Psalm 42-43
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This past Sunday we studied Psalm 42-43 in our Sunday study. It was a great encouragement to remember that we can, and we must, hope in God, even when “all your breakers and your waves have gone over me” (42:7).  

El Bierzo
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A few photos from our valley over the past week.  

The Prophet
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I really have no background with this book. A friend recommended it. I read it. I disagree with some of it. I agree with some of it. Below are some quotes: Gibran, Kahlil. The Prophet. Benediction Classics, 2013. For what … Read More

Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
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I highly recommend this book. Butterfield, Rosaria Champagne. The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: Expanded Edition. 2nd ed. Crown & Covenant Publications, 2014. Here are some quotes:   How do I tell you about my conversion to Christianity without … Read More

The Lord’s Prayer
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Here are some quotes from the book: Mohler, R. Albert Jr. The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2018.   Prayer is never an isolated event. When we … Read More

Productivity
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Here are some quotes from the book: Perman, Matthew Aaron. How to Get Unstuck: Breaking Free from Barriers to Your Productivity. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018. God is at the center of our productivity and gives us the power and direction to … Read More

Back to our roots
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We have been able to spend some time back in Minnesota this summer. Being surrounded by lakes has been like going back to being a kid.

The Law of Nature
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First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way. They … Read More

Fun on the lakes
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Visiting family and friends throughout Minnesota and Iowa has allowed us to step back into some of our favorite places. Here are some photos.

Adoption Fundraiser on Etsy
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Crystal has been hard at work creating new jewelry to raise awareness and funds for our international adoption. You can take a look at what she has made over at the new Etsy store here. Additional items will be added in … Read More