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Teach Us To Number

Teach Us To Number   The Psalmist cried out to God, “Teach us to number our days.”  I love this passage of Scripture regardless of the fact that math has never been my strong suit.  My grand-kids ask me to string together long equations that they answer more »

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The Eco-Block Machine

The Eco-Block Machine In the Context of Big World Project Mission Big World Project is committed to getting children out of the pipeline of exploitation, abuse, and poverty. The well-documented scourge of human trafficking is without dispute; Big World Project works to get children out of the more »

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Harbor Freight Home for Family of 8

Harbor Freight Home For Family of 8 I just bought a home at Harbor Freight for $9.99.  This is the thought that came to mind as I was walking out of the door after purchasing a 12’x20’ blue tarp at the incredibly low price of just 10 George Washingtons.  more »

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The Wren Rescue

I recently arrived home from a 9-hour drive from Indiana.  When I stepped out of my vehicle I heard quiet chirpings of distress.  There in a trapping of fine netting used to help grow grass was a baby wren hopelessly tangled.  Nearby was the mother looking on, more »

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<<<<Esrever<<<< A Better Way of Thinking! by Steve Pettit My mom was possibly one of the best automobile drivers in history.  She drove for 62 years and never had an accident, and believe it or not, she never received a citation for a traffic violation.  Never!  Mom had more »

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Sad, So Sad

Sad, So Sad by Steve Pettit Walking hand in hand with my two-year old granddaughter to our favorite ice cream parlor, Harper and I came upon a tree that had fallen squashing a parked car. I was intrigued by the enormity of damage and found the whole thing more »

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Defending Dumbo

Defending Dumbo by Steve Pettit When I was in third grade I rode to school on a bus that carried both high school and elementary aged kids.  I had ears that were not just big, but they rode like Harley Davidson sidesaddles on a mini-bike.  I learned what more »

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May I Plant a Seed of Thought?

May I Plant a Seed of Thought? by Steve Pettit Recently, I had the joy of hanging out with 5 of my 10 grandkids. I normally have a great time seeing them play together and enjoying each other, but on this particular day, I found myself growing increasingly more »

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Where the Grass is Greener

Where the Grass is Greener by Spencer Jamison I want you to close your eyes and imagine you’re outside and ready to be shoeless for a moment. As you slowly step out of your shoes, imagine the cool crisp blades of zoysia awakening the soles of your feet. more »

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From Moose to Mission

From Moose to Mission by Steve Pettit Our Big World Project director and president, Steve Pettit, departs this week for India. His work is to see the progress of our paper plate manufacturing plant and the final phase of our new residential home and high school. He will more »

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Stick-to-itiveness, Stickiness, and a Brother Who is Both

Stick-to-itiveness, Stickiness, and a Brother Who is Both by Steve Pettit I recently replaced the windows in a home my wife and I are renovating.  We flip houses to raise money for Big World Project.  Most days we love it and some days we wonder why we’re doing more »

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A Peek into Our Operations

A Peek into Our Operations – A Letter to Our New Headmaster by Steve Pettit Dear Gabriel, I am very much looking forward to meeting you on my next trip to India.  I know that our India Director has great confidence in you and what you will bring to more »

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Of Squirrels and Indecision

Of Squirrels and Indecision by Steve Pettit It has been said that indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity. I suppose many flattened squirrels would attest to this as well. I recently accompanied a friend of mine to India to see the work that was accomplished because of more »

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The Sweet Smelling Aroma of Rescue

The Sweet Smelling Aroma of Rescue by Steve Pettit I recently went fishing with my brother-in-law who is quite skilled with the angler accoutrements of lines, hooks, tackle and bait.  Stinky, rank, disgusting, foul, abhorrent, vile, funky, putrid bait.  The stuff we were using was enough to stop a skunk more »

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Children…a Stethoscope to God’s Heart

Children…a Stethoscope to God’s Heart by Steve Pettit Today I was a climbing wall for my granddaughter, Harper Elise.  She was laughing and trying to ascend above my shoulders when she suddenly gave pause to her daunting trek.  My ear was pressed against the side of her chest, more »

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