Category Archives: RV Life

Quick Catch-up

Week One – Pre-meeting stuff at the SOWER office and some general down time.  Kinda laid back and all good!

Week Two – Meetings for Gary, meeting support for me.  A bit exhausting, but still a blessing. Naps were a necessity.

 


Week Three – Spending time with friends in South Dakota. More details to follow!

 


Week Four – Arrived in the Waco Area to spend a week with our kids and four grandsons.  The adventure is unfolding……

 

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Stay tuned……

And just like that….

Almost two weeks have passed since my last ‘hello’ to you guys! These two weeks in Lindale have been busy with lots of things – just not blogging, apparently!  Gary was doing a lot of pre-meeting organizing while I was working diligently on a quilt project.
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We fit in a little road trip to three SOWER projects in the Huntsville area and it was great to see how they are recovering from the shut-down last summer. (I’m happy to report that they are all coming back nicely! They’ve had a good camp season and felt the Lord’s favor on their facilities. Hearts were turned to Jesus!)
UntitledWe were able to connect with friends in the area (or living nearby some of those projects we visited) and I didn’t have the alarm set all week. My kind of mornings!

This week has been filled with the annual SOWER Trustee meeting.
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My job was orchestrating the food – lunches, dinners, and breaks! It was all take out or eat out, but it still needed a bit of organizing. I had some great help, and all in all it went well (with the exception of the calorie intake).  I even think the meeting did too! =)

Tomorrow we get organized for our departure on Saturday when we’ll be leaving on a jet plane to see friends in South Dakota.  Super excited about that! But lots to get done before we go!

All of this to say that it’s probably going to continue to be pretty quiet around here for the next couple of weeks. Did I mention that the day after we return from South Dakota we’ll be moving the house to our son’s driveway outside of Waco for a week?  Yep, more busy days ahead.

But I’m thinkin’ there will still be no morning alarms! (Except maybe snuggles from the grandboys!)

Stay well, my friends,
Steph

About those lights

There’s a saying that “Teamwork makes the Dream work”. And the last two weeks of our project, was a definite Teamwork effort! There were 91 street lamps that needed to be taken down, cleaned, painted, and reinstalled. It seemed pretty massive – but with all four of us working on it, we did indeed make the ‘dream work’!
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I was working on the clean-up of the fixtures, Tamara was in charge of shining up the globes, Art was painting, and Gary was getting the wiring all ready to go! Once we had a batch ready to be reinstalled, the teams just moved to the outside!
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Never underestimate the value of a trusty hander-upper, tool-getter, ladder-holder, I say!
Just a word or two about the different techniques on getting those lamps back up:
Some were easy-peasy-
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Some were a little more challenging-
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and some had obstacles that needed to be overcome.
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But when Gary started balancing on the railing….
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we knew it was time to pull out the big guns!
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Yes indeed, it was Teamwork
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that made this dream work!
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Sabbath Rest – The Everlasting Love of God

This past week was Sing! Global 2021: Singing through the Ages , which is an amazing gathering of musicians and theologians organized by Keith & Kristyn Getty (Getty Music).  I can only imagine the worship that must have filled those halls!!! While I’m highlighting the first song on this video, I encourage you to listen to the whole thing – I know you’ll be blessed!

The Everlasting Love of God
Matt Boswell & Matt Papa

How vast the everlasting love of God
How sure and faithful as the morning
This love so great for us could never fail
Nor end, for it had no beginning

How strong the Father’s beating heart for us
What mercy runs to meet the sinner
As rivers yearn to reach the lowest place
His grace shall flow to me forever
Oh, the everlasting love of God
It shall ever be my song
So immense and free; more than life to me
The everlasting love of God

How great and precious my Redeemer’s blood
How pure the passion of the Savior
My sins are drowned beneath this mighty flood
My soul is swept away with wonder

Oh, the everlasting love of God
It shall ever be my song
So immense and free; more than life to me
The everlasting love of God

How deep the measure of the Spirit’s work
Who dwells, who seals the promise
God’s love through time and all eternity
Shall stand and we shall stand upon it
What now could separate us from it?

Oh, the everlasting love of God
It shall ever be my song
So immense and free; more than life to me
The everlasting love of God
Oh, the everlasting love of God
It shall ever be my song
So immense and free; more than life to me
The everlasting love of God
The everlasting love of God

Texas Interval

Although we won’t be doing an official SOWER project next month, it’s not really going to be one of those sit-back-and-relax months. It’ll be full of airplane rides, meetings, quilts, grandboys, and chickens. (Check out the “So Where are We Now” page for more details on that!)

But before we get started on that, here’s a little slide show of our trip from New Life Ranch, Frontier Cove (NW of Tulsa) to the SOWER Office (90 miles east of Dallas)) via Yukon, OK (just a bit west of Oklahoma City). The Yukon “via” enabled us to connect with friends from our ‘previous lifetime’ whom we hadn’t seen since we waved good-bye from the church parking lot in August ’04! So sweet to catch up with them!