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Day 16 The Adventure Begins

Boy am I disappointed. I read some “true statistics” on the internet and after further research determined that they held no truth. I did for a moment find fascination that the camel could go 3 months without water, and that at any given time 7% of the world is drunk. Turns out that a camel...

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Day 15 The Adventure Begins

Q. Where does grace become a bad thing? -When you give a homeless man 5 dollars and he uses it for his addiction? -When you fill up a gas tank for someone who claims they can’t find a job but really haven’t looked for years? -When your child is grounded for their very bad behavior...

Day 14 The Adventure Begins
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Day 14 The Adventure Begins

It was good to see everyone at Church this morning. We had some pictures and an update on Sudan African Mission. Pretty exciting things going on there. Took a nap this afternoon, (candle at both ends and all), but was looking forward to getting back to Church for the traditional service. I led music and...

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Day 13 The Adventure Begins

I just returned from the Men’s Retreat at Son Lodge. Thanks Jeff and Anthony for putting it together. A guy named Jesse brought us the messages. He and his family are missionary’s in Africa. Sat around and talked a lot with all the guys. It was a pretty interesting bunch. Did you know one of...

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Day 12 The Adventure Begins

The final words of Christ before his ascension were to “go into all the world, make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and to teach them all that I commanded.” There are an awful lot of churches in America (ours included) that can get caught up in the...

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Day 11 The Adventure Begins

I’m sitting here in a City of Troutdale budget meeting at the new police station. It started at 7 and will probably go till midnight. Lots of discussion about storm water rates, feasibility studies, and such. “OTEOMS”! That means: (on the edge of my seat). I have a book on my shelf entitled “Death by...

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Day 10 The Adventure Begins

Our church has some wonderful people. Some true servants. Did you know Margie Soesbe has prepared communion each Sunday morning with the help of Diana Holmboe for 15 years. She just passed it off to Renee Miller because of her failing eyesight. Did you know Ed and Carol Barker have a steady flow of guests...

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Day 9 The Adventure Begins

Crazy things have been going on in Baltimore the last few days. Fires, looting, attacks on authorities and innocents both. Young people, who the majority were raised without the influence of both a father and a mother, sabotaging their community, their reputation as a group in society and their own futures. One video this morning...

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Day 8 The Adventure Begins

Good Sunday service yesterday. Second service was as full as I have seen it. Now it’s Monday and we are back to work on the building. Today Rob is finishing gutters, Tony is installing the wood floor in the Cafe. Orville is sanding the log rails so we can stain them this afternoon. Quory is...

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Day 7 The Adventure Begins

Good morning Church! Rise and Shine, It’s Sunday. I can’t wait to see you all! This morning we receive part 2 of the series “The Power of One”. It’s a powerful series that is really getting me to rethink my priorities and attitudes. (It’s much more fun to preach a message that YOU need to...