Friday, April 24, 2015

Day 232 - Red-faced Monkey

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 136
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
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Can you give any experience in your life that testifies to the truth of today’s lesson?  All of us can!  In fact, in many parts of life “focus” is a vital part of any “success," or "failure.”  Focus, concentration, not losing either…we are all familiar with this.  Then why do we not “see” what our focus on sin does to us???

Great lesson today.  Thank God for the truth of it.



DAY 232

Red-faced Monkey

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. --Romans 12:2

When it comes to the topic of battling sin, one rule must never be broken, and that is that we are never to battle sin! It is a misplaced focus. No, we are never to fight sin if we desire to overcome it. Let me illustrate. There is a story of a fellow in India who was traveling from village to village selling a magic potion. The man would ask for a clean bucket, into which he would pour clear water and some of the magic potion. As he stirred the mixture, through sleight of hand he would drop in three or four nuggets of gold. When the water was drained off, there was the gold. In one community a moneychanger watching the demonstration asked if he could purchase the formula for 50,000 rupees. The fellow was more than happy to sell, and after receiving the payment, he turned to the moneychanger and said, "There is one thing you must never do while making the gold, or else the potion will not work. While stirring the water and adding the formula, you must never, never think of the red-faced monkey!" As you can well imagine, the moneychanger was never able to make gold! Wherever he went, from the Himalayas to the south of India, no matter how hard he worked to block it, the red-faced monkey would pop into his mind. So it is with sin; as long as it is made the focus, it will never be overcome. I have often commented that God has delivered me from many things, but not once was I freed from anything on which I was centered. 
           
Many have focused on their sin ten, twenty, thirty, and even forty years; their sin has become so much a part of their life that they are not even sure what they would do were they to be miraculously delivered. If 25% of thought life were concentrated on something consuming and immediate deliverance occurred, exactly what would replace that portion of mental energy? What would fill the vacuum? The solution to warring against sin is to set our minds on something other than the sin. This cannot not be done by consciously avoiding the sin, but rather by making the Lord the focus of daily thought life. If our focus is not kept on the things above but is allowed to traffic in the things of the world, we as believers will be led to Christian fatalism, the belief that this life in these bodies will constantly be given over to defeat and misery. Thus we will accept continual suffering as the norm and wait for the day we will be caught up into heaven. The truth is that all suffering has a purpose and, in the end, produces abundant living today.

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It didn’t take me long to think of something from my life (albeit it was from way in the past) that applied explicitly to the principal Michael teaches us today…  Years ago I played golf.  IF I stepped up to a tee and there was “out of bounds” to the right, and IF I let that become my “focus”…guess where I hit the ball?  In fact, I used to say that I couldn’t figure out why the golf courses that were built with homes snug up against the fairways didn’t make it “out of bounds” if someone hit their ball into the backyard of someone’s home…just have them get the ball and place it two club-lengths from the boundary and play on.  IF it wasn’t a hazard or penalty for hitting the ball there, a huge percentage of shots that went into those backyards (or, into someone’s windows!) would never happen.  WHY?  Because the golfer wouldn’t “focus” on the penalty and the place…they would never enter their mind.  They could focus on hitting the ball down the fairway.

Duh!  Am I going to set my mind (focus) on warring against sin in my life (in hopes of getting rid of it), OR “if ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.  Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”  Amen.


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Friday, April 17, 2015

Day 209 - No Anchors

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 135
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

Notice:  this email is part of a BLOG, called Living Life With a Capital “C”Why a blog?  So that many can receive the weekly thoughts I express on Michael’s writings in an easy manner. 


It is amazing how often a “3-letter word” can make such a huge difference in our life!  While the world continues to keep its focus on the “what” of an action, God wants us to focus on the “why.”  This is a beautiful picture of God’s Way to a full life of freedom and joy.


DAY 209

No Anchors

I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me, but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me. --John 14:30, 31

As a ship will never leave port if the anchor is not hoisted, often our flesh has an anchor somewhere in the world holding our spirits, and we never seem to be able to sail on. As long as we have a fleshly anchor, the enemy will have something in us and we will not be cut free from his oppression. If we shrink back in inferiority when we have to talk to people, why is that? There is a fleshly anchor that is holding us in bondage. Is it pride, so we do not want to make mistakes and appear foolish? Is it unbelief, so that we do not believe our value to God and instead walk in insignificance? See how an anchor keeps us from sailing? When we can be controlled by another's look or negative word, why is that? How can someone calling us rotten names wreck our day? It cannot unless there is an anchor. When outer events, words, and behaviors can shut a believer down, it is because there is something in him to which these events are anchored. We must not be consumed with what we are doing but why, for in the why we will find our freedom. There is something He would show us that must go. When it goes, we will be free, and when the god of this age comes through others' words and behaviors, he will find that there is nothing in us . . . nothing except Christ!

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Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory



How many of us want a full life of freedom and joy?  Isn’t that really experiencing God…Christ’s Life in abundance (John 10:10)?  Amen!

So, when will we learn to deal with the “why” of our actions, instead of the “what”?  A “why” like unbelief or pride is the real culprit, and Christ is the solution to eradicating both from our life.

Jesus never operated from the “what” to do, but from the “why” to do it…even from His early childhood of 12 years of age (Luke 2:41-49).  And He didn’t ever have a “why” that was contrary to God’s heart.

What is God’s heart in everything for you and I?

This is such a simple lesson to learn, but as long as we let our focus remain as the world focuses on life, we will allow the enemy to maintain that fleshly anchor, and we will see inferiority and another’s control rule our lives.

God, come and show us the “why” that must go!  We want to be free!  We want nothing to be found in us except Christ!  God, come and take away the “why” that is keeping us anchored to the enemy’s oppression.  God, find us faithful to choose Your “why” in every matter where our choice makes the difference.



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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Day 208 - New Radical Church's Advertising Program Offers Fuller Parking Lots Than WalMart

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 134
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

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Since some churches seem to offer as many programs as WalMart offers products, this day’s writing takes on a special emphasis: “this simplicity takes faith; unbelief will always make things complex.”


DAY 208

New Radical Church’s Advertising Program Offers Fuller Parking Lots Than WalMart

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself. --John 12:32

In the Christian religion (running rampant in churches and different from the Christian faith) so many things are incorporated just because they are contagious, rather than received because they inspire belief. If one church is having great success at bringing in believers from the other churches, pastors and committees flock there to discover and imitate the program, which can be quite complex, with everything needing to be timed to the minute. Songs must be ordered in such a way as to “lead people to worship.” The facility must be user friendly, and the latest pet social ill must be addressed with the utmost sensitivity. Well, amen! An older friend whose pastor was onto a new church growth plan stopped him by saying, “This plan costs too much and is too complex!” The pastor answered, “Do you not see that both parking lots are full?” The old man responded, “The parking lot at WalMart is full every Sunday, too. Now here is my plan for growth. It is simple and does not cost money. ‘If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto Me!’” The pastor shook his head and walked off, but what the old man said was true! We do so much work, when a focus on the crucified/resurrected Savior would ensure that He did the drawing. If God gets all the glory, then He does all the work. To hear many evangelists speak, you would think that they are doing the drawing. They have yet to learn the difference between a crowd and an audience. A fellow once said to me, “Wells, you know all the repetition of your message is not keeping people away; it is why we come. I like hearing that Jesus is everything.” I know, then, that it is Jesus Who will draw the people. However, this simplicity takes faith; unbelief will always make things complex. The way to life is narrow and will take a narrow mind. Man will not enter in through the broad way with a broad mind. The narrow mind believes the simplest of things. 

Yellow – VIP, Very Important Point      Green – IT, Incredible Truth        
Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory



It is incredibly interesting how churches can get so caught up in programs and forget the Person.  Michael gives us the simple, yet basic emphasis that any and all activity in a church must focus on: “the crucified/resurrected Savior.”  This especially includes the preaching and SS teaching.

Two words summarize this whole day’s writing for me: “inspire belief.”  That is what Christianity could use more of today!

Here are the things that I see Michael pointing us to that should make a difference in any ministry we are involved in:
…inspire belief
…a focus on the crucified/resurrected Savior would ensure that He did the drawing
…if God gets all the glory, then He does all the work
…learn the difference between a crowd and an audience
…this simplicity takes faith; unbelief will always make things complex
…the way to life is narrow and will take a narrow mind
…the narrow mind believes the simplest of things

So, how much more simple can it be?  And why can we NOT keep these things our “outline” for ministry?  Well, amen.

I think I will start a new outreach emphasis: “Do you have a narrow mind?”



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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Day 48 - Christians and Pain

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 133
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

Notice:  this email is part of a BLOG, called Living Life With a Capital “C”Why a blog?  So that many can receive the weekly thoughts I express on Michael’s writings in an easy manner. 


Michael points out one of the greatest benefits of being a Christian: WE have the LORD to rely on.  Therefore we do not have to experience what others without Christ have no hope against.


DAY 48

Christians and Pain

Our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. --Romans 8:18

The question often arises, "Are Christians supposed to suffer, to experience difficult times, and generally to find themselves unhappy?" Pain and suffering are realities common to all of mankind. The believer and unbeliever alike suffer outwardly from nature, the physical body, or from others, but a believer does not have to experience destructive inward suffering such as that which plagues those who do not know Christ. Christians have suffered calamities common to everyone in the world but not necessarily reacted in a like manner, whether with depression, anger, frustration, or discouragement. Life seems to deal its blows without partiality, and yet response is varied, depending on the inner attitude of the sufferers. It has been said that what becomes of us in the long run depends upon what life finds in us! Suffering leaves some bitter and others sweet! In the mountains it is not uncommon to see a half-dead aspen tree. The sun that shines on all of the branches brings increased life to some and quickened decay to the others, depending on what is inside the branch. Like the sun, suffering leaves some persons withered and weak while others, because of the life within, are stronger and more prepared for any amount of suffering.  
           
I remember discipling two women, each one suffering at the hand of an unfaithful husband who sought to justify his behavior by picking his wife apart. One woman became absolutely radiant through her suffering, for she found Christ to be her ally and her all; the other became bitter and, to be honest, quite ugly as her inward stress disfigured her. Two women undergoing the same event displayed different reactions. One possessed an inner life that had met rejection and overcome with love; the other had not drawn from the source of her inner life and had been overcome by the rejection. As a believer, I cannot always determine what happens to me, but I can direct how it will affect me. If I am driven to reliance on the Lord, then the event will make me happy and more useful, bringing me to a fuller life. Events of life can either make me common or spiritually alive. I need never deal with pain on a human level; I bring God into my pain, for He can take what appears to be senseless suffering and turn it into a fountain of spiritual life. Suffering can have its roots in evil, but the issue is not really the basis from which it came but where it is permitted to take me. Placing God in the center of pain allows Him to guide me to deeper life. The cross is the perfect example of God-guided pain, where great suffering became life, not only to Christ, but also to millions.

Yellow – VIP, Very Important Point      Green – IT, Incredible Truth        
Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory


Michael draws our attention to that “inner life” (the Life of Christ) that provides the wherewithal to be the “overcomer” that God tells me I am. That word, “overcomer,” is a beautiful term, isn’t it?!? 

Oh, that we would always remember: “As a believer, I cannot always determine what happens to me, but I can direct how it will affect me.”  Whew!!!  Wow!!!  Would to God that He would make that one of the first thoughts that crosses my mind every time I encounter one of those moments/events that try to bring “destructive inward suffering.”

I would suggest we need to “soak” on the last 7 sentences of Michael’s writing today, over and over and over.  The result: “spiritually alive!”



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Day 83 - Events That Control Us

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 132
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

Notice:  this email is part of a BLOG, called Living Life With a Capital “C”Why a blog?  So that many can receive the weekly thoughts I express on Michael’s writings in an easy manner. 


Have you ever made a list of all the “events” that have some sort of control over you?  Crazy question, isn’t it!  What a book some could write of ALL the events that have in one way or another exerted some sort of “control” over them…


DAY 83

Events That Control Us


So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth. --Hosea 6:3

One day I talked to two different women who had suffered abuse. One had gotten on and was free; the other was still controlled by the past. Just so, many people suffer the same types of abuse and yet have different responses. Some, it seems, barely have a hiccup, while others are driven to a mental institution. The event cannot be the determining factor; rather, it is the significance placed on the event not only by the victims, of their own volition, but by society at large. Many are told that their particular hurt will involve years of pain and mourning before recovery. After highly publicized shootings at a high school, a mother of one of the students was told by a psychologist, “You can now expect your daughter to get into drugs, alcohol, and rebellion because of her trauma.” The mother wisely suspended her daughter's sessions with this “therapist.” Significance was attached to the event to the extent of presuming the young woman's descent into negative behavior. 

You have had hurts in your life such as rejection, disappointments, and failures. What significance do you attach to them? Legalists attach great significance to them, for their ministry is to keep people down. If you believe that a particular failure will determine the course of the rest of your life, we can be certain that major significance has been assigned to it. Is that in line with the significance that God attaches to it? Some believe that there can only be a good marriage where neither spouse has ever been raped or had an affair. At this point rape, for instance, is not just a one-time event, but is actually the stealing of a lifetime of happiness. Many will say, “But it is a fact! I was violated, cheated, and abused.” I am not saying there is not a temporarily huge struggle, but a momentary event is not to steal happiness forevermore. God will not change the fact, but He will change its significance. Invite Him into the event by asking to see Him at work in the midst of it. You will see, as many have, “God causes all things to work together for good!” The fact is still there, but it gives way to a greater fact: that God is "I AM." Many have come to discover Christ as life through mistakes, sin, failures, broken relationships, death, abuse, rejection, lost dreams, unemployment, dysfunctional marriage, and more. As long as we live from the Tree of Good and Evil, deciding for ourselves which of our life’s occurrences were good or bad, we will be divided. Live from the Tree of Life, and see Him in everything, 

Yellow – VIP, Very Important Point      Green – IT, Incredible Truth        
Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory


Some things in life are so simple, yet so foreign to our way of thinking or even being aware of.  How many people do we know who have gone through the same type of event, yet some have “gotten on and are free,” while others are “still controlled by the past.”  Getting Past The Past…a great need for many.

Michael gives us two differing points of view to be aware of and make a decision which we will follow:
1. “the significance placed on the event not only by the victims, of their own volition, but by society at large.”
2. “the significance that God attaches to it.” (that same event)

Most interesting has to be: HOW MANY have really ever stopped to consider option #2?

Now notice two points that can change one’s life almost instantly:
1. a momentary event is not to steal happiness forevermore.
2. God will not change the fact, but He will change its significance.

Living from the Tree of Life, and seeing Him in everything, changes one’s life dramatically.




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NOTICE: another blog on Michael Wells’ book, Sidetracked In The Wilderness, called Getting Out of the Wilderness.  You can access by logging onto www.leemcchristianministries.blogspot.com


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Day 37 - Cease Striving

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 131
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

Notice:  this email is part of a BLOG, called Living Life With a Capital “C”Why a blog?  So that many can receive the weekly thoughts I express on Michael’s writings in an easy manner. 



I do so appreciate being able to tap into all the years God gave Michael opportunity to interact with folks ALL over the earth!  From hundreds of places, thousands of people, all kinds of situations…and to glean from his discipling of those God gave him.  What he shares in this day’s writing is so very important…I am not sure many (any ?) ever get this completely.



DAY 37

Cease Striving

Cease {striving} and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. --Psalm 46:10

Jesus carries so little only because we refuse to give other stuff to Him. The passage above from Psalms is clear on the directive that we cease striving, or literally “get our hands off.” Why do we keep our hands on? There is only one reason, unbelief. We believe we will do a better job than will He. Pride trusts in the very slightest bit of self-strength. Humility has laid aside all strength, embraces weakness, and surrenders to God. 

There is another side to trusting self. Not only are we filled with worry over all that we need to do, we never move into the supernatural to experience what He can do. The secret is that when we place our anxiety upon Him, not only does He carry it, but also He picks us up and carries us to new places. Often I meet someone from my past who does not understand how I could ever have gotten a book published, been invited to speak, or received listeners. They know me and enjoy pointing out my shortcomings. What they point to is that in which I glory: weakness! In weakness I gave my worries, and in weakness Jesus imparted His strength. “For indeed He was crucified because of weakness, yet He lives because of the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, yet we will live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you,” II Corinthians  13:4.

Give everything to Him. Begin with the words in your mouth, “Jesus, I cast every anxiety on You. I take my hands off, and I know and trust that I have a God.” In this way you become free. Let Him take you to places only His strength can. I have never yet seen a sparrow planting seeds or burdened as to the outcome of a crop. The bird is free from the seed-planting business. “Therefore, do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows,” Matthew 10:31.

Yellow – VIP, Very Important Point      Green – IT, Incredible Truth        
Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory




What a sad statement Michael starts off with…”because we refuse to give other stuff to Him.”  What?  Those of us “bought with a price” refuse to give Him???  We should stop and think that through!  In fact, that leads me to take account right now: just what am I refusing to “get my hands off”?  Ooooooops!  That’s a little too invasive!

There is one statement that seems to be a sad testimony of too many Christians: “Not only are we filled with worry over all that we need to do, we never move into the supernatural to experience what HE can do.”  How really sad this is.  For two reasons…one, all of the “worry” that Christians experience when once more God has told us to “be anxious for nothing.”  We are to cast all our fears, worries, doubts, etc. ON HIM…”cease striving” (“get our hands off”).  That alone would be an awesome start to a different life!  But, secondly, to never move into the supernatural and experience Him doing supernatural works in our life is super sad!  And this doesn’t have to be all kinds of miracles, etc., but just to see and know that “that was God” when something occurs…supernaturally works out, etc…is something all Christians NEED to experience.

One little question answered God’s way can change all this: How much SELF do we have to experience before we “take our hands off”?  Perhaps reading and soaking on all of Psalm 46 will help us make a quicker decision…



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NOTICE: another blog on Michael Wells’ book, Sidetracked In The Wilderness, called Getting Out of the Wilderness.  You can access by logging onto www.leemcchristianministries.blogspot.com


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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Day 36 - Cast Your Burdens Upon the Lord

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 130
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
Littleton, Colorado
(303) 972-0859       www.abidinglife.com

Notice:  this email is part of a BLOG, called Living Life With a Capital “C”Why a blog?  So that many can receive the weekly thoughts I express on Michael’s writings in an easy manner. 


Todays’ writing hits on an often-repeated circumstance we find ourselves in…and way too often we fall to the temptation of casting our burdens on someone else, instead of onto the Lord.


DAY 36

Cast Your Burdens Upon the Lord

Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall. --Psalm 55:22

Often we find ourselves carrying too heavy a burden. Instead of casting it on the Lord, there is a temptation to bring a temporary relief by casting it on another person, who also cannot carry the load; in fact, it can wipe him out. There is absolutely nothing that the person can do to help us except for one thing: turn our eyes back to the Lord. Other believers are a great asset and blessing to us when they assist us in self-examining by ultimately turning our eyes to Jesus. I believe it is important to examine our ways and then turn to the Lord. Any issue, topic, or situation that surfaces can immediately be stopped from spreading destruction through the body of Christ by laying the burden on the Lord. He can carry it, and we can receive an immediate lift in our spirits. 

Yellow – VIP, Very Important Point      Green – IT, Incredible Truth        
Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches           Pink – PV, Priceless Victory



I wonder why we take so long in life to learn that the Lord is the Only One Who can carry those burdens too heavy for us to bear?!?

Do you have one of those “too heavy” burdens you are trying to carry right now?  When will you lay it over onto the Lord?

Has someone been trying to lay a heavy burden of theirs onto your back?  Have you told them you can’t carry it?  Have you turned their eyes back to the Lord for His help?

When will we learn (as Michael tells us) that “any issue, topic, or situation that surfaces can immediately be stopped from spreading destruction through the body of Christ by laying the burden on the Lord”?  ANY…?  Absolutely.

There is an old hymn that comes to mind…it speaks of a soul that is weary and troubled.  Things all around are dark and no light can be seen.  Then it speaks of a Light “for a look at the Savior, and life more abundant and free!”  And what does it tell us to do?  “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.”

And of course, the Lord’s words…”Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  (Matthew 11:28-30)

Not once does He ever tell us to continue carrying the burden, or to cast it upon someone else…it is always “cast it upon Him.”  Well, amen.


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NOTICE: another blog on Michael Wells’ book, Sidetracked In The Wilderness, called Getting Out of the Wilderness.  You can access by logging onto www.leemcchristianministries.blogspot.com


Lee McDowell Christian Ministries
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1737 CR 2051    Nacogdoches, Tx 75965                                           936-559-5696