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Dear Family of our Lord Jesus Christ,
 
We love you all!
 
On Saturday at 10am New Mexico time I will be on a radio station in Maine, the guest of long time Christian Radio host Angel Murchison! The station reaches into Canada! Pray that the message brings forth fruit! Get the details on the broadcast and how you can listen: https://fggam.org/angel-murchison-interviews-pastor-dewey-on-wfst-radio/
 
I really am thankful for our relationship with Dave and the gang at the Windom Newspaper. Dave prints some of the CUP stories in the newspaper from time to time. I thank all of you who send us goodies! Today we have a great story from Wanell. She sent it in a few years ago, but It is a golden oldie! Stay tuned!

“God will always give you what you need.” Ryan Freeman
“Remember this: you never lose as much as when you lose your peace.” Smith Wigglesworth
“Upon God’s faithfulness rests our whole hope of future blessedness.” A.W. Tozer
If you have faith as a mustard seed….nothing will be impossible for you. Matt 17:20
From Max Lucado…….
 My Sister Deb ‘Moede’ Rogers posted yesterday on Facebook it was 19 years ago that our Mom passed onto heaven of cancer, it was a very sad day for our family, Mom was a sweet women of God, Ruth, she was gentle but firm. Mom passed at 64, not that long after our Dad, Wally, passed on at 64 of a heart attack the week he retired on Easter morning 21 years ago. Our Dad and Mom were our rocks, they led by their Godly example, provided us 4 kid’s an awesome childhood and lessons for life. It was a hard 5 years for us all. I still weep at times thinking of our wonderful Mom and Dad, Miss them so much. Mom and Dad were also rocks of the Windom, Minnesota community, Dad as Transportation Director for the School and Assistant Fire Chief, Mom as a cook at the school. What many don’t know is that Mom was behind the scenes many times at home helping with School Bus business. Mom and Dad knew how to do marriage, family, and work, most of all they were led by God. Brother David Moede and also brother Daryl.
I Am Who I Am

“Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Matthew 14:27 NASB
Waves slapping his waist and rain stinging his face, Jesus speaks to [the disciples] at once. “Courage! I am! Don’t be afraid!”
Speaking from a burning bush to a knee-knocking Moses, God announced, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14 NASB).
God gets into things! Red Seas, Judean wildernesses, weddings, funerals, and Galilean tempests. Look and you’ll find what everyone from Moses to Martha discovered. God is in the middle of our storms.
WOW! Great Words!
How about this from Oswald Chambers, this brought me great peace and confidence yesterday……..
Patience is something we all struggle with at times right? I struggle with it less at my age, but still do at times…….
Chambers wrote……
Patience is the result of well-centered strength; it takes the strength of Almighty God to keep a man patient. No one can remain under and endure what God puts a servant of His through unless he has the power of God. We read that our Lord was “crucified through weakness,” yet it took omnipotent might to make Him weak like that.
WOW! What words…….
First things that hit me were…..I have to lay into God completely…….trust……and then when we are a servant of God…we will be put through trails, just like Paul and others…….we will need to endure hardship in Preaching the Gospel…..being disciples of Christ……we need to lay into the power of God to endure……I really think that is one of the reasons many are not BOLD in their Preaching for Jesus is that the World wears them down, that it get’s to be a lonely place….. ..I now laugh and hide (LOL! LOL!) when Pastor Jim Montoya keep’s praying for more Boldness for me!!! LOL! LOL! As I thought I have been BOLD in Preaching, but Jim keeps Praying for MORE BOLDNESS!!! I attempt to be BOLD in carrying out the Great Commission and being Salt and Light, I love everybody, but at times I offend people, for that I feel sorry about, But when you Preach the Word and stick to it and don’t water it down, being Salt and Light, we will offend some.
At times like this I refer to 2 Timothy 4……..
Proclaim the message: persist in it whether convenient or not: rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching. For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new. They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths. But as for you, be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
I so love the letters of Paul…..We are in the time that many do not tolerate sound doctrine and are turning away from the truth. That time is now.
Thanks be to God!
I pray this brings you a chuckle!!! It did me!!!!
Dewey,
I thought you might find this interesting.
Blessings,
Wanell
The Green Thing
In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.
The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”
The clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment.”
He was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.
But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.
We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But he was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But he is right; we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana .
In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us.
When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But he’s right; we didn’t have the green thing back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.
We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But we didn’t have the green thing back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.
We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?
Love it Wanell! God Bless you!
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Let us keep praying for each other and our families!
For God’s Glory Alone in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, Dewey, Sharon, Paul, Jo and familiescup of goodness

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