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Would love to know where to order inexpensive ammo!

holly smith

We are praying and love y'all so!

PS Chris cared about your paragraph :) He's fond of that sort of talk.


So glad to see the praises! Perhaps you can post a photo of Pumpkin with you soon! Still praying...still watching God work miracles..


So wonderful that Joanne's episode was easily explained. I hope Joanne and all of you find rest and peace and recuperation and that the girls continue to enjoy their new school year.


So glad ya'll are doing well and are enjoying a nice Saturday! Continuing to pray.

Carey Cothern

Thanks for the update! Glad Joanne is doing better. One thing I discovered about a week ago is that Gatorade can negatively impact your sleep (obviously coffee does too). The Gatorade shocked me so I thought I'd pass it on if Joanne begins consuming it and has more difficulty sleeping. Blessings.


Karen: Cheap Ammo

I buy 9mm for less than $10 a box and they are great to work with. Always prompt and courteous.


I had no idea one could order ammo online. That's great news!

I'm sure you know of this, but could Joanne try Melatonin? It's natural and over the counter. I have used it and had success. Just a thought...praying Joanne will still find rest.


Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!

Michal Ann

When I was a child, I watched my Dad and uncle make their own bullets every year before hunting season.

Just thought I'd let you know I'm paying attention!

Love and prayers from the Northwest!

Numbers 6:24-26

“The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”

Kathy Rivera

Great post Toben. We can hear your energy again. Through every valley, up every mountain, He is our hope and stay. It is a picture of the overcoming Christian life that each of us is called to. Thanks for the updates. I would venture to say that we all care about every paragraph and every glimpse of all that God is doing! We are healed as we go!
Kathy in Idaho. (Yay Whitworth!)


So glad to hear the upbeatness in your 'voice'--much needed good things happening for you after that scare.
Isn't it wonderful how simple joy can be like being able to sit on the deck together and eat donuts?!
Praising God along with you.

Child of God

I am so glad to hear that Joanne is ok!! Praying for sleep and must say I am a bit envious of Crispy Cream...don't have them where I live and I love the glazed; so sweet. :)

Continuing to cover you all in prayer and love.

Beth Petty

Ditto other comments about how great it is to hear you upbeat - not that you were a drag before! Thankful that Jo's episode was short-lived and not a long-term worry and that she will get to spend precious time with her friend this week!

When we were in Colorado this summer, we went to the REI in Denver (a great tourist spot!) and got electrolyte tablets to put in our water. The maker is nuun. I'm not a fan of Gatorade because of the icky sweetness & these tabs were a great not-so-sweet addition to the water. Don't know about Jo's sweet tooth re: drinks.

Continuing to pray! Love from "Hot"lanta!

Kim Feth

Thanks for the update!
Kim Feth
Apex, NC

Jane Carver

SO glad Joanne's test results were good. I LOVE hearing you mention Whitworth and it explains your amazing faith. Our son is a sophomore there, daughter just graduated and is student teaching in Costa Rica thanks to "Whitworth South", oldest son got his undergrad & masters from Whitworth and my high school senior hopes to be admitted! I continue to pray for your family. Sending love from Gig Harbor.


I've never commented before but just had to once I saw mention of Whitworth. When I saw that I thought "no, no one ever mentions Spokane in the blog world. There must be another Whitworth." I've lived in Spokane my whole life. :)

I've been following ypur family's story and have been praying and have been so, so overjoyed at what God is doing.

All the best with the college transition. We're not there yet, but soon.

The weather has been very nice here. Summer is trying to stay but the mornings and evenings are very fall like.

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