A Joseph Heart

The past week’s “Essential 100” scripture reading carried me through the life of Joseph. The child of Jacob’s older age and the only child of his beloved wife Rachel, Joseph was treated with special preference.  We see how this created jealously and anger in his older brothers and they sold him into slavery in Egypt, […]

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Living in a Bubble of Grace

When our family moved to this Brainerd Lakes area to serve at Camp JIM 14 years ago, I joined a local MOPS group. MOPS stands for Mothers Of Preschoolers.  It was a life line for me.  Being part of a small group of moms in the same stage of life, sharing their ups and downs, […]

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Praying God’s Will; Galations, Chapter 4

Hi friends.  I made it back from a 4 day class in time to see my oldest girls all off to camp for staff training.  3 of them returned home this evening.  Chaos!  But I had all our laundry at home finished and cleared out so that the campers could start their mound. They also […]

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Praying God’s Will; Galations, Chapter 3

Good morning, friend. 🙂  How was your weekend? It has been busy here on the ministry front.  The weekend before last, camp had its annual 3 day garage sale.  Over 600 people came through!  The profits go to the program department for youth camps… that means that it helps funds new activities and supplies.  This […]

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When Suffering is a Privilege

My nearly 13 year old daughter came in to do her morning kitchen chore and began telling me how she used to want to live to be really old {“like, over 100”}, but she changed her mind. “Oh?”  I asked.  Why? Turns out she thinks if she lives long, she might live right into the […]

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