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Forgiveness

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This morning, as I sat in church, the words of Pastor's preaching managed to penetrate through my sleep-deprived mind from the fire calls of the night before / morning of today. Pastor recited the Lord's Prayer and something just jumped out at me.

"And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." Matthew 6:12

"And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil." Luke 11:4

"And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.  But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses." Mark 11:25-26
Jesus has done an amazing and incredible thing for you and me. He died on a cross to forgive sins that He never committed. You and I belonged on the cross. We belonged in a Christless hell for the rest of eternity. But for no other reason than pure,…

New Baby, New Truck

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Howdy y'all! I have a (very cute) new little baby brother. His name is Jeremiah.
Naturally, I celebrated by buying another vehicle and selling the one I had. Joe bought my Ford Windstar and I bought a Toyota Tundra.
And... that is a very condensed post of what's been happening lately. It's also my last post being 18. It's also the last thing I'm doing tonight. It's a lot of things, now that I think of it. It's the precursor to a longer post at a later date.
Y'all have a good night and blessed week!!
~"Cowboy" Nick

A Quick Reminder...

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... our Pastor's wife reminded me that I haven't posted in a bit. Here's a good reminder for us all.

Another Way Overdue Update!

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Howdy y'all!
So much has happened lately and I haven't time or enthusiasm to write a blog post, but it's about time to recharge and post something. Don't y'all think so? I'm sure you've probably been busy living yourselves though, so I'm sure my posts weren't too badly missed. :)
I just realized I haven't posted since I joined the Fire Department! I guess I'll talk about this first, then. Back in June (June 25th, to be exact) I became a firefighter and I have enjoyed it since. Ever since I was a little boy, I had wanted to be a firefighter. After all, fire trucks are cool and burning stuff is awesome, right? At least that's what my little boy mind thought. :D Then I kind of reached the lazy stage, where being a firefighter would be too much work (I could have joined at 15 as a junior member), and now as an 18-year-old, (Lord willing, a little more mature with my decision making) I finally joined the department to help people.
Being the l…

The Pennsylvanian Adventures of... us.

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Howdy y'all!
For starters, how about a little trivia? Pennsylvania literally means "Penn's Wooded Land." William Penn founded Pennsylvania many years ago (before we were born, if I remember correctly) He received the land from the king of the nation he was from in payment of a debt that was owed to his father. Even though the king gave him the land, he still bought it from the Indians. The Indians liked him and defended him and the Quakers, so their non-resistant beliefs did not interfere with their well-being...
Y'all probably already knew that piece of information, so in the interests of keeping everything new and exciting, here's what's been going on with us for fourth of July weekend...
1. Camping As the heading states, we did, in fact, go camping. In case you don't believe me, here are some pictures of our camping trip. :D I guess the "becoming an outdoor family" event really kickstarted something, considering we're camping with our…