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Planning Before the Steps

Unusual Sunday today. Enjoyed a brief visit from a missionary with a youth and sports ministry who we haven’t seen in years. All our church families had family obligations that prevented them from being able to attend our weekly service. … Continue reading

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Protected: A New Year

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Christ is Come!

Merry Christmas to all of you on this one and only Christmas Eve of 2016. Today we were up and at ’em and getting a feast ready for our small church body to enjoy. ¬†One family was out of town, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

No reminders are needed that this is the season of “holiday overload.” I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find that I need to shut out all the “Christmas noise,” at least some of which obscures the purpose and … Continue reading

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the garden

While doing some Monday reading in the office earlier today, I noticed the little bird continues to frequent the lime tree. He apparently has a companion that joined him today. They seem to be doing a good job of feasting … Continue reading

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Cucurbita ficifolia

Yes, as I’m sure you know, in English, this plant is more commonly known as one of the following: black-seed squash[3] cidra[3] fig-leaf gourd[2][3] figleaf gourd[4] fig-leaved gourd[5] Malabar gourd[2][3] pie melon[6] sidra[3] Thai marrow[6] In this part of Mexico … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season…

No need to really tell you because you know what season it is, but I’m making a list (though I’m not going to check it twice)… Post-Thanksgiving…still eating turkey and other leftovers. In Mexico, if there ever isn’t a time, … Continue reading

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