DPM Update - 2016 August - More Big News

Posted Aug 7th 2016, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Dear Friends
John & Cheryl - another baby
More amazing news!  The grands are popping like rabbits.  John and Cheryl are expecting baby #4 next February.  Can you believe it, Debbie and I will have a total of 7 grandkids 4 years old and under.  Yay for the grands!!   
He-Man Campers, Intl - Alert!!  
The he-men, she-women and small fry will rendezvous for our yearly gathering NEXT WEDNESDAY!!!  Aug 10-13 is almost upon us!  Be advised of the new location:  Just south of Joplin, MO.  A...

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DPM Update - 2016 June - Big News!

Posted Jun 23rd 2016, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Dear Friends
Big news!
There is a new human being on planet Earth… Charles Lee Shaw is the newborn son of Chris and Lydia Shaw.  Mama, baby and Daddy are doing just fine. They’re back home and now discovering the joys of parenting.  And speaking of parenting: Can you believe it, our baby just had a baby?  How does that happen!  BTW...both grandfathers have the middle name; 'Lee'.  It’s pretty cool to have my name carried on.
Debbie and I were in Redding,...

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DPM Update - 2016 Feb

Posted Feb 6th 2016, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Dear Friends
Holiday family time
It was tons of fun having all of our kids and grandkids home for the holidays.  We’re so proud of them all!  
Clouds have silver linings
We didn’t have a white Christmas but we finally got some snow a few days later.  Which led to someone plowing into our minivan and totaling it.  Nobody hurt!  But as adventures in God go… just a little cash added to the insurance settlement and we were ‘back in business’ with an upgraded...

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DPM Update - 2015 Merry Christmas

Posted Dec 24th 2015, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


From our home to yours
Merry Christmas… and a very blessed New Year!
Mark and Debbie and family
Once upon a time in a land far, far away, a very average young couple gave birth to a healthy baby.  Nothing much different here.  And that birth might have passed as your garden variety normal birth, if it hadn’t been for the shepherds and wise men who began to show up.  
Even though Mary had been pondering all those ‘crazy’ visits from angels, can you...

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DPM Update - 2015 Dec

Posted Dec 4th 2015, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Dear Friends
The Great Adventure
Wow, it’s been awhile since we've sent a DPM update.  Lots has happened.  In fact, this Summer and Fall has been one of our busiest.  We’ve served at a WYAM DTS and 3 or 4 area churches for about 10 days in Canada, have been to California 3 times, to the Nordt country (WI & MN) several times, to Morningstar and many day-trips around our home region… we even led a several night meeting in my two home towns (Dallas City and...

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DPM Update - 2015 April

Posted Apr 27th 2015, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Dear Friends
We’re back home in KC!!
Europe 2015
What a blast!  Four countries in five weeks:  Norway, England, Wales and Switzerland.  All but one of our hosts have been in our home in KC sometime in the last few years... and all were over-the-top gracious when we were in their home.  This was definitely a God trip, as we can see the fingerprints of God throughout.  We were in about 30 meetings in 34 days… so it was full, it was a wild ride,...

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DPM Update - 2015 March - Norway

Posted Apr 2nd 2015, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Dear Friends
Norway report
Yesterday was our last day in Norway… and leaving tugged at our hearts… leaving us a little sad.
Overview
Travel… 23 hours on a plane and sitting in an airport...   Even an overnighter somewhere over the North Atlantic with about 200 friends.  Hmmm… my bed at home sleeps much better.
On the flight from Oslo to Bergen, Norway, the pilot did a 5 minute 360 degree circle so that everyone could try to get a glimpse of a nearly total solar...

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DPM Update - 2015 March

Posted Mar 19th 2015, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Dear Friends
Last week in San Diego and Tijuana was an amazing week
As expected, Dave and Ann Clark usually have a God-‘swirl’ going on.  Tuesday evening at City of Refuge was amazing.  A team of college kids from TN were there to serve the ministry for a week. We joined them for a meal and worship time.  And O, my!  The body prophetic ministry, gentleness and tenderness in the room was off-the-hook good… many God-tears.  A distinguished SD business man was also a guest that...

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DPM Update - 2015 February

Posted Feb 5th 2015, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


 
Dear Friends
Introducing:  Elsa Jayne Hendrickson – our newest family member!
Cheryl had a very short no-med labor… baby and momma are both doing well and home now.  Here are a few pics of our newest little princess.
   
Family update
It was a blast having our family here in Kansas City over the Christmas and New Year holidays.  John & Cheryl and their boys (Aslan & Eli), Markus & Allison and Avalee, and Luke & Sarah, all stayed at our house for about a week.  Of course we over-ate...

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DPM Update - 2014 December - Merry Christmas!

Posted Dec 22nd 2014, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Merry Christmas
and the happiest New Year, yet!
 
About 2000 years ago in a sleepy little town of Bethlehem, God revealed Himself on earth in a human body.  That fact is amazing.  But even more amazing is that because of His life here on earth, He now reveals Himself in you.  Jesus didn’t come to just be Emmanuel… God WITH us… much more importantly, He came to make His home IN us.  He revealed the mystery that was hidden for the ages… the treasure in our earthen...

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DPM Update - 2014 Nov - Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted Nov 25th 2014, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Dear Friends
Happy Thanksgiving!
A great big "Thank you" to all turkeys everywhere!"
Delectable and sumptuous culinary pleasure is only hours away.  Yay!!!  John & Cheryl, the boys and soon-to-be-born granddaughter, will join us on Turkey Day along with friends who don’t have family nearby.  We’ll share in the goodness of the Lord… and rally with thanksgiving to our better-than-we-thought God.  Isn’t it awesome that our country has a national holiday to stop and give thanks.  Maybe Jeremiah was prophesying of the United...

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DPM Update - 2014 October

Posted Oct 11th 2014, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Dear Friends
Leaders advance
Recently I was one of the guest speakers at a leader’s advance at Destiny Church in Rochester, MN.  As always, it was a great time of fellowship and fanning the flames... and maybe 'pushing the envelope' just a little bit.  :-)  Rod Marquette and Connie Marquette and their team are the best hosts of these quarterly Bethel Global Legacy meetings.  These meetings are always full of life, love and koinonia.  I love these leaders because they're reaching for...

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DPM Update - 2014 July

Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry


Dear Friends
Cross Creek Church Family camp
Deb and I spoke in a very rural retreat center located out in the woods on an inspirational scenic overlook bluff near Lebanon, MO.  These good folks are easy to love. 
He-Man trip
Our 13th Annual He-Man Camping extravaganza gala starts tomorrow… Thurs through Sat (July 24-26).  It’s open to the whole family.  We’ll cook some pretty sumptuous culinary delights and ‘enter into rest’ while we re-create.  Remember, even God had to take a Sabbath rest… so...

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DPM Update - 2014 June

Posted Jun 14th 2014, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry

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DPM Update - 2014 April

Posted Apr 28th 2014, 12:00 by Dwelling Place Ministries on Church & Ministry

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