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We have started serving with a Church right down the street from us. I've been working on a bus route (with the rotating assistance of Amity and Shiloh). Amanda's playing piano, and the kids have been enjoying a kids singing class.
Heritage Baptist Church...

Our kids have started to love singing!

The big water balloon fight about to start.

Amanda's first day at the piano.

Our first day helping on the Church bus.

While visiting the bus kids on Saturday, we saw that one of the houses on our route had burnt down. Thankfully, no one was injured. We figured no one would be there waiting for pick-up Sunday morning, so we didn't go to that house next day. Amazingly enough, they WERE waiting there. They saw our bus passing on a nearby street and chased us down!

Here they are riding our bus the Sunday after their house burnt down...

AhJuan 11, Kristal 7, and Truth 4

I had the joy of leading J'Vaughn (in the white jacket) to the Lord.

Brother James, our bus captain.

At the mall with Andrew and Susanna.

Some of Amanda's family.

Elijah came back for a visit!

Home church in the park

Out for a hike in the woods

Bedtime for Bubs

Making projects

This is Cyyair (with bunny ears). I got to share the gospel with him a few weeks ago but he was not ready to ask Jesus to save him. So I gave him one of my CDs and told him that it had the same story on it I had just showed him from the Bible. This day he told me that he asked Jesus to save him after listening to my CD! Praise be to the God of second chances (and 3, and 4th, and 50,000th)!

We have lots of fun on that church bus!

First snow!

Out visiting the bus route and sharing the good news with my Bubs. What a joy!


Big Bright Light Show in Rochester!

Singspiration at Heritage Baptist Church...

Amanda and the kids singing. Sorry for the blurr, but I want to show you anyway!

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Putting up the Christmas lights!

Crazy hair day

My brother had a Thanksgiving Extravaganza. People sang, quoted verses, read a poem, and preached!

Set Your Affection On Things Above

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. [Colossians 3:2]

This has been my favorite Bible verse since I was about 17. Here's a few insights into it that you might find helpful.

1. Set Your
This is a choice, a personal decision you must make.

The prodigal son made a choice. He said “I will arise”, then “he arose” – Luke 15

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. [Gal 5:16 KJV]

2. Affection
Your affection is what you really, really love.

And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, [Deu 11:13 KJV]

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. [Psa 1:2 KJV]

3. Things Above
When you read the surrounding verses you find that this is talking about heaven. What things are in heaven?
  • God – Love the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit
  • Souls – Love winning souls
  • Holiness – Love holiness
  • God’s Word – Love His Word. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. [Psa 119:89 KJV]

4. Not on Things on the Earth
You must identify and hate the earthly things in your life before your can set your love on heavenly things.

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. [Jas 4:6 KJV]

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. [Pro 28:13 KJV]

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.  [1Jo 1:9-10 KJV]

We'll be at the Big Bright Light Show on Saturday.

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Brother Bear
1312 New Life
Rochester, MI 48309
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