside the truck, it was probably close to 130 F. It reminded Bruce of his times in the engine room of his training ship when they were near the equator. The non-air-conditioned engineering spaces would often reach those temperatures near the main propulsion turbine. It…
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Storm Damage

“He causes the clouds to arise from the end of the earth,makes lightning bolts accompany the rain,and brings the wind out of his storehouses.”(Psalm 135:7) The SOWER office is usually closed Friday through Sunday, keeping with normal SOWER project work hours. Monday was the Memorial Holiday. We knew we would have a large backlog of…
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Another SOWER Project

Thankfully we don’t always have to “fly a desk!” This past week at the office has thankfully been a bit quieter. We are still busy during normal work hours which makes it difficult to get caught up on other office-related projects. Several weeks ago we removed one of our sheds and repositioned the other. After…
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Happy Mother’s Day

Our daughter came up with a great idea. Her youngest son has graduated from high school. Her oldest son recently got married. Her #2 son was recently discharged from the Marine Corps. Her daughter & son-in-law were up for a visit. It is Mother’s Day. Why not celebrate all the events together? So, this weekend…
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Created to Work

“… I have chosen Bezalel …and I have filled him with the Spirit of God in skill,in understanding, in knowledge, …,”(Exodus 31:2–4) A friend of ours recently texted and noted she could not find any update about our work since March 24. We discovered that she was correct! It would be nice if we could…
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Preparations

As you have read in our Calendar of Activities referenced below you know our daughter is moving back to Idaho. After 25 years of living in Texas, she is ready to get out of the Texas summer heat and back to the Idaho winter cold! 🤣 This move means getting our house ready to sell.…
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Training Day(s)

“Train a child in the way that he should go,and when he is old he will not turn from it.”(Proverbs 22:6) We had a wonderful opportunity recently: our granddaughter came home for a short visit and brought her dog, Rava. Rava is Salomé’s littermate. And our daughter’s dog, Oakley’s littermate. Three good-sized dogs just over…
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Fellowship

“They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teachingand to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”(Acts 2:42, NET 2nd ed.) I (Bruce) have been thinking about the Biblical Greek term κοινωνία (koinonia). It is translated as “fellowship,” “participating,” “partnership,” and “sharing” in various translations. As believers we share, have fellowship, and participate together…
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Serving the Saints

“… God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name, in having served and continuing to serve the saints.” (Hebrews 6:10, NET 2nd ed.) As I (Bruce) worked in the Cedar Bluff Lodge Gathering Room and looked out over the countryside I began thinking about…
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Leak Repair!

“And do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,for God is pleased with such sacrifices.”(Hebrews 13:16, NET 2nd ed.) It was a bitterly cold weekend and Riverbend Retreat had 600 guests. One of the guest rooms lost hot water sometime during the sub-freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, the guest did not say anything…
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