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Higher Thoughts

Rich Davis on December 1, 2017

  For my thoughts are not your thoughts,  neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth,  so are my ways higher than your ways  and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)       Today we are celebrating the life of our grandson, Skyler, along with our family and many many friends who knew and loved him. Skyler, 18 years old, was a senior in High School. On Thanksgiving evening, he was walking in the neighborhood of his grandparents on his fathers' side when a pickup truck hit him...

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Good Day Sunshine

Rich Davis on October 3, 2017

Curious Carol The hurricanes Irma and Maria have passed and the weather channel is now reporting sunshine for the next few days on St. Thomas USVI. A friend of ours, Carol, wrote from a supporting church in California to ask if we might have an update on Bluewater Bible College (BBC) on St. Thomas following the hurricanes that ravished the Virgin Islands along with many other Caribbean islands. The chances are that Carol is not the only one who wondered about the college and also how the churches and believers fared after the devastation. The following is a revision of our reply...

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Coffee on the Fast Track

Rich Davis on September 4, 2017

Coffee? Really? There is a 7 hour time difference between Pennsylvania and Moldova. It may have been the chocolate factory that convinced Jo Ann that she could live in Moldova, but it was coffee that kept us moving during the first five days! We arrived in Chisinau, Moldova on the evening of Wednesday, August 30. By Saturday, we had purchased most of what was needed for our apartment and were unpacked and ready to roll.  Friends picked us up for church on Sunday and we enjoyed a wonderful time of worship and fellowship even though we hardly understood a word of...

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. . . Bang!

Rich Davis on August 26, 2017

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” (Lamentations 3:22-24) Anticipation . . . We have all prayed and listened to the prompting of the Lord. We should not be surprised that the living God answers prayer, and yet we are awed at the precision and perfection of His response!  Over the course of the last few weeks, and especially the last few days, we have together been watching the Lord answer...

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Waiting for the Gun

Rich Davis on August 7, 2017

Start Well  Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. (1 Corinthians 9:24) In sports as in all of life, there are rules. The Jamaican world champion runner, Usain Bolt, among other things holds the world's record (9.58) for running the 100-meter dash. One of the hardest aspects of this run for him was getting a good start off the blocks. It's quite a challenge for a man who is 6 feet 5 inches to straighten up off the starting line from a...

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