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Rain & Seal Guts

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Above is a picture of an actual seal gut raincoat that is on display at the Dorothy Page Museum located in the Mat-Su Valley of Alaska

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is the resiliency of the Alaskan people and their ability to live off the land. What they do to protect themselves from God’s extreme weather in Alaska is truly amazing!

Above are other Alaskan artifacts Dorothy Page Museum located in Wasilla, Alaska in the Mat-Su valley. Hatcher’s Pass and the Independance Mine are also located in the valley. Seal furs, skins and even the guts (intestines) were used to make and provide clothing which would keep out the icy rain, snow and provide warmth in the very sub zero temperatures.

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During my visit at the museum I was able to meet with Bethany Follett, the museum’s curator. She and I talked about several of the displays and the people who pioneered and settled this area as well as the native community. There are so many different cultures, nations and pioneering men and women who have built the community of Wasilla and the surrounding Mat-Su Valley.

Because of Alaska’s unique and extreme climate, it is important to maintain the principle of working long hours in the summer to prepare for the long and hard winters. One of those pioneer women is Northgate Church Discipleship Leader, Amberly Brejah. She and her husband built a play slide, inside their home, from their top to the bottom floor. This allows their children to play and get exercise during the long and harsh Alaskan winters. I thought this was amazing and so did Bethany! It is important for children to be able to laugh and play, especially in the Mat-Su Valley which has been designated as one of mostdifficult places in Alaska to raise a child.

Every Thursday evening, Northgate opens their church doors and has a worship, praise and prayer meeting. It is a sweet time of worship, intercessory prayer and declaring God’s Word over the Mat-Su Valley, State, nation and the world. Watch YouTube Video.

I believe God is helping men and women create “witty inventions” in this hour to reverse these statistics!  With Generation Z being labled as the “loneliest generation” it is important to share the good news radically!

I remember when my sons were growing up their baseball coach put in a pitching and batting cage in our backyard. In Tallahassee, Florida they were able to use this wonderful addition to our home year round just like Amberly’s children in the Mat-Su Valley!

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Posted in Baggs Fruit & Produce, Elmer & Dee Baggs, Encouraging Stories, Faith, Fatherhood, Folk Stories, Heart & Home, Inspirational Stories, True Stories

DADDY, JESUS AND COFFEE

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Baggs Fruit & Produce 2017 Established 1955

Daddy, Jesus and Coffee – Happy Birthday Daddy!

Today May 5th – 2018

My dad would have been 96 today.  It seems like an eternity since I moved to help my younger brother Keith take care of him in 2006.

Baggs Fruit and Produce Market was his life. He and my mom established it July 4th weekend 1955 and it is still in operation. I once asked my dad if he ever minded going to work, (this was when he was 89)? He simply said, “I look forward to waking up every morning and having a place to go that is mine and that I love!” He truly loved the produce market and he loved to watch things grow. He could look at a baby sprout in the field with bad eyesight and tell you what the crop was. He was a great farmer, like his daddy ~12th generation.

It has been six years since his 90th birthday and his passing along. I still miss my daddy. I miss fixing him breakfast and listening to his comforting laugh and silly jokes and the way one eyebrow would raise when he was pulling my leg about something or telling a story that he knew was getting my undivided attention. This was how my daddy showed he cared, telling stories and getting the laughs. I loved the tall tales!  Now, my son Maverick and his son Jonah have this same trait.  The Lord is so good! Below is a story about a day with my dad. I call it Daddy, Jesus and Coffee.

This is a Repost from May 20, 2012

This morning (May 20, 2012) my daddy went to his heavenly home.
He is finally at peace, running, jumping and probably drinking coffee with Jesus!The last few years have been quite a struggle for him. He didn’t like being bedridden and he was tired of being sick and tired. The last time I prayed with him, he said he felt like a “zombie.”  My dad could describe his feelings in one word or one sentence matter of fact statements.  Usually the humor expressed subtly would hit you a few hours later, giving you a fresh appreciation of his wisdom.My daddy was one of the hardest workers I’ve ever known.  Over the past three years, he had gone from getting up early, going to work seven days a week 364 days a year (he always took off Christmas), to being barely able to get out of bed.

Only after extreme doses of chemo therapy and radiation, at the ripe old age of 87, he lost his strength. His mind remained “sharp as a tack” and like I said earlier, he always had a quick wit about him…even to the very end of his life here on earth.

One of his favorite sayings was, “I don’t care which way the wind blows as long as I get a little breeze.” His last birthday was May 6th and he was 90 years old, now he is in eternity. The Lord wants us to honor our parents so we can live a long life.  He honored his daddy who lived to be 96!

I was blessed to have had my daddy and the stories he shared with me over the years. I will miss him. Below is a story I wrote a few years ago, called The Coffee Cup.

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The Coffee Cup
Dear Seed Sower Deb,

You asked about my dad. This morning I’m home with him. His heart is getting weaker and weaker but he is still able to crack a joke. I always make coffee when he stays home and this morning I took him another cup. Usually I take him a small delicate cup, but this one was heavier. He needs the exercise!

Of course he lays down and drinks his coffee because he is weak. I poured him a refill and he said, “This is the height of laziness.” (He meant, laying in bed drinking coffee.)

He keeps asking me if his brain is ok? He’s worried about becoming demented. I assure him he’s still all there. This has been a serious learning experience being at home with my dad who is 87. I’ve learned a lot and I’ve been blessed to be loved alot.

He is always thankful for every little thing and rarely complains. One thing I’ve noticed is that he is able to discern whenever he is anxious about something. He knows and understands whether or not something is a matter that you should get upset about.

He says, “my nerves are bad, I get upset over something I shouldn’t get upset over.”

This reminded me of Phil 4:6 “Be careful (anxious)for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

For those of you out there with older parents…appreciate their wisdom….and love their life….that all may go well with you and you will live a long life. For more about his produce market he started in 1955 check out

baggsmarket.blogspot.com

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Searching for God’s Treasures,
Marlene

Marlene has been called to go and serve others
wherever God calls her and is in the process of
opening a transitional home for women.

She combines teaching, prayer, worship
with the prophetic, words of knowledge and
wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance &
healing to those who are lost, hurting & sick.

acceleration me
from ashes to beauty…
Cinderella Released
To Read More About This Ministry

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