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    On Oct 18, 2017 Brandon Steppe wrote:

     What a beautiful reading. Thank you for the space to reflect. I am blessed to be the Dad of two little ones; Jasmine (9) and Joshua (7). From the time they were in the womb I have been praying that God would purpose their lives in loving service. They attend one of the most beautifully diverse schools in San Diego with 16 languages spoken. Everyday before school I ask them how they will shine God’s light of love, compassion and service. When I pick them up they report back to me. Occasionally I challenge them to stretch and reach beyond their comfort zone to encourage a Studnet they see having a hard time with something and everyday they must greet someone that they don’t know. As I read the passage I was moved because they ARE my twin trees. Ultimately they will decided if they want to live of life of faith marked by service love and compassion; being the shade to others that I hope they will be. I have planted them as saplings by a river of living water and it is my heart’s desire that they live dedicated lives of service as a reflection of the love our Lord Jesus to all men. Thank you for the encouragement this morning! 

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