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Hosts: Recycling Experts!

I want to introduce to you two good friends of mine, Jeff and Bitsy Namy.  Jeff and Bitsy have been volunteering with David's Refuge for the past several years and have just joined our host team.  They are compassionate, selfless, and caring people who have been shaped and prepared to be excellent hosts by experiencing first hand the brokenness of the beautiful world we live in. In 2006 their second son, Joel got very sick with bone Cancer.  He came home from West Point for treatment and beat it.  The next year he returned ...
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Always Believing Even When It Seems Hopeless

Twenty years ago, just around this time of the year, our little boy David began to lose his vision.  Little did we know at that time both mom and dad has passed on to him a defective gene that would slowly rob him of life.  On October 22nd, 2009 David’s battle with Batten Disease came to end.  Exhausted from fighting an unbeatable foe, surrounded by his mom and dad and two brothers, David took his last breath and left this world for a better one.  No more blindness, no more ...
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Home: A Vessel That Holds Memories

Have you ever heard of the "Bonita Bay Shuffle?"  If you had to guess, what do you think it is?  If you guessed a new dance move Brenda and I are learning out on the dance floor, you would be wrong.  If you thought it was a new card game we play at the Community Center to try and win money from some of our new friends in Florida, you would be wrong.  If you guessed it was our new favorite Pandora light jazz song we listen to out on ...
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Grandsons!

My son and his family arrived yesterday for a week of vacation with Nonni and Poppi.  For the next seven days we will play with our grandsons at the beach, cook and eat together, read books, go for walks, and simply enjoy time together.   The time will go all too quickly.   Thankfully we know we will see them again very soon in both New York and Wisconsin. As grandparents, our greatest desire is to be a positive influence for our grandchildren.  As they grow we want them to know beyond a shadow of a doubt ...
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Happy Easter!

(WARNING: Warren has his "Pastor" hat on today!) As many of you know I was a pastor for 15 years.  I taught, counseled, married, buried, baptized, prayed,  encouraged, and helped people who were far from God draw closer to him.  I loved my job and at times really miss it.  From time to time I would be asked, "Do you really believe in all this God stuff?"  I was never offended by the question because let's be honest, I have never seen God with my eyes, I have never ...
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